Saturday, July 17, 2010

Christmas In July Blog Hop



Good morning everyone!!!  Welcome to my portion of the JustRite Stampers "Christmas In July" blog hop.   I hope you have enjoyed all of the amazing projects that you have seen from the design team so far.  It is such an honor to be part of such an amazing team!!

My project for the hop today consists of a Christmas card ensemble with a box.  I found the instructions for this box set on Splitcoast here.  It was very easy to do and would make a great gift idea.  It could be made with Birthday cards, general occasion cards, etc.

I decided to go with non-traditional Christmas colors.  I think the pink and black are really nice together.  The paper comes from the DCWV Christmas Stack.

Below is a photo of the box top.  I chose a designer center and border from the "Hearts Come Home" stamp set which is now shipping at JustRite.  These 2" square borders & centers are perfect for Christmas cards as well as scrapbook pages.

Below is a look at the complete "From Our House" stamp set.  This is the set that I used to make my Christmas cards.

Here is a look at the complete "Hearts Come Home" stamp set that I used for the top of the box.

This is what the cards look like together.  They match pretty well.  I think that I will probably make more to fill up my box, but I just didn't have time to do that yet.


Below are photos of the individual cards as well as a closeup of the stamped image.

Card #1

Card #1 (closeup of stamped image)


Card #2


Card #2 (closeup of stamped image)


Card #3


Card #3 (closeup of stamped image)


Thanks for stopping in for a visit today.  Your next stop is going to be Sankari Wegman.  If you haven't been to the other design team member's blogs, here is a link list for you to follow:

Angela Barkhouse - that's me!!

Have a wonderful weekend!!!

Supplies:
Card box -
Paper:  DCWV Christmas Stack, DCWV cardstock
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo black, Memento Rose Bud
Accessories:  Spellbinders Nestabilities Classic Squares, Classic Scallop Squares, Martha Stewart Arch Lattice border punch, EK Success snowflake, Kaiser rhinestones

Card #1 -
Paper: DCWV Christmas Stack, DCWV cardstock
Ink: Memento Tuxedo black, Memento Rose Bud, Copic Markers (G12, R05)
Accessories:  Spellbinders Nestabilities Classic Squares, Classic Scallop Squares

Card #2-
Stamps:  JustRite Stampers - Hearts Come Home, 2" Square Stamper
Paper: DCWV Christmas Stack, DCWV cardstock
Ink: Memento Tuxedo black, Memento Rose Bud, Copic Markers (G12, G24, R05)
Accessories:  Spellbinders Nestabilities Classic Squares, Labels 1, Kaiser rhinestones

Card #3 -
Stamps:  JustRite Stampers - Hearts Come Home, 2" Square Stamper
Paper: DCWV Christmas Stack, DCWV cardstock
Ink: Memento Tuxedo black, Memento Rose Bud, Copic Markers (R81, G12, C3, R05)
Accessories:  Spellbinders Nestabilities Classic Squares, Labels 3, Kaiser pearls

11 comments:

Marge said...

How pretty, Angela; I'd never thought of pink & black for Christmas -- very unique!!!

Nancy Boatwright said...

Beautiful and a great gift.

Debbie said...

All of these are so pretty!

Noreen said...

Nice card set and matching box. It will make a neat gift.

Earline said...

Just love these cards and the matching box that you made with it.

Deborah Young said...

Awesome stamp set! I agree...nice colors!

Cathy U. said...

What an awesome card set.

Stephanie Kraft said...

Wonderful gift set, Angela! Love it!

KathyJ (Wattle) said...

OMGosh Anglea these are WONDERFUL!!! Love the colour palette you chose and what an awesome set you've created!!!!

Martha Nicholson said...

I love that your colors are not usual Christmas. There great for someone who doesn't like the usual. Thats me.

Kim said...

I love your card set and I also love this stamp set. It has a very vintage look to it. Thank you!