Christmas in July

And we’re back: It is July 24th which means Charlie and I are posting our monthly Christmas cards over at Operation Skriv Hjem’s blog. I went with an icy wintery theme of modern snowflakes and cooler colours. The only warmth I’ve added is the tiny red heart that works to contrast the blues and greens of the rest of the card.

I stamped the sentiment in between the snowflakes and embellished the sentiment with the tiny red heart that I added both Wink of Stella and Glossy Accents to. For once I got around to using blings that are different colours from the standard clear: I went with bling in the same colours as the stamped snowflakes.

I’ve added this card to two different challenges at Simon Says Stamp: Simon Says Sparkle And Shine as well as i scream for…

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PL2015: Week 22 & 23

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It’s been a while since I posted updated pages from my PL album but here are a few new ones. I didn’t have many pictures from week 22 and 23 so I decided to combine them on just one spread. No need to make it more difficult on myself, right?

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Week 22 was define by me attending Online Card Classes Mask-erade, making some jam and both of us attending Aron’s first birthday.

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Week 23 was the week of K’s birthday and the poor man was so sick on and around his birthday. Thankfully, he got better during the week but it was not a happy birthday in our house this time around.

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Graduation card

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I got an order for a card for a young woman graduating the Danish equivalent of high school earlier this summer. Since the new graduates wear a cap in red, white and black those are the colours I chose for the card.

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Since it is also a tradition to give roses to graduates, I decided to use the amazing Gardenia Blooms die from Neat & Tangled. While the flowers might not be roses I think they look enough like roses to work in this setting. I stamped the sentiment using Lawn Fawn Violet’s ABC which had the perfect height to fit in the space on the diecut piece.

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As a way of personalizing the card, I added the date of graduation and the first letter of the young woman’s name to a tiny tag. It is a very subtle way to make the card match the occasion perfectly.

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Trio of whales

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I’ve made this trio of cards for a friend who’ll be using them at an auction benefitting Wylder Nation. The whale is a significant animal for the family behind Wylder Nation and that is why the cards sport this cool dude with a red balloon tied to his tail.

hval2The background dots were stamped using a Papertrey Ink background stamp and both the whale as well as the sentiment are from Papertrey Ink too. The little red balloon is from Mama Elephant and sadly it doesn’t have a matching die which would have been great when doing multiple little balloons. But it all worked out in the end, thankfully.

I’ve added this trio of cards to Simon Says Stamp’s Wednesday Challenge: We’re going dotty.

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