Thursday, July 5, 2018

Glitter Queens July Blog Hop - Christmas in July

Hello Friends and welcome to the Monthly Glitter Queens Blog Hop!
 This month we are having FUN playing around with the theme of Christmas in July

I know it seems pretty far off right now but it seems the older I get the quicker the Holiday Season seems to sneak up on me....

And I don't know if it's the same for you but there just never seems to be enough time in the day especially once December rolls around.

So why not enjoy a little Christmas in July and get a jumpstart on some of those Christmas cards....

Or at the very least we can get a jump start on pinning some ideas for all those cards we will want to make for the Holidays this year. πŸ˜‰

 For this months theme, I wanted to challenge myself to create a card using colors and stamps that are not necessarily intended for Christmas and I must admit it was fun thinking outside the box and figuring out how to bring it all together.

Since the Hand Delivered Stamp set does not include gifts, I borrowed these gift boxes from the At Home With You stamp set and stamped them where the cake would be.....

I just used a piece of tape to cover the portion of the image I didn't want to use and then removed it prior to stamping so I ended up with just the hands and base

For the inside of my card after I had stamped my greeting it was just a little too plain.  Since the greeting was too large to add the sign image that comes with the Hand Delivered stamp set, I decided to try something else.   I traced the circle around the sentiment using one of the circle framelits. Next I added the hands by inking up just the hands portion from the stamp and added them strategically to look like she was holding the sign.  Afterwards I added a little watercolor wash of pool party ink which draws the eye nicely, don't you think?

Now up next in the hop is Sheila Myers

Here is a list of all the Glitter Queens hopping along with us today, be sure to go check each one out and leave a comment while your there πŸ˜‰πŸ˜  Thank you for hopping along with us today and I hope you have been inspired to not only get pinning but get creating!

Dawn Griffith 

  Michelle Veller ** You are Here 
Up next ** Sheila Myers 

Creative Blessings,

Here is a list of the supplies used to create our card today


  1. Wow, great job! Thanks for sharing how you did all the parts. Really gets one to think outside the box. Merry Christmas...

    1. Thank you so much for taking the time to comment! Sp glad you are inspired to think a little outside the box! :) Happy Creating!!

  2. So pretty! and I love the use of your stamp set. Really clever! Another beautiful card, Michelle!


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