Saturday, July 11, 2020

CIJ with Vintage Angel Stickers

Hi, Friends......

I am here with a few easy Christmas in July cards I made using stickers from my stash. Do you have Christmas stickers that are neglected, too? This is a great time of year to get them out and make some cards with them. Dare I say....actually use them up???? lol..    It's easy to make a whole pile of pretty cards with little effort and use up scraps besides! :)

Maybe you have plenty of stickers, but are flummoxed when you try to use them. My cards are not exactly shining examples, but I follow these easy steps:
1. Choose the sticker you wish to use.
2. Use a die cut (or die cuts) to frame it. Let the style be your guide.
3. Choose a coordinating background and, if desired, a sentiment.
4. Add stamping or other embellishments to the background, if desired.

For these cards, I used some lovely vintage stickers that my crafty pal, Karen Ladd, gave me quite some time ago. (THANKS, Karen!!) This sticker sheet contained several angels and several bundles of holly. I chose the angels for this project since they are all wearing hats and Jo's Christmas Kickstart Challenge is Hatty Christmas this fortnight. :)

I knew I wanted to use a variety of warm golden patterned papers, so instead of Christmas scraps I grabbed my autumn scrap box. I die cut a fancy Spellbinders vintage frame that fit the sticker in size, shape, and style. I added another fancy die cut behind it. I added stamping to the background.

Each of the four cards has slight differences.  Some of the stickers have a tiny greeting on them, so I did not add another sentiment. I stamped on some of the backgrounds and left one blank. I also varied the embellishments....sequins, confetti, Nuvo drops.....or nothing at all.

Supplies used include:
Vintage Stickers from Karen Ladd
Spellbinders - Nestabilities - 5x7 Reflective Moment die set
Spellbinders - Heartfelt Creations - Raindrops on Roses die set
Nuvo Drops - Bright Gold
Sequins and Confetti from stash
Holly on margins of background - Stamper's Anonymous - TH Collection 2016 Stamptember Holiday stamp set (retired)
Sentiment - Clearly Besotted - Modern Christmas stamp set (retired)
Simon Says Stamp - Khaki ink
DCWV and Core'dinations scraps from stash

Here are the others:

Which do you like best?

Hope you enjoyed my vintage angel cards. I love to mix and match patterned papers, so these were really fun to make. I still have my holly card set from the other stickers on the sheet to show you soon.

Thank you for stopping by today. I hope you will get out some of your stickers and make a few Christmas in July cards, too!!


Thank you for the honor of entering these cards in the following challenges:
1. Christmas Kickstart Challenge #33 - Hatty Christmas
2. Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge #498 - AG Christmas
3. TCP Tuesday Challenge #370 - Christmas in July
4. Die-Cut Divas - Christmas in July Challenge
5. ABC Christmas - O is for Over the Top (I layered die cuts over the top of each other.)

6. TFJB Challenge - Christmas Cards in July
7. Dare2BArtzy - Christmas in July Challenge

8. Christmas Craft Creations July Challenge - Christmas Characters



  1. I love the vintage stickers and the dies you used.

  2. Great vintage Christmas design! Thank you for joining us at Christmas Craft Creations - Charlotte/Lady Joyful, DT

  3. Beautiful vintage cards... And they are all wearing hats! Thanks for playing along with Gail and me at Christmas Kickstart Challenge, Janis, it's always good to have you join the fun, Jo x

  4. Fabulous vintage cards and I like the touch of gold! So glad you joined us for our Christmas Characters challenge at CCC!

  5. Very pretty cards. Glad you joined us at Die Cut Divas for our "Christmas in July" challenge at Die Cut Divas.

  6. Sweet vintage Christmas cards! Lovely layering of die cuts with beautiful stickers. Thanks for sharing them with us on the "Christmas Cards in July" Challenge at The Funkie Junkie Boutique blog.

  7. All of your vintage cards are wonderful. Love the gold accents on the lovely die cuts. The ephemera inspired stickers are fabulous. Your quarantined graphic with the cat with a mask is a hoot. Gave me a chuckle to start my day. Thanks so much for planing along with us over at The Funkie Junie Boutique Challenge Blog!

  8. Lovely cards Janis. Fun hats. Thanks for joining the fun at the Christmas Kickstart challenge. Hugz

  9. Gorgeous cards, love the inpsiration.x

  10. Such a nostalgic look, lovely job!
    Thanks so much for sharing with us at Christmas Craft Creations!


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