Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Christmas in June

Ok, so I know it's not Christmas and it's not even still June !! Well - let me explain ......  I'm partipating in the Waltzingmouse Forum Christmas Card Challenge where every month Lynn gives us a new challenge to use for that month's Christmas cards.

The June Challenge was to use a big ribbon and I think I kept putting off making a card because I like to make my Christmas cards as thin as possible so they don't cost extra postage and I knew a big ribbon would be THICK!  But when it suddenly got to be July I realized I better get one made before the July challenge got posted!!

So here's what I created:
When I thought big ribbon I imediately thought big ornament!  So I got out the Vintage Ornament set and thought this background from Pic-Nic Patterns would look good behind it.  The sentiment is from Compliments of the Season.  The ornament is popped up on foam tape and the ribbon is adhered with a glue dot.

I always like to make at least 3 cards when I do the Christmas challenge so hopefully I'll have enough to send out when December rolls around -  so I made three this month just changing the sentiment on the ornament.  And you know - this silk ribbon is pretty light so I bet if I do mail them it may not even be more postage!  So much for worrying so long about it!!!
July 10th is when Lynn posts the challenge for this month -  you should check it out and come join us!  You'll thank me in December!!

Stamps:  Waltzingmouse - Vintage Ornaments, Compliments of the Season, Pic-Nic Patterns.
Paper:  White, Simply Chartreuse, New Leaf - PTI
Ink:  Memento Bamboo Leaves, Tuxedo Black
Accessories:  foam tape, clear rhinestones - Michaels, glue dots, satin ribbon - May Arts.


Basslady said...

a beautiful card!

love it's pure and noble style!

hugs and kisses from germany,
silvi xoxo

Riet said...

What a beautiful cards Julia.

Hugs Riet.

Mynnette said...

Absolutely stunning! I love the big ribbon--you're right! It's perfect for an ornament! Thanks for sharing!!!

Sue from Oregon said...

Julia, this is sooooo pretty!

Debgem said...

Oh Julia - these are all just fabulous!! Love the rich green colour and the magnificent bows!!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Gorgeous collection of cards Julia! Love that WM ornament and the big bow!

Pat (mspfd) said...

Beautiful and elegant. What a wonderful classy design.

velta said...

These gorgeous cards are "green!" Which makes me "green" with envy Julia! My goodness you come up with the best ideas...guess that is why I keep coming back to see your posts! TFS!!

Lauri said...

Hey Julia! Love your cards as always! I still have the birdhouses we made at Stamping Around CT too (still love them!) I still have my blog...lauri-paperville.blogspot.com...I post once or twice a week...stop by and say hello! Hope you are well!

Kate W. said...

These are just beautiful! Love the big bows and all the green! The sentiments and bling work so well inside the ornament and the background sets everything off.

Peggy said...

Gorgeous cards Julia! I love how you used the ornament die. The ribbon is the perfect accent!