Hello there!  What better way to cool off in the summer heat of mid-July than to think of Christmas?  That’s what the Cards in Envy design team has planned for the next couple of weeks.  Our current challenge theme is “Christmas in July”.

I have a confession to make about my card for this challenge.  It’s the card design that my family sent out to our friends and family last Christmas.  Last week when my sample card was due in to the design team, my family was getting ready to go out of town to visit my husband’s parents, so I knew I had to do something quick and easy.  I always make a few extra Christmas cards “just in case” and then donate any remaining ones to Operation Write Home.  I just happened to have a couple left over, and I looked through both my computer’s database and my blog and realized I never shared the card online.  So I did the quickest and easiest thing possible – I snapped a few photos of one of my leftover cards and chose the best photo to use here.  My card was heavily inspired by this one at Splitcoaststampers.com.  I’ve changed the colors and sentiment, stretched the card into a portrait-oriented rectangle, and used just one little rhinestone as an embellishment.

CIE 07-20-2015

What kind of Christmas card will you create for this challenge?  Just remember that it needs to be A2 sized and it must be flat enough to mail at the standard first class postage rate.  Link it to the Cards in Envy challenge post by 7:00 p.m. Eastern time Sunday, August 2.  We’d love to have you join us!

All supplies for this card except the rhinestone are from Stampin’ Up.
Stamps: Festive Flurry, More Merry Messages
Cardstock: Smoky Slate, Buckaroo Blue, Whisper White
Ink: Buckaroo Blue
Other: rhinestone (Recollections)

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