Sunday, July 13, 2014

Christmas in July - and anytime...


I make Christmas cards all year so I am never pressured late in the year to get them done. I share a new one each month with the class that meets in my home and this is one we will be making soon. I made a similar tri-shutter card with a Clear Views transparency recently and loved it, but was troubled that the front is clearly the outside of the home with brick and a window, but when we looked through the window, we saw a scene from the outside too. I checked all the transparencies at The Mark-It Place website and none were a scene from the inside of a home. So I contacted Jill at The Mark-It Place and she was kind enough to create some new images I could use for this card and others. The Mark-It Place is closed, but she still sells her beautiful transparency pictures on line here. This is what this  tri-shutter card looks like open:

The dies are from Memory Box and IO, the punches from Martha Stewart, embossing folder by Sizzix, and the sentiment from Papertrey Ink.

I am entering this card in the Christmas challenges at Simply Create Too and Completely Christmas.

11 comments:

Judith Taylor - Wright said...

Fabulous Christmas Card super design - thanks for linking up at Completely Christmas hugs Judith DT xxx

Brenda said...

Wow, what a beautiful Christmas card Karen! I love that transparency, never knew about them! Hugs, Brenda

Sue Bridesmith said...

Gorgeous Design…just perfect for our challenge over at Completely Christmas, I do hope you will join us again next week for another fun challenge..
Hugs
Suzy B (Owner)
XX

Verna Angerhofer said...

Absolutely stunning Christmas card. I have some ideas but have not put them into action yet. But I guess that is a start.

Hazel said...

What a gorgeous folded card. Thank you so much for entering our Completely Christmas challenge 20 with your lovely card - we hope we'll see you again soon, Hazel, DT - you could also enter this into my CHNC challenge extra for July - I'd love to see it there too. x

Kim Heggins said...

Karen...wow and I love that you used one of those fun folds. What a sweet holiday scene too, so warm and cozy.

maria f. said...

Just love your creativity on this - everything works so well together (love the white brick). Thanks for joining the fun at Simply Create Too's Christmas in July.

Diane MoneyGoolsby said...

Karen:
Thank you for entering our "Christmas in July" Challenge at Simply Create Too with your Christmas card. Also looking forward to seeing your entries in our new challenge which starts tomorrow [Friday].

Blessings,

Diane
Simply Create Too Design Team
http://DianesDigitalDesigns.blogspot.com

Sandy How said...

What a lovely idea to incorporate the window into your card, very elegant! Thanks for entering the challenge at Completely Christmas Challenges this week,
Hugs,
Sandy

Sue said...

Wonderfully created card... I enjoyed stepping into the house.

Andrea La Vigne said...

I saw this in the gallery at the Holiday Card Workshop, and wanted to take a closer look. This is most impressive! Looks like a lot of work, but well worth it. Love the brick texture especially. Glad to see you're participating in the OCC class, too. Tfs!