Friday, July 29, 2022

AYSI280 My Favorite Christmas in July

Happy Friday, peeps!  Time for a new As You See It challenge, and we're challenging you to fill in the blank!  Tell us what you like to create most for a Christmas in July project!

It could be a card, a 3D item, a hand-created gift item....anything!  I love making Christmas cards, that's why I began stamping, and I especially love vintage images!  I have had some gorgeous vintage papers that I've been hesitant to use because they are 6"x8", so I decided to make a tall card so that I could highlight a couple of them!  So here we go: 

This card is a whopping 8 1/4" x 4 1/8" and fits nicely into a business size envelope.  I fussy-cut the Santa image and adhered him atop some vintage ephemera paper and adhered it to my Naturals White card.  

I used a vintage sentiment, stamped in Cherry Cobbler on a piece of paper from the same pad, and created a mat from the print on the opposite side.  I added some large holly leaves cut from some Be Dazzling specialty paper SU had from last year, along with some Cherry Cobbler glimmer paper berries and swirl:

Finally, on the inside, another vintage sentiment from Flonzcraft along with some stamped holly:

I hope you'll play along with our Christmas in July "Fill in the Blank" challenge and share your favorite Christmas creation over at As You See It!  Can't wait to see it! And be sure to  check out what the DT created as well...they're pretty awesome!

Yesterday was my birthday, and I want to thank everyone who sent cards and well wishes!  I'll share some pictures of the cards in the coming days!  John and I went to see Jersey Boys on Sunday as my birthday present, and on the way, we stopped at Burger King---not my favorite fast food place, but it was convenient.  When I saw this big emblem as we walked in, I made John take my picture with you know how old I am!  As old as BK, obviously!  

Thanks for popping in -- enjoy your day and be blessed!

Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Stamps Vintage Christmas (Flonzcraft-inside sentiment), Vintage Christmas (No-name mfg, holly & outside sentiment)
Card stock & Papers     Be Dazzling Specialty Paper (ret), Cherry Cobbler Glimmer Paper (ret), Naturals White (ret), Simple Vintage Christmas DSP (Simple Stories)
 Ink Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive, Sahara Sand
Accessories Dimensionals
Tools     Big Shot, Stitched Rectangle Dies, Holly & Berry Branch Die (Penny Black), Cardinal Dies (ret)


Tracy Grauer said...

Happy Birthday, LeAnne! What a beautiful vintage Christmas card!

I Card Everyone said...

I'll bet you loved Jersey Boys, LeAnne! And could sing along through the entire show!
I like you much better than Burger King - at any age!
Looks like you had a wonderful birthday!

Now about your card... it is your favored Vintage style at its very best! LOve that Santa and your background is perfection!

Lisa Elton said...

This incredible vintage creation is so you! Beautifully done, LeAnne. Happy belated Birthday wishes!

Karen in Florida said...

Really cute picture of you!!!
I hope you had a great birthday!

AnitaR said...

Wishing you belated best wishes for your birthday! Love the photo!!

Colleen Begley said...

Happy belated birthday. I knew it was this month, but couldn't remember the date. I saw Jersey Boys years ago and loved it. I also love your vintage Christmas card with all of the extra added elements. You're so creative! Have a great Friday and weekend.

Heather said...

Beautiful, LeAnne, you're taking vintage to a whole new level with this tall card! LOVE that Santa (and Happy Birthday!!)

lisa808 said...

Happy Birthday!!!

Bonnie said...

This is a beautiful vintage card, LeAnne! Love this Santa and how the font of the sentiments is such a perfect match! You're still a Spring chicken, my friend!

barb mann said...

Belated Birthday Greetings LeAnne! I hope you had a fun day. Always love your vintage cards. This one is beautiful!

Heather Cooper said...

You had me at "vintage", LeAnne! This is a beautiful card! I love the larger size, the gorgeous vintage papers and the texture you've added! It's just fun to let yourself go down this road sometimes, isn't it! Love it!

Heather Cooper said...

By the way, I hope you had a very Happy Birthday!

Jane Knudsen said...

LeAnne - you always take a card and kick it up a notch! I love anything vintage especially for Christmas and this if spot on! Stunning! Happy belated Birthday!!

Jan Clothier said...

Oh my, I do love a vintage creation and this one is perfect. It takes me back to the cards that used to sit on my grandmother's mantelpiece when I was a child. Just so lovely! And a happy birthday too!

Joanne James - The Crafty Owl said...

This card is fabulous LeAnne! You have some fabulous vintage papers and have a real talent in combining this kind of image with other bits and pieces to make a fabulous card! Happy birthday wishes for Thursday - hope you had a lovely day! Love the photo of you with the sign lol!