Stylish Christmas in July

It’s time for a little Christmas in July.  I wanted to share the Under the Mistletoe Designer Paper and the Stylish Christmas stamp set coordinated well with the designer paper.  I love Christmas plaids – red, green and black, they are so pretty and this one is my favorite in the package of papers.


Stylish Christmas stamp set, Under the Mistletoe Designer Paper
The poinsettia in the stamp set is one of the “distinctive” stamps — it shows the shading very well just by inking up the stamp.  I added the new Red Rhinestones to the center of the flower.  I used a Black Marker and drew the squiggle lines to help finish off the card.  I added a banner with Season’s Greetings.

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Masculine Happy Birthday with Best Route Designer Paper

I have a little more designer paper temptation for you today.  Have you looked at the Best Route designer paper shown on pages 52 & 53.  I just love this color combination, it is so bright and cheery and works great for masculine cards.  Today I paired the paper with the Lilypad Lake Stamp Set – the sail boats are wonderful.  I made it into a fun fold card – the boats layer is attached to an arm so the card opens once to the right and then the left flap opens (I love this fold).

Best Route Designer Paper, Lilypad Lake Stamp Set, Happy Birthday, Masculine
*Blueberry Bushel — 4 1/4″ x 9 3/4″ — score at 5 1/2″
*Gray Granite — 4″ x 5 1/4″
*Whisper White — 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″
*Gray Granite — 4″ x 4″
*Best Route DSP — 3 7/8″ x 3 7/8″
*Gray Granite — 1 1/4″ x 4″ – score at 3/4″
*Bests Route DSP — 1 1/8″ x 3 7/8″
*Blueberry Bushel — 2 5/8″ x 2 5/8″
*Mango Melody — 2 3/8″ x 2 3/8″
*Whisper White — 2 pieces 2 3/4″ x 2 3/4″ — first piece — cut out with the Stitched Squares Framelit — stamp waves with Blueberry Bushel stamp pad.  I used the sun framelit with a sponger dauber and Daffodil Delight stamp pad to create the sun.  I used a sponger dauber with Balmy Blue stamp pad to create the sky.  Second piece – stamp boats with framelits — color with Stampin’ Blends — attach with Mini Dimensionals.
*Mango Melody — 1″ x 3″ — use framelit from Lakeside Framelits to cut banner — stamp Happy Birthday with Memento



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4th of July Scrapbook Pages to Celebrate

Today I have scrapbook pages for the 4th of July.  Do you have a fun tradition that you always do on the 4th of July.  We have a family camping trip every year.  This year there were 20 of us together for the weekend.  I have some fun pictures that I can add to these scrapbook pages to share the fun we had together for many, many years.

4th of July, July Scrapbook Pages


Here’s a close up of each page.

4th of July page 1
4th of July
I used Real Red 12″ x 12″ cardstock for the base of both pages.  I used the Dandelion Wishes stamp set to stamp “fireworks” on the edges of each pages — small fireworks across the center strips.
I added a 8 1/2″ x 10″ layer of Whisper White — page 1 has a 1″ x 8 1/2″ strip of Real Red across the center — page 2 the has a 5/8″ x 8 1/2″ strip of Real Red across the center.
Page 1 has 4″ x 4″ pieces of Blueberry Bushel mats for your pictures
Page 2 has 2 – 3 1/2″ x 5″ pieces and 3 – 2 1/2″ x 3″ of Blueberry Bushel mats for your pictures
I cut 2 banners from Best Route Designer Paper and 2 banners from 2018-2020 In Colors Paper Stack.

These pages went together quick and easy.