Wednesday, July 24, 2019


Hey all!  Welcome back to day 5 of Catch the Bug's Christmas in July bash!  With today being Wednesday, we are all about that humor, so we want you to create something based on one of these funny Christmas movies:

I chose Home Alone, as it's my favorite out of the 3 choices.  Here is my card:

I chose this fun image  (Merry Christmas Tree) because it reminded me of the scene where Kevin is decorating the tree, and he sees Marv's reflection in his ornament.  He then calls out to his dad to come help him (who we all know isn't there).  Later on, I also love when Marv comes into the house thru that window in his bare feet and steps on all those glass ornaments Kevin left on the floor as a booby trap.  LOL

The image is colored with alcohol markers, and I added Eucalyptus Stickles to the ornaments, and Yellow Stickles to the stars.  I inked the edge of my image panel using Evergreen Bough Distress Oxide ink.  I used Spellbinders Curved Rectangles to make the layers for my easel card, and the patterned paper comes from a Recollections 8.5x11 pack.  The "Believe" die is from Love Nicole.  I cut it 3 times from Recollections 110# card stock and stacked it for some decent dimension to hold my panel up.  To make it stand out more, I coated it in clear Wink of Stella, and covered it in Glossy Accents.


CHN Patterned Paper:  ATG using patterned paper
ABC Christmas:  "N" for No Peeking, and "O" for Ornaments
Digi Design:  Christmas in July (3/3)
Crafting by Designs:  Get Ready for Christmas (1/3)
Crafty Gals Corner #196:  Christmas in July (3/3)
Pammie's #1929:  ATG (1/5)
CHNC #447:  ATG Christmas
Sparkles Christmas:  Include a Tree
Crafty Calendar:  Christmas in July (3/3)
Crafty Sentiments:  ATG (1/3)

Thanks again for stopping by my blog!  I hope you will have a chance to hop on over to Catch the Bug and join in today's festivities!  Don't forget to leave my teammies some love!

Take care and God Bless!



  1. I love the story behind your card - I had forgotten all those details about that fabulous film - thanks for joining us at Sparkles Christmas Challenge

  2. Gorgeous! Thank you for joining us over at Crafty Creations for this fortnights challenge.
    Crafty Creations DT

  3. So cute. Love the image. Thanks for playing along with us at PIP challenges.

  4. Fabulous easel card! I love the leaning tree.. that's what mine looks like 5 min after it's up when my cat gets it!!! Thanks for joining us and good luck with with your entry!
    Hugs, Joy
    Joyfully Stamps
    Lil Patch of Crafty Friends, Owner/Coordinator

  5. Great card and I love that you chose Home Alone as your inspiration. We love Home Alone and watch that and Home Alone 2 every Christmas (and sometimes in between) whenever it is on - it is a Christmas tradition. Lol Thanks for sharing with us at Digi Choosday this time. Hope to see you again soon.
    Dawn xxx

  6. Super cute card. Thanks for joining us at The Paper Shelter Challenge

  7. Love this, Marie - your coloring is amazing here! I love your non-standard edges for your easel - so striking! A cheery triumph! Thanks so much for playing at Sparkles!

  8. love this tree Marie you've teamed it with great papers and dies

  9. A really cute Christmas card, love that tree! Thank you so much for joining us over at Sparkles Christmas Challenge and I look forward to seeing you again soon, love Jacky x

  10. Such a fun card! Great way to interpret the movie. Thanks for joining us at ABC CHristmas Challenge!

  11. Super cute and fun card
    Thanks for joining us at Digi Choosday
    Julie T

  12. Another beautiful card, Marie.

    Thanks for joining us at the Sparkles Christmas Challenge.

    Helen x

  13. Wow! Such a fun card! Really adore the image and how you shaped the card. Thanks for playing along with us at ABC Christmas Challenge. Looking forward to seeing your creative projects in the future galleries again.

  14. Stunning make ...thank you for joining us at A GEM OF A CHALLENGE this week
    Željka DT xx

  15. Me again! Thanks for joining us at the 12 Months of Christmas Link Up too.

    Helen x

  16. What a fab card! Thanks for joining us at Craftyhazelnuts patterned paper challenge.
    Happy crafting!
    Catherine x DT



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