Christmas in July ~ Christmas Characters

Hey lovely friends, I prepared this card a little while back when we were still doing Challenges at Christmas at Sweet Stampin' and wanted to join in with our lovely old teamies at their new challenge. The sweeties were sadly finding less and less time to create for Christmas through the year, so we decided to close our Sweet Stampin' Christmas blog, but these lovely ladies that used to be our teamies, have set up a new challenge to continue the Christmas joy. Finally catching my breath a bit, I thought I'd play along this month.

I created this sweet Christmas card with a Lili of the Valley Topper and lots of glitter! The pretty frame is one I bought last year and just loved using this past Christmas for my Christmas crafting. It's from a craft line called The Paper Boutique and if I recall correctly, this frame was from their 'Whisper of Winter' collection. I was totally sold on this gorgeous die after seeing my crafty pal Sarah create with it. I've used it lots this past Christmas and look forward to pulling it out again for a bit more Christmas crafting very soon.

I made a second version of this card, still with an LOTV Topper, but a snowman this time and swapped the colours around, so the white snowflake sat in a kraft card base. I backed this version with silver glitter cardstock for a bit of shine. The first version, I used sticky back paper that I then sprinkled with loose glitter and tapped off the excess. It stuck nicely to the sticky sections, but the first image sadly doesn't capture the sparkle well. I added touches of glitter to both of the toppers and used the same die to cut them out, which came with The Paper Boutique snowflake die set. Simple stamped sentiments finished off these designs nicely.

As I mentioned earlier, I wanted to join in the current Christmas challenge with my old teamies from Christmas at Sweet Stampin' at their fabulous new challenge Christmas Craft Creations, so I've linked the challenge above if you'd also like to play along. Hugs and happy crafting, Wends xoxo

Challenge Entries:
Di's Digi Challenge: Christmas in July
My Time To Craft: #436 ~ Christmas in July
Lil' Patch of Crafty Friends: #135 ~ Christmas in July
The Holly and the Ivy: #75 ~ Anything Christmas Goes
Aud Sentiment: #255 ~ Christmas in July + A Sentiment
Christmas Craft Creations: July ~ Christmas Characters
Merry Little Christmas: #24 ~ July Anything Christmas Goes
ABC Christmas Challenge: N = No Fuss, O = Over The Top! (I think I'm somewhere between the two of these, however, the look I was going for was more of a 'No Fuss' kinda look, so I'm entering under that.)


Chris said…
Beautiful cards Wends, the LOTV toppers are adorable, love the design with the stunning die cut frame.
Dawn T said…
Just gorgeous Wendy. Love that frame. It's beautiful
Chrissy said…
Gorgeous Christmas cards Wendy, love that sweet Santa..

Beautiful cards Wends - that die is gorgeous, and such fun with the two cuts, so you can add a layer behind the see-through main cut if you so wish.
Stay safe
Sarah said…
How I love helping people invest their hard earned pennies wisely!! Funnily enough I had my set out on my desk at the beginning of the week. I love how you have inlaid the gorgeous snowflake into the card Wends, it looks fantastic used that way and the toppers are a delight xx
Fikreta said…
Beautiful card!
Pat said…
Gorgeous cards Wends, love the images and the beautiful snowflake frame sets them off so well, great makes. Have a good weekend.

Pat xx
Rachelle Oltean said…
WOW - what a pair of beautiful cards! I love the giant snowflake die cut framing those wonderful images! Thanks so much for sharing these with us at Christmas Craft Creations!
Rachelle : ) DT
Joy Wilson said…
Beautiful cards! Happy Christmas in July! Thank you for sharing in our challenge at Classic Design Challenge we really appreciate you joining in.

Joy DT

Joyfully Stamps
LOU said…
Beautiful cards Wendy. Love that frame with the glitter.
Thanks so much for joining us for our Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge #135 Christmas in July Week 1 sponsored by The Paper Shelter.
We hope to see you again soon,
Lou DT xo
JemLou Productions
Furrbster said…
These are amazing,

Thanks for playing along with us at Aud Sentiments,

Hugz Tinz
Lady Joyful said…
Both your designs are lovely, Wends! I really like the combination of the kraft and white. I'm so happy you've joined us at Christmas Craft Creations - Charlotte/Lady Joyful, DT
Faye Wynn-Jones said…
These are both gorgeous Wend! I love that giant snowflake too x
Cardsbymaaike said…
Aww those are so cute. Thank you for playing at Christmas Craft Creations
Joy Wilson said…
Stunning design! Thanks for joining our Anything Goes Challenge at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends. I hope join us again real soon!
Hugs, Joy
Joyfully Stamps
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends, Owner/Coordinator
Lisa Bird said…
Beautiful Christmas card. Thank you for joining us at Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog
Best Wishes Lisa xx
Claudia said…
OH this is so sweet, love the cute Santa and fantastic idea with the inlay of the die cut.
Hugs Claudia
cohenna said…
Beautiful! Thanks so much for participating in the My Time To Craft Challenge this time and good luck :)
Inkyfingers said…
What a great design to showcase the lovely LOTV toppers and that diecut is just fabulous!
Thanks for sharing with us at ABC Christmas Challenges and I hope you will join us again soon.
Bev said…
Aw, these are absolutely delightful cards, sweets 💖
Dorte said…
Such super cute Christmas cards, sweet images and a wonderful snowflake frame. Love it! Thank you for joining us at ABC Christmas Challenge. Hope to see you again next time.
Dorte x
Cindy said…
Very pretty cards. That snowflake shape is fantastic! Thanks for sharing with us at MLC.

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