Last weekend I got started on my Christmas cards while I was at a Christmas in July event. I had grand ideas that I would get them ALL done–ha! I got 13 cards done which is a pretty nice start. I actually spent some time playing with my Copic Markers to color in stamped images on the cards. I love these markers!!! The stamps I used (reindeer, owl, frog) are from Hero Arts and I got them at Collective Journey last fall.

The postage stamp stamp is from my friend Pat's stash and I think it is Stampin' Up!. I am really pleased with how well the coloring came out since I am a) not a stamper really and b) not a colorer of stamped stuff.

I also used 100% scraps on the cards (except the card base & some ribbons). I simply brought my red and green scrap bags with me and used the items inside to create the cards. My scraps are overflowing, once again, and what better way to “get rid of them” than to use them on my Chritmas cards!

I also used some new strung sequins from my etsy shop on a couple of cards. Love the sparkle!!

Today I planted a some tomatoes, eggplant, a sunflower, squash, and bell peppers in my garden. I am looking forward to being outdoors more and eating fresh, homegrown yummies. Oh, and the opportunities for photos will be quite nice too. Gotta love being a scrapbooker! LOL I see gardening pages in my future ;)

Until tomorrow, Happy Crafting!!

Author: Jennifer Priest

It started with jewelry, beading, sewing, home decor, painting, basket weaving, pottery, and cross-stitch. Marry that to an entrepreneurial spirit & at 9 years old a girl is selling her wares at craft fairs as far as her parents and grandparents would drive her. These days, Jennifer enjoys crafts of all genres from sewing to scrapbooking to jewelry with a little dabbling in the mixed media world. Her style is approachable and she wants everyone who sees her work to feel that they too can embrace creativity and make their home and life beautiful.

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2 thoughts on “Christmas In July Cards

  1. Cute cards! I should start mine early, since this coming fall semester I have a huge “thesis” project for my masters. One question… love Copic markers too, but when I try to color my stamped images, it bleeds. :-( help! :-P

    Posted on July 18, 2009 at 5:34 am
  2. You have to use the right paper. You can test your markers on different papers–I can tell you right now that it will bleed on Bazzill and SU paper. I get Neenah cardstock at Kelly Paper. It’s 500 sheets for under $30. HTH!

    Posted on July 18, 2009 at 2:29 pm