July 23, 2013

MFT July Creative Challenge - Christmas In July!

Hi everyone! Happy Tuesday!

Welcome to the MFT Design Team Creative Challenge - Christmas In July! The MFT Creative Challenge is a monthly feature, where we are challenged to explore our creative side using a specific theme, product or technique.  This month, it's all about Christmas...in July!

I have two cards to share with you today, with two very different looks.  For my first card, I've used the gorgeous Inspired By Christmas set to create a vintage Christmas card.  I LOVE this Santa, it's one of my most favorite stamps.  I stamped him onto Primitive Cream Cardstock using Hot Fudge Ink and then cut out the panel with the Pierced Circle STAX Die-Namics.  I framed it with a Hot Fudge panel cut with the Dainty Doily Die-Namics.

I used Kraft Ink to sponge all the edges, and on the Factory Green panel I stamped "Noel" repeatedly in Factory Green Ink.  I've used the Poinsettia Die-Namics to create the flower, and cut it from Electric Red, Factory Green and Primitive Cream Cardstock. 

The sentiment, "Tis The Season" was stamped onto a Primitive Cream panel cut with the Sentiment Strips 2 Die-Namics.

On the inside, I stamped another sentiment, "Have yourself a merry little Christmas" in Hot Fudge Ink.

Here are the MFT products I've used on my card:

For my second card, I went with a brighter look, using a color combo that perhaps is not the most expected for a Christmas Card, Kraft, Berrylicious, Bubblegum and Sour Apple.

I stamped the darling Pure Innocence Holiday Hugs snowman onto X Press It Blending Card and colored him with Copic Markers.  I cut out the panel with the Pierced Circle STAX Die-Namics.  I added a bit of glitter to both the snowman and the snowy ground.

I used the Jumbo Mod Borders and Sour Apple Ink to stamp onto the Sour Apple panel.  I stamped the Bubblegum panel with Art Expression Text using Bubblegum Ink.  I cut a trio of flags using the Bitty Banners Die-Namics, and attached them to the card using three Snow White Buttons tied with Hemp Cord.

On the inside I stamped a sentiment in Black Licorice Ink, "Have a Holly, Jolly Christmas".

Here are the MFT products I've used on my card:

Thanks SO much for stopping by!  Please stop by both our SCS Forum HERE and the MFT Blog for a listing of all the designers participating in today's Creative Challenge!
Tis The Season Recipe:
Stamps: Inspired By Christmas (MFT)
 Paper: Kraft, Electric Red, Factory Green and Primitive Cream (MFT)
Ink: Kraft, Hot Fudge, Electric Red and Factory Green (MFT)
Accessories:  Pierced Circle STAX Die-Namics, Dainty Doily Die-Namics, Sentiment Strips 2 Die-Namics, Poinsettia Die-Namics (MFT) and Jody Boosters

Holly Jolly Recipe:
Stamps:  Pure Innocence Holiday Hugs Snowman, Art Expression Text and Jumbo Mod Borders (MFT)
Paper: Kraft, Sour Apple, Berrylicious, Bubblegum, Sweet Tooth (MFT) and X Press It Blending Card
Ink: Black Licorice, Sour Apple, Bubblegum (MFT) and Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Pierced Circle STAX Die-Namics, Dainty Doily Die-Namics, Sentiment Strips 2 Die-Namics, Poinsettia Die-Namics, Sweet Tooth Buttons, Hemp Cord (MFT), Copic Markers and Jody Boosters
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  1. ack! Love them both! That first one is gorgeous! Now I want to pull out my poinsettia die! LOL! LOVE that!
    Your second card is so stinkin' cute! I love to use soft colours with that snowman too! Totally suits him/her!

  2. These are both absolutely fabulous holiday cards. You should be selling card kits because your cards always have me wanting to shamelessly CASE them. :)

  3. Both of your cards are wonderful! Love the vintage feel of the Santa card and the glistening snow on your darling little snowman is the perfect touch!

  4. Love them both Jodi! Those poinsettia dies are awesome; and your snowman is just adorable, love the added sparkles!

  5. LOVE these, Jodi!! First one is just gorgeous and your second card is adorable! LOVE those sweet pink flags!!

  6. 2 gorgeous cards! 2 terrrific looks

  7. Love these! Gorgeous vintage Santa and what a happy snowman card!

  8. Love your great color combos and the first card is just so elegant!

  9. Beautiful cards. Love the pastel colors with the cute snowman. The poinsettia is gorgeous with the santa card.

  10. Oh I love this snowman and those bitty banners - something else to add to my wish list!

  11. Forgot to comment on the gorgeous santa card - I do love that set now I just need to ink it up!

  12. Both of your Christmas cards are fabulous, Jodi!!!! I sooo love the vintage Santa with the warm rich colors and that gorgeous poinsettia...the snowman with all the sparkle is adorable, too!!!!!

  13. Both cards are stunning, but I truly love the Santa card. Everything about this card speaks to me.

  14. Such wonderful Christmas cards Jodi! Love the beautiful poinsettia and cute snowman!

  15. Gorgeous cards! love the vintage-y feeling of the first and the second with the snowman's rosy cheeks!

  16. Gorgeous Christmas cards Jodie! Love the vintage Santa with the earthy colors and the second one is so pretty with the fun colors combo :)

  17. Beautiful Christmas cards! The snowman is very sweet...but I love the vintage Santa! The poinsettia looks fabulous on it!


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