Saturday, July 20, 2019

Christmas in July- Day 1

I'd only been blogging a few months when Bugaboo celebrated their 2017 Christmas in July event. It was so much fun! So I was happy to participate again in 2018. And now in 2019 I spent the afternoon happily making Christmas cards in my little craft room.

Here is the first. For Day 1, we were to select our favorite movie from a few offered and develop a card that fits that movies theme. I selected “A Charlie Brown Christmas” because I love that it includes the true meaning of Christmas in Linus’ speech. My card features an image from a Beccy’s Place digi set named “A Nativity.” (You can find it HERE.) I colored Baby Jesus on the image with chalks and layered a piece of decorated vellum atop the colored image. Added a free sentiment from Victorine Originals (you can find it HERE. Select “digital” in the drop-down bar for “mounting type.”) The inside sentiment is a retired one from Denami Designs. The final touch was to add tiny red rhinestone holly berries on the front and inside vellum.
Entered into: 
Bugaboo Christmas in July Day 1- Theme Challenge 
Outlawz Challenges- Monday Greeting Challenge- Christmas In July     
Power Poppy- Creative Confetti- Christmas in July  
Word Art Wednesday Challenge- #396-#397 Anything Goes                    
Outlawz Challenge- Festive Fridays                                                       
Di’s Digi Stamps Christmas In July                                                       
Beccy’s Place Challenge- July     
Crafty Hazelnut’s Christmas Challenge- #447 Anything Goes                  
The current challenge at wecraftcards Forum is called “Shake It.” I tried something a little different when making this shaker card. Instead of using acetate to contain the sequins within the enclosed window, I used a scrap of one of my mom’s old nylon hair scarves. She would have LOVED seeing it used in this way. And she would have loved coloring this sweet image from A Day for Daisies named "Hello Baby Giraffe." (You can buy the image HERE but… you’d better hurry. The shop will be closing forever on July 31st so right now artist/owner Tammy is offering 20% off on any purchases. I’ll miss her sweet and often whimsical images.)
I colored with Spectrum Noir markers and a Sakura Gelly Roll white gel pen. The sentiments are all chipboard items from my scrapbook stash. Am entering this card into several challenges including Double D’s (inspired by the mood photo to make it sparkle!)
Entered into: 
Double D’s Challenge- Birthday                    
Cute Card Thursday- #Challenge 587 - Bright Colors!
A2zscrapbooking Monthly Challenge- Sparkle and Shine           
Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge- July                                 


  1. Hi Kathy,

    Your Christmas card is so lovely! Such a perfect take on a classic Christmas movie! Thanks for joining us at Catch the Bug for day 1 of our Christmas in July fun! :)

    ~Marie B -DT

  2. Very pretty Christmas card. Great image and sentiment. So glad you shared and are playing along with us at Catch the bug and Christmas in July.
    Billie A
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  3. Fabulous cards and I LOVE that fun and silly giraffe, makes me smile!! Thank you fo rjoining our birthday challenge at Double D!
    Diane DD DT {Nellies Nest}

  4. Your Nativity card is beautiful! I love your use of vellum. I have recently begun using vellum after watching Scrapbooking Made Simple's video. Thank you for joining us at the Outlawz Monday Greetings Challenge with your lovely creation.

  5. A beautiful card for Christmas, and so lovely with the partial coloring. Your giraffe is one of my all time favorites! Thanks so much for sharing with us in our Birthday challenge at Double D!

  6. Beautiful traditional Christmas card,thank you for sharing with us over on dis digi designs challenge. Carol xx

  7. LOL ... OMG what a cute shaker card! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘Birthday’ challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.

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  8. Such fun card! Thanks for playing along with us at a2z.

  9. I love your project, thank you so much for taking the time to join in our Saturday CIJ event it means so much to us to have you!

  10. What a lovely Christmas card!
    Thank you for sharing with Crafty Hazelnut's Weekly Christmas Challenge!
    DT for CHNC
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  11. That giraffe is so darn cute!!! So glad you joined us at A2Z Scrapbooking.

  12. You giraffe card is so cute! They are one of my favorite animals. What a great idea to do a shaker. Thanks for joining in over at a2z Scrapbooking.

  13. I love the way you created your Nativity card Kathy, what a clever idea to use the vellum. The halo looks beautiful as do all the red "berries" you scattered around.
    How cute is that giraffe??? What a great facial expression. I was interested to read that you used a nylon scarf instead of acetate to create your shaker card, what a fabulous idea! You're always so good at thinking outside the box Kathy, well done!

  14. Oh my goodness, I LOVE shaker cards, and I am in LOVE with you cute little giraffe. So stinkin' cute!!! Great take on the Mood Board, thanks so much for playing along with us over at the Double D Birthday Challenge. Hope we see you back again soon!!
    Judy~ DD DT
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