It’s hot outside and I’m hot inside and longing for some relief from the heat! Here in Louisiana the temps have already been soaring into the 90’s and it’s not even August yet. We had a cool front come through yesterday and it was a BEAUTIFUL day! This morning was a comfortable 67°. I feel the fall coming on…just in time for the Christmas in July video hop!
I’m particpating in the first annual Christmas in July video hop organized by Monica Taylor of Taylormadecards4u. There are 14 participants in the hop sharing lots of Christmas themed cards as well as some fabulous giveaways! I’m offering a $25 gift certificate to Club Scrap on my channel. Click HERE for a full list of hoppers and prize offerings. Be sure to watch and comment on each video for your chance to win. Leave your comments by July 31 and all prizes will be announced August 5 on the Taylormadecards4u blog.
I’ve made a set of three Christmas cards featuring Club Scrap’s Holiday Mail card kit as well as some Retro Santa digital images from Taylormadecards4u. (All available supplies will be listed in the supplies list at the end of this post).
Club Scrap’s monthly card kits include supplies to easily create twelve handmade greeting cards. Each kit will have a coordinating set of unmounted stamps as an optional add on. I created my own background print using one of the stamp images from the Holiday Mail stamp set. I also used some of the cutapart tags from the kit as well as a Retro Santa digital image from Taylormadecards4u.
I kept this card fairly simple using the vintage mailbox stamp image as the focal point. The matching ribbon included in the kit made a gorgeous bow accent! I stamped the image using versamark ink and heat embossed with fine detail white embossing powder. I inked the edges of the black card stock with Club Scrap’s white pigment ink and some Earth ink on the card base. I trimmed one of the cutapart letter tags to insert in the mailbox!
This last card features a sentiment image from the kit and another Retro Santa digital image. The embossed background was created using a discontinued Tim Holtz Alterations embossing folder. The sentiment was heat embossed with fine detail white embossing powder and the dry embossed card stock was dusted with Club Scrap’s white pigment ink. The baker’s twine and card stock are from the Holiday Mail kit.
Click HERE to leave a comment on my video on YouTube for a chance to win a $25 gift certificate from Club Scrap. There are lots of other prizes to be won, so be sure to leave comments on the other videos in the hop as well. Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope this inspires you to whip up some Christmas cards of your own!
Below you can find a list with all the products used today. Links to multiple online shops are available. Just click the static image below to be redirected to the LinkDeli product list. When the bookmarklet opens, click your favorite store link below each item. Compensated affiliate links may be used – that means if you make a purchase using my links, I receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. Thank you for your support of my work on this blog!