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Thursday, July 12, 2012

Christmas in July

Good morning and Happy Thursday.  I know so many people are experiencing very hot and dry weather.  I feel your pain.  Here in Texas we went through that the last 2 years.  This summer we are so blessed to be having rain and more rain!   I hate to complain about it though cause I don't want it to go away.  That said, I hope that you will soon get relief from the scorching temps.  Maybe this card will help you think cold!  Is it ever too early to start getting ready for Christmas?   I think not!  How about getting started on those Christmas cards.  You know you are always scrambling at the last minute trying to get them all signed and addressed!  With just a few tools, you can hand make your own cards this year.  Here is a card that I created for Bowdabra using my Mini Bowdabra Hair Tool and Ruler.

Materials Used:

  • Saturated Canary – Christmas Angel
  • Cardstock – Xpress It Blending Card; Stampin Up – Really Red
  • Designer Paper – Stampin Up – Holly Berry Bouquet
  • Sentiment – My Favorite Things – Winter in the City
  • Ink – Stampin Up – Real Red
  • Flower – Wang’s International, Inc.
  • Ribbon – green gingham – from my stash
  • Loopy Mat – Cricut Cartridge – Elegant Edges
  • Cricut Expression
  • Copic Markers
  • Mini Bowdabra
  • Hair Bow Tool & Ruler
If you'd like to check out how I made the bow, hop on over to the Bowdabra website and check out the tutorial I posted over there.  

Thanks for stopping by and leaving your comments.  I appreciate each of them.  Hope you have a fabulous day!  


  1. Ohhh send us some of that rain! I love your Christmas card- love the image you have beautifully colored. The swirly backing is wonderful- what a great look!

  2. Maggie, this is fabulous! Such a gorgeous image and layout plus your colouring is great!

  3. This is just gorgeous, love the image and great

  4. VERY cute! Love the framework around this too. PRETTY!

  5. Ooohhh I love that frame or punch!

  6. So cute!! I love the frame. I keep hearing about that Cricut Cartridge. I'm going to have to put it at the top of my wish list.

  7. Love your card Margaret. And you are right. We should start with Xmas cards earlier!

  8. Fabulous card Margaret - Love the red/green contrast you have used.

  9. Adorable! The frame reminds me of ribbon candy. Perfect for a Christmas card. Happy Christmas in July Maggie.

  10. Glad the weather is better this year for you in TX. In NYC we have had heat wave after heat wave. This week was ok, but it is coming back tomorrow. We need rain too...No rain in weeks. Loved seeing your Christmas card. Fun idea! She is a darling image. Love the papers you used and the fun frame.

  11. Maggie - This card is so cute! I love the image - she made me smile! Beautiful job.

  12. Just darling, and love that loopy mat! So cute!


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