Monday, July 19, 2010

Christmas In July

Hola friends! This week's Challenge Me Monday at Fantabulous Cricut is Christmas In July. This is officially the earliest I've ever made a Christmas card! I decided to combine two different fancy folds, the folded paper frame and easel card. I really love how it turned out! Lookie:

Beautiful is it not? ;-) This card was easy and time consuming at the same time. The easy part was cutting all of the pieces. The hard part was inking everything and waiting for the stickles and pearl pen to dry. Yes, I'm crazy and apply my pearl pen directly to my projects! It's not hard to do and I really don't like doing them ahead of time and trying to put them on later. They are just too small to mess with. You can remove them before they are completely dry if you change your mind. The little scoop tool that comes in the cricut tool kit works wonderfully for this.

Gypsy for planning and cutting
Mini Monograms: scallop square
Christmas: ice skate
Joys of the Season: joy and bookplate layer with loops trimmed off
Ink: Antique Linen & Frayed Burlap Distress Ink
Paper: Basic Grey-Wassail?
Cardstock: Stampin' Up!-Always Artichoke, White Mica paper from Michaels on clearance a couple of years ago
Stickles: Antique Linen & Rock Candy Distress Stickles
Other: Viva Decor Pearl Pen-Ice White, foam tape, red tacky tape, ink blending tool, atg 714

Thank you for visiting! I hope you are inspired to make your own Christmas in July project and will share it with us on Fantabulous Cricut!



Rhonda Emery said...

so pretty love it

*BJ* said...

Lovely card..

Kate said...

This is beautiful Angji!! I love all the different papers you've used. Gorgeous, gorgeous card!!

BrendaB said...

Beautiful card, Angji! All the detail on this is just gorgeous, and I love the frame folds!

PenLight said...

Wow, great dimension and color.

Cokie Pop Paper Boutique said...

Love all the pretty folds. Very elegant and pretty :)

Michelle said...

this is georgeous !!! LOVE IT!!!

Val said...

What a pretty card! Love all the work you put into it, totally worth it!!

Rhonda Emery said...

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Sherri said...

That is such a wonderful the square frame.

Snowbrush said...

Yeah, it really is beautiful. You know, I've never known a man to do that kind of thing. Go figure. What is wrong with us anyway?

My own dear wife also has a hobby that not many men are into--albeit there are a few. She's a button collector, as in clothing buttons. The woman literally spends more time mounting buttons on artistically laid-out cards than she does at her regular job. When she got into it, I approved because I thought it would be cheap and not take up much room. That just shows how wrong a fellow can be.

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