Friday, July 14, 2017

Baby Jesus

Here it is the middle of July, and that means it's time for our mid-month reminder from Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra blog.  Remember, you have all month long to create whatever you want for Christmas and link it up to our challenge.
For my card, I knew I wanted to use the strip of patterned paper strips at the bottom, so I went looking for an image that would pair well with it.  And I found this adorable clear stamp from Wild Orchid Crafts that I had totally forgotten I even had.  It's so cute and perfect for simple and elaborate cards alike!
I had made the strip along the bottom a while ago by adhering little tiny strips of scraps to a larger piece that would fit along the bottom of a A2 sized card with a little overhang so I could trim it off perfectly to fit.  So, I adhered it first along the bottom of the card base and then layered the white panel on top.  And there it is: a (almost) one layer card.  I also added two little banners that I cut from the left over scraps.  I just love using up scraps!  It's tough to see in the photo, but I used my ruler and piercing tool to create a little bit of pierced interest on either side of the sentiment and in the upper right corner.  Embellishment without using any embellishments!
I hope you will get a chance to play along with us this month: Christmas is coming faster than you think!

Stamps: Wild Orchid Crafts nativity stamps; Verve "Peace on Earth" sentiment

Cardz TV Christmas in July #2--anything Christmas goes
CAS-ual Fridays #178--Christmas in July

Aud Sentiments #189--Christmas in July
Little Miss Muffet #167--anything goes
Inspiration Destination #152--anything goes
Crafty Creations #345--anything goes
Creative Inspiration #278--anything goes
The Holly and Ivy #10--anything goes
Shopping Our Stash #311--CAS
Pink Gem Challenge #198--animals
Hiding In My Craft Room #308--super scraps
Stamplorations CAS--anything CAS

Creative Craft--Christmas in July
Merry Monday--anything Christmas (but just in case, this fits the theme of challenge #250: rustic feel)

ABC Christmas--O is for Old (both the papers and the stamp are 5+ years old--probably a lot more!)
Unicorn #23--Christmas in July
Christmas at Sweet Stampin'--anything goes
Christmas Cards All Year 'Round--anything goes


Hazel said...

Thanks for your lovely design inspiration for mid-month for CHNC challenge extra for July 2017 xx

Elaine Stark said...

A lovely card. Thanks for joining Aud Sentiments challenge. Elaine

AO Creations said...

Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at CCAYR, good luck!!! Amy DT

Michelle W said...

Cute card and I love how you have used your scraps! Thanks for joining us at CAS-ual Fridays!

crafty-stamper said...

Gorgeous imgage and perfect partnering with the strips of P.paper
Carol x

Gail said...

Awwww, this is such a sweet image! I love how you colored this and your layout is wonderful. Thanks for joining us at The Little Miss Muffet challenge! --Gail

Furrbster said...

This is really sweet,

again thanks for sharing this creation with us over at Aud Sentiments,

Hugz Tinz

Kath said...

A fabulous card and great design. Thank you for sharing with us at Christmas Cards All Year Round.
Kath x

Irit Shalom said...

Pretty and fantastic and adorable card! Good luck with our CAS-ual Fridays challenge!

Marlene Atkinson said...

A stunning card, gorgeous design. Thank you for sharing with us at THAICC. Marlene DT

Adventures in Paperland said...

Love this precious card! Thanks for joining us at ABC Christmas Challenge.
Lisa DT

mamapez5 said...

That is a very cute stamp, and the band of paper strips is a great way to use up some of those smaller snippets. I love your card, and the way it all came together. Kate x

Helen said...

Great card - thanks for sharing it with us at Christmas Cards All Year Round and we hope to see you again next month.

Helen x

CraftyNatalie said...

So sweet. Thanks for joining us at creative inspirations this month.

Ginny B said...

Your little nativity image is so sweet, and you colored it beautifully. I love seeing Christmas cards that reflect the true meaning of Christmas!
Ginny B