July 9, 2009

Christmas in July!

Hi everyone!! Happy Thursday!!

Here is my card for two challenges, yesterday's Sketch Challenge on SCS, SC236, and today's Wayts To Use It Challenge, WT226, Christmas in July!

For my card, I used three different sets from Taylored Expressions!! The branch is from Branching Out, the ornaments hanging from the branch are from Branching Out Coordinates, and the sentiment is from my favorite sentiment set ever, A Year of Sweet Sentiments!!

I started by stamping the branch and ornaments in Choice Snow White with Memento Tuxedo Black, and colored them all with Copic Markers. The ornaments all got a coat of shine with my Sakura Gelly Roll pen...they really sparkle irl!

All the patterned paper on my card is from Ski Slope DSP from SU! Still my favorite holiday paper!!

I punched out my sentiment with my Word Window Punch and cut off one edge so it lined up with my white border. Each and every layer has some piercing on it, but I just pierced the corners of my focal panel for a bit of interest. ALL the layers are popped up on Foam Tape from Taylored Expressions...I use the 1/16 ", and it is the same height as SU! Dimensionals but WAAAAAAY more cost effective!!!

I must admit, I LOVE the bow/button combo! My SUPER talented friend Joanne Basile always ROCKS this look, so I thought I would give it a go! Thanks for the inspiration girl!!

This was a SUPER fun card to make...and one Christmas card done already...SCORE!!!

Thanks SO much for stopping by!!

Stamps: Branching Out, Branching Out Coordinates and A Year Of Sweet Sentiments, all from Taylored Expressions
Paper: Old Olive, Chocolate Chip, Choice Snow White & Ski Slope DSP
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Whisper White Organza Ribbon, Green Button, Linen Thread, Paper Piercing Tool and Template, Copic Markers, Word Window Punch, Sakura Gelly Roll Pen and Foam Tape



  1. Your card is sooo pretty! I love that image and the color combo you chose!

  2. Gorgeous colors, Jodi, and your button/bow combo looks fab!

  3. Absolutely Beautiful Jodi!!! Wow you rocked these challenges girl!!! Beautiful colors and bow!!!

  4. That is fantastic Jodi! The colors are so bright and eye-catching....that stamp is perfect and you did another amazing job coloring and putting it all together!

  5. Fantabulous!! I love everything about this card: the paper, the piercing, the coloring, the sentiment, and the bow! Great job! Will definitely have to check out those dimensionals....

  6. WOWZER!! Such a gorgeous card Jodi!! I love this!! ;) HUGS

  7. WOW Jodi... Fantastic card! LOVE the yummy white ribbon, and your DP's are very festive... SWEET! ♥

  8. The colors are so beautiful! I love the ribbon treatment!

  9. Awesome Christmas card!!! It's gorgeous!!

  10. Wowzer! Gorgeous card - that ribbon just tops the cake.

  11. WOW - that is one stunning card! We're only getting ski slope DP in Australia in August - and I love it already!!!

  12. So pretty and so smart to start those Xmas cards now! :o)

  13. Hey my friend! This is outstanding but I cant get my Mojo working for an Xmas card! And you rocked it!

  14. Oh...I love how you've made this Christmasy, Jodi!! Very creative and wonderful!!


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