Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Christmas In July for Cuttin' and Stampin' Challenges Week #28

Challenge:   Christmas in July
July 16 - 22, 2013

Hello My Crafty Friends!
Seems like it's been a while since I posted.  I was lucky enough to get to take a short vacation with some extended family members and celebrate my niece's 30th birthday at the beach!  It was a nice, relaxing time- lots of sun and nice hot weather!  
How funny that my first Design Team post takes me to Christmas in July - the total opposite of what I was thinking of when I was at the beach!

I always think it would be an amazing idea to get started on my Christmas cards in July, but never seem to be in the mood to do it!  This Team Challenge at least got me thinking about making them!
Let's take a look at what I've created for you today! 

I created this happy little penguin from a cut from the Silhouette Store.  I added googly eyes to
give her a bit more character

 I decided she should stay cool this summer by sitting on a mound 
of snow that I just tore by hand and then glittered the edge.  I attached that to my blue embossed snowflake layer - and added in one separate snowflake with a bit of glitter. 

 I stamped the word "joy" in red ink to make it stand out a bit more and to tie in with her little red bow!
I pop dotted the penguin to give her a bit more interest, and the snowflake is 3 D so it has dimension as well.
Here is one more look at my finished card!

 Now it's time for you to dust off your Christmas stamps or die cuts and create a Christmas project!
We'd love to have you link it up and join in our challenge this week!

You can link your project HERE

Please make sure your creation post has a link back to Cuttin' and Stampin'

Thanks for playing along we will be announcing the winners on July 26, 2013.

I love to read your comments - please take a moment to chat with me!


Heather Lynn said...

Teresa, your card is totally adorable! I love love love the penguin and the embossing is perfecto! Great card, lady!


Desi Lee Designing Divas said...

This is the cutest card!! Love it!!

Lisa Ch

Cuttin' and Stampin' Cards said...

Teresa, your card is just adorable. The penguin is super cute.

Tammy S.

Donna K said...

Could this sweet little penguin card BE ANY cuter?!! I think not... you sure can't tell you weren't in a Christmas mood my friend. This is super dooper cute! TFS!! xo

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