Thursday, July 7, 2016

Christmas in July

Each year in July I make a Christmas Card.  My plan is to make my Christmas Cards early in the year so that when the Holiday Season arrives, I am ready with my cards.  It has never happened. 

This Christmas in July card is for two different challenges.



Follow these links to play along.

I have used old Stampin' Up! stamps and new Stampin' Up! Copper Embossing Powder for this card.

The stamps are both from 2009.  The reindeer is called Dasher and the sentiment is from Delightful Decorations.

The embossing folder is current and is called Softly Falling.

The mini copper brads are from Recollections and the copper metallic paper is from a Recollections paper collection called Precious Metals.


  1. Hello Diane: I've always loved this very elegant deer image, specially adorned with those pretty copper colored brads and heat embossed too.
    Beautiful monochromatic and vintage look.
    Thank you for playing along with us at Retro Rubber, hope to see you in the gallery often.
    Maria Rodriguez.

  2. Diane, I love Dasher and you made him look beautiful! The copper is elegant for Christmas and is a great way to start your Christmas in July challenge! Thank you so much for playing along with Retro Rubber and hope you will be back in our gallery soon.

  3. Oh, this is so pretty in copper! Love the use of Dasher (I still have this stamp as well) and the sketch worked fabulous with your design. The added brads to his antlers are the perfect accent- thanks for sharing with us at The Retro Rubber Challenge Blog :-)

  4. It is so cool how you embossed the solid reindeer. I usually only emboss lines. Thanks for the great inspiration. The copper is so classy! Thanks so much for joining the challenge!

  5. STUNNING, Diane! Dasher is so elegant and your details really show him off! Love the brad details with the antlers! Thanks for including Retro Rubber in your stamping fun this week. Always love seeing you in our gallery!!

  6. Dasher is one of the all time great images! Beautiful card! So glad you shared it at PPA! And hooray for you starting your holiday cards!

  7. Love your image and how you embossed it and put the brads around the antlers. Just a beauty elegant card. Thanks for playing along with Retro Rubber.

  8. Beautiful card! I love the colors that you used - very unique and the image is the perfect way to show off the brads! Love! Thank you for joining us at Retro Rubber! So excited to see you in the gallery!

  9. What a great way to use brads in the antlers! Thank you for playing along with us at Retro Rubber.

  10. I am in love with this.. The Copper is very Chriatmassy and elegant. Thanks for joining us at retro rubber this time. Claire dt x

  11. Wow Diane this is gorgeous! The copper background gives it such an elegant look. I love everything about your card! Thank you so much for joining us at Retro Rubber :)

  12. The stamps are both from 2009. The reindeer is called Dasher and the sentiment is from Delightful Decorations.
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