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Festive Foliage, Stampin' Up!

Good afternoon, I am joining fellow demos from around the World this afternoon to bring you some Christmas in July!


I often wonder how Christmas in July came about, for us crafters its just an excuse to get the Christmas goodies out early!  It also coincides with a new Autumn/Winter catalogue which will be out soon and I hold a Christmas in July event every year!

I have chosen a new background stamp to share with you today.  It is available in the Annual Catalogue and is called Festive Foliage.

Festive Foliage, Stampin Up
This stamp immediately appealed to me and I could see lots of potential.  I stamped the image in Versamark ink on to Basic White cardstock and heat embossed using Gold Embossing Powder.  I then coloured the elements using Stampin' Blends.

Festive Foliage, Stampin Up

I used parts of the background on each corner of a second piece of Basic White cardstock and added a small border in Cherry Cobbler cardstock.  I stamped the greeting in Cherry Cobbler and cut out using the Tasteful Labels Dies.

I then fussy cut a few of the elements I had coloured and arranged them behind my greeting before adding a couple of ribbon loops.

Festive Foliage, Stampin Up

I hope you like my card today, this design could be used for any occasion so if you are not quite in the mood for Christmas yet it would look lovely for a birthday card!

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Happy Stampin'

Jo
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17 comments

  1. I love this. I am thinking I am needing to case this if that is okay

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  2. This is a really great card. Could cut dsp for the corners and then add die cuts from any Christmas set. Love it.

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    1. Yes absolutely would look great with our beautiful DSP X

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  3. Beautiful and elegant, Jo - love the classic colours and inspired design. Thanks for sharing

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  4. Love your card! Think I have to CASE if you don't mind!

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  5. What a lovely & interestingly new layout I haven't seen before!

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  6. Love everything about your card!

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  7. Jo ~ I LOVE this card ~ and I'd LOVE to case this as one of my Christmas cards for stack!!! do I have your permission xo enjoy your day

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  8. love the idea of colouring this image!

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  9. Lovely card Jo, may I ask how you worked out measurements for your corners of dsp please?

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  10. Loving this paper piecing idea. Simple with an awesome wow! Thanks for sharing!

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