Hello! Thanks for joining us for a team hop with our Paper Adventures team. We’re all sharing festive projects today for a Christmas in July theme. Although any thoughts of Christmas at this point of the year seem way too early for me, this year is speeding by and it’ll be that time before we know it! A little bit of early preparation does seem like a good idea!
We’re joined today by the amazing Denise Buetler – a fellow Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator from Western Australia. I know you’re going to love Denise’s project so make sure to click the next button at the end of this post to visit.
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The returning set from the Annual Catalogue that I’ve chosen to feature today is Dashing Deer.
I was so excited to order this last year in the Holiday Catalogue but between a newborn and moving house, it didn’t get as much love as those reindeer deserved. I was so glad to see it carry over into the 2019-2020 Annual Catalogue!!
I started making cards for this hop and the creative process took me on a journey of different styles. Which made me think – which type of Christmas are you??? Traditional, modern or neutral tones?
I think there’s a wonderful place at Christmas for the traditional red & green. For this card I’ve used Cherry Cobbler as the card base, Mossy Meadow for the mat, Whisper White Stitched Lace layer and a pennant using the Stitched Nested Label die with a gold embossed reindeer.
The Stitched Lace layer was cut to size using a Stitched Rectangle Die. I love the polished finish the stitched edges give and with so many stitched options in the range, it’s easy to coordinate all the layers.
The next style is made from Crumb Crumb & Early Espresso giving it a fabulous neutral colour palette – and though subdued, it’s definitely not boring! I love neutral and think this style of colouring can give such a classic look.
This card features a corrugated background with a DSP panel running down the middle. The reindeer is stamped in Early Espresso with clear embossing to give it a lovely shine. All finished with some linen thread.
The final card I’m sharing is probably my preferred style, though I don’t have a favourite of the three I’ve shown you today – I love them all! With blues & teals, this card is more of a modern Christmas trend with bright colours & metallics.
I’ve used the Noble Peacock Speciality DSP – which is more like a patterned foil than it is a normal DSP. It’s very deluxe!!! To continue with the deluxe theme, I matted it with Silver Foil and added lots of embellishments – foilage (Pool Party sprigs & vellum leaves), pearls, champagne foil flowers and of course a fabulous Sparkle Glimmer reindeer, mounted on a Stitched Nested Label die.
I’d love to hear which Christmas style you are – one of my three or do you have a different style that you prefer? Leave me a comment!
Keep hopping for more July Christmas inspiration and visit our wonderful guest designer – Denise Buetler.
Have a wonderful weekend!