Monday, July 22, 2013

Sweet Stamps- Christmas Greenery

It's Christmas in July at Sweet Stamps .  Out challenge for week four is Christmas Greenery!

 I started out with an idea to make a wreath......and this is what I created!  I had fun coloring with Copics after embossing this gorgeous set of Silver Bells in Sparkly Silver E.P onto Confetti cardstock. I added Greenery using a SweetCuts die and a little flower from a Cheery Lynn Die set using Coordinations cardstocks. 

HERE are the Sweet Stamps products I used on my card:
Bells with Bow HERE
Merry Christmas Sentiment HERE
Antistatic pad HERE
Fantasy Silver Embossing Powder HERE
Copic Markers HERE
SweetCuts Elegant Leaves Die  HERE
Build A Flower Three Die Set (little red flowers)  HERE
Nellie Snellen Oval Die Set HERE
Coordinations Cardstock HERE
Soft Tip Stylus Tools HERE
Sakura Gelly Roll Pen-Stardust - HERE 
Bo Bunny Father Christmas DP HERE 
Valentine Shades Die-sponging HERE
Ranger Distress Ink Antique Linen  HERE 
Double Line Tape HERE

 I hope you will join in the challenge! Every entry qualifies you for a chance to win $20 of items from the store at Sweet Stamps, and if you use a Sweet Stamps image- you will receive an additional chance to win! The winner is chosen by so everyone has a chance to win!

 We have a monthly challenge as well- Dryer Sheet Techniquem7/15-8/14-Dryer Sheet Technique - you have a chance to WIN !!! Stop by the Sweet Stamps Challenge Blog HERE to see what the rest of the DT has created for the Challenge.

Make it Monday- Anything Goes
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge- Stitching
Christmas Stampin All Year Long- Embossing and Stitching
Clearly I Stamp- Christmas in July
Cut it Up- Christmas in July
Jingle Belles Rock- card includes Bells and Music
Lexi's Creations- Christmas in July
Crafty Spot- Sew Fun- add stitching

Thanks for stopping by!


kiwimeskreations said...

Lovely card Shelly - I am glad that the wreath 'morphed' into this elegant result.

Laura said...

Shelly, your Card looks great with all the pretty christmas paper. And your image is lovely!! TFS

Unknown said...

Such a beautiful card! Love your use of color and design! Thanks for entering the ClearlyiStamp Christmas in July Challenge! Debbie McNamee CiSCDT

Stef H said...

wow shelly! is this ever gorgeous! love the embossing and that paper is stunning! just gorgeous!

Cut It Up Challenge Blog said...

So elegant. Those bells are lovely.

Thanks for joining us at Cut it Up Challenge for our Christmas in July challenge!

Anonymous said...

Love how your embossing really adds to the whole card!

Bon Bob’s Delights said...

Love your card! The Bells are so perfect with the holly greenery! Very pretty!!!

lauren bergold said...

i often start out with one idea and end up in a completely different direction, too! sort of glad to hear i'm not the only one! of course when you start seeing something as lovely as THIS gorgeous card evolving, it's BRILLIANT to just go with it! thanks for joining our sleigh belles fun at JINGLE BELLES! ♥♥♥

Anonymous said...

Such a beautiful card!
I really should make a start on Christmas preparations.

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

What a beautiful Christmas card!

Anne Temple said...

Beautiful Christmas card.

*Vicki* said...

WOW! What a gorgeous creation Shelley!! I love the silver bells and holly accents! :) HUGS

Misty's said...

Such a gorgeous Christmas card, Shelly! Absolutely LOVE it!! Every detail is just amazing!
Michaela xx

craftybren said...

What a cheery card love the colours

Linda Palmer said...

Beautiful Christmas card Shelly. Love the image, beautiful bells.

Heather said...

This is so pretty! It doesn't look anything like a wreath, though. : ) A beautiful image and I really like those bits of greenery floating around. Thanks for playing in the Clearly iStamp Challenge.

Heather said...

