Thursday, July 9, 2015

OSAT Blog Hop Christmas in July

Happy Thursday everyone!  Welcome to this month's One Stamp at a Time (OSAT) Blog Hop.  I was very excited to participate in last month's hop.  This month's blog theme is "Christmas in July".  I know that you have already seen some great cards and projects from our other blog hop participants, and I hope that you will visit all of the creative individuals' blogs for more inspiration.

This month I created several 3 x 3 cards to coordinate with my project, which is a box to house the cards.  This would be a perfect gift for co-worker's, teachers or even as items to sell at upcoming craft shows.  The card box holds several cards, but for this challenge I made three different cards as examples.

The first card uses Stampin' Up's  Festival of Tree's Photopolymer stamp set with the matching Tree punch. I layered the background trees by stamping off a couple of images to give the card the lighter shaded trees.  For the final tree, I stamped on a separate piece of Whisper White and used the dotted image to add the red accents for the tree decorations.  I raised the image with Stampin' Up Dimensionals.  For a bit of shimmer I dotted clear Dazzling Details on the red tree decorations, background trees and on the Whisper White to represent falling snow. 

The second card uses the Stampin' Up Wondrous Wreath Photopolymer stamp set along with the Wonderful Wreath Framelits.  I love the way this set layers the colors and berries.  I stamped the sentiment separately and fussy cut in order to place in the lower right corner.  The card stock was embossed with the new Elegant Dots embossing folder.  The wreath was accented with 1/8" silver ribbon.  I coordinated all the cards and gift box by using Whisper White, Real Red, Pear Pizzazz and Old Olive card stock and inks.

For the last card I used a Whisper White card base and the Stampin' Up Dotty Angles stamp in Real Red.  Accent pieces were added by using the Decorative Label and the large Oval Punch, with a touch of gold metallic thread.  The sentiment was stamped on a separate piece of whisper white.  I then divided the sentiment and added the banner edges by using the 1" square punch.

For the project portion of the challenge, I made a matching gift box to store the 3x3 card sets.  I used a tutorial from Pootles, which I have listed below.

As with the other projects, I used the Dotty Angles Stamp Set and the Wondrous Wreath Stamp Set.
After using the framelits to complete the wreath, I used the silver ribbon to accent the box.

I hope you have enjoyed this month's card/project challenge.  Up next is Elizabeth Jeanne Thatcher's awesome inspirations. Take a moment to visit all the other wonderful creations from the hoppers listed below.  Happy Stampin'!

You are Here: Kim Smith --
Elizabeth Jeanne Thatcher --
Tina Rackley Riddle --
Andrea Tracy-Tucker --
Andrea Pancrazio --
Debra Vance --
Wynne Grob --
AJ Bodine --
Megan Thompson --
Holly Stene --
Martie Pollard --
Ginger Pelfrey --
Diane Squires -- 
Marisa Gunn --
Lori Mueller --
James Weber --


  1. Kim your boxed gift card sets are awesome!!

  2. How adorable! I love your work Kim! Just beautiful!

  3. Very cute and love the color combinations you used!!

  4. I am loving that gift box with cards set..what a perfect gift for anyone!

  5. a lot of tlc and thought went into this project - unique idea for a Christmas project.

  6. Thanks everyone! I appreciate the feedback!

  7. I love the variety of cards you created for the box! Each one is so different from the next, yet they all work together!

    1. Thanks Andie, I appreciate the comments!

  8. Great set of Christmas cards! I love using the Dotty Angles set with it too.

  9. I perfect little boxed set with a wonderful variety of cards. You have been stamping some great projects and I love to see what you're going to come up with next. :)

    1. Thanks Diane, I appreciate your guidance and support!

  10. Kim, these projects coordinate so well! I love your use if the dotty angles! Definite CASE :)