Hey hey hey! It's Tuesday and time for another Timeless Tuesday Challenge from Flourishes!
This week our lovely hostess is Katie Sims! For our challenge this week, Katie wants to see...
Christmas in July!!!...
but there's a catch... your card needs to be semi flat for mailing,
so NO big bows or lumpy, bumpy envelopes here!
For my cards this week, I started off by making a pair of flat cards. I created some A2 card bases using some "Patch" cardstock from our Color Made Easy "Pistachio" collection. Then I die cut a single piece of 4 1/8 x 5 1/4 Classic Ivory Cardstock and stamped all along the die cut edges using Memento "Pistachio" ink and my "Poinsettia & Pine" bough stamp. I die cut a piuece of patterned paper to use on the opposite sides. I created my greeting using a simple circle of Classic Ivory Cardstock and a mini doily die cut. I stamped the greeting "JOY!" also from the "Poinsettia & Pine" stamp set.
Classic Ivory Cardstock and stamped all along the die cut edges using Memento "Bamboo Leaves" ink and my "Naturally Merry" holly bough stamp. I again die cut a piece of patterned paper to use on the opposite sides. I stamped my greeting using the "Happy Holly-days" stamp from the "Dove and Holly" stamp set using Memento "Black Tuxedo" ink.
Then I decided that I would make a little pocket to hold my 4 card set. To create this A2 Card Fold Over Box you can download my tutorial HERE.
Here is the front of my card box. I created the front panel with a triple layer of die cut circles cut from ivory cardstock. I stamped the holly and the greeting from from the "Poinsettia & Pine" stamp set. I used some crinkled up Basque Red Seam Binding Ribbon, some gold metallic string and an ivory button to decorate below my image.
Make sure to check out my fellow Flourishes designers and their amazing Christmas projects today...
- Allison Cope -- you are here!
- Broni Holcombe
- Cheryl Lea
- Deborah Anton
- Jenny Gropp
- Judy Rozema
- Katie Sims
- Margaret Gilmer, our July guest designer
~ Ally ~
Sponsored by: Flourishes LLC
stamps: Flourishes (Naturally Merry, Dove & Holly, Poinsettia & Pine)
cardstock: Flourishes Classic Ivory, Bazzill
patterned papers: Authentique (Scatter Joy!)
die cut shapes: Spellbinders, Cheerylynn Designs
ink: Memento, Copic
ribbon, button, string: Flourishes
tools: Scor-Pal Tool