Jul 08 2010

Stamp Simply #147 – Christmas in July

Christmas in July — It’s beginning to look a lot like … Christmas in July!  This week, Deb Neerman challenges us to create a Christmas, Kwanzaa, or Hanukkah card.  The more festive, the better!  Pop in a holiday CD and break out the snow flake dies, the red and green card stock, and the holiday charms.  Get a jump-start on your holiday card-making and play along!  Thanks, Deb — what a GREAT and refreshing challenge in the heat of summer.  Have fun with this one everyone!  I know I did!

Anyone is welcome and invited to play!  SCS Keyword is ssnotime147 for those who upload at SCS.  There is no time limit. You can play this challenge  anytime at all.  The point is to keep it simple, quick and have fun!!!

And be sure to Link to Mr. Linky below.

Check out the fab samples on the blogs of the Stamp Simply Challenge DT:

 Clare Buswell:  Clare’s Creations - July Guest Designer 

Deb Neerman:  Paper, Ink, Scissors & Stamps 

Barbara Anders: Paper Pursuits 

Jenny Gropp: One Krafty Kat.

Janine Orchard: 2bKrafty

AJ Otto: The Willow Garden 

Deb Saaranen: Dream In Color 

Barb Schram: Explore. Dream. Discover 

Please bear with us all as we each upload and link on Thursday night.  Everyone should be up and set by Friday morning.

You may see all SCS Gallery Submissions here.

And today I have a very clean and simple Christmas card to show you:


I have always loved this style of card — very classic, clean and simple.  The card is 5.5″ square and I used SU Bashful Blue and White.  My darling new snowflake and border are included in a NEW JustRite Christmas release called From Our House – $16.95.  It, along with the other June Christmas releases will be arriving on my doorstep in just a couple days, so feel free to place your orders now.  This set requires a 2″ Square Stamper, sold separately for $9.95. Email me at [email protected] to order, including your state/zip OR country.


Here’s a closer look at the detail.  I used VersaFine Onyx Black ink which gives the crisp appearance I always like.  My layers are cut with Square Nesties by Spellbinders and my snowflake is sparkled up with Ice Blue Kaiser Rhinestones.  All available at The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store along with all JustRite product.


Here’s a visual of the set I used today – From Our House$16.95.

Requires a 2″ Square Stamper sold separately for $9.95.


Hearts Come Home – $16.95

Requires 2″ Square Stamper sold separately – $9.95


Holiday Cheer – $16.95

Requires 1 3/16″ Stamper sold separately – $7.95


Groovy Snowman – $16.95

Requires 3 1/4″ Stamper sold separately – $12.95

Email me at [email protected] to order, including state/zip OR country.


Thanks much for stopping in!  Hope we got you thinking a little bit about your Christmas cards on this hot July weekend!  It’s never too early to start!  Have a wonderful weekend!

I have an active Blog Candy post one post down and on Saturday morning a few of the Stamp Simply Ribbon Store DT girls and I will share some of our Go-to Layouts with you!  Hope to see you then!

EDITING: Friday a.m. about 10 am EST — Mr. Linky WAS working, now he’s broken.  Hopefully he’ll be up and running soon, but if you want to link before he works again, just leave a comment with the link to your post — thanks – and sorry!

22 responses so far

22 Responses to “Stamp Simply #147 – Christmas in July”

  1. barb schram says:

    Love, Love, LOVE the elegant simplicity! Wonderful card, Sharon!

  2. Deb Neerman says:

    WoW! This is simply stunning, Sharon! Love the elegant simplicity and the cool color palette … a fabulous holiday card!

  3. Just beautiful Sharon, love the elegance and simplicity of both cards. The crystals are a fabulous extra touch too!

  4. Jerri Kay says:

    A gorgeous CAS card Sharon, love the soft blue colors!

  5. Wow, Sharon! That card is utter perfection. Wouldn’t change a thing about it. You must be very proud!

  6. Carla Suto says:

    Hi Sharon! Great challenge! Your card is absolutely gorgeous! I love the cool colors and the bling! So elegant! I will link my Christmas as soon as the linky thing come back!
    Have a great weekend!

  7. Deb Saaranen says:

    Your snowflake cards are the BESTEST! Love it!

  8. Chrissie says:

    Beautiful examples!My card is here

  9. Julia Aston says:

    I love your pretty framed snowflake Sharon!

  10. Really crisp and clean, lovely!

  11. Heather T says:

    Your pale blue and white is just gorgeous together, Sharon and makes me want to get started on Christmas cards now.

  12. Hotchypotch says:

    And you call that simple??!! It is fabulous :o)

  13. Barbara says:

    GORGEOUS CAS design, Sharon! Just fabulous!

  14. Hi, I was looking through blogs and ended up here – this is a great site! I have added a very simple card to your challenge. Thanks!

  15. Sue (suen) says:

    Wonderful card, Sharon! I love the crispness of blue and white and the added sparkle! Thanks for the challenge. I added mine to Mr. Linky!

  16. Jean says:

    Sharon, This card is just gorgeous. I love the clean look of blue and white as you can see from the card I made for the challenge LOL!! That image is just so pretty with its little pearls. Do hope you have the clear round stampers in soon – methinks time for another order – ohhhh dear!!

  17. Colleen Horner says:

    Every time I visit your site, I find something I love. This card is so simple and yet so very special, I can feel the cold from the blue is on the snowflake and that is a something amazing when it is 90 outside today.


  18. Rosemary says:

    Great challenge and lovely card, so clean and fresh looking – very elegant too! Love the gentle colors as well.

    This is my first time participating and I had a great time making a Christmas card with time to spare!

  19. Rosemary says:

    I’ve really enjoyed this challenge and am inspired to get an early start on my Christmas cards, it’s shocking. I’d better have some chocolate to help cope with this organized side of my character!

  20. Thanks for a timely, helpful challenge for the holidays! They creep up much too soon.

  21. Patty says:

    Love the snowflake….wish it was that time of the year, it has been in the upper 90’s for the past month. Could use some snowflakes to cool it off. That set is a MUST have!
    Thanks for sharing your beautiful ideas.

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