Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Hold on to the Spirit of Christmas - July Rudolph Days

Hi, Friends.......

I am here with a couple of cards I made for the July Rudolph Days at Scrappy Mo's. I used some of the background I made with leftover Easter egg dye and salt. This is from the same sheet as I used HERE on my butterfly card. You can read my technique there.

I wasn't sure if I wanted to coordinate with the purple and blues or the pink from the background, so I made one of each. Which do you like better?

Here's the purple/blue one:

I had not used my K&K Small Bow Maker for a long time.  Since I wanted to make sure this bow looked perfect, I got it out.  I had to look up on YouTube to remember how to use it, but it worked great.
Here it is in pink:

Supplies used include:
Quietfire Designs - Hold on to the Spirit of Christmas
Versafine ink in Majestic Blue
Clear sparkle embossing powder
My Favorite Things Die-namics - Stitched Oval STAX die set
Winnie & Walter - Essentials: Audrey Cutaways die set
Sheer ribbon from stash
K&K Small Bow Maker
Pretty Pink Posh - Sparkling Clear Mix sequins

Hope you liked my cards. Which is your favorite? I think I like the blue/purple one better. Thank you for stopping by today!!!


Thank you for the honor of entering this card in the following challenges:
1. July Rudolph Days at Scrappy Mo's
2. TCP Tuesday Challenge #359 - Christmas in July
3. Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge #448 - AG Christmas
4. Paperbabe Stamps Challenge #98 - AG
5. Crimbo Crackers Challenge #189 - AG Christmas
6. Word Art Wednesday Weeks #396-#397 - Anything Goes
7. DL.ART July Linky
8. Lost Coast Challenge #80 - Christmas in July

9. Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Bright and Cheerful colors
10. Mod Squad - All that Sparkles (I added sparkly sequins and sparkle embossing powder) \
11. Jingle Belles - Neutrals &/or Sparkles - ( I took inspiration from the sparkly snow-encrusted tree with my crystalline background and sparkling sequins.)

12. Stamplorations Summer Theme and Sketch Challenge - Stamps + AG


  1. They're both pretty...(and those are PERFECT bows!), but since blue is one of my favorite colors I vote for the blue and purple. The blue ribbon really brings out the rich colors of your background. Also love that sweet little Christmas kitty gifting the pup with something she values. Or, is she just hoping the cat nip has the same effect on dogs as on cats...giving her free rein of the household?!

  2. Hi Janis,
    Happy rudolf Days.
    What super fabulous cards your backgrounds are so pretty.
    That sentiment is one of the best I have seen for a long time.
    Thank you for joining the Rudolf Challenge.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L. DT

  3. Fabulous background! Love both the card, but perhaps more the pink one, it's very sweet!!

  4. Cool backgrounds and perfect bows. Thanks for joining the fun at the Lost Coast Portal to Creativity Challenge. Hugz

  5. Both of your cards are very pretty but I think I like the drama of the purple card the best!
    Your background has such vivid purples that it is a delight to see them against the strong purple base card.


    Thanks for taking part in the July Rudolph Days Challenge.

  6. Two beautiful cards Janis, I love the colours you've used. Thanks for joining in the Rudolph Days challenge this month and good luck in the draw.

    Sue xx

  7. such a pretty card and so sparkly! so pleased you join our inspiration photo fun at JINGLE BELLES!

  8. Lovely background ... so glad you shared your inspired design with us at Jingle Belles.

  9. Just beautiful! Love the non-traditional Christmas purples and blues and the little touch of bling. And a perfect sentiment! Thanks for joining the Lost Coast Design Challenge!

  10. Very pretty. My fave is the purple/blue one.


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