Stamp Ink Paper Challenge: Christmas in July


I love Christmas, my favorite time of year and today it almost feels like Christmas.  I have always loved the Wondrous Wreath stamp set when it initially came out.  I have used it many times and this is definitely a set that is going to become one of those classics.  So many people wait until the last-minute to get one and next thing you know…BAM! It’s gone, whether through retirement or popularity.  My rule of thumb is to get a set that has the most versatility.  Enough said! =)

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Please share your Christmas in July card, so that the rest of us can begin gathering ideas for our own cards. Please and thank you for joining us.

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The Details:

  • Need a Door?. The hardwood stamp is perfect to give your card the appearance of a wooden door.  Yes, embossing it with the woodgrain folder would have given it a little dimension, but my goal was to keep it simple.
  • Underused Die-Cut. The metal horn (kind of reminds me of a shoe horn) used to hold the wreath on the door is a little underused and I almost never use it, except for today’s card. I already cut it with a left over piece of silver foil sheet when I realized, I used the gold foil sheet for the door knob.  Did you even notice it? HAHAHA
  • Lighter Shade of Red. The ribbon is actually stamped with Real Red ink, but before stamping it I stamped it off once to lighten the color.  It gives it an almost pink look doesn’t it?

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It’s amazing how quickly time flies. First I waited anxiously for Leadership and it flew by in the wink of an eye. The same thing will happen for Valentine’s and since it’s the most celebrated non-official holiday in the U.S. I hope you’re prepared for it.


Need a card to go with your sweet treat or giving only a card? All you need is a pack of  Stacked with Love Designer Series Paper Stack, adhesive, a circle punch, small heart punch is optional, and ink. Cut, punch and adhere. How easy is that? But you must order today to receive it in time and quickly make them. They literally take just 5 minutes for each card.

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  • Small sweet gifts don’t need to be elaborate or complicated to make. The small box for example, comes pre-made. Stamp, punch, and adhere! That’s all you need sweetheart.


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Being the wanna-be crafter that I am… I visited where there is “More Saving. More Doing.” to buy some materials to make pendants inspired by one of my Pretty Pals (Kathleen).  But I won’t reveal it for a couple days… I’m so excited about what I’m doing that I’m jumping up & down.  You are going to LOVE it!  Check back in a couple days.

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In the meantime, you can duplicate this quick & easy card with a snip and a punch.  You can make several and keep them in your stash for those times when you suddenly want to tell someone you are proud of them.  All items used are listed below.  Don’t forget to stop by the last post BFF to enter to win FREE blog candy here.

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I have always heard that we (women) should always have in our closets a little black dress for a night out.  Well, what about for men?  Perhaps they should have a bow tie ready for wearing instead of a tie.

I love love love our glimmer paper.  The pain is a heck of a whole lot less than actual glitter… LoL.  The inspiration for these glimmery bow ties came from {MOJO} Monday 272 sketch design by Carole Burrage.

To make the bow ties I used the Petite Pennants Builder to punch out some Champagne Glimmer Paper.  After I glued them together, I used the 1/2 circle punch to punch out some Silver Glimmer Paper to use as buttons in the middle of the two pennants cut out.  I added a strand of 3/8″ Taffetta Ribbon to add a touch of color to my card.

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I made this card to celebrate my one year Maggie Made Cards blog anniversary.  A huge THANK YOU is never enough to my younger brother, Frank. My vision for the blog has been to CREATE, SHARE, AND INSPIRE you!  I hope I am doing just that.  My eyes light up and if there’s any stress in my bones, it just withers away when I’m stamping. You too can brush up on your skills, whether you are a beginner or advanced card maker.  My goal right now is to introduce you to your greatest stress reliever! Will you take the Stampin’ Up! TEST DRIVE and get your starter kit before the New Year?  Make it your Christmas gift to yourself or maybe you can hint about receiving a Stampin’ Up! gift certificate. To create the rubies, I took colored in our basic rhinestones with a red Sharpie.  The secret to perfect flames is to place small pieces of Daffodil Delight on the smallest pear shapes on the Sizzlets Large Paper Doily as shown below and run it through your Big Shot.

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