When I was shopping around on the Cut at Home website I ran across a set of Tim Holtz Christmas stamps that I fell in love with, so I decided to do a Christmas in July with Tim Holtz Products! There are a few other items that I used that can be found on the Cut at Home website as well.
First here is a list of all the products I used that are available at the Cut at Home store:
Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous, Deco Christmas – SKU: CHS176
Tim Holtz Texture Fades, 2 PK Snow Flurries & Snowman – SKU: 656944
Tim Holtz Distress Ink, Brushed Corduroy – SKU: TIM21421
Tim Holtz Alcohol Ink, Assorted colors available, here is the SKU for one of the three packs that is a similar color to the one I used – SKU: TAK25924
I also used a couple of Spellbinders die sets:
Spellbinders Elegant Ovals – SKU: S4-425
Spellbinders Tile Works – SKU: S5-193
Other products that I used from my stash, K&Company Patterned Paper, American Crafts Foil Card Stock, Recollections Rhinestone Stickers, Little B Metallic Washi Tape, Anna Griffin paper and washi tape and a Martha Stewart border punch.
For the first card I made I used two stamps from the set, the man with the wreath and the “A Merry Christmas” sentiment. My video walks you through this card and also a cool technique that I learned with the Alcohol Inks.
I started with a 5″ x 7″ card base, then I cut the largest tile works die on a patterned paper using my Sizzix Big Shot that went nicely with the patterned paper that I chose for the card base. I stamped the image in the center of the die cut piece, then I inked the edges. Next I picked a patterned paper for the sentiment and stamped it, I cut it in a rectangle shape to go along the side of the card, I inked the edges of it as well. Finally, I bordered everything with the metallic washi tape, including the glittered ribbon, I punched three holes in the glittered ribbon for the brads that I dyed. Finally I adhered everything to my card.
Here is a look at the finished card:
I also wanted to make a card using the couple in the sled so I made a second card. For this card I started with a 5″ x 7″ card base, then I cut the largest oval from the Elegant Ovals die set using my Big Shot, next I stamped the horse and sled image using Tim Holtz distress ink. Next I placed the stamped piece in the snow flurries embossing folder and ran it through the big shot. After the image was embossed I inked the edges going in lightly over the embossed snow flakes to make them stand out. Next I cut an oval out of gold foil card stock and adhered the image to the foil.
Next I took a piece of coordinating card stock from Anna Griffin and punched it to create a boarder. I lightly inked the edges of the card stock, trimmed it in washi tape and adhered a border along both sides of the card. Next I adhered the oval image and added a little bling.
Here is a look at that finished card:
This project was a lot of fun, and was a first for me, who knew I would be making Christmas cards in July! I guess it’s never to early to get a jump on making my Christmas cards! Here is a final look at both cards.
I hope you enjoyed my project this week, Happy July! Till next time, Thanks and Happy Scrappin!