Sunday, July 31, 2011

Christmas In July Blog Hop!!

Good Evening! I joined in a Paper Wings blog hop for July and our theme is CHRISTMAS!! Paper Wings is a place for Angels to gather and there is a fabulous online gallery showing creations using The Angel Company stamp sets.

Of all the Christmas stamps I have I decided I wanted to try something a little different. I seem to always purchase stamps and if I can find other ways to use it then it's a bonus. I grabbed my favorite set HAPPILY GRATEFUL and decided to try and see what I could do.

I love the vine in the set and thought if I paired it with red rhinestones it would give a great Christmas look. I embossed it for extra oomph. Polka Dots are very popular right now so I made my red panel embossed polka dots too.

The mixture of fonts in the sentiment is the perfect addition to the overall card. So whatcha think? I hope I've inspired you to grab those favorite stamp sets and try something new.

Thanks for stopping by!

Card Details:
Stamps: Simple Starters (polka dots); Happily Grateful (vine); Hung in a Tree (sentiment)
Papers: Kraft, Scarlet and Olive Cardstock
Other: Noir Black Palette Pad, VersaMark, Clear Embossing Powder, Ribbon, Red Rhinestones

19 comments:

Wendy Zick said...

Very Classy! Nice choice of stamps!

Debbie Flowers said...

You did a great job! Love it.

Trudy Osborn said...

This is absolutely GORGEOUS! I love the bling, and and new way to use an "old" set...bonus!!!

Donna said...

What a beautiful elegant card!

Patti J said...

Wow, Michelle - love this! I hope that TAC never gets rid of Happily Grateful - love that vine - it's so versatile! Beautiful card, my friend! Hope you are doing well - haven't chatted with you in a long time!

Christine Pennington said...

Beautiful!

Glittered Paws said...

I think this is totally awesome - WOW talk about thinking outside the box and it worked PERFECTLY!!! Love the polka dots!!

Mary said...

Beautiful Card Michelle - I too love the Happily Grateful set and think it makes a great Holiday Card!

Betty Giles said...

I agree-using that set in this way is awesome!

Rita said...

Beautiful card Michelle! Love your creativity in using a non-Christmas stamp to make a Christmas card! Great design!

Chelsea said...

Love how you used that branch!

StampinCarol said...

How unusual! Love it! Never would have dreamed using this set for a Christmas theme!

Angela K said...

Wonderful!! Love this idea! TFS

Laurie Unger said...

Very creative! I'm going to have to remember this and CASE it soon!

Seleise said...

Gorgeous card! Love the texture and pops of red stickles color. Fabulous!!!

Seleise said...

oops - I meant red rhinestones, not stickles. :)

Kim said...

Very elegant and I love that you used a non Christmas set!

Julie Robinson said...

wow - how creative to use this stamp set. Beautiful card

Rita Kegg said...

different look and colors for the holidays .... love it though ... very elegant