Christmas in July – Outdoors!

by Lindsey Martin-Penny

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Hello and happy Monday! Hope everyone had a great weekend. I’m here today with a card for today’s Random Acts of Cardness prompt, OUTDOORS! I’m also sneaking in another Christmas in July card, using a sweet little stamp set from Lawn Fawn, Holiday Penguin. Here’s my card:

Isn’t he a cute little guy? I stamped and embossed him using Versafine onyx black ink and Wow embossing powder before colouring him with Copic markers. Yes, I had hoped to seamlessly stamp the sentiment and the heart skate trail, but since I didn’t, let’s pretend he did a little toe flip jump here, shall we? 😂  Using the two snowflake stamps included in the set, I added a flurry of snow above him. He is popped up on the panel that is die cut with a My Favorite Things wonky stitched rectangle die. An easily made card to add to the December stash!

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MFT – Trendy Triangles

by Chala Frank

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Hi Friends!   Chala here with today’s Random Act of Cardness word “shapes”.  It’s funny as cardmakers we can forget about using simple shapes in our creations.  Well, I am here to challenge you to pull out all your geometric shapes and get creative!

I chose to use triangles today with MFT’s Trendy Triangle stamp set, but of course you can use circles, squares, stars, etc.  Some great geometric stamps sets I also recommend are Concord & 9th’s Geometrics.

I stamped out the triangles onto some white cardstock in the following Distress Oxide Inks:  Mermaid Lagoon, Pine Needles, Squeezed Lemonade, and Barn Door, Seedless Preserves and Carved Pumpkin.   I then then fussy cut out the triangles.

There are so many combinations you can put together with these triangle designs and so many different ideas you can do!  I didn’t get to it this time, but I thought it would be fun to stamp out the Triangles with Versamark, heat set them with clear embossing power and the distress ink over top with a couple of colours. I think that would look really neat.

For today’s card I just simply laid the triangles out in a patter that was appealing to my eye and then adhered them down with some Art Glitter Glue.

This card is for my son’s birthday, so to personalize it I die cut out the number one  twice from a number die set that was given to me. You can use a set like Tim Holtz’s Countdown Thinlits Dies. Number dies are another staple I use a lot in making personalized cards.

One I had the numbers adhered down, I added a bit of Clear Wink of Stella to add a bit of shimmer and interest.

The “Happy Birthday to You” sentiment came from the recently purchased  BirchPress Happy Lingo Stamp & Die Set.  I cannot wait to make more cards with this particular stamp and die set.  There are so many possibilities and so little time!  Especially since I am trying to knock this card out before I head out on my first post-pandemic vacation to……VEGAS!  In fact, when this post goes up I will be boarding the plane with a shirt that I made that says, “Vaxxed, Waxed and ready for Vegas!” .  Lol!  All kidding aside, it will be a very different feeling this time travelling, but a much needed holiday for the husband and I  (Thanks Mom for watching the kids.  You’re the BEST!).  I hope that you guys have been able to have some holiday time this summer too!

Here is the look at the finished card.  Simple shapes, simple colours, but a lot of fun!

Thanks for spending your time with me today and I hope you have an amazing day!


~Chala, xoxox

Let’s Celebrate!

by Deb Smart

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I don’t know about  you, but one of the things I most celebrated with vaccinations in place, and infections going down was giving and getting hugs!!  Gosh, it felt so great to have that personal connection again ♥  Fist bumps and elbow taps are fine, but nothing can beat a big ol’ hug from someone you love! Whatever the reason, let’s celebrate and enjoy our weekend.


Honestly, I thought that I had my busy week in hand, but alas – not quite! I was supposed to share this project with you on Thursday, for my Scrap ‘N Stamp word prompt of ‘celebrate’. Which would have been fitting, as my hubby’s birthday was the day before. But I got my dates mixed up, and so here I am today.

I decided that hugs are definitely worth celebrating, as I said earlier. So I pulled out my Hero Arts Big Hugs Stamp & Die Cut set and glitter!

Let's Celebrate!

The red and gold are so rich looking together, aren’t they?


Start with a panel of red cardstock, and the Tim Holtz Flourish Stencil. Use Purple Tape to hold the stencil in place, and then apply Nuvo Glimmer Paste ‘Moonstone’ through the stencil, with a palette knife.  Be sure to immediately clean off your stencil & knife, for easiest clean up. Now, set this aside to dry while you work on the rest of the card.

Stamp the sentiment from the Big Hugs set in Versamark ink, and cover with red embossing powder. Set with a heat tool, and then snip banner tails on the right end. Next, use the dies included with this set, and die cut the words once from gold glitter cardstock, and 3 more times in black cardstock.  Use liquid glue to stack the layers together, with the gold glitter on top. This layering really makes the letters stand out! I offset the black layers under the gold, for a drop shadow.

Create a red card base, and glue a strip of the gold glitter paper to the left hand side. Pop up your glitter embossed panel on top, using foam tape or squares.  Next, glue a strip of the gold glitter under the sentiment, then pop it up on top with more foam tape.  Glue the ‘Big Hug’s die cut directly to the card front.

Let's Celebrate

Isn’t this gorgeous?!  I added a few rhinestones from my stash for some extra shine.


Come play along with the challenge, and let’s celebrate!  You’ll find the Scrap ‘N Stamp Facebook challenge page HERE. Just create your project, and share a photo of it. Use the hashtag #snschallenge, so everyone sees it! At the end of the month, one participant is randomly chosen, and is the lucky winner of a $50 Gift Certificate to shop at Scrap ‘N Stamp!  Not bad, for doing something you’d already be doing anyway, right?

You can find the supplies to re-create my card, below. When you shop regular priced items at Scrap ‘N Stamp, be sure to use my Designer Code 10DEB, for 10% OFF your total order!

Let's Celebrate!

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