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Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Christmas Wishes

Happy Wednesday!! I hope you are having a great week so far!! I was getting a little nervous seeing all of the Christmas in July cards, not having started mine yet. I had to (gasp) buy cards last year since I didn't get them all done, so I thought I'd start early this year :)

It was a little hard to focus on a Christmas card when the temps are in the mid 90's with the heat index in the 100's. But all I had to do was walk into Hobby Lobby and see all of their Christmas displays and it put me in the mood :)

For this card, I used my new Spellbinders A2 Curved Borders One dies. The red paper is from my stash, and the white is heavyweight cardstock from Canvas Corp. The top layer was embossed with a Cuttlebug Bit of Paisley embossing folder and popped up with foam tape for dimension.

The ornament cut-out and center ornament are Spellbinders Heirloom Ornament Dies. All three stamps - the bottom sentiment, ornament stamp and sentiment - are from JustRite Stamps Deck the Halls stamp set. They were stamped with Ranger Archival Ink in Vermillion on the ornament, and Jet Black on the bottom. The jingle bells are from my stash. The gorgeous crinkle ribbon is from my dear friend (and new grandma) Karen of Little Scrap Pieces :)

I am entering this in the following challenges:
  1. JustRite Friday Challenge #103 - Christmas in July 
  2. DL.Art - Thankful Thursday - July Anything Goes
  3. Sunday Funday #11 - Linky Party
  4. An Inky Situation #1 - Anything Goes
Thanks for stopping by :)


Marge said...

GORGEOUS Christmas card, Lisa -- it's 100-115 here plus high monsoon humidity, so it's hard to be motivated to do ANYthing! I totally understand what you mean, but I REALLY need to start on those holiday cards too!

Sherrie K. said...

Beautiful Christmas card Lisa! The deep red and white look awesome and the embossing looks fab! I love the Spellbinders border..You must have ALL the Spellbinders out there girl...can't imagine your collection:)
It is really hard to think Christmas right now..I hear ya, Ofta it is 90 and HIGH humidity! How do people survive without air conditioning? I would have to be by water or something or go check into a hotel, lol!
Hope your catching up since your little niece is gone and get time to craft. I just finished 65 bridal shower invites for one of my daughters best friend and now onto another 40 for another shower that my girlfriend asked me to do for her daughter..busy, busy!
Have a great day and stay cool my friend!
Sherrie K

snappy scrappy said...

Just beautiful...love the embossing!!

jessica said...

What a gorgeous christmas card Lisa!! LOVE the color combo,the stunning design and the fun dies you used!!
Stay cool my friend!!!

DIANA L. said...

This is so GORGEOUS , ELEGANT AND BEAUTIFUL!! I love Christmas in July!! The red and white are just perfect
Thank you for joining my DL.ART Thankful Thursday Anything Goes July Linky Party

Shelly said...

Lisa, I love this card it's gorgeous! That red is amazing! All the elements are fabulous - ribbon, embossing, stamp, all perfect!

Oh gosh I hear you on Christmas... I actually pulled out my Christmas bin made a couple projects and then put it right back :) I'm just NOT ready!

Wow, it's hot in your area! We are unusually hot here too but not quite that hot! Stay cool my friend!

Beebeebabs said...

Absolutely beautiful - love it

Creations by Shirl said...

Ooh I will have to put those fancy dies on my wish list... Love love your card, it is just so pretty Lisa!
love the simplicity of just the red / white cardstock... Gorgeous~

Pat N. said...

Wow, absolutely gorgeous card! Love it!

Karen said...

What a beautiful Christmas card, Lisa! I love the curved border and embossing! The red crinkle ribbon and bells look awesome too! :)


Cely said...

beautiful xmas card! can't believe how everyone is starting their xmas cards already! i guess i should follow suit... i never have mine done in time!

Gita said...

I love the crinkle ribbon and the little bells are just a perfect touch.

Cindy Beland said...

Oh my GOSH Lisa,your card looks AMAZING!!! I LOVE the great embossing and layers, just BEAUTIFUL my friend as always!!!:)

D said...

Your Christmas card is fabulous! That cracks me up that you bought Christmas cards last year. You, who make SOOO many gorgeous cards every year. Lol.

Dr Sonia S V said...

