Sunday, July 3, 2022

Christmas in July plus

As you might guess, Christmas in July is one of my favorite themes!  Couldn't wait to make a card for DCD using my new Taylored Expressions Modern Eucalyptus Wreath kit.  I very seldom buy kits, but immediately fell in love with this one.  Couldn't get it out of my mind & it wasn't sold out days later when I checked.  Luckily, I discovered that I could get a good discount using my reward points.  That did it & I'm not at all sorry--haha!  The stencils line up just using the corner of a MISTI.  
I brushed on PTI Ripe Avocado, Simply Chartreuse, Ocean Tides & Pinefeather.  After using the coordinating dies, I decided to add them to the Tim Holtz Funky Wreaths image cut from shiny, silver cardstock.  The berries die from PFS Layered Wreath was used with leftover pieces of cardstock covered with double sided adhesive.  I removed the release paper & dipped them into WOW Peachy Keen Sparkles using tweezers.  Makes adding glitter so easy. 
This Sparkles looks like a mix of pink & silver to me.  At any rate, it is gorgeous with lots of sparkle & I love how it doesn't rub off.  I'll have to try using it with glue & see if it's just as secure.  The sentiment is PFS Classic Holiday Words & the panel is die cut with PFS Blanket Stitched Rectangle.  
I seldom make baby cards, so don't really have stamps & dies designed for them.  But I wanted to welcome a baby boy, so put on my thinking cap.  Decided PTI Spring Rain makes a nice baby blue, so started by embossing a panel with a Tim Holtz faded stars folder.  
I had FMS challenge in mind, so die cut CAS-ual Fridays stars from PTI Blueberry Sky cardstock.  The edges were brushed with a shimmer pen--pretty in person.  Hard coming up with a sentiment, but finally decided on these 2 words from PTI Tiny Tags.  
Color Hues is calling for Red & Blue, so I made red my accent color using Christmas Red Stickles on the little heart & random dots in the background.

I also seldom make wedding cards, but had fun making this simple one for a family member.  
I got as close as I could to the bride's colors of navy, dusty blue & gold.  The hearts are AJVD, the letters are Flourishes & the die cut rectangle is Gina Marie. 
I'm entering SSS Wednesday & WAW.
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17 comments:

Lisa Elton said...

Three terrific cards, Greta! You created a wonderful eucalyptus wreath and the baby card is super cute. I think your personalized wedding card is my favorite today! The fancy matting is perfect with the two hearts!

Karen said...

Three great cards! No wonder you like that eucalyptus wreath! You came up with a great solution for the baby card, and lucky us at Color Hues, the Red and Blue challenge worked wonderfully! Thanks for playing cards with us at Color Hues!

Dawn T said...

Three beautiful cards Greta. Love the wreath. Stencils make it so easy to colour and you've chosen such gorgeous colours. Love the baby card... very elegant and your wedding card is very cleverly done.

Rosemary said...

a sweet set of cards, greta. the stenciled wreath is so pretty. i can see why you wanted that te kit! the baby and wedding cards are perfect in their simplicity.

Kim S said...

Such sweet cards! That wreath is stunning. And I love the stars and bitty heart on the baby card. Thank you for playing along with us at Freshly Made Sketches.

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Three gorgeous cards, Greta - just love the stenciled wreath parts with the TH diecut wreath on card one! Thanks for sharing it at Die Cut Divas!! And what a darling baby card with all the stars and the wedding card looks so elegant and personal - love both!!

Jacquie Southas said...

The baby love sentiment is so sweet with the stars! Thanks for playing along with us at FMS, Greta.

Jen Brum said...

What a great set of cards! Love the blue stars and embossed background on that adorable baby card! Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!

Nancy said...

Can you believe it's July already? Awesome group of cards, Greta. I really like your star baby card with just a pop of red! Thanks for joining us at Color Hues!

Arlene said...

Great cards! I really like the soft colors of your wreath. So glad you joined us at Die Cut Divas Christmas for our July Challenge!

Helen Wallace said...

3 Delightful cards today Greta. Like you, I'm a big fan of wreaths and the Eucalyptus looks fab. Stars are always great for children and I like the title you used. The wedding card is classic and elegant. TFS

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

Love the wreath, such a pretty colour mix, the baby boy card is perfect, for a new star to be born. and love the embossing too. Your wedding card is so elegant and beautiful, Great work on all 3.
Faith x

Maria said...

Three great cards, Greta! Love the pretty wreath with lovely soft colors. The baby card is so sweet with the stars and precious sentiment. And, your wedding card is very classy and elegant!

Brenda in IN said...

I love the soft colors you used on the wreath, it is lovely. So clever to find a way to make a baby card and this fits the bill just fine. The personalized wedding card is wonderful. Using her colors and their initials really made it special.

Cindy Beach said...

Such beautiful cards, Greta! The sweet baby card is a super creative take on our colors and so cute. Thanks for playing along at Color Hues!

HilaryJane said...

I always struggle if I have to make a baby or wedding card, so I know the feeling. You did a pretty good job with all your cards. the wreath is particularly special xx

foleysfriend said...

Your eucalyptus wreath is just lovely. I'm liking the colors you chose, the shine of the wreath die cut and the added sparkle of the berries. Thanks for joining us at Die Cut Divas.

sue n.