Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Christmas Card...'tis the Season :)

Hello Crafteteers!

Ah...July...such a gorgeous time of year: the sun is shining, flowers blooming, kids playing, mowers mowing and crafters making Christmas cards.  :)

Many blog sites are keeping us crafters in check and ensuring that we get a head start on our Christmas cards.  JustRite is one of those blogs and their challenge this time is Non-traditional Christmas colors.  I decided to make a card using white, purple (dusty concord) and kraft.  Purple is a color hardly used in any of my projects so this was an enjoyable change.  
The card front used "Merry and Bright" from JustRite's Christmas Inner Thoughts and the poinsettias (Hey!  I spelled that correctly without autocorrect!) are from JustRite's Festive Poinsettia.  I filled in the open areas of the poinsettias with my dusty concord Distress Marker.  Bling berries were applied.
The card base was made using Spellbinders Grand Decorative Labels One and also Scalloped Labels One.  I applied dusty concord along all of the edges and a wee bit of walnut stain, too.  Glitter mist was also sprayed on the card front.

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Hope you all are having a fantastic week.
Kathy Jo

This card is entered into the following challenges:
JustRite, Non-traditional Christmas Colors
Die Cuttin Divas, Christmas in July
Word Art Wednesday, AG
613 Avenue Create, AG
Craftin Desert Divas, Christmas
CRAFT Challenge, Christmas
Crafty Hazelnut Christmas, Layer it up
Hiding in my Craft Room, Christmas in July
My Sheri Crafts, Christmas in July
Craft Your Passions, Christmas in July
Crafty Hazelnut, July Extra
Christmas Sweet Stamp, Kraft
Christmas All Year Round, Non-Traditional


  1. So intricate and delicate looking. Pretty card. TFS at DCD's challenge this week.

  2. What an AWESOME non-traditional Christmas card, Kathy Jo -- LOVE the Dusty Concord and it is just so elegant with those snowflakes and added bling!!!

  3. Wow.. your card is absolutely stunning! The card base is so pretty and I love the way you created the bow. :)
    Thank you for joining us at the CDD Linky Party.
    ~ DT Lori

  4. Very pretty! Love the colors you chose!

  5. What a lovely Christmas card. I like the non traditional colours. Thanks for linking up with us over at my Sheri crafts.

  6. Sooo happy you shared this beautiful Christmas card with us @ My Sheri Crafts Challenge! Hope you have a lovely day!!!

  7. This is absolutely gorgeous!! I love the colors you used!! The snowflakes are beautiful!! And wow, your bow is amazing!! Love this!! Have a great day :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  8. this is so elegant!

    thanks so much for playing along with us at CRAFT-Challenge!

    Hugs and kisses from germany, silvi xoxo

  9. Hi Kathy Jo, Love the card. Distress inks gives the card so much dept.

    (Hey! I spelled that correctly without autocorrect!) made me laugh. I usually have to use spell check.

  10. Gorgeous and elegant first comes to mind! Your ribbon treatment is a stunning addition.

  11. Stunning! This is absolutely stunning!

  12. So Lovely! Love the colors you used and the bow is awesome!

  13. You really found unique non-traditional colours. I love the addition of the purple to the kraft and white, and that bow is FABULOUS!

  14. WOWOWOWOWOWOW!! LOVE this!! Such a FUN Card and take on the challenge!! I LOVE that Bell!! =) THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

  15. Gorgeous - love the shape. Thanks for entering both of my CHNC challenges with your lovely card - hope to see you again soon. x

  16. Elegant & Beautiful!!
    Thank you so much for joining us at Craftin Desert Divas Linky Party.
    Have a wonderful day,
    *Crafting With Creative M*

  17. Hi there, what a gorgeous card, the shape and dies are fabulous and I love your colours and design. Thanks for joining CCAYR and good luck with the challeng, Kat x

  18. WOW! Not a color combo I would have EVER come up with on my own, but I LIKE it! :)

  19. Elegant and so fantastic this card.
    Thanks for joining us at Craft your Passion.
    xxx Michelle (DT)

  20. Such a beautiful and elegant card.Just love the unique colour scheme and it works so well.Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion.Hope to see you again next week.
    Lisa x

  21. This is gorgeous!!! Beautiful card!!!

  22. Absolutely gorgeous! I love the non-traditional colours with the traditional imagery - just beautiful, Kathy Jo!

  23. Thank you for joining us at Craftin' Desert Divas. Your card is simply beautiful!!! Excellent choice of colors! Just Wow!

    Hugs, Melissa

  24. I absolutely love this card, the kraft paper looks wonderful.
    Thanks for getting "krafty" with us at Christmas at Sweet Stampin this month, Wedgie xxx

  25. Very classic for the holidays. Thanks for sharing at Craftin' Desert Divas for our Christmas in July Linky.

    Stay Creative,
    • Carson's Creations •


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