WOW Lisa what a stunner in red and white and your photography is awesome as always
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Life and Knits said...

Your card is beautiful. The richness of the red is so pretty against that white. I think its fabulous!!

OMG! You are so right...seeing these cards makes me thinking I need to get started! I only sent cards to half my list last year, because I got a late start.


yyam said...

Oh my. This is beautiful. I love the richness of the red, the embossed texture and those bells!

Hope you get all your X'mas cards done this year!

paperpapier said...

Lisa, this is a very elegant Christmas card, love the beautiful intricate die cut and embossing detail.
Heaney xx

McCrafty's Cards said...

An absolutely gorgeous card Lisa, I like the embossing the bauble and the design.
Kevin xx

Karon said...

Stunning and elegant. Love the embossing and the layers! TFS

Gerda said...

What a beautiful and elegant card! I love the embossing, bow..... just love it!!! Have a great day.
Hugs Gerda.

Janis Lewis said...

Thank you for Linking Up at An Inky Situation. Your project is featured on our Facebook Page today and linked to your blog!
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~Tammy~ said...

Sigh...the embossing is so pretty!!!

Pam said...

WOW Lisa! This is a gorgeous card! Love the beautiful cuts, embossing, bells and bow!!!

Cathy said...

Oh Lisa..how lovely. I need to get the crved dies some day, they are awesome.

Gwen said...

This is absolutely gorgeous! I love everything about it.

Jayne said...

Gorgeous Christmas card Lisa. I haven't been in my craft room or blogland for ages...too hot and no air conditioning!
Have a great day my friend.
Jayne x

gracescraps@gmail.com said...

Gorgeous Christmas card, Lisa! Love the curved border!! ~ Blessings, Tracey


Kate said...

Such a beautiful card my friend. definitely love the border and embossing. Perfect as always.

Mary Ann said...

Beautiful card!!!Love the design!!!

Chriss America Real said...

I haven't started my Christmas cards either. Wow! This is lovely! I love the embossing and the bow with the jingle bells!



Rhonda Miller said...

What a beautiful card. I just love the die you used.

Kathy Salido said...

this card is stunning!! I just love the rich color and that curved border is gorgeous!!

Lolis said...

Beautiful! Love the curved border!

Diane said...

I LOVE your card with the spellbinders dies...such pretty elegance, and yeah for you to be ahead of the game!! I too am looking for something cooler, maybe I need to make a Xmas card, too...thanks for the inspiration!! Have a nice evening my friend!!

Migdalia said...

This is a Real Beauty!!!!You BLEW my mind with the Gorgeous Bow!!You are just FABULOUS & CREATIVE!
Is this my christmas card...lol!
As always my friend .....beautiful..
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Davi said...

Lisa this is sooo gorgeous! The embossing and the beautiful way the swirly swoop on the bottom looks with the ornament is really gorgeous! I also love all the white with the rich red. Hope you have a wonderful weekend my friend :)

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

So pretty! Great border! Carri~Abusybee

VanessaB said...

oh so lovely. love the swirvy border and the beautiful bow and bell (and the embossing and.....) :)

tellana said...

Those curvy borders add such pizzaz to the card! And I just love that swiveling tree ornament!

Nana said...

Beautiful. Love the red and white, all the layers and that fabulous ornament. LOVE IT.
Have a creative day.
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Karen said...

YAY Christmas!!! My favorite cards are always Christmas cards. :o) This is exceptional, my sweetest friend! I've adored those curved borders since their debut and was secretly anxious for their arrival on your blog. :o) They add such elegance. I love the embossing and the gorgeous ornament... and of course the sweet jingly bells and perfectly floofy bows. I love everything about this, Lisa. The recipient will be one happy Christmas camper! :o)

Hugs and blessings!

I'm a Little Teapot said...

GORGEOUS. Wishe I had a better word to describe how beuatiful your card truly is!

Have a great day!

Marge said...

Lisa, your card is simply S-T-U-N-N-I-N-G!!! LOVE the red/white color combo and that GREAT new curved borders die (the 1 I don't yet have), that AWESOME bow and those jingle bells!!!

I'm a Little Teapot said...

WOO-WHO! I knew you would win, Lisa! Congrats on the first place at JustRite!


Esther said...

This has the Wow factor!!!! So gorgeous!!! Love the border die!!!!


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