Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Christmas in July #7

I decided to go very minimalist for this card.  I really wanted the Santa die-cut to be the stand out item so that required that I do very little else.  It also meant that this card was a very quick one to make which will be something to keep in mind come December!

Friday, July 22, 2016

Fast Card Friday

I really love how this card turned out.  Considering that none of the pieces came from the same kit (not even necessarily the same company), the papers really coordinate super well together!  I can't wait to send this birthday card out to someone.  Now I just need to restock on envelopes to fit...

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Christmas in July #5

I actually debated posting this card at all.  I don't really know how I feel about it, but I ultimately decided to put it out there any.    I like the papers and the Stampin' Up greeting and the tree but I'm not sure how I feel about them all together.  That being said, it took me awhile to even come up with this so at some point I decided to call it a day.  Sometimes you just need to commit!

Friday, July 15, 2016

Fast Card Friday

The part that took the longest on this Fast Card Friday card was poking the tiny holes out of the center of the pink circles!  The pink circles came from an old Paper Pumpkin kit and the stamps from Stampin' Up as well.  Other than the little pin holes, this was a fast birthday card to make and definitely one to keep in mind for when you need a last minute birthday card! Sidenote: the inside says "You" so don't worry, the greeting does make sense...

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Christmas in July #4

This card was a fun one to make and I actually really liked the Project Life card.  I might consider looking to see if they have a whole Christmas set or not.  I never thought I'd be purposely seeking out Project Life product but the season is making my heart grow 3 sizes bigger I guess!  There's so many shiny pieces on this card but I think they're not too overwhelming.  Plus this was a super quick one to make.  I might have to make a few more like it if I don't make enough Christmas cards come December.

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Christmas in July #3

I'm finding that this Christmas in July challenge that I have set forth for myself is a great way for me to use a lot of the old die cuts that my mom gave to me a long time ago.  These ornaments were just what I needed for this layered card!  I also managed to use up yet another Project Life piece.  I'm quite pleased with myself.

Sunday, July 10, 2016

Back When I Enjoyed Snow

This month's Pixels and Paper Challenge was to use this image as inspiration:

The funny part about this challenge coming up this month is that I had already planned on doing my Christmas in July theme when I saw that this too had a snowy feel. I chose to use the obvious white theme and then also pull in some of the blacks, navys, and browns that I saw.  I also thought the picture of me all bundled up in the snow seemed fitting for the inspiration photo as well.  I got to use a lot of pearl bling that I had been holding onto and had a lot of fun creating this page!

Saturday, July 9, 2016

Patriotism At It's Finest

I'm still coming down from last weekend's 4th of July excitement so it only felt right to try the current Paper Girls Challenge which was to make your page patriotic.  I used these photos of my mom from a couple of years ago because she was just so festive!  This was a well-timed challenge and I really enjoyed participating.  I couldn't get the true colors to come quite right on my camera today so there's a slight blue tint but it almost works with the page!

Friday, July 8, 2016

Fast Card Friday

Another Project Life piece was put to good use today!  I also managed to use this glitter foam heart from children's Valentine's Day kit that I had left over.  You might notice that it's where I got the glitter hearts for yesterday's Christmas card from as well.  I'm slowly clearing out my stash but I have been looking at some fun embellishments on Etsy lately so hopefully I can hold off at least through August.   Two months should give me some time to clear out even more of my hoard!

Thursday, July 7, 2016

Christmas in July #2

As promised, here is another Christmas card!  I chose to make this one a card that represents Christmas since I celebrate it, but is generally a nice Holiday-season card all around.  Plus, I got to use some funky red hearts without it feeling too Valentine's Day-ish.  Win-win.

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Christmas in July #1

I've decided to try something new this month and make a little theme for myself.  Every Tuesday and Thursday for the rest of July I plan on posting a different Christmas card.  Not only will this help me stock up for Christmas and make December a little less stressful but it'll be something different and fun for me to do.  To kick things off I'm posting this card featuring the really cool gold striped cards that came in one of the past Paper Pumpkin sets from Stampin' Up!  It worked perfectly for this Christmas theme and I can't wait to send it out!  It was pretty hard to photograph since it's as shiny as it is but alas, someday I'll get the hang of it...

Friday, July 1, 2016

Fast Card Friday

The Fast Card Friday for today used up another left over card from an old Paper Pumpkin set.  I'm using these up pretty fast so hopefully soon I will have more space in the drawer I keep pre-folded cards for more things.  My mom has been doing the Paper Pumpkins I've been getting in the mail which has been keeping me from accumulating any more unnecessary stash.