Friday, July 27, 2018

More Christmas in July Cards

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.

Entered into: 
Bugaboo Stamps- Christmas in July- Wednesday                        (
Cute Card Thursday- #540 Too Cute                                               ( 
Simon Says Monday Challenge- Krafty Christmas                       (

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 (
Entered into: 
Bugaboo Stamps- Christmas in July- Thursday    (
Doing Life- Create with TLC Challenge #21           (
Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge        (

Friday offers a photo challenge with a beachy theme. I just knew that I had to use this funny image from Dearie Dolls ( I upcycled an old calendar page for the beach scene background and created the sentiment on my laptop.

Entered into: 
Bugaboo Stamps- Christmas in July- Friday                    (
The Paper Shelter- #349 Anything Goes                           (
Penny's Challenge- #390 Anything Goes                          (
Happy Little Stamper- Christmas-Anything Goes          (
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge- Anything Goes        (

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!)
Entered into: 
Christmas Crafts All Year Round- Include a Tree                         (
Word Art Wednesday Challenge- #344-345 Anything Goes     (
Artistic Inspirations Challenge-Challenge #205                          (


  1. 4 beautiful cards Kathy! I love sunny Santa and his plans for the day! That's what he looks like when he delivers gifts in my part of the world! Thanks so much for sharing your passion with us at Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenges!

  2. Lots of lovely cards Kathy. Thanks for playing along with us at Catch the Bug for our Christmas in July celebration. Good Luck.
    Lynn aka Lynnpenguin, Bugaboo DT

  3. ALL of these are great!u are very creative! love the Santa sentiment card, but the coloring on the polar bear? awesome!!
    Thanks for joining us in our Bugaboo Christmas in July event!
    Smiles...Jodie (Bugaboo Stamps Owner)

  4. A fabulous selection of festive cards, all of them are beautifully designed and crafted, love the variety of styles too. Thank you for joining the Christmas in July fun over at Catch the Bug this week.

  5. Very nice cards thanks for sharing!

  6. Great upcycling job on your beach Santa card. Fab imange and sentiments. Thanks so much for playing wtih us again at Happy Little Stampers July Christmas Challenge.

  7. Loving the crisp clean feel to your polar bear card...and totally chuckling at the humour on all the others too :D Thank you for sharing with us at Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge XXX

  8. that card made me smile,
    thanks for joining us at HLS
    Barb Housner (DT)

  9. I love the beach and christmas coming together on this card. So lovely. Thank you so much for joining us on Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge. xx Ankita

  10. So, so cute. Thanks for playing along with us during Christmas in July at Catch The Bug!

  11. Hi Kathy - welcome to Penny's - your cards are lovely and so is your blog of which I am now a happy follower :) Michelle x

    1. Thanks, Michelle. This was my last posting to Penny's as a follower of the blog. Tomorrow I start as a new member of the Penny's DT. I am so excited and know that I'll learn a lot from you and the other talented DTs!

  12. Totally adorable cards, Kathy! (My fave is that Bugaboo polar bear...I just love him!) Thank you for joining us at CCAYR with your final card for our "tree" challenge! :)

    ~Marie B -DT

  13. Lovely cards!!! Thanks so much for participating in our CHRISTMAS CRAFTS ALL YEAR ‘ROUND challenge. Hope you participate in our next challenge!! Have a happy crafty day!!!
    Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper

  14. Kathy this is just beautifully crafted and fits in perfect for our 22nd ‘ATG with CREATE WITH TLC’ challenge. Thanks for sharing your creative talent with us. Good luck and hope to see you play with us again.
    {ATG with a CREATE WITH TLC Element}
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}
    PS: Love the use of the TLC sentiment x


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