Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Christmas In July #2

I'm having such a good time with the Christmas In July theme at Creative Inspirations Paint, that I made another card.  Designed2Delight was asking for a card with no red or green; I probably took it to the extreme with non traditional colors, LOL.  I used the Nestibilities 'Lacy Oval' to cut out a soda can and then used a flower embossing folder.  This is the first time I tried the Cracked Glass technique; I thought it would fit the theme of the card.  The little penguins are painted with CI Paint 'Winter Frost and Citrus'.  Every time I use a new color it becomes my favorite!  Citrus was an exact match for this paper which is the Christmas combo pack from DCWV. 

My handmade flowers were painted with CI Paint 'Tanzanite and Burnt Sienna'.  The bling in the center are hot fix 'Jeweled Inspirations' available at CI Paint.

Have you tried Tim Coffey's plastic bag flowers yet?  You can find the directions here.  These are so cute!  He uses a 4" square; I used 2".  They're the same as those tissue paper flowers we used to make years ago; just using your plastic shopping bags.  And the color of this one was perfect for this project!

Thanks for visiting and have a blessed day!
Challenges I would like to enter
 Christmas Inspirations:  free Christmas project
Allsorts Challenge:  free and easy
Designed2Delight:  Christmas in July; no red or green
Totally Gorjuss:  punch or diecut 
Paper Cutz:  anything goes
The Crafty Pad:  embossing
Simply Create:  Christmas Time


  1. WOw what a beauty this is. The blue color is so beautiful and your flowers are gorgeous


  2. This is a sweet ones, Thanks for playing with us at Christmas Inspirations challenges.

  3. What a sweet Christmas Card, thanks for playing with us at Simply Create.

    xoxo Marjo

  4. OMG....this is just wonderful!!! WOW....I really like this. Great job : ) Thanks for joining us in our Saturday Challenge @ Designed 2 Delight!!

  5. Wow! What a BRILLIANT use of a soda can...its looks fantastic too! So pleased you entered THE CRAFTY PAD challenge this week.

    Hugs, Ali x

  6. Thank you for taking part in EMBOSSING challenge at The Crafty Pad!

    Your creation is beautiful!:)

    So happy you've joined us!


  7. This is just lovely! Thank you for sharing with us at Allsorts this week and good luck!

  8. So beautiful!!

    Thanks for joining us at Christmas Inspirations challenges.


    Denise Esteves