Christmas in July!

Is this year flying by for you too?? I just made my first Christmas card of the season! I actually purchased this on my pre-order in April-it was so cute and the coordinating items that go with it! We were at our craft retreat celebrating a milestone birthday for me (yikes…let’s just say my AARP application was in the mail!)!

A great tip that always saves me when I need to come up with a color combination is to look at the back of the Designer Series Paper (DSP) pack. It lists all the colors that coordinate with that paper! I used Soft Succulent as my card base (5 1/2″ x 4 1/4″) and creased it in half. Next, I used the Tidings of Christmas DSP pack and chose 2 designs that complimented each other. (Cherry Cobbler DSP piece 1 1/2″ x 5 1/4″; Evening Evergreen DSP piece 3″ x 5 1/4″) Then I used a great find in the back of the Annual Catalog, Gold & Rose Gold Specialty paper! It added that “pop” I was looking for! I used it for a 1/2″ x 5 1/4″ strip in between the two DSP pieces. The star was cut out using the Gold Specialty paper too.

The tag was cut out with the Stamp, Cut, and Embossing Machine (SCEM) using Tailored Tags Dies with a scrap piece of Soft Succulent. The sentiment was from the Tidings & Trimmings stamp set as well as the tiny star and the ornate star that is stamped with Cherry Cobbler ink. Dimensionals were used to pop up the tag and the ornate start (after it was cut out using the Christmas Tidings dies). To finish the card, I added some Gold Gilded gems and some 1/4″ Gold Shimmer ribbon on the tag!

I am sooooo excited that my Holiday Catalog pre-order is finally on it’s way! Do you need a Holiday Catalog shipped to you? Let me know! I will pop one in the mail! (Customer ordering starts August 3rd) AND it will kick off the 2nd Sale-a-Bration catalog too! You guessed it! You can earn extra items in the Sale-a-Bration catalog with qualifying purchases! And there will be a sign up special and perks for hosting a party!

If you can’t wait until August 3rd, you can sign up and pick the new items from the Holiday Catalog as your CUSTOMIZABLE kit! Just $99 plus tax and you pick up to $125 in pre-order or current catalog items! You will have a whole quarter to meet your minimum! Sign up in July 2021-you have until December 31st! Click on the button below to join today!

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Product List
Tidings & Trimmings Bundle (English)
Tidings & Trimmings Photopolymer Stamp Set (English)
Christmas Trimmings Dies
Tailor Made Tags Dies
Tidings Of Christmas 6" X 6" (15.2 X 15.2 Cm) Designer Series Paper
Gold & Rose Gold 6" X 6" (15.2 X 15.2 Cm) Metallic Specialty Paper
Soft Succulent 8 1/2" X 11" Cardstock
Evening Evergreen 8 1/2" X 11" Cardstock
Basic White 8 1/2" X 11" Cardstock
Cherry Cobbler Classic Stampin' Pad
Evening Evergreen Classic Stampin' Pad
Gold 1/4" (6.4 Mm) Shimmer Ribbon
Gilded Gems

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Watercolor Daisies

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I really love the Daisy Delight stamp set and it’s wild flower stamps!  I was just playing around with water color paper and this card was in the works!

I first stamped the flowers on dry watercolor paper and then lightly spritzed the paper.  After it was dry, I took the Aqua Painter and some Pear Pizzazz ink and lightly created a background. I added Soft Sky ink for the sky.

I wanted a delicate feel to this card so I added the Paper Doily and some light splatter to the card base.


I don’t know about you, but I have gone through a ton of Linen Thread lately!  I love it!

Don’t forget to order your July Creative Class to GO!  It’s filled with great ideas this month!  The Colorful Seasons Bundle just has so many options!

I love that Stampin’ Up! makes it simple for people to sign up!  You get to choose your items in your starter kit! For just $99 (plus tax) you get $125 in catalog items of your choice.  BUTTTT…this month you also get:

Essentials Gift Pack

Item Number Description
118485 D Block (X2)
130148 Grid Paper
103579 Paper Snips
104332 SNAIL Adhesive
102300 Bone Folder
144804 Carols of Christmas Stamp Set

What is the Carols of Christmas?  It’s a new Sneak Peek of the Holiday Catalog!!!  As a demonstrator, you get to pre order this set in July!  Once signed up, you can get the matching framelits too!  And they are amazing! Just click: Join Laura’s Team   Then click on Join!  I have demos from other states!  We Skype each other for Team Gatherings too!  Don’t want to sell?  No problem!  We love hobby demos-and you get perks for being just that!  What are you waiting for??