Merry Christmas – submission for AAA Cards challenge#119 – Christmas in July

 

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Happy Tuesday everyone,

I am so excited to share this CAS card I made for AAA Card Challenge #119 – Christmas in July.

https://aaacards.blogspot.com/2018/07/cas-game-119-christmas-in-july.html

I think it’s wonderful to start creating holiday cards early so I jumped on this project with full force. Somehow as the holidays come closer there is never enough time to get everything done including creating the cards.

I had several ideas for the cards I wanted to create – actually created 3 and this one was my favorite out of the three.

I started with Michael’s Recollection’s 110lb card stock and created a card base.

Using the rest of the 8 1/5 x 11 piece of cardstock I die cut a slightly smaller panel with My Favorite Things stitched rectangle die then cut the stitched window also from MFT.

On my panel I heat embossed the sentiment (this wood mount red rubber sentiment stamp is from Stampabilities – Hobby Lobby) with Hero Arts Silver Sparkle embossing powder. I tried to catch the amazing sparkle of this embossing powder on the photo below but the picture doesn’t do it justice. This embossing powder is absolutely stunning once melted.

Next I die cut the silver bell (Sunny Studio Stamps – Silver bells – Sunny Snippets Die) from mirror cardstock and backed it with foam squares.

I adhered my background panel to the card base then added a small piece of silver/white twine through the bell loop, secured in with scotch tape on the back and attached the bell inside of the window cutout.

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I hope you liked this card and got inspired to create a few holiday cards ahead of time πŸ™‚

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Thank you for stopping by!

10 thoughts on “Merry Christmas – submission for AAA Cards challenge#119 – Christmas in July

  1. Trisha

    Aww what a beautiful Christmas card! That mirror cardstock is a brilliant idea and makes the card super elegant! Smart idea to start making them early 😊

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  2. Tracie Pond Designs

    It’s never to late or early to start Christmas cards. Your bell is amazing. Thank you for sharing with us at AAA Cards. =) Tracie

    Liked by 1 person

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