Saturday, July 23, 2016

Christmas In July

Hi everyone!  The Paper Ala Mode challenge this week is Christmas in July.  I love making Christmas cards ahead of time, and it's so darn hot outside that staying indoors and making something that makes me think of cooler days is a nice way to spend the day.

We have two wonderful sponsors - Dollar Graphics Depot and QKR Stampede.  My first card is a pre colored set from Dollar Graphics called Country Snowmen Christmas Cards.  I don't use pre-colored images often, but I think they are a great time saver when you are making lots of cards or when you need a quick last minute card.  I added a little extra shading with colored pencils and had fun using glitter, snowflakes, and buttons.  I added the sentiment with the computer.

Here is a 2nd one I made.  The snowflake background was made with a stencil and texture paste.

My last card uses Sledding Bear from QKR Stampede.  I used the snowflake stencil and texture paste for the whole front of the card and punched a circle out to let the bear peek through.  I also added little red pearls here and there.  The sentiment is computer generated.  I hope you will come play with us!
There are a lot of Christmas in July challenges out there - I'm entering this one in Penny's Challenge as well.


Daffodil Cards said...

These are ALL SUPER Christmas cards, love the images and the texture you have added, great papers too.

bumblebee creations said...

Love these cards Holly....both of your images are just adorable!!! Love how u turned the card around for a second card!

Michelle said...

Adorable cards! Love the punch out on the last one. Never think to do something like that :)

Thanks for joining us over @ Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge! Hope to see you back again soon :)

wannabcre8tive said...

Very cute Christmas cards, Holly. I love them both, but the bear on the sled is just too cute.

nwilliams6 said...

I did not realize your last card was done with stenciling and texture paste - makes me like it even more. A great set of Christmas cards for sure, Holly. I haven't been in blogland as much as I should be these days but I am slowly getting back to it a bit. Many hugz!