Welcome to the Christmas in July Scrap ‘N Stamp Blog Hop! I ho-ho-hope you’re ready for some festive fun with us! We on the Design Team have our fans and air conditioners on high, we’re ignoring the heat wave, and are channeling our inner Santa’s to bring you some holiday cheer. Every card maker and crafter knows that July is never too early to start getting ready for the holidays. Let’s get festive!
CHRISTMAS IN JULY MADE SPECIAL
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Not only that, but starting now through July 5th, you save 20% on a Huge selection of Christmas themed items in the Shop! CLICK HERE to check out & shop all of the specials! Okay, now that the housekeeping is settled, let’s look at my Christmas in July project.
I pulled out one of my favourite die sets from last year, the Poppystamps Birdhouse Pop Up Easel Set. You can see how I used as a pop-up card in THIS POST, but for today, I just used the dies for my card front.
How cute is this?! You should see the sparkle in real life – good thing it’s summer, and I have sunglasses!
The die set makes it very easy to construct and personalize your bird house – and your bird! Simply choose your cardstock colours, get out your Big Shot, and start die cutting! I chose neutral colours for the birdhouse, so that my red cardinal would really stand out. The bird die automatically embosses the area around the beak & eye, if like me you want to make this a cardinal. If not, just switch up the colours! The die for the birdhouse front does the same; embosses the lines, so it looks like a shiplap design for the boards. Usually I would emphasize those lines with shading, but this time I decided to add some snow, by using my Posca Paint Pen in white. The black, white and yellow on the cardinal are also added with my Posca Paint Pens – I love using these, and am so happy that they’re now in the Scrap ‘N Stamp shop!
For the sparkly snow die cuts and card layer, use the beautiful Tonic Sugar Crystal glitter cardstock. The sentiment is from the Poppystamps Christmas Fun sentiments stamp set.
To add the snow under the sentiment, I simply die cut an extra piece of the snow that goes along the top of the bird house, and cut it in half.
ENJOY THE CHRISTMAS IN JULY SCRAP ‘N STAMP BLOG HOP!
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