Casing Pinterest - Christmas in July Day 1

It's time to break out of a rut and move away from coloring, hand-coloring cards is amazing but time-consuming.  It's July and I've decided to get a head start on the holidays by creating Christmas Cards this month.


My card was inspired by this pin from Stamping with Loll.    


I used a woodgrain embossing folder to create the background panel and skipped the green splatters in the inspiration card.  I die cut the white tags, white banners, and the brown dear for my layers.


Each stitched tag was stamped with Stampin' Up tree using Distress Oxide Ink in Peeled Paint.  The sentiments were stamped with, you guessed it VersaFine Onyx Black Ink, onto the stitched banners.


I dug out my eyelet setter and punched a hole in the top of each tag.  I used a bit of embroidery thread to add string to each tag.


I created one prototype of the card before completing a full set, which gave me a map to follow.  Once all of the elements were created I did a rough layout of each card.  After the pieces for each card were roughly laid out, I added adhered the ribbon to the woodgrain panel, added white foam tape to the back of each panel, and secured the panel to the card base.  Then I layered each of the remaining elements onto the front of the panel in the order of tag, deer and finally the sentiment.


These cards are clean and simple, yet very elegant.  I adore the simple pops of color and the crisp design lines.


Links to Products Used:


Kokuyo Tape Glue Dot Liner Long tape, Refill cartridge 5 Pack,
Kokuyo Tape Glue Dot Liner Long tape, Refill cartridge 5 Pack,

AZ | SSS
Kokuyo Tape Glue Dot Liner Long-Blue
Kokuyo Tape Glue Dot Liner Long-Blue

AZ | SSS
Sakura QUICKIE GLUE ROLLER PEN
Sakura QUICKIE GLUE ROLLER PEN

SB | AZ | SSS
Scotch Indoor Mounting Tape, 0.75-inch x 350-inches, White, 1-Roll
Scotch Indoor Mounting Tape, 0.75-inch x 350-inches, White, 1-Roll

AZ
Die-namics Stitched Sentiment Strips
Die-namics Stitched Sentiment Strips

SSS | MFT
Die-namics Stitched Traditional Tag
Die-namics Stitched Traditional Tag

SSS | MFT
Impression Obsession Steel Dies DEER TRIO
Impression Obsession Steel Dies DEER TRIO

SSS
Ranger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Oxides Ink Pads - Peeled Paint
Ranger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Oxides Ink Pads - Peeled Paint

SB | BI | JI | SSS | MFT
Tsukineko VersaFine Pigment Ink Pad - Onyx Black
Tsukineko VersaFine Pigment Ink Pad - Onyx Black

AZ | BI | SSS
Hero Arts Clear Stamps JOY TO THE WORLD
Hero Arts Clear Stamps JOY TO THE WORLD

SSS

Dahle Vantage 10671 Self-Healing Cutting Mat, 12"x18", 1/2" Grid

AZ
Darice Eyelet Setter
Darice Eyelet Setter

AZ
Fiskars PREMIUM CUT LINE Paper Trimmer 12 Inches
Fiskars PREMIUM CUT LINE Paper Trimmer 12 Inches

SB | AZ | SSS
Ranger Ink - Inkssentials - Reusable Non-Stick Craft Sheet - 15 inch by 18 inch
Ranger Ink - Inkssentials - Reusable Non-Stick Craft Sheet - 15 inch by 18 inch

SB | AZ | SSS
Tonic Studios - Tim Holtz - Stamp Platform
Tonic Studios - Tim Holtz - Stamp Platform

SB | AZ | BI | SSS

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