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Monday, July 18, 2011

"Christmas In July" Day 1

Hello everyone. Welcome to "Christmas In July" a fun week long celebration, that's 7 days filled with awesome projects for you to enjoy and get inspired! I am so lucky to be a  "Guest Designer"  for this celebration. The week long celebration is being hosted by my sweet friend from the "Florida Cricut Crop" Giselle of  Cross My Hearth Paper Crafts (one very talented crafter) and her good friend Nadia from Nadia's Beautiful Mess. Please join us for some amazing projects and some very SWEET blog candy
In order to win the candy from our hosts here are the rules

  • NOTE: TO BE ELIGIBLE TO WIN YOU MUST BE A FOLLOWER OF BOTH NADIA'S AND MY BLOG. YOU DON'T NEED TO HAVE A BLOG TO ENTER THE CHALLENGES OR COMMENT BUT YOU MUST HAVE A BLOGGER ACCOUNT AND BE ABLE TO FOLLOW BOTH BLOGS.
  • LEAVE A COMMENT EVERY DAY ON EACH DESIGNER'S POST FOR EXTRA CHANCES TO WIN THE PRICES (ONE COMMENT PER PERSON PER POST PLEASE). THERE WILL BE PLENTY OF DESIGNERS PER DAY SO THERE ARE MANY MANY MANY CHANCES TO WIN.
  • PARTICIPATE ON THE EVERYDAY CHALLENGES, WITH A MAXIMUM OF 7 CHANCES TO WIN THE PRIZE AT THE END OF THE WEEK (ONE PROJECT PER CHALLENGE PER PERSON PLEASE).
Now for today's project "Christmas Card Monday"
I wanted to make a shape card and I chose this image from the Cricut essentials cartridge (exclusive to the E2) I had to use the Cricut Craft room to weld it because it isn't linked to my Gypsy.
I used recollections CS for most of the cuts. The card when folded is 5 x 6 the white mat measures approximately 4,75 x 5.75 and was embossed with the "Holly Ribbons" folder. The Partridge in a pear tree was cut from "Joys of the season" at 2,25 x3.5. I cut all the layers the shadow is dark green, The blackout is brown, the base is a brighter green and the layer is a mustard yellow, added a 1 inch red strip punched along both edges wit an Anna Griffin boarder punch. The sentiment was from my collection of stamps, the shape for this was also from"Cricut Essentials" cut at approx 1 x 2 in white and framed with green shape cut slightly larger. Added some white doodling on both red pieces and a green bow to top it off. Both the sentiment and the partridge were on pop dots.
Hope you enjoy every ones projects
Big Blog Hugs,  Janet !

PS !!!  Forgot to mention I will be giving away a PC " Your Story to one lucky winner. I am participating in 5 of the 7 days of celebration and will pick a winner from those who comment on my posts "HERE" on my blog for those five events ( 5 chances to win) I'd love for you to follow me but it isn't mandatory to win. Thanks again!

14 comments:

Queenie said...

Hi Janet,
beautiful card love it and the shape!!

Babe O'Mara said...

Love the card, very pretty. I'm a new follower.

Babe
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jennyplace2 said...

Hi Janet! I am so glad to have found your blog, I read your profile and had to giggle, you sound so much like me! It takes me for ever to do one layout, but I put a lot of love into my projects. Your card is just beautiful. Thanks for the chance to win and thanks for sharing your amazing talent! I am looking forward to seeing many more wonderfulprojects in the future.

Barb said...

The red paper "lace" in the center and the embossing make this really elegant!

Cathy said...

Love the card, this is a presentation of an elegant Christmas card. Love the embossing. New follower here:)
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Audrey Frelx said...

Oh, that card is beautiful!!!

Becky Dunham said...

Lovely card Janet! I wish I had the E2 :) I love the embossing and the lacy accent!

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Mommy's Crafty Creations said...

Hi Janet, I love your card. Im now following your blog. Thank you stopping by my blog and becoming a follower.

Hugs,
Veronica
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mommyscraftycreations at gmail dot com

lmkindell1 said...

Love the card and the embossing.

Besthobbyeva said...

This card is just adorable! I love it. I may have to scraplift this idea for my Christmas cards this year!! I love the punch right across the middle, it really makes the card!

Laurie

JustJules said...

Beautiful card!! Thanks for the inspiration!

Julie

littlen said...

cute card. love the embossing. tfs.
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lmkindell1 said...

Your card is wonderful. I am now ready for Christmas with this. lol
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Coffee said...

A partridge in a pear tree, nice job.