Hello and welcome to my blog today I hope that you are having a great day so far.  I wanted to share with you a Christmas in July Card, because we all know it’s not to early to get that jump start on your Christmas Cards. This is one that’s easy to reproduce and mass produce all at the same time. The hardest part about this whole card is fussy cutting the Poinsettia out for the front, but even that’s not to hard. Okay so I’m sure you are dying to see the card right. Well here you go.

I went with a modern layout for this card. The layers are off to one side and flush to add the modern feel. By doing that it allows for a larger boarder on the two sides. I added a piece of the new Real Red 3/8″ Cotton ribbon to the front and placed the Poinsettia from Stylish Christmas to the right offsetting it from the flushed edge.

Honestly to me the Poinsettia is used more as an embellishment than a focal point. As I’m sitting here looking at the card and typing I’m drawn more toward the Under the Mistletoe Designer Series Paper. With the rich shaded spruce paper with the white ascents against the Real Red Cardbase; the designer series paper is just striking.

For the inside of the card I simply stamped “Seasons Greetings” in Real Red Classic Ink and the sentiment “May the beauty and joy of the season fill your heart” in Shaded Spruce. Simple and elegant but very eye catching when it’s opened.

The cardbase is as I said in Real Red and cut at 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 scored at 4 1/4 to create a side folding card. The whisper white mat on the outside of the card is cut at 4 x 5 1/4. And, the designer series paper is done at 3 3/4 x 5. The inside is just a piece of Whisper white cut at 5 1/4 x 4. All the same normal sizes that we normally do but the arrangement makes them look so different fresh and modern.

Thanks for dropping by today I hope that I have given you a little inspiration for your Christmas Cards. And, that you get a jump start on them it’s only five months away. If you need any of the supplies you’ve seen today you can pick them up in my online store.

Just a little reminder that bows a great time to stock up on the Under the Mistletoe Designer Series Paper because it’s one of the select papers in the buy 3 get 1 Free promotion that ends in five days. You can find those details and all the other specials that’s going on right now here.

Happy Stampin’

Rick

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