Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Have a Holly Jolly Christmas!

Happy July 4th my friends!  We're having a fabulous Independence Day.  I started the day with a three mile run and then Ryan, Collin, Marcel and I went down to the local river for a five mile canoe ride followed by lunch.  Canoeing isn't comfortable for Pat's back and Jonathon was working.  We missed having them with us, but it was so nice out.  Sunny but also shady as we cruised along. I hope that you are relaxing with your families today too!

But...I think you are here for a card. It is July and I have not made a single Christmas card until this weekend...so time to get moving. I made multiples of this one and need your opinion...twine or no twine?  Please cast your votes in the comments!
Without twine?  What do you think? :)

I so appreciate the two challenges going on for Christmas in July at Merry Monday and Happy Little Stampers. Thanks so much for inspiring me to get moving on my Christmas cards!  I'll be back on Thursday with another Christmas card.  


18 comments:

Jennifer K said...

Yes to the twine. :) I like how you used multiple colors for the sentiment - it adds a lot to the card.

Lisa Elton said...

Lovely CAS card Lynn!

sandie said...

Greetings from Greece! Your day sounds perfect and very active! Well I say no twine, it looks more classic without it and less fussy.....and easier to do lots!

Marcia HIll said...

I like the twine too...adds just that little extra that raises the card up a notch! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Merry Monday and yea to you for getting started on your Christmas cards!! :0)

Gerrina said...

It is beautiful CAS and beautiful christmas! I hold on to not starting 'till summer is over...want to dive into summer as much as I can L)! Hugs, Gerrina

Anita in France said...

Sounds as though you had a lovely day, Lynn! Fabulous design ... especially love it without the twine ... so deliciously CAS! Hugs, Anita :)

Darnell said...

Your 4th of July sounds fantastic, Lynn! I love your OLC Christmas card with it's sweet and merry design! Normally I'm a less-is-more when it comes to adding twine, but here I'm really liking your design with it. I think it adds a ton of personality!! Hugs, Darnell

Sue Lelli said...

Twine definitely! It just adds a little something Fab!

Marian White said...

Twine. Such a cute card.

Tracey McNeely said...

Without the twine is less bulky for mailing but I personally love how the twine makes your design pop! So lovely!

Cindy C. said...

I love this CAS creation!!

Karen B. said...

I love hearing about your boys and my vote is for the one with twine!

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

The twine looks great, Lynn, but I agree with Tracey on the "less bulky for mailing" comment. Fabulous CAS design with the colorful sentiment!!

Marisa said...

I vote Twine as it makes the focal image colours pop, but a bit bulkier for mailing.

Bobby said...

This is such a CAS Christmas card, Lynn, and I vote no twine. It looks great but like the others said, it is more difficult to mail.

Nonni said...

Hi Lynn, sorry for being so MIA lately. Your summer sounds great! These Christmas cards are both wonderful, twine or no twine -I never seem to know how to tie the knots beautifully, yours looks amazing! Thanks for joining HLS July Christmas Challenge!

Linda said...

I love the twine ...... but also beautifully CAS without. Sorry for the late visit ..... Thank you for playing along with the HLS Christmas challenge xx

JD/ Jill said...

Great card. I like the twine!