Monday, July 26, 2010

TBS DT: Christmas In July! *tweet tweet*

Hello hello! It's the end of July and -for many of us- the hottest time of the year. While out and about today the car thermostat read 102°! [I am most definitely jealous of all our readers in the Southern Hemisphere right now!] Sooo, what better time than to think Christmas (and cold weather for me)?

This week The Beary Scrap Design Team will celebrate Christmas in July *and* sponsor a Christmas-themed challenge over at ABC Christmas Challenges (starting Wednesday 7/28). Come join us!

This just in: The Beary Scrap is extending the Christmas in July 25% Everything sale through Tuesday! Use discount code JULY25 at checkout to get the sale price on everything you buy - even clearance stuff! Oh, *and* you'll receive a 15% off coupon/code for your next purchase before September 30th. Click HERE now!

I had fun with this card! I LOVE the "Snowed In" line from My Mind's Eye and couldn't wait for this challenge. Here's a bonus for you: It's on sale right now!  

I cut out the bird on the "Merry Christmas" paper and outlined his body and random feathers with Stickles Star Dust. I used a second bird for a popped-up wing - I have to have my 3D! The tree is from the Snowed In Accessory Sheet, which includes loads of other great die-cuts, too. I colored the ornaments with Stickles Star Dust and Diamond. You know Star Dust is my favorite Stickles, and Diamond runs a close second with it's gold tint.

I stamped Merry & Bright with black pigment ink and embossed with clear embossing powder. I love the effect next to the Dew Drops! I crumpled up the tag before stamping, and inked the edges after embossing. In this photo you can also see my Stickles randomness on the birdie.

Ok, one more photo - I trimmed off a bit of the Prima border pack rhinestones to create the bird's Christmas song. Corny... but neat, no? (I have to get this off my chest: in "real life" the birdies tootsies are on top of the tag instead of under it... *sigh*)


Card Recipe
Thanks so much for visiting today. I don't know about you, but I can't wait to see what the rest of the team comes up with for this theme - love it! If you're in the Christmas mode, too, you can participate in the challenge at ABC Christmas Challenge (starts Wednesday, July 28) and possibly win a $20 gift voucher from The Beary Scrap! Whoo hoo!

And definitely don't forget our sketch for the Beary Sweet Challenge #6 going on right now - click HERE for all the details!



Jessica Diedrich said...

Awww this is SUPER sweet! Never too early to get a head start, right? ;) Thanks for playing along w/ Oh, Alice!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful! Thanks for joining the Drunken Stampers this week!

Lynne Phelps said...

What a wonderful card - so many great things to look at, with lots of layers and textures and 3D elements. LOVE the bird! Thanks for playing along with Oh, Alice!

CuddlyBunny said...

Oh boy, this is just gorgeous! I love the embossing and the rhinestones and the colors and EVERYTHING!

Thanks for dropping in at the Drunken Stampers craft pub!

Anne said...

What a lovely, different and yet very christmasy card. Love it! :)

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Edith said...

Beautiful card, Susan! I love the image, colors and embellishments:)

Linda Ledbetter said...

This is stunning, Susan! I love the bird-- it so sweet, and the card you've designed is elegant holiday perfection! Thanks so much for joining the Drunken Stampers Christmas in July Challenge!