Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Christmas In July Creative Challenge


Hey everyone, and welcome to this month's My Favorite Things Creative Challenge!! Tonight, we are celebrating Christmas in July!! MFT has a TON of AWESOME Christmas stamp sets, and some super cute dies to help you with all your Christmas card making needs. I got REALLY into making my card for tonight's post, that I decided to make two!




For my first card tonight I used the Ski Bunny à la mode set. I stamped her on X-Press It Blending card, and colored her with my Copics. She was then layered with Sno Cone, Red Hot, and Jellybean Green card stock from MFT. 




Her ski's and jacket were paper pieced with some MME Be Merry paper. I also used the Snow Flakes Die-namics, and layered them together to make my embellishments. I used some large Michael's brads to keep them together, and then added flourishes using the Fancy Flourish Die-namics in Jellybean Green and Red Hot.


For my sentiment,  I used the Sentiment Strips Die-namics, and some more of the large Michael's brads. For some added interest, I used Liquid Applique under her feet and skis to look like snow.


For the inside, I used more of the same supplies, as well as the Small Scalloped Border Die-namics


For my second card, I used the same paper pad(MME Be Merry) and cardstock colors(Jellybean Green, Sno Cone, and Red Hot). My girl from the Cocoa Cutie à la mode set was stamped on X-Press It Blending Card, and then colored her with my Copics.




I paper pieced her mug, and then added Liquid Applique to the marshmallows to make them nice and fluffy!



For my sentiment, I used three different Die-namics: The Mini Doily Die-namics in Jellybean Green for the base, Snowflakes Die-namics out of some of the MME paper for my layered snowflake(attached with a small brad), and the Sentiment Strips Die-namics.  


For the inside, I used more of the same supplies, including more of the Sno Cone Grosgrain ribbon that I also used on the front of the card. 

Here is the Die-namics I used:






Well, that is it for me for now!! Head to Kim's Blog for a full list of Designers playing along today, and have a great day!! 



11 comments:

Inge said...

Both cards look stunning Jessie, the liquid appliqué gives the cards such extra fun dimension!

Kristy Hansen said...

Love the snowflakes and the flourishes added to your cards. Makes them so 3D. Love the way you colored and pieced the gals. ksh

Lisa H. said...

soooo super cute, Jessie! LOVE those ALM, and of course all your little extras. well done.

Stacy said...

I love these little a la mode girls and I just recently started shopping with MFT again and I want every single one of them. Your cards are beautiful.

Queen Mary said...

Love both cards Jessie! I love the paper pieced skis! You are incredible!

Karen Motz said...

I LOVE the skis and the mug! Cute cute cute!

Kim said...

Those are both awesome cards, Jessie! TRULY!

Debbie Carriere said...

Great cards, Jessie!! Love the paper piecing you did!

Jacquie Southas said...

fun cards - love the snow & marshmallow details

Sarah Gough said...

Those marshmallows ROCK!

Jenny said...

Great cards Meatball!!! LOVE those skis....makes me want some polka dot ones;) and of course you are ever the overachiever with all your added detials;)