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Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Die-Namites July Challenge

Well, I made my first Christmas card today!  WooHoo!  (Be sure to double-click on the photo ... all the shimmer looks really pretty closer up.)

Die-Namites' July challenge has the cutest sketch for you to follow.   

I decided to make a Christmas card because I wanted to use the beautiful Pine Bough die I just purchased. 

Pine Bough

I cut the boughs out of CTMH New England cardstock.  The die cut was a little big for my card, so I cut it into smaller pieces, and then painted them with Moss Green Stamp Paint to give them a beautiful shimmer.  

The pointsettia was cut out of CTMH Ruby cardstock, using my Tim Holtz Tattered Pointsettia die.  I misted it with Lindy's Stamp Gang Poincianna Red Flame Starburst Mist.  Once the flower was assembled, I added a little Diamond Stickles here and there.

The challenge at Die-Namites runs until the 31st, so there is still time to enter... check it out here.

Another challenge you might enjoy if you're ready to start Christmas cards, is the "Christmas in July" challenge at Flying Unicorn.  You really have to check out the gorgeous cards Alda has made for inspiration there.  Her cards are a delight to behold!

Thanks for stopping by! 

Other supplies used:

CTMH cork embellishment, and papers from the NEW Idea Book which goes online on August 1st.  You will be able to see the whole book here at that time.
The Christmas sentiment which is stamped and embossed on vellum paper, is from the Snowhaven Cardmaking Workshop (D1625), and is also from the new Idea Book.


  1. Girl you ROCKED your FIRST Christmas Card.....GORGEOUS! THANK YOU soooo MUCH for playing along with Die~Namites Dies July Challenge!!

  2. You totally rocked this. I love that die and need it now (thanks!) Thank you for participating in the July Sketch & Dare Challenge with Die-Namites

  3. Woozers you did Rock this!!! thanks for playing along with Die~Namites Dies July 2014 Challenge