July 12, 2015


Are you as addicted to Pinterest as I (and a majority of the rest of the world -- or so it seems!) am? Some of it to me is simply eye candy and I dutifully pin it to my appropriate board for rediscovery at a later time. I try to pin only the things I truly love. OK, so I love a lot of stuff! 

However, I have my own special method of being able to access projects I discover on Pinterest that I want to try myself. I simply LIKE these. My LIKE list boasts almost 1,100 pins. So I'd better get going. Right?

Whenever I want to maybe learn a little something new or be inspired, I refer to my LIKE list. 

The other day I was doing just that, when I came across a darling card. The medallion-type focal point of the card would lend itself perfectly to a Christmas greeting. 

So . . .

Well, you know what month it is. July. CHRISTMAS IN JULY! Yessss. So, I went to work and came up with this:

Here is a little closer look at my card. You all know that I love echos. In that I like to echo -- repeat -- themes or elements in my cards. In this case I picked up the dots on the green side of the Designer Series Paper and repeated them by using the Large Polka Dot embossing folder (page 172 in the catalog) for my background. 

For the center of my star, I used one of the snowflakes that I found on the STAMPIN' UP! CLEARANCE RACK. I inserted a white brad in the center of it and attached it with a Glue Dot.

The sentiment is stamped on a label I created with my Big Shot using one of the Project Life Cards & Labels Framelits (page 173 of the catalog). 

The tutorial I used to create my star from six hexagon punches can be found HERE. Thanks, Carol, you did a wonderful job on the tutorial!

OK. Your assignment should you decide to accept it is to GET GOING ON YOUR CHRISTMAS CARDS! 

Seriously, have you started your Christmas cards yet? Have you even thought about them? 
Do you know what you are planning to do? Or are you waiting to see what wonderful seasonal goodies come out? Do you have a schedule? How many do you plan to make? 
Do you create the same number of cards each year?



  1. I love your card. It's so pretty.

  2. Amazing what a few simple folds can do. Thanks for the reminder to start thinking Christmas cards. Yikes it will be here in a blink!

  3. Amazing what a few simple folds can do. Thanks for the reminder to start thinking Christmas cards. Yikes it will be here in a blink!

  4. Christmas in July, OMG, you are early, Linda! ;-)
    I haven't started on doing Christmas cards yet, BUT, I must admit, I linked an Advent calendar to my Pinterest board yesterday. So, yes, I am thinking about Christmas ;-) and YES I am addicted to Pinterest as well :-)

  5. I totally love this idea! :)

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

  6. My mother in law makes home made cards too! I love your Christmas card. It's beautiful! Thanks so much for sharing at Dream. Create. Inspire. Link. Have a great weekend and take care, Tara

  7. Homemade Christmas cards are the best! I love giving and receiving them. But it's true, I tend to leave it to the last minute so thinking about Christmas in July is not a bad idea! Thankyou for sharing on #HomeMattersParty linky.

  8. I’m loving this! Pinned and tweeted! I always love your creations, thanks for sharing this with us at our party! I hope to see you tonight at 7 pm, we love seeing what you have been working on! Lou Lou Girls

  9. I love what you are able to do!! Pretty!! Thanks for linking up on My 2 Favorite Things on Thursday!! I loved having you!! Hope you can join us again tomorrow!! Pinned to My 2 Favorite Things on Thursday Pinterest page!! :-)