Wednesday, July 11, 2012

LRW #141 -- Christmas in July!

Well, you've likely been seeing the famous "Christmas in July" Sales around (whether online or IRL) . . . the crafting challenge world is no exception!  Over at Little Red Wagon, Judy has challenged us this week with this very theme:

Christmas in July
Make any type of Christmas Card

I have to admit, the weather has not helped with getting me inspired to create anything Christmas-y. In addition, I actually pack my Christmas stamps away in a box under my desk in the "off-season", so I actually had to dig it out.  Needless to say, I was praying to the mojo-gods to send me some Christmas creativity.  My prayers were answered with a visit to the library with my kiddos yesterday. I picked up a Christmas edition of Papercrafts magazine to help with some inspiration.  I love doing that when I'm in a creative-mojo slump--although it doesn't always work, it did yesterday.  I took some key elements from various cards, and came up with this:
 My sewing machine has been VERY temperamental lately and STOPPED working on my as I was doing my zigzag stitch!  ARGHHH!  I decided to add the pop of red ribbon to cover up the part of the panel that wasn't stitched. I guess it works okay--meh!?! I would have preferred it without, but the rest of the panel was already put together and I didn't want to start from scratch.

Hope you can join us this week with our Christmas challenge.  If you're lacking mojo yourself--be sure to check the rest of the DT's creations for some inspiration (check links on my sidebar).

Thanks 4 your time!


  1. Your card is gorgeous and I like the Christmas-y red ribbon!
    Joanne xo

  2. Love the embossing in the background Tammy. So subtle but perfect!

  3. Very pretty, love all the texture.

  4. the stamped and embossed kraft is so fabulous! I love how the Christmas colours pop off them :)

  5. Wow Tammy, I love it! So classy!

  6. This is so pretty! What a beautiful Christmas card!

  7. Wonderful card...The details are great!


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