Sunday, July 16, 2017

Christmas in July!

Today I chose colorthrowdown #451 for my color challenge.

It's funny, looking at the image CTD#451 has, you would think summer. But, yet, it's Christmas In July at Dragonfly Journeys #96! My card...

I was inspired by Jari Francis and I thank her for the inspiration. Merry Monday Christmas Challenge 2nd Annual Linkup has a challenge for Christmas cards during the summer. It ends August 31. I chose their challenge #224, as I think this could fly as a masculine card.

All product is Stampin' Up! My card base is Garden Green cut at 4 1/4 and folded at 5 1/2. My Cherry Cobbler mat is cut at 4 x 5 1/4. I then stamped a piece of 3 7/8 x 5 1/8 Very Vanilla with the Sheet Music background stamp using Memento Tuxedo Black ink. My flowers were cut with the die from Colorful Seasons. I colored them with a Real Red SU marker. The ovals were die cut from the Layering Oval Thinlits. I used a Pink Pirouette marker to make the hidden Mickeys and color the fins, Santa hats, lips and ornaments on the fish. The stamp set for the fish and sentiment is the retired Fa La La La Friends, stamped in Garden Green. 

This card makes me happy and would be perfect for someone who lives in the New England states!

Thanks for looking!


  1. Love your punny sentiment and envy you getting your Christmas cards done so early! Thanks for joining us at Color Throwdown!

  2. So fun - so cute! Love this, Karen! :)

  3. Hi Karen! My goodness I just love a good pun and your creation is just awesome. Thanks so much for joining my Christmas in July blog challenge :)

    Jeannie T.
    Dragonfly Journeys