InKing Royalty Christmas in July
Welcome to InKing Royalty’s July Blog Hop! Can you believe we are half-way to Christmas? It might seem a bit early to start looking at wintry scenes and holiday goodies, but there are so many great products in Stampin’ Up!’s 2016 Annual Catalog that we want to share before the Holiday Catalog is revealed next month. Today’s Blog Hop is filled with inspiring projects that feature each artist’s take on Christmas in July. After you read my post, I hope you’ll hop over to the next person on the list at the base of this post.
I have a lot to share with you today. I am super excited about today’s blog hop. Christmas is my favorite cards to make and what better time to start working towards the Holidays that in the hot summer month of July. Let’s all think cool and winter. I personally love summer…but, this week in Alabama it is sticky hot… I do not care anything about being sticky….So in hopes of making this world free of stickiness…. Let’s all spend the next few days inside in the AC crafting for Christmas pretending we are not sticky…Anyway…… I had a Christmas in July event a few weeks ago with fellow InKing Royalty member Kim Barrera. We had a great time! Today, I am sharing with you some of the projects from this event. When I started planning the Christmas in July event I wanted to come up with a fun display for the class to see all the different cards that you can make from the Christmas Items in the Annual Catalog. I convinced Mike to make me a wooden Christmas Tree for the display. It took much doing!!!….He worked really hard on the project and we even called all around looking for a particular drill to make the tree with….we did not find the drill. He did a great job, drill or no special drill….. Thought he thinks it is not right….boys….
After Kim and I filled the tree with lots of great cards our friends joined us and made several Christmas cards. Most of the projects we made I have already shared with you…. But, I did want to share this wonderful card that Kim made as one of the class projects
The black is such a lovely and unexpected color choice for Christmas. The black background really makes the wreath and joy show up perfectly… They shine so beautifully…
The next card is my favorite card from the Christmas Tree Display. It uses the stamp set Embelished Ornimants, the Delicate Ornament Thinlits, and our new Copper Embissing Powder.
I just love the simple beauty of this card. I have been trying to resist this stamp set. But, now I must have it. I want to make gift tags from the ornaments with this beautiful copper embossing….
We had so much fun crafting with our friends that day! I am already looking forward to the next Christmas Card Class. I am also, already thinking about how to expand on the Christmas in July event!!!
I am very excited to be hosting another Christmas Card with Kim in August. We will be making cards with the stamp set Joyful Nativity. And yes, We will have the tree up again so you can see new inspirations…
With brings me to my card for you today! I love, love, love this stamp set. It is perfect for Christmas Cards, gift tags, and Christmas packaging…It is simple and to the point. Yet, agin I love!!!!
Just a few details for you:
- The paper used is Cherry Cobbler, Always Artichoke, and the Fabulous Foil Designer Acetate
- All the stamping is done with Versa Mark ink and then Heat Embossed using Silver Embossing Powder.
- The little angel was a last minute addition that made the card!!!
- Add a red layer on the inside of the front to cover the glue and building of the card.
FYI…The Fabulous Foil Designer Acetate has a film layer on it. This must be removed before assembling the card. Other wise the humidity of the summer will make the film layer bubble off….Ask…really just ask me how I know…..
Yes, I was able to salvage the card. It just took much doing and re-glueing…that’s all I am going to say about that!
Thank you for stopping by today. I hope you’ll hop along to the next stop on the blog hop, Becky Volpp at InkBlossom with Becky. There’s lots of inspiration to be found in this group – and you don’t want to miss it!
Thank you for hopping along with us. If you get stuck during the Blog Hop, please use this line-up as a guide:
- Brian King at Stamp with Brian
- Candy Ford at Stamp Candy
- Linda Heller at Where the Rubber Hits the Road…
- Shawn de Oliveira at ShawnStamps
- Karen Browning at StampWithMeKZB
- Lory Robinson at The Robin’s Nest Designs
- Imogene Thomas at MomoMakes.com
- Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery
- Jennifer Spiller at Westside Paper Creations
- Becky Volpp at InkBlossom with Becky
- Natalie Bradley at NatalieBradley.com
Bonus Days is a great time to earn money towards your August Purchases!
Be sure to hop along and leave some blog love along the way. I know my favorite Stampers have some great insperation and ideas for you today!