Christmas in JULY!! Yep, it's time for another Stamp Simply Challenge over at Sharon's blog. As my time as Guest Designer continues, we were given the theme of Christmas for our creations. I did find it a little difficult to get into the Spirit of Christmas, as I was just out in the garden with Isabelle picking white Poppies and lavender! I managed to rustle something up, on my second attempt! (Flourishes are also having a Christmas in July Challenge at the moment too!)
I thought a little gift card might be nice, so I made a little Christmas tree ornament that's detachable from the card (by a sticky fixer!). I used some of the papers from The Thrift Shop (October Afternoon) from the Stamp Simply Store, I thought the red patterned paper was reminiscent of snowflakes! The lovely red gingham ribbon and crochet lace are also from the Stamp Simply Store. I used some Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Antique Linen around the edges.
I made the little Christmas tree by cutting the shape from salt dough with a tree shaped cookie cutter. (You could use air drying clay too) I painted it with some Creative Inspirations Paint in Garnet and cut out a tree shape from some more Thrift Shop paper and glued it on top. I added a few buttons and a little twine to finish.
You can play along too, just use the keyword ssnotime147 when uploading your design to any public forums, don't forget to upload on Sharon's Mr.Linky too!
I'm sure the Stamp Simply Design Team will have some stunning projects to inspire you! Just follow the links below to have a look.
Sharon Johnson: No Time To Stamp?
Deb Neerman: Paper, Ink, Scissors & Stamps
Barbara Anders: Paper Pursuits
Jenny Gropp: One Krafty Kat.
Janine Orchard: 2bKrafty
AJ Otto: The Willow Garden
Deb Saaranen: Dream In Color
Barb Schram: Explore. Dream. Discover
Card/paper: Cream card, The Thrift Shop (October Afternoon)
Stamp: Happy Holidays, Ink: Ink it Up Black
Other: Crochet lace and red gingham from The Stamp Simply Store, twine, buttons, sewing machine, cookie cutter, salt dough or air drying clay, Creative Inspirations Paint in Garnet, Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Antique Linen.