Saturday, July 25, 2020

Keeping Christmas: July

Christmas in July!
Welcome friends to 'Keeping Christmas', July's post. So happy you stopped by
for a visit... I have a pair of Christmas cards, hopefully to bring you some cheer.

1st in frosty blues,

2nd in Petal pinks.

All stamps and dies from the Greetery today. 

Look close, and you can see some Fairy Sugar Glitter Glue (Lavender Ice), from
Memory Box, just to add a bit of sparkle.

A single jewel for each card, on a snowflake.

And a matching envelope for each card, will make it easier during the 
busiest time of the year.

Hope a bit of Christmas cheer brightened your day. Need a bit more?
How about Angela Landsbury singing, We Need a Little Christmas,
from Aunty Mame...

Honestly love that woman!

Here's a list of the other Keeping Christmas designers:
Be sure to stop by and see what they have for you today.

Kelly Lunceford (Creator)

And a list of Supplies:

The Greetery: Frosty Corners Dies, Fir & Foliage, Nordic Frames,
Pine Blossom (Sentiment), Envelopes, EnvelopeFlap Stencils

Open Studio (Memory Box): Fairy Sugar Lavender Ice

Altenew: Inks

Ranger: Distress Oxide Inks (sponged)

Wednesday, July 22, 2020

Christmas in July

It's Christmas in July at the Card Concept! And we have this holiday themed photo
as inspiration:

Now, our challenge to you is to create a card with a style in mind.
The inspiration photo, with it's prominent tree was my starting point.

The clean white background, the tree is where I began for my graphic
and layered card.

Hope you find some time to play along. We love to see how you were 
Have a wonderful week!



O'Tannenbaum, Nesting Basics: Oval Die set, & Nesting
Basics: Pierced Oval Die set. Pure Poppy Pattern Pack.
Tremedous Tags: Star

The Greetery: A2 Envelopes, Striped Stencil

Thursday, July 16, 2020

Balloon Bouquet

Finally got to play with the new Balloon Bouquet from the Greetery.
Fortunately it was restocked and after ordering it and a few other stamps and dies,
delivery was quick!

Lots to love about the stamps that create the bright balloon! 
Do you have a favorite? Not telling mine, but Betsy's color combo with the pink and
gray is sweet for a baby card!

Have a great day!

Monday, July 13, 2020

Strawberry Jam

How y'all doing? Well and safe, I hope!
I recently received a driveby gift of homemade Strawberry Jam from a friend, and thought
I'd repay with some homemade tags she could add to the next batch. Our valley has 
fresh, ripe delicious strawberries, April through August, and then again October 
through Christmas! 

I used several stamp and die sets from different companies, Concord & 9th, 
PTI, MFT and Elizabeth Crafts.

I've saved dozens of stamp containers from PTI over the years, and love them
for repurposing. 

The super big berry tag from C9 says it all!

I loved how PapertreyInk included so many sweet details in their Strawberry
Patch set.

The MFT tag has a couple of 'awnings' you can add to the top. 

Well that's all for now, I seem to be craving a bagel with cream cheese and 
strawberry jam... homemade of course. And then it's off to do a driveby...

Have a wonderful week!

PapertreyInk: Strawberry Patch, Strawberry Patch Sentiments,
Background Basics: Super Gingham, Garden Variety 1 & 2, Canned,
TagSale: Quilted

Concord & 9th: Sweet Strawberries

MFT: Treat Tag

Elizabeth Craft Designs: Strawberries

All inks: Altenew

Wednesday, July 8, 2020

The Card Concept Summer: Tropical Treats

Hello everyone, and welcome to the Card Concept, Summer edition. Yes,
this year, with all it's Covid Sheltering, some of us at the Card Concept
decided to continue with our challenges instead of taking the summer off.
Want to join the fun?
Here's our inspiration photo:
Irrisistably delicious inspiration, isn't it?

The colors of course, always inspire, and I loved the floral elements too.

Hope you can find some time to create a card and join the fun. 
Choose a style or create one of your own. We love seeing what you do!

The amazingly beautiful hibiscus blooms for one day, then closes for the others.
This one, graces my garden, and is 8 to 9" in diameter!

Also adding my card to the latest Flower Challenge Summer/Winter.
My card... definitely summer!
We're celebrating all things summer here in my valley! 

Hope your summer is off to a great start! A safe one too!

Altenew: Hibiscus Garden 3D Die, Watercolor Stripes Cover Die
The Greetery: sentiment