I'm so not used to checking to see what challenges people are entering! I was already here on the Clearly iStamp DT, now I'm back on the CSAYL team. Your card is still beautiful. : ) Thanks for playing with CSAYL, too!

Fabiola said...

thanks to join the fun with us at CSAYL Shelly with this so nice and sweet card, hope to see you next time, biz

Juliet A said...

This has a fun, old-timey feel to it - great card!

Hazel said...

Lovely card - thanks for entering my CHNC challenge 134 - you could also enter this into my CHNC challenge extra for July - I'd love to see it there too. x

Irit Shalom said...

Gorgeous as always!

Gail said...

Cute Christmas Card Thank you for joining in at Clearly iStamp for our Christmas in July challenge - it is a blessing to have you enter - enjoy your day and good luck on the draw Gail DT

Penny said...

Really beautiful design, Shelly! Love the colors, DP, image and die cuts! :^)
Hugs, Penny

simply monica said...

Love your card Shelley - love the wreath

loz said...

Stunning card and image Shelley. Saw this on MIM and came for a closer look..Loz

Indy's Designs said...

Lovely card! Love the traditional feel to it! Thanks for sharing at Clearly iStamp!

SmilynStef said...

Those are indeed some beautiful bells ... so very glad you joined us at jingle belles.

Donna said...

Absolutely gorgeous! These would be perfect for wedding bells too. I am not sorry that you didn;t make it into a wraeth but I ma sure that would have been pretty too!

Beth Norman-Roberts said...

Great card Shelly. You certainly used a lot of products. The bells are very pretty.

Terry said...

Love those bells and the out of the box technique! Such a pretty Christmas card and you know it is never too early to start!

Jacqueline L. Challiss Hill said...

Gorgeous. Love the rich colors and that bell is so pretty! Never thought to use it for Christmas. I usually use it for wedding cards.

MiamiKel said...

Gorgeous!! What a stunning holiday card, Shel!

Margaret said...

Very lovely. The embossed bells are a fabulous focal point and I love the papers you used and the greenery in the corners.

Migdalia said...

Elegant & Beautiful!!
Thank you for joining us at Cut It Up Challenges.
Have a wonderful day,
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Sherrie K. said...

Gorgeous Christmas card! Love the paper, the beautiful image and the stitching looks awesome! Thanks so much for joining us at My Craft Spot!
Sherrie K

Katy said...

Very pretty card! The bells are so nice! :) Thank you so much for joining us at Clearly iStamp! Hug-Katy DT

Denise said...

Wow Shelly this is so beautiful! I love the wreath! Your are 1 fantastic creative Sweetie!
Sweetie Hugs
xox said...

What great inking and sewing - perfect for the latest CSAYL challenge. Thanks for joining in the fun!

Sandy Fredrick said...

Awesome design, I love the vintage look of the card and the added leaf dies.

Debs M said...

lovely card - saw it on mim x

Julia said...

I saw your beautiful creation on Make It Monday and had to visit and take a closer look. Gorgeous! TFS!

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Roxie said...

love the vintage look to this card, beautiful card!

Cathy said...

Gorgeous card Shelly, I popped by to say thankyou for your lovely comment on my blog :) Cathy x

Sandy said...

A delightful Christmas card, love the papers and the lovely bells too. Thanks for sharing with us at Make It Monday this week.

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

wow this is stunning! I love the bells

Kate said...

Beautiful card! The rich, deep colours are gorgeous - and perfect for a Christmas card!

Thanks so much for playing along with us at My Craft Spot!

Small Bits of Paper

Stacey Adams, said...

Beautiful! Love the stitching and the layers, and the colors, and the diecuts - it's wonderful!

Kathy D. said...

oh what a beautiful Christmas card. Love the classic touch with the bells.

Thanks for playing in Clearly iStamp Challenge #3 - Christmas in July! See you on Friday for challenge #4.

Kathy D.
Clearly Digi Stamps DT/Clearly iStamp Challenge Coordinator

Jo said...

A beautiful, traditional Christmas card......Thanks for joining us at Lexi's Creations this time & good luck!
Hugs Jo x