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July 15, 2010

Christmas in July Card Featuring Christmas Noel Solution Cartridge

I know it's only July but this year has gone by so fast.  I, along with my sister in law and a few friends are making cards for Operation Write Home.  We have challenged ourselves to make 1000 cards to send by August.  Unfortunatley it has been going very slow but we will have a dent into our goal to send.

I have started making Christmas cards and Halloween cards to send  to the organization and this is one of the designs.  It's very easy, and is something you could production line and make a bunch for the holiday season.

Hope you enjoy it!

Supply list:
  • Christmas Noel Cartridge
  • Gypsy (Optional)
  • Kraft Cardstock
  • DCWV Christmas Shimmer Stack
  • DCWV Holiday Collection - The Christmas Stack
  • Martha Stewart "JOY" Edge punch
  • Martha Stewart Score Board or other scoring tool
  • Embossing Ink Pad
  • Snowflake stamp (I used one from Inkadinkadoo's Snowflake Set)
  • Post it notes
  • Liquid Adhesive like Scotch Quick Dry
  • ATG or other tape adhesive

Cut Kraft cardstock to 8.5" x 5.5" and score at 4.25" to create an A2 size card.

With the card facing you, on the right flap, use the Martha Stewart edge punch to apply the detail to the edge of the card.  Center your paper in the punch using the tick marks on the punch.  This will ensure you have the wording centered on the edge. Continue to move and punch the full edge of the card.

Cut a 1" strip of paper to use behind the punched edge. 
Apply tape to the inside of the card just below where the punched edge is. 

Align the 1" strip to the back side of the card edges and close card attaching the strip to the inside front.

Use post it notes to cover the punched edge.

Stamp using embossing ink and the snowflake stamp in a random pattern all over the front of the card.  Rotate the stamp and stamp off the edge so it looks more random and natural.

As the embossing ink dries, the images will become darker on the kraft cardstock. 
No need to emboss with powder unless you want to.

Cut your Christmas tree on the base image from a medium green shimmer paper at 4.5" and the blackout from the gold shimmer paper also at 4.5".  The image is located on the 3rd row, 2nd button in.
Using the liquid adhesive layer your detail cut on the blackout cut of the tree.

I used ATG tape to adhere the tree to my card, but you could also use pop dots for added dimention.
I left the inside of the card blank,  you could stamp or write your own sentiment or note before sending.


cardchick said...

fabulous card!!!! luv the tree and the color combo too...

Sheila aka SassyLady said...

great card i like to mass produce goodness gracious 1000 cards that would be10 years for me ! thanks for sharing

Lori Apgar said...

Good luck with your goal of 1000 cards!! Love this one! The tree is so shimmery!!

imafarmgirl said...

Cool way to use the punch-I always wonder "what would I do with that" when I see them in the store. Thanks for sharing your creativity!

love2create said...

That is so cute and simple. Love that MS JOY punch. Haven't seen that in the stores, but will definitely look for it!

Judy said...

Beautiful. I always have trouble lining up my punches, this has helped a lot. Love the tree. Great card.

Kathy said...

Dazzling!!! Very inspiring in this warm weather!!!!

DoriG said...

Your card is lovely. You inspire me to get started on my Christmas cards!

Lisa said...

Very nice. What a nice gesture. Good Luck in reaching your goal.

Rachel said...

Wow!! This card is awesome, and the directions are so clear, thank you!! I love the elegance and simplicity of this card. I'm gonna have to get that Noel cart just for that awesome tree cut! LOVE it all! :X
~Rachel in Sacramento

217 Creations said...

I love how you made Kraft look so elegant! GREAT JOB!

Jodie R said...

I love the JOY border! I can never think of ways to use those borders. That is perfect! This card is beautiful. I think I am going to have to scraplift! Thanks for sharing!!

Sentimental Scrapper said...

Beautiful card! I love how you punched the word JOY down the side of your card!