Posts Tagged ‘christmas in july’

Deck the Halls Turnabout from Concord & 9th

Wednesday, July 10th, 2019

It’s Chala and I am back with another turnabout stamp from Concord & 9th. I thought I would even embrace the “Christmas in July Challenge” as well from the Scrap’N Stamp Challenge page! Make sure you head over there to check out what others have created as well as share your cards (one entry per day until July 31) for your chance to win a $50 Scrap’N Stamp Gift Card!

I am using the Deck the Halls turnabout stamp. This stamp is gorgeous! The details and images are perfect to mass create cards for the holidays and that is exactly what I am going to do today!

Using the jig I created for the July turnabout blog hop and my Tim Holtz Stamp Platform I start off by using Versamark Watermark ink and stamp it onto 6″ x 6″ red cardstock and heat emboss with gold embossing powder. Gold and sliver embossing powders are one of my recommended must haves craft items! So, if you don’t have some….get some! I treat the cardstock with an antistatic powder bag, stamp and heat emboss with my heat tool each time and then turn my jig. I will continue this process for the full 4 turns. I will also do the same process with Silver Tinsel embossing powder. To see the stamping, please watch the YouTube video. Here is the final result of the stamping.

I set these two pieces aside and grab some distress ink cubes. I want to create some stamping with different colours to show you the full capabilities of this stamp and to create some non-traditional Christmas Cards! The colours I use are Victorian Velvet, Seedless Preserves, Peacock Feathers, and Salty Ocean. I ink up the entire stamp with the first ink, stamp it down and turn. Remember to clean your stamp off well each time. I will then pick the next colour, ink up the stamp, stamp it down and turn. Repeating this process two more times. Again, remember to clean your stamp off in between each colour. I will do the same process again, this time using Festive Berries, Forest Moss, Candied Apple and Peeled Paint. Here are the amazing results.

Now I can begin to create cards out of the fabulous backgrounds. I will start with the last background I created. I use my stitched rectangle dies along with my stitched circle dies taping them down with some purple tape and running those through my Gemini Jr.

I can now create two cards from these pieces. I start with the rectangle piece and attach it to some green cardstock. I will then pull out my Big Joy Sugar Script die and cut the outline from vellum and the “joy” from red cardstock. I will apply a few dabs of Tombow Mono glue to the back of the “joy” sentiment and let it dry a bit. This glue dries reposition-able and I can then attach it to a scrap length of card stock to create a handle so I don’t burn my fingers when I heat emboss. Check out my video for this technique! I will then apply Versamark ink onto and add clear embossing powder. I will do this process twice giving it a nice shiny look! I set that aside to completely cool. I will adhere the Vellum and the “joy” sentiment down in the open circle portion of the card. I also use some left over liner paper from my large score tape roll and with my Nuvo crystal drops in Autumn Red and Woodland Green I create my own embellishments that look like enamel dots. I will set those aside for several hours (Ideally, 24 hours) to set.

While those dry, I will move onto the next card, using the circle portion that we die cut, I attach some ribbon I had on hand running vertically down the left side of an A2 size panel and will secure it with Be-Creative Scor-tape and then adhere the die cut circle on top. I die cut two “Merry Christmas” sentiments, embossed one with gold glitter embossing powder and stack them together with liquid adhesive. I realize that it didn’t fit how I originally had planned so, I turned the panel horizontally and adhered the sentiment underneath, I will add some of those embellishments that we created with Nuvo drops later. Years ago my mom created some amazing poinsettia embellishments. They are actually made out of a piece of bread and glue, then she painted them. I am hoping to show this technique on my personal blog closer to Christmas…so stay tuned!! I thought these poinsettias would work perfect for these two cards. Here are the two finished cards. I still need to finish creating cards with the first one I stamped…but, I ran out of time and steam! lol!

Now, this is a pretty lengthy post and I have several cards that I created out of these panels….so, I am going to jump ahead and show you the other finished cards. However, if you want to see the process, go ahead and click on the YouTube video to check that out! For the next two card I used my Silhouette machine to die cut the sentiments as I didn’t have any on hand that would fit. I added some sequins to embellish the blue card and kept the red one simple by trimming the 6″x6″ panel into strips so that I can create even more cards!

The next cards were created last year…but I wanted to share them with you again as they are more non-traditional in nature and to show you that with this stamp set it is really fast and easy to create sets of cards!

I hope that this post has inspired you to find your Christmas in July spirit and to get your own Turnabout stamp set! Remember Concord & 9th is our featured brand of the month! Take advantage of coupon code CCD15 to save 15% off Concord & 9th turnabout stamps as well as their new products at the Scrap’N Stamp Store! NOTE: This coupon code is only good for the month of July!

