Have been having fun creating cards for Bugaboo's Christmas in July Event. Here are my last three cards made for these fun Bugaboo challenges.
The Wednesday Challenge is to create a funny project with a funny photo inspiration. (Santa's frilly panties made me think of a Whimsie Doodles digi set named "Christmas Undies." I used the undies and panties digis for the background and the sentiment as the focal point. I didn't have any red vellum, so made the holly leaves green plastic document folders. They come in a pack of assorted colors and you can find them in office supply stores. They are often cheaper than colored vellum and are more translucent. You can write on them with a fine-line permanent marker and they are also easy to fussy-cut with a nice, sharp pair of scissors.) I blinged out the berries with red rhinestones.
Bugaboo Stamps- Christmas in July- Wednesday (catchthebugblog.blogspot.com)
Cute Card Thursday- #540 Too Cute (cutecardthursday.blogspot.com)
Simon Says Monday Challenge- Krafty Christmas (simonsaysstampblog.com/mondaychallenge)
Thursday holds a color challenge. I used one of Bugaboos digis named "Polar Bear" as the focal point of the card. I layered him on patterned paper and cardstock in the required colors. (The close-up photo shows the yellow and peachy pink color, plus you can see that I printed off another set of the little bear feet, colored and attached them with foam tape so that they pop up a bit.) The sentiment is from TLC Creations (createwithtlc.blogspot.com)
Bugaboo Stamps- Christmas in July- Thursday (catchthebugblog.blogspot.com)
Doing Life- Create with TLC Challenge #21 (desiref.blogspot.co.za)
Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge (craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.com
Friday offers a photo challenge with a beachy theme. I just knew that I had to use this funny image from Dearie Dolls (freedeariedollsdigistamps.blogspot.com.) I upcycled an old calendar page for the beach scene background and created the sentiment on my laptop.
Bugaboo Stamps- Christmas in July- Friday (catchthebugblog.blogspot.com)
The Paper Shelter- #349 Anything Goes (thepapershelter.blogspot.com.ar)
Penny's Challenge- #390 Anything Goes (pennyschallenges.blogspot.com.au)
Happy Little Stamper- Christmas-Anything Goes (happylittlestampers.blogspot.com)
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge- Anything Goes (simonsaysstampblog.com/wednesdaychallenge)
My final card features a stand of pine trees (embossed in green) framed within a Christmas Sentiment. I had seen a similar card on Pinterest, so freehanded the word NOEL, making the "O" by using scrapbook stencils to find the right sized circles. After fussy-cutting and attaching the letters, I decided the card needed more color. A few fussy-cut holly leaves and berries did the trick! The inside sentiment was created on my laptop. (Decided I like the look of this card so will be saving my letters to use as templates for future cards!)
Christmas Crafts All Year Round- Include a Tree (christmascardsallyearround.blogspot.co.uk)
Word Art Wednesday Challenge- #344-345 Anything Goes (wordartwednesday.blogspot.com)Artistic Inspirations Challenge-Challenge #205 (artisticinspirationschallenges.blogspot.com.au)