Friday, July 12, 2013

Christmas in July

It is so very not Christmassy here.  It's hot and muggy thunderstorms a couple of times a week.  But, it's never too early to start planning your Christmas crafts, right? 

This card is a 5x5 square card.  It's a white Recollections card base.  I layered a piece of red sparkle paper over it (if you look really hard you can see some sparkle in the picture) and a piece of green chevron paper from my Christmas stash on top of that.  I cut the cute little squirrel from Jolly Holidays at 3 1/4 inches.  I always used to want a pet squirrel, so they have a special place in my heart.  When I was in college I used to feed the fat little campus squirrels straight from my hands.  *memories*

The little sentiment tag is my very favorite, which is on the Sweethearts cartridge.  Both cuts are on foam dots, although the ones behind the sentiment are thicker ones.  I did that so I could stick the two little pins behind the sentiment for some extra embellishment.  To balance it out, I also added three white pearls in the other top corner.

I'm entering this card into the following challenges:
Jaded Blossom- Christmas in July
Cut it Up Challenges- Christmas in July
Simply Create Too- Christmas in July
CardzTV- Chrsitmas in July

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  1. Very pretty! I love how he's carrying his candy cane back to his nest!
    Thanks for joining us at Cut it Up Challenges!

  2. Hi, Becky: Your entry is adorable! Look forward to seeing your entries in our upcoming challenges too!

    Thank you for joining our “Christmas in July” Challenge #41 at Simply Create Too.

    Simply Create Too Design Team

  3. Very cute card! Love the happy squirrel. You should also enter this in a christmas challenge at

  4. What a cute Christmas card. Love your adorable card.

  5. This is a very cute Holiday card! Thanks for joining the Jaded Blossom Christmas in July challenge!

  6. Love your Christmas in July card! I live in Florida, I so appreciate this!!!!

    Thanks so much for playing along with us in the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!

  7. such a cute little squirrel ! thanks for joining us int eh Jaded Blossom challenge this month !!!

    michelle - JB owner

  8. What a cutie. Thanks for joining us this week at CIU for our Christmas In July Challenge.
    DT CIU

  9. Love it! Thanks for playing the Christmas in July Challenge at Cardz TV!

  10. Awe what an adorable card! Thanks for playing along in the challenge with us!

  11. That's squirrel is just way to cute. Thanks for joining our Xmas in July Challenge over at Jaded Blossom.

  12. OMG, I LOVE THIS CARD!! Thanks for joining the Jaded Blossom Monthly Challenge :)

    Jenny ~ Jaded Blossom DT

  13. Super cute! Thanks for joining the Jaded Blossom Challenge this month.

  14. Such a cute little squirrel! He's very Christmasy! Thanks for joining us in this month Jaded Blossom challenge!