Christmas In July

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OMG! I can’t believe I’m using the “C” word! Yes Christmas – gasp, shock, horror! Until I joined Stampin’ Up! I never even used to think about Christmas until end of November at the earliest! Lol! Now it’s usually around August when the new Autumn/Winter catalogue comes out. Even then I don’t really get started until September really. BUT, I wanted to play along with the Paper Players again this week where the theme is Christmas in July!

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I don’t have any Christmas stamps left since the last catalogue retired and my trusty White Winter stamp set retired and I have refused to buy anything Christmassy from the new catalogue so far. So I have had to improvise! Actually that’s not a bad thing! It just goes to show what you can come up with using your existing stash!

Christmas In July Weather Together by Stampin' Up! Tracy May PP302

 

I started with a background panel of Soft Sky, embossed with my ever favourite, Softly Falling embossing folder. I then cut out a circle of Whisper White, using the new Layering Circles Framelits. I stamped the presents from the new Weather Together stamp set. I had been wondering why this set had presents in it, but hey I’m not complaining! Lol! I did a little bit of masking using sticky notes (first you stamp the image on the sticky note and then cut it out to mask off the stamped image on your card).

Christmas In July Weather Together by Stampin' Up! Tracy May PP302

The sentiment is from the ever so useful Teeny Tiny Sentiments stamp set, which is currently the only one I  have with a Christmas Greeting in! I finished off the card with some Wink of Stella, Silver metallic thread and sequins!

So what do you think? I hope you like it! It was great fun to make. Don’t forget to pop over to the Paper Players to see what the design team and other peeps have come up with!

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Seasons Greetings from Bedlam & Butterflies

Seasons Greetings from Bedlam & Butterflies

Well it’s the big day and all that’s left for me to say is Seasons Greetings, peace and goodwill to all! However you may be celebrating or otherwise spending today I wish you a happy and peaceful day with much as much merriment as you desire!

I have a round up of my favourite Christmas cards I have made using Stampin’ Up! products from the Autumn/Winter 2015 catalogue. I’ll kick off with this one, using Wonderland, which is my absolute favourite and seems to have been yours too – it’s been pinned over 1000 times – I don’t know exactly how many but it’s the largest number of pins of a single project of mine – thank you very much! 😀

Watercolour Wonderland from Stampin' Up! by Tracy May

 

My second favourite is this one using the Sleigh Ride edgelits!

Stampin' Up! Sleigh Rides Edgelits & Sparkly Seasons by Tracy May

And here’s a medley of some of the others…

Christmas Cards using Stampin'  Up! products

I hope you’ve enjoyed seeing my projects using Stampin’ Up! products from the Autumn/Winter 2015 catalogue. There’s still time to get hold of the retiring items and some of them are greatly reduced too. Check out the big year end sale!

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Let me know if you aren’t on my catalogue mailing list but would like to be (UK, NL, DE, FR, AT only I’m afraid).

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Last minute Christmas card using Wonderland by Stampin’ Up!

Last minute Christmas card using Wonderland by Stampin’ Up!

I knew that I would forget a couple of Christmas cards. My phone contacts list and computer contacts list are supposed to be synched but I have discovered they aren’t. The ones I need to post will be getting Happy New Year’s cards instead though. I will be sharing those next week in the run up to the new year. In the meantime, I cased my own tag, for the design of this last minute Christmas card using Wonderland from Stampin’ Up!

Last minute Christmas card using Wonderland by Stampin' Up! Tracy May

 

I’m sad that Wonderland isn’t being carried forward in to the new catalogue, I think it’s one of my favourite sets from this season’s Autumn/Winter catalogue. You can get hold of it until January 4th. Check out the rest of the retiring list and don’t forget about the year end sale either!

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#GDP012 – Festival of Trees from Stampin’ Up!

#GDP012 – Festival of Trees from Stampin’ Up!

Now I’ve finished the prep for my class tonight (well mostly), I managed to have a little play along for the CASE the designer challenge over on this week’s Global Design Project blog. I had to be quick, as have a loooong to do list today and no time! I used Festival of Trees from Stampin’ Up! and have not only cased the challenge host this week – Brian, but I inadvertently managed to case one of the design team, Jessica, too! Love her card, it’s stunning, go check it out! 🙂

Here’s my quick card.

Festival of Trees from Stampin' Up! Tracy May UK Demonstrator

I used the colour scheme (Pool Party, Whisper White and Cherry and sloping panel from Brian’s card. As I was in a hurry I didn’t think I’d be able to do a great slope free hand, so I used the houses edgelit from the Sleigh Ride edgelits dies set and just cut the houses off. Then I stamped the snow flakes from Perpetual Birthday over the panel and slightly embossed it using the Softly Falling embossing folder – yes I stood on it again!! Lol!

I added a bit of bling with sequin trim and glimmer paper – well it is nearly christmas and you can never have too much bling can you? 🙂

The final touch was the sentiment stamped in Cherry Cobbler. What do you think?

I am now have ideas for variations of this card buzzing around in my head. Hopefully I will get the chance to have another play when I’m all packed up for my class – got to run out now to buy some mince pies for the ladies – yes I know it’s not even December yet but its the last formal class before Christmas. That’s my excuse and I’m sticking to it! 🙂

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Festival of Trees from Stampin’ Up!

Christmas inspiration for the Global Design Project “Christmas challenge (#GDP011) using Festival of Trees from Stampin’ Up!

Ok so it’s official, Christmas is on the way! Today’s card for the Global Design Project “Christmas challenge (#GDP011) uses Festival of Trees from Stampin’ Up! combined with a dash of Lucky Stars embossing folder and a sprinkle of Gorgeous Grunge – oh and not to forget a scattering of Jingle All the Way!

Festival of Trees from Stampin' Up! Tracy May UK Demonstrator #GDP011

I think I’m going with this version of my card for #GDP011. I’ve seen loads of cards recently being embossed after stamping, which is what inspired today’s cards.

Festival of Trees from Stampin' Up! Tracy May UK Demonstrator #GDP011

I wanted a subtler look for the embossing, so I didn’t run this one through the embossing folder. I’ll show you how I did it at the end of this post!

Festival of Trees from Stampin' Up! Tracy May UK Demonstrator #GDP011

This one I ran through the big shot to emboss.

So how did I get that lighter embossing on the landscape version of this card? Easy……

Festival of Trees from Stampin' Up! Tracy May UK Demonstrator #GDP011

…. I just put the card in the embossing folder then I stood on it! I moved my foot around to make sure I covered the whole of the card front! Dont worry – no embossing folders were hurt during this procedure! Lol! 🙂

Festival of Trees from Stampin' Up! Tracy May UK Demonstrator #GDP011

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If you have a big wish list, why not sign up as a demonstrator and stock up at a discount? Give me a shout if you would like more information about it – tracyj.may71@gmail.com. I’d be happy to talk you through it – no pressure from me, the decision is yours entirely! 🙂

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