Monday, August 15, 2011

Christmas in August

I love getting a head start on Christmas cards, here is the second  one I have made this month!!
Doodle Pantry is a sponsor  over at Stamptacular Sunday Challenge this week. The theme is  Fancy Folds . Hop over and take a look, you might be inspired to take on the challenge with a chance to win a Doodle Pantry prize!
Aug 14 - Stamptacular Sunday Challenge - special folds (not just 1 on left or top)

Card Details: I used a DP digital stamp called 'Topiary Seasons'- I choose the coloured  Christmas version  and framed the image with a  Spellbinders Nestabilities Labels Ten die.
I tried to keep this one pretty simple and let the shape be the highlight  for enhancing the image . This was the first time I have tried out this technique of making a Center Step Card. Relatively easy. The gorgeous digital paper is from the matching Doodle Pantry  paper set!

Embellishments: the holly is from a Stampin'Up Christmas Set  'Sleigh Bells Ring'. I stamped twice, coloured and cut out the image and adhered them to the card. The various snowflakes are from MS punches  as are the branches.


Stamptacular Sunday Challenge: fancy folds (Doodle Pantry DT)

Saturday Challenge: #147 Christmas is Coming 
Stampin with the Dragon:  Red, Green, White
AiFactoryChallenge: anything goes
Crafty Sentiments: Dies and Punches
Fab'n'Funky Challenges: #85 It's Christmas


  1. Wow this is such a Wonderful creation, the image is fabulous and coloured so beautifully its just perfect for our challenge

    Thank you so much for joining us at the Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge and we hope to see you next week,

    I also have some calorie free candy if you are interested

    Good Luck with the challenge

    Hugs Bridget :0) x

  2. Ooooh I like it! I LOVE the background paper, wow! I really like the bottom row of embellishments, gorgeous!

  3. This is beautiful Glenda,love the

  4. What a pretty card, lovely image and papers used and great use of die cuts and punches. Thanks for joining us this week at Crafty Sentiments Designs.
    Kim xXx

  5. Wowzers - this is one gorgeous creation! Love that center step for this image - beautiful card, Glenda!!! Thanks for sharing!

  6. Gorgeous card - love the holly embellishments!
    Thanks for joining us at the Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge!
    Helen x

  7. Thanks for joining our "Christmas is Coming" challenge on SECRET CRAFTER SATURDAY CHALLENGE :)

    Hugs Jane x

  8. Absolutely stunningly beautiful Glenda!

  9. Wow, Glenda, this card is a stunner! Love the paper and the image, they look beautiful together and the design of your card is super!
    Lucky recipient will love receiving this at the Holidays.


  10. Oh everytime I see this type of card I think I should make one! Yours is absolutely stunning...LOVE your paper and embelly choices...grand way to show off the great image!

  11. Oh my! This is gorgeous, Glenda. Love the fold and wonderful colors and DSP. You did a beautiful job showcasing this lovely image.

  12. gorgeous creation and perfect for our Christmas is Coming Challenge this week at the Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge and fabulous use of the colours for Stampin with the Dragon, thank you for joining us
    Hugs Kate xx
    PS I have new candy if you are interested.

  13. Oh wow Glenda! This is really beautiful! I love the punches and that paper is just perfect with this beautiful image! Love it. I have never done a fold like that and now I really want to. Thanks for the inspiration!
    Hugs, Sarah

  14. Wow, this is gorgeous! Love the fold, papers and embellishments you used!

  15. What a lovely card
    thank you for playing at Crafty Sentiments this week
    Love Jan

  16. Glenda, This is just gorgeous. I love the beautiful colors and papers together. The Holly and, Snowflakes and Branches are awesome.

  17. Glenda this is stunning! I *love* your Christmas cards and I have to tell you, I actually get a little of that Christmas joy looking at them! I usually do not get the spirit until after Thanksgiving - LOL! Love love love this card!!

  18. Great job on this card! Love the colors and awesome border on the bottom.

  19. Stunning card, I am really liking this fold lately too!
    Thanks for joining us at AiFactory this month

  20. Great card.Love the traditional colours and fabulous image.Thanks for joining us at AiFactory :D
    Lisa x