Jul 24 2009

Bloggers Challenge 109 – Christmas in July


I love Christmas in July challenges!  It gets me thinking about this year’s cards and what I may want to do.  I have a TON of Christmas stamp sets, so sometimes it is hard to narrow it down to want I want to do.  I always do my Christmas cards at the Fall Stamping Retreat I attend.  This year it is at the end of October vs. mid November, so I’m going to need an even earlier start!

I love the Medallion Background stamp in the new catalog!  I’ve had this idea in my head for a while, but finally had a chance to get it out into a card!  I stamped the Medallion BG on Bermuda Bay with White Craft Ink and embossed with White EP…wow, does that white POP off that Bermuda Bay color!  Next, I stamped the Snowmen from The More the Merrier Level 3 Hostess Set (omit stamped) with Basic Black marker on Whisper White, so I only had the trio of 3 again.  Colored them with the Real Red and Bermuda Bay markers.  Then I punched it with the 1 3/4 Circle.  I used the Circle Bigz Die to cut out the Real Red cardstock to layer behind it.  It is all popped up on Dimensionals.  Finally, I added the Real Red striped ribbon in the upper right corner and the Winter Wishes (warm was cut off) I made as a little banner under the center element!  Fun!  I love how it turned out!

Hope you check out the rest of the Bloggers to see what they’ve done.  I know I’ll get LOTS of inspiration!

LOTS going on this weekend!  I’ll be gone a few days, but have already set my posts…hopefully all will go well with them.

Remember to check out Stamping 411 sketch challenge on Saturday and the Royal Blog Tour begins on Sunday!

INKspired Treasures


21 People have left comments on this post

Jul 24, 2009 - 08:07:19
Christy said:

Beautiful card!!! I love how you used the snowmen and the medallion stamps. The more I see this medallion stamp, the more I like it and will probably end up ordering it.

Jul 24, 2009 - 08:07:40

Such a super cute way to use the Medallion!

Jul 24, 2009 - 08:07:13

Firstly, the colors at A#1 together. Secondly the Medallion is fabulous. Thirdly your snowmen are so precious in their little circle to enhance the Medallion and the sentiments is dear. Super job on this challenge…

Jul 24, 2009 - 09:07:13
Mandy said:

I LOVE this card! The medallion is so striking and the snowmen layered on top definitely make it fun 🙂 You couldn’t help but smile when opening this card!

Jul 24, 2009 - 09:07:24
Lisa B. said:

What a fabulous use of the medallion stamp! You’ve shown yet another way in how it is so versatile! Super cute card!!!!

Jul 24, 2009 - 09:07:01
Lisa said:

Really pretty, Connie!

Jul 24, 2009 - 09:07:55
Patti Chesky said:

Oh Connie!! Be still my heart!! I love snowmen, and this card is AWESOME!!! I love the white medallion on the Bermuda Bay. WOW!!!

Jul 24, 2009 - 09:07:11

Connie, this is beautiful! Medallion is one of my favs of the new catalog and it’s great used for Christmas stamping as you’ve shown here!

Jul 24, 2009 - 10:07:35

Beautifully done, Connie. I love this stamp and like how you’ve given it a whimsical look with the snowmen.

Jul 24, 2009 - 11:07:54
Ida said:

Wow Connie I would not have thought to have used the Medallion stamp this way but it looks fantastic.

Jul 24, 2009 - 11:07:17
Carol Kugler said:

oh… WOW… I love how it turned out too!THIS is sooo AWESOME! Love the mediallon as a snowflake.. What a great idea and What a GREAT Christmas card!!

Jul 24, 2009 - 11:07:48
Tory B said:

Too cute, Connie. I just got the Medallion Background stamp last night as a gift and was (in my head) trying to put a different image in the center there. I do love your ribbon and sentiment. Great placement!

Jul 24, 2009 - 11:07:07
Nikki said:

Gorgeous! Love how you used the snowmen for the center and that color combo is fab! {SMILES}

Jul 24, 2009 - 01:07:31

Love this card! Great use of the Medallion stamp, you really opened up a new way of using it. Thank you for the sweet comment you left for me. I really appreciate it.

Jul 24, 2009 - 10:07:18
Jane Giggy said:

Connie, What a great idea! I wouldn’t have thought of using the Medallion and the snowmen together, but it works.

Was this another one of those 1:00 a.m. ideas of yours? If so keep it up. 🙂

Jul 24, 2009 - 11:07:20

WOW! This is SUPER cute!!! Love the color combo, very nice!

Jul 25, 2009 - 12:07:11

What an awesome idea Connie! Thanks for sharing it with us!! So cool! Deidre

Jul 25, 2009 - 03:07:26
Rachel Hope said:

So pretty! Fun color combo!

Jul 25, 2009 - 06:07:54
kim howard said:

Wow! Connie, this card is fabulous. Love the colors and how you embossed the medallion! AWESOME!

Jul 25, 2009 - 09:07:04

What a great idea for the Medallion. Very creative!

Jul 28, 2009 - 12:07:23
Karen Bernier said:

I love love this card – everything about it. The colors, the snowmen and the medallion stamp. Great job!!