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:

Anonymous said...

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

Jinny Newlin said...

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?!

Kara said...

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

Beverley said...

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

Maureen said...

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!

Cindy C. said...

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

Carole said...

Really really lovely!!

Caroline said...

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

sandie said...

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

Dana Nelson said...

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

Tracey McNeely said...

Both of these Christmas beauties are fantastic Lynn!

Sylvia said...

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.

Jen W. said...

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

Karen B. said...

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

Anita Rex said...

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

Anonymous said...

love your cards

Quip1320 said...

These are gorgeous!!!

Kerry said...

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

kingstonmama said...

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

Ginny said...

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.

Marisa said...

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 :)

~amy~ said...

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

Deanna Jean said...

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

Pat Bowman said...

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

Marion said...

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

Noelle said...

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! :)

Kristen said...

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

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Cassie_lu said...

such wonderful CAS cards using labels.

Jenny said...

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

Jean said...

Beautiful CAS Christmas cards!

Darnell J Knauss said...

Pinned, Lynn. Adore the holly berry bling!!

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

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

Elizabeth said...

Both cards are so pretty!

Darnell J Knauss said...

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

Wida said...

Gorgeous card, congrats on your win!