Thursday, July 19, 2012

Snowflakes...Yes, in July!


  Are you ready for a little holiday inspiration?

I am happy to be participating with some
uber-talented designers for the . . .

with Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps !

I love this set called 'Snowflake Flourishes'
and think it's really fun to use it with 'non-traditional' colors.
Although not technically a Christmas card, it can definitely be
created for the holiday season.
I stamped the small snowflakes using shades of
pinks, blues & greens and then played off of those colors
for the rest of the card.
The snowflake is made from Bazzill cardstock
and was embossed with a Swiss Dot EF by Cuttlebug
and cut using Spellbinders dies.
and the pearl flourish is from Want2Scrap.
The 'wallpaper' is made from papers from
Dear Lizzy for American Crafts & Doodlebug Design.

Lots of great things are happening at Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps during these pre-holiday festivities!  ALL Christmas clear stamps are 20% off through Wednesday, July 25.  Three new holiday sets are in stock early, for a fun pre-release, and they you can get them before they are released in September and October... if you buy them now, you can take advantage of the sale price!

Every order of $25 in Christmas clear stamps will receive Gingerbread Man, a darling new 2" x 2" mini clear set.  And as always, all clear stamp orders of $50 or more get this month's free w/ stamp set, Christmas Candle (while supplies last).

Ready to see what the Design Divas and a few special friends have been up to with their Christmas stamps?  Take a look (and be sure to read on, for information about how you can join in on this hop  and win some prizes):

And what's the best part about Christmas in July?  We want YOU to play along with us!  Just link up your Christmas project using Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps below and join in our Customer blog hop.  You have until Sunday, July 22 at 11:59 PM EST to play along.  One randomly selected participant will receive their choice of one Christmas clear stamp set!

  Thanks for stopping by The Open Window.
I hope you will take a moment to let me know you were
here by leaving a comment and I can't wait to see
what you create along with us !

Project Recipe:
Cardstock: Bazzill
Patterned Paper: Neopolitan from Dear Lizzy by American Crafts
Sugar & Spice by Doodlebug Design
Stamps: Snowflake Flourish by Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps
Ink:  A Muse Studio
Embellishments: pearl flourish from Want2Scrap
Tools:  Snowflake die from Spellbinders
Swiss Dot EF from Cuttlebug
Apron Lace border punch from Fiskars


merrymstamper said...

the soft colours and combination of images is so beautiful!!! love your card!

Jingle said...

Julie, your card is so very pretty! I love it!

Cathymac said...

Love these soft pastel colors for a non-traditional Christmas card! The pearl brad in the middle of the snowflake die and the pearl flourish add such elegance to your beautiful card!

Maria said...

Lovely color choice Julie! Nice job. Gotta love Christmas in July!

Kara Lynne said...

LOVE that sentiment! Such a beautiful card, Julie!!

Giovana said...

Beautiful card Julie!!

Kim S said...

LOVE the saying! You have highlighted it beautifully with the snowflake background and the sweet colors!

Ceal said...

Gorgeous card, I love the sentiment from that set

Bridget said...

Beautifully done with those polka dots, flourishes and lovely colors, Julie!

Pop's Cards said...

Gorgeous sweetie x x x

Lindsey said...

What a perfect way to start easing into Christmas card making, with these pretty pastel colours! Great card, Julie.

Monika/Buzsy said...

Very pretty Julie. Love the stamped snowflakes on the main panel. Great colors... the die-cut snowflake piece is awesome! So glad you joined us in the hop!

Dandi93 said...

terrific card Julie, love the handmade dp with your snowflakes and great colors too

Jackie Randolph said...

Beautiful Julie, love the soft pastel colors with this set!! Beautiful sentiment and who doesn't love snowflakes in July (with our heat wave we have been having a few would be wonderful to help cool us off) *LOL*!!

Jocelyn Olson said...

I love the non-traditional Christmas colors! Such a soft and pretty Christmas card. Love the stamped snowflakes (although it's hard to imagine snow at the moment...).

Pati said...

Cool soft color combo. I like the colorful snowy background you made for the sentiment!

Patricia H said...

The soft color scheme, the die-cut snowflake, and the pearl flourish are all fantastic!

Stacy Morgan said...

So fresh and sweet, your snowflakes look great. I like that this is a sentiment focus!

Jennie said...

Beautiful snowflake design Julie! Love the colors and layers, really is amazing :)

Melissa Craig said...

This is so pretty. I love the texture combined with the soft colors. Gorgeous.


So pretty!! I love how you embossed the snowflake, I love the sentiment!!