Enjoy the rest of your week!

~Chala, xoxoxo

Christmas in July BLOG HOP!

Saturday, July 21st, 2018

Welcome to our CHRISTMAS IN JULY BLOG HOP!  We are so glad you’re joining us here today and can’t wait to share the creative fun the team has been having… for the first time, our blog hop does not include a product challenge.  Instead, each member will be sharing a Christmas project using whatever products they choose from the SNS online store!

Flash Sale : Effective today, when you spend $100, you will receive $25 off your order!! Incredible savings! Use code CJ25 at checkout. Promotion ends July 25th!!

This should be a lot of fun, so let’s get started!  If you get lost hopping along the way- please check back here for the full list of links in todays blog hop!

Here’s the list:  starting HERE with me!

Be sure to leave comments along the way… each of us will be giving away a Christmas Embellishment Package!  7 winners total will be announced next Saturday!

And now for my card… I almost hate that it’s first, because I’m pretty sure it’s completely unlike the rest you will see on this hop!  I went very non-traditional, using mostly Tim Holtz products…

I also used products from one of my other fave artistic guys, Ken Oliver.  I decided to use Color Burst to color my beverages as well as creating a coordinating background.  I primarily used the Earth Tones set, and selected this combo of drinks because together they are sorta Christmassy colors PLUS they happen to be fave bevies of choice in our house 😉  Since I didn’t have the Caribbean Brights Set (it’s next on my wish list!) for the lime greens, I mixed together the dark green & Lemon yellow and it turned into a pretty great margarita green!

Each of my glasses had additional shading added with watercolor pencils and some Zig Wink of Luna pen added as well to finish them off.  The large Christmas word is by Tim Holtz and the CHEER was created using the 1″ alpha.  I am super excited to see more of these alphas coming up as new products this fall- I love creating my own sentiments with these!  I also love that you can use both the cut out and the negative space they leave.  I lined mine up a bit un-even to tie in with the theme here 😉

I finished it all off with some ribbon & a word charm as well as a tiny bit of snowflake washi tape… and of course some bling to make it all a bit more festive!

Hope you enjoyed a peek at my first non-traditional Christmas card of the year… I kinda have a thing for creating these.  I love using non-seasonal stuff to make my holiday cards!

Don’t forget to leave comments along the different stops on today’s hop!   Have FUN!  The link to your next stop will be added to the bottom of this post so you don’t have to scroll back up unless you want to!

 

Inky hugs,

Tara

 

Materials Used:

Tim Holtz mini blueprints strip BEER

Tim Holtz mini blueprints strip WINE

Tim Holtz mini blueprints strip COCKTAILS

Tim Holtz mini blueprints DRINKS set

Tim Holtz 1″ alphanumeric die set 

Tim Holtz Retro Merry Christmas dies

Color Burst Earthtones & Brights

Zig Wink of Luna Pen

 

Next STOP on the Christmas in July HOP: Laurie Case

 

 

Tuesday with Tara {take 108} Christmas in July Blog Hop!

Tuesday, July 25th, 2017

Happy Tuesday!  It’s July 25 and we’ve got a treat for you… another fun blog hop, this time with some Christmas in July fun!

The ladies have some really fun projects in store for you, all of them featuring a funky stocking die by Dee’s Distinctively!  The exciting news (apart from all the inspiration you’ll be getting!) is that this die is a FREE GIFT with purchases over $50 right now!  Yay for freebies!  You’re also going to see some gorgeous sparkle paper used in today’s hop, and it’s also available in the store, available in a multi pack or individual colors.

Unfortunately for me, I haven’t gotten my die in the mail yet to create with… so I haven’t got a new project to share with you today!  You can bet I’ll be making something fun with it when it arrives though, and I’ll share it with you even if it means a bit of ‘Christmas in August’ 😉  Just so I’m not completely out of the loop, here’s a flashback post for you to some cards I made that feature another Dee’s Distinctively die, a fun stacked tree.

Now let’s get on with the BLOG HOP fun!  Here’s the list of fabulously creative ladies that are hopping with us today:

Tara Nixon Cox  (that’s me and you are HERE)               
Karla Yungwirth                
        
Amber Trubiak                                  
Nancy Frustaci                   
Niki Stone                           
Julia Chupik                        
Karen Warner                    

Thanks for visiting and checking out our Christmas in July Blog Hop!  I hope it’s as fun for you as it has been for us!  And I hope you enjoy the free gift with your $50 purchase in the online store… happy shopping & happy hopping!

Inky hugs,

Tara