Friday, July 24, 2020

Christmas in July- Day 5

One of my favorite challenges during the annual Bugaboo “Christmas in July” celebration is “Make Us laugh.” I used a funny Stella digi that has a built-in sentiment on the front of the my card. For the inside, I just had to use this wonderful freebie from a site I recently stumbled upon that is a perfect fit for snarky Stella! I fussy cut a few holly leaves from the background paper to use as embellies, and added tiny rhinestones on the glasses and earrings to add some bling. (I added a closeup pic so you can see these.) I already know who will receive this card this Christmas. It will make my younger sister Judi ROTFL!

·   Digi- Bugaboo (Stella I Tried Christmas List)
·   Colored with Spectrum Noir alcohol markers, Sakura Gelly Roll white and silver gel pen
·   Inside sentiment- A freebie from Gingershouse (Mall Santa)
·   Assorted cardstock, background paper and rhinestones from my stash
Entered into:  
Bugaboo Stamps Christmas in July- Wedn: Make Us Laugh 
Cute Card Thursday- Challenge #644 Christmas in July
Crafty Catz Challenge- Anything Goes #516 (Optional twist- Make It Funny) 
Outlawz Challenge- Festive Fridays                                                
Outlawz Challenge- Inlinks Challenge

Little Scraps of Heaven owner/artist offers a weekly freebie. This cute little beach bear was a past freebie. Stop HERE to nab the current one! And, while you are there, right now all the LSOH digis are on sale and you can pick this one up for just $1. So stop by soon and I’ll be you will be adding several of her cute digis or sets to your collection!)
My card features all of the colors required on the inspiration photo, plus several other bright additions. An upcycled calendar page and beach themed scrapbook stickers also provide additional colors.
·   Digi- Little Scraps of Heaven (Summer Bear Beach Ball)
·   Clear stamp set and inside sentiment- Art Impressions (Crazy Cat Lady)
·   Colored with Spectrum Noir alcohol markers and Sakura Gelly Roll white gel pen
·   Front Sentiment- (Happy Day)
·   Sentiment- “Don’t Hurry Beach Happy” from Imagine That! Digital Set (Floaty Sloth)
·   Assorted cardstock and upcycled calendar page from my stash
·   Small beach themed stickers from my scrapbook stash
Entered into:  
Little Scraps of Heaven- Color Challenge  (FB)          
Simon Says Monday Challenge- A Day At The Beach                   
Incy Wincy Designs- Summer Colors
Double D’s Challenge- Let’s Go To The Beach                
The Sisterhood of Crafters- Ocean or Beachy

My final card this post features an adorable freebie from Lemon Shortbread. The full digi is a pup sitting on a pillow. For this card, I cropped the image and just printed the pup so I could perch him peeking into the window. (This reminds me of our two pups who loved romping in the backyard and then staring into the window to see if we were doing anything like… um… eating while they were outside!)  I used a shadow box template but scored the front section and attached it to a flat back, lined with an upcycled calendar page. After adhering the back I trimmed the excess the added the sweet freebie sentiment.  It’s hard to see in the photo, but I created ”wallpaper” around the window with a Victorian-looking patterned paper. I planned to add a lacy valance to the top of the window, but if blocked out most of the scene so opted not to do that.
·   Digi- Freebie from Lemon Shortbread (Puppy On Cushion)
·   Colored with Spectrum Noir alcohol markers and Sakura Gelly Roll white gel pen
·   Inside Sentiment- A Décosse's Dynamite Doodles freebie (“I WOOF You”)
·   Window Diecut- Diemond Dies Window set
·   Assorted cardstock and upcycled calendar page from my stash
·   Instructions for  3-D shadow box card (found HERE.)
Entered into:  
Lemon Shortbread Challenge- Anything Goes #124
Word Art Wednesday Challenge- #448-449 Anything Goes                   
Polkadoodles Challenge-Week 30 Anything Goes                         
Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge- July                        
A Perfect Time to Craft 2020-Anything Goes- July Challenge #7-2020


  1. LOL You can't go wrong with Stella when a good giggle is needed. Love all three of your cards. Thanks for playing along with us at Catch The Bug Christmas In July challenges. Bonnie GDT

  2. All cards are great and Stella certainly was up to no good wasn't she lol....thank you for joining our challenge at Double D...oh and BTW, your DD prize was sent out on Wednesday, you should have it by Monday..enjoy!!
    Diane DD DT {Nellies Nest}

  3. I adore your Beach Bear and all of the other cards too. Stella card put a big smile on my face. Thanks for sharing it with us at Double D Challenge.
    Barbara DT

  4. OMG your beachy card is just adorable!!! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘Let’s Go To The Beach’ challenge as well as the 'Ocean/Beachy' challenge over at the Sisterhood of Crafters! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.
    Please stop in for a visit!

  5. Your 3 cards are fab... the Christmas card certainly made me smile. Thanks for you lovely comments about my card too.
    Diane Louise x

  6. Such a great card, I love the colours you used. Thank you for sharing at Incy Wincy Designs Challenge.
    Merja DT

  7. Brilliant selection Thank you for joining us at Crafty Catz Challenge Blog good luck
    Ginny DT for Crafty Catz Challenge Blog
    My Blog As I do Rodos

  8. Fun! Makes me want to be at the beach. Thanks for joining us at The Sisterhood of Crafters challenges.

  9. What a great card, I love your doggie in the window. Thank you for entering in the Word Art Wednesday Challenge. Ginny M, DT

  10. Great bunch of cards, Kathy! Stella is sure to make your sister laugh this Christmas! Thanks for playing along on Day 5 of the Bugaboo CIJ event! :)

    ~Marie B -DT

  11. Stella is always such a winner to add some humor!
    Thank you for joining in the fun in our Christmas in July at Catch the Bug!
    Hugs from Africa!

  12. Gorgeous cards, I love the window card and that hilarious Bugaboo image!
    Many thanks for joining us at Cute Card Thursday this week!

  13. Wow...three delightful cards. Thank you for joining us this week at Polkadoodles.


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