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Christmas in July July 1, 2012

Posted by Danielle in Crafts.
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Well, it’s time for another TTCRD challenge! This time, the challenge is to create a project with a Christmas theme. I know with temperatures in the upper 90’s and a heat index well into 100+, I’m wishing for some cooler weather…. although not for snow yet!  Through the Craftroom Door is a great crafting publication that is online for your convenience.  You can access all the great ideas digitally, so it can be at your fingertips whenever you want to browse for new ideas.  If you haven’t heard of it, check it out here.  This challenge is being sponsored by Patricia from Paper Temptress.  If you haven’t heard, she offers luscious paper at fantastic prices, and the winner of this challenge is going to get a $25 gift certificate to Patricia’s store!

  • No more than 3 projects allowed for each challenge per person
  • We will use the Inlinkz system for entries as well as the gallery uploads
  • Winners will be chosen by random.org.

For this card, I started with an embossed card base from DCWV.  Then, I used Recollections red cardstock and my Cuttlebug to emboss some Christmas ornaments.  I chose to use two columns of the ornaments, and I used the debossed side for this particular card.  The ornaments, coal chunks and writing are done with Spica pens.  The sentiment is from Create with TLC; at one time, it was offered as a free sentiment but now I believe it may be available in Paulette’s store.  The sentiment is matted on cardstock from my stash.  The adorable coal bin is a digital image offered by Dustin Pike.  It is colored with Tim Holtz’s Distress Markers.  I used a combination of direct-to-paper as well as water to get the effect on the coal and the coal bin.  The tag is punched using a Fiskars tag punch, and the writing on the tag is also done with a Spica pen.  The tag is tied with crochet thread that I dyed using Vintage Photo Distress Ink.

This card will be entered into the following challenges:



1. Karen Stark - July 1, 2012

This is a great card Danielle!! Love the charcoal!! : )

sheriwillshire - July 1, 2012

OH! You did such a fantastic job with those distr
ess makers Danielle!! Really a darling card too! Stay cool my friend! 🙂

2. Judy Garrelts - July 1, 2012

This is an awesome card! I love the double Cuttlebugging! Your coloring/shading is fantastic!
Thanks for sharing,
Judy Garrelts

3. Gramma - July 1, 2012

Wonderful work with the distress markers. Aren’t they great? I am so glad you entered a card using that medium. Thanks for joining us at “Pike’s Playground.”

4. Jacqueline - July 1, 2012

great card – thanks for joining us this week at 52CCT – Jacqueline xx

5. Danielle Vincent - July 2, 2012

Ha – this makes me laugh!! Great card – thanks for joining us this week at 52CCT!

6. stampingmynn - July 2, 2012

LOL, fabulous sentiment and a great concept! Thanks for joining us at 52CCT! 🙂

7. Fran - July 3, 2012

Danielle your distress ink marker technique looks great. I like the fact of using a little water to get that shading effect. Hugs,Fran

8. Ruth M - July 3, 2012

What a fun card Danielle , love the coal as a gift for a naughty person LOL!
Thanks so much for joining us at 52 CCT! Ruth x

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