Friday, July 19, 2013

It's Christmas in July!

Hi all and welcome to a fun-filled little Saturday surprise! I'm helping Flourishes usher in its......

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Are you ready for a little Christmas in July?

HOW TO PLAY: It's Christmas in July! For this challenge, dig out those Christmas stamps and get those fingers inky with a Christmas creation! This Birthday Celebration Challenge is just that simple! When you are done with your creation, don't forget to link up your creation using the Inlinkz widget HERE! For Birthday Celebration Challenge #3, enter as many times as you like. If you upload to Splitcoaststampers, use the keyword FLLCBC3. You have until 11:59 PM CST on July 31st to enter! Winners will be announced Saturday, August 3rd over on the Flourishes Blog and winners will receive a goody bag from Flourishes valued at $30!

On to my creation!

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I started by picking up one of my favorite Christmas sets -- Christmas Classics! I love all the images in this set and the variety of sentiments too! I should mention, I started with Classic White Card Stock and I used the Christmas Classics Silhouette Cut File. I stamped my image using Memento Tuxedo Black and then let the fun begin,coloring my image up with Copic Markers! I used these collections.....

  
     


 Here's a closeup of my cut and colored image!   

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From there, it really was just matting it all up! I used some leftover paper that I had from last year from a Teresa Collins Christmas Collection, added some Basque Red Ribbon tied with gold cording and embellished with a little blingy button! Stamp the sentiment on a little sentiment flag created with a strip of decorative paper and... ta da! Done!

Need a little more inspiration? My fellow Flourishes DT teammate Stacy Morgan also has a fabulous sample to share, so check it out on her blog HERE! 

Here's the fun part....

If you need a few Christmas stamps to get creating, now is the time to buy! Between now (July 20th) and July 31st, Flourishes is hosting our annual Christmas in July Sale! ALL of Flourishes Christmas sets are now 25% off! Simply use the code MERRYJULY in the coupon code box at the time of check out. Make sure to hit "Apply" for your code to take effect. Keep in mind, this code will only be valid on Christmas stamp sets.

Also, because this sale is such a popular sale at Flourishes - they do expect to run out of stamp sets! Unfortunately, Flourishes cannot issue any rain checks for any of their Christmas designs. So, shop often and early! We can't wait to see all the Christmas beauties you create!

~Julie


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