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Christmas in July!

Well, hello! I’ve been working on a card challenge with my Scrappin-n-Chattin Yahoo! group to create Christmas cards with a different prompt every day of July and thought I’d share one of my cards with you today!

Ruth - 3 RedGreenWhite

This is for the 3rd day’s prompt to create a card with just red, green and white. I used the a2 christmas tree pop dot card by Lori Whitlock . I have to admit I have a serious shaker card addiction! They are so much fun to make. Those are the delicious Doodlebug Design sequins inside (I love all the different colors and finishes their small jars of sequins have!) Two addictions combined, maybe three if you count my Silhouette machine, or four if you consider my love of traditional Christmas colors…

So, I made this with the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge to make a shaker card in mind, but I finished too late because I was busy celebrating my daughter’s 15th birthday with her Tuesday (she chose to scrap with me – the BEST reason to miss the shaker card deadline ever!) But after checking out the next challenge found that this would work for the LET’S BE CLEAR  challenge there! Yay!

Not much else to say here. Other than I hope you’re having a fantastic summer and that you have a wonderful day!

Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment to put a smile on my face!





Not Typically Irish

If you haven’t noticed, I tend to march to the beat of my own drum at times. I like to push the envelope on certain things, change things up, perhaps…

So, the first thing my husband said about my St Patrick’s Day projects for The Creative Cutting Challenge was that the green wasn’t quite Kelly green. I most definitely was going for a different look with my projects. I wanted to speak to the magic of leprechauns without actually using them and their pot of gold.

I used the Shamrock Cards file from The Creative Pointe to create my cards.

Shamrock Cards PV

So here’s my first card in all it’s magical glory:


I used shimmery green cardstock, shiny gold cardstock and flat gold sequins to bling this card up a notch.


I love that sparkle!

My second card is a shaker card, using the same cutting file:


I used white cardstock with a gold sheen, gold gel pen for the sentiment and shiny metallic gold sequins for the shaker part. I re-used the cut out shamrocks from the first card on the second one to add some green.

Here’s a closer look:


I hope my projects were an inspiration! I had a lot of fun creating the shaker card and it didn’t take very long to make for all the fun it contains!

I sure hope you’ll play along with the St Patrick’s Day challenge at The Creative Cutting Challenge!

Have a great day!


Edited to add: I’m hoping my cards bring me luck in the Cardz TV St Patrick’s Day Challenge!

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