Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Christmas in July


Oh la la...when I saw the ColourQ colors yesterday, I immediately thought Christmas.  The colors and my cousin, Sandie, ordering Christmas stamps had me motivated to make a couple of Christmas cards! I also used the idea from yesterday's Stretch Your Stamps...stretching your label stamps.  For the first card, I kept it simple, stamped the label die, added a strip of paper, a banner, leaves and a few gems to make it look like holly.

For the second card, I like the idea of not feeling like the sentiment has to fit in the label. For my card, I used a longer banner.  And...Maureen showed another idea with this same thought process earlier this week.  Take a look here.  All kinds of fabulous inspiration.  Hope that your week is going well!
 


35 comments:

  1. Lynn, I liked both cards. It amazes me how you can keep coming up with such good ideas!!!!

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  2. Me, too! And they look fabulous in Christmas creations! Really lovin' your little berry branches and layered frames ;)! I just did the same thing on a layout last night. I'll share, probably, closer to Friday. Sigh. This heat is killing me! I wake up feeling drained. What's the deal?!

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  3. love these...they are really simpe and beautiful!

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  4. Beautiful cards, the first one is my FAVE with the black polka dot paper strip & lovely frame. You've inspired me to start thinking about Christmas! xx

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  5. oh, wowzers! You have rocked this colour challenge and those dies! I didn't know what to do with those "Christmas" colours and maybe I shouldn't fight it!

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  6. Both card so fabulous! What a great idea to have Christmas cards designed now.

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  7. WOW, these are amazing! Your colors and stamping are soooooooo beautiful. Just lovely.

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  8. these colours are great and I like the use of the leaf die for a Christmas card and thanks for the mention!

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  9. Love these, Lynn! Such a fabulous idea to use those frame stamps this way!

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  10. Both of these Christmas beauties are fantastic Lynn!

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  11. Beautiful Christmas cards, Lynn, both have lovely designs! Thanks for sharing your cards with us every week at the ColourQ. I always enjoy seeing what you have done with the colors.

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  12. These are fabulous, Lynn, and I especially love the layers on the first one. So yummy!

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  13. Christmas indeed! Love these designs, and the perfect patterns you've chosen in just the right places.

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  14. Wow love that you went with Christmas cards! Really like how you used the labels! :> Fantastic cards today Lynn!

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  15. love your cards

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  16. These are lovely cards, Lynn. I like how you integrated the colors and made one focal point for interest. Lovely stamp stretching :)

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  17. These are beautiful. I especially love the first one. Ann Y.

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  18. I love, love, love, the "Peace" card. Absolutely perfect in every way. really!!

    p.s. shhh.....I have a new grandson who just will spend the first night in his own house tonight.

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  19. Love the both, Lynn :) The pearl heart is wonderful and you rocked the CQ combo! Love the red bling on the leaves. Great Christmas card :)

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  20. REALLY love these...I'm always smitten with clustering.

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  21. You're right these colors are great for Christmas cards. Love them both. Thanks for joining us again at the ColourQ.

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  22. These are some really great cards. Love every little thing about them!

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  23. Great cards Lynn. I really love your first one - CAS and perfect!

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  24. ok, Lynn.... you literally have me drooling! These are SO beautiful! The layers are awesome, and a wonderful way to stretch those stamps, too! Thanks so much for playing at ColourQ this week! :)

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  25. Both of these are great, the first is my favorite!

    Showing bloggy love from ColorQ Challenge
    xo, Kristina
    Come by and see me sometime!
    www.pearlgateway.com

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  26. such wonderful CAS cards using labels.

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  27. I must say these colours do shout Christmas to me...haven't had time to play though :0(
    Two gorgeous Christmas cards, I love the die cut branch as holly :0)
    Jenny x

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  28. Beautiful CAS Christmas cards!

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  29. Pinned, Lynn. Adore the holly berry bling!!

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  30. Love the non red/green theme for the Christmas cards.

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  31. Popping back on to say congratulations on being named a colourQ Courtier for your super card!!

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  32. Gorgeous card, congrats on your win!

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