Joy of Sets Blog Hop – Christmas in July

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Hello and welcome to my blog Stamping Flair in Melbourne, Australia. Time for our Joy of Sets monthly blog hop and we are inspiring you with some Christmas in July projects. 

Generally, I would have had an in-person cardmaking event at home for Christmas in July but Melbourne is back in a Stage 3 lock down so it’s not to be. So this blog hop gave me the opportunity to create my very first Christmas card for the year. Christmas is only 5 months away so it’s never too early to start on our cardmaking.  So make sure you go through our hop for lots of inspiration to get a headstart on your festive projects. 

Christmas in July, Poinsettia with Gold laser cut paper

I used the Flowers for Every Season Designer Series Paper and Flowers for Every Season Memories & More card pack by Stampin’ Up! I covered the card base with Designer Series Paper then added a die cut panel of Whisper White cardstock which I stamped with the Buffalo Check background stamp. This has always been one of my favourite stamps and I thought it worked well on this card.

The poinsettia is from the Four Season Floral stamp set which is in the Beginner Catalogue and it has 4 flowers and 3 sentiments in the set, giving you several options. I coloured the poinsettia with Stampin’ Blends before fussy cutting it. 

Buffalo Check,

The Forever Gold Laser Cut paper provides a beautiful backing for my stamped and die cut images and sentiment. The boughs were die cut from Granny Apple Green cardstock and sponged on the edges with Just Jade ink to give a two-tone effect. The sentiment has been stamped on one of the Memories & More cards to tone in with the Just Jade shades. 

I then layered all the elements and a punched tag on top of a square doily which I sponged with Just Jade ink.

Christmas card with Buffalo Check stamp and boughs

You are currently visiting Rochelle Laird-Smith in Australia. I hope you have enjoyed the card I have shared with you today and are inspired to start working on your Christmas projects. I would love to hear what you think of my project so please leave me a comment. 

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