Saturday, July 25, 2020


Hello friends!  This is my second post for today; if you're looking for the Collected Crafty Collab post, click here.  This post is also a collaboration, but this time with just one other person; my very special crafty friend Renee, from Delaney Jane Cards

I had asked Renee if she had some free time in her super busy schedule to do a collaboration with me, and lucky for me, she said she did!  YAY!  Of course, I wanted to do a Christmas in July theme, because, why not?  I feel like I have been immersed in Christmas all month long!  Here is my card!

I had fun designing this card!  The ornaments along the edge are a card design in the Silhouette Design Store called Christmas Ornament Border.  I thought this design looked really cute paired up with this Bugaboo Stamps image called A Kid's View Christmas Tree.  HEY, I just noticed that this image will be retiring soon, and is only $1.00!  If you want her, you'd better grab her before she's gone!  Anyway, when I first came up with the idea to do this card, I had it in mind to simply cut the image out from white card stock using an offset, and glue it to the front of the card.  Then it struck me...why not cut the offset out of the front of the card, and use it as a window to the image on the inside? 💡
I positioned the image so that it would be where it needed to be when cut from a piece of card stock that is 3 7/8" wide by 5 3/8" tall.  The size of the finished card is 4 1/8" by 5 1/2".
I cut two of the card base; one from white Recollections 110lb, and one from pink card stock, also by Recollections.  The pink is only 65lb, so I wanted a sturdier base by adhering these together.  I printed and cut the image how I mentioned above, colored her up with alcohol markers, and glued her to the inside of the card, making sure she lined up in her offset window correctly.  Then this card sat around my room for a few weeks, unfinished.  I had a plan to put a die cut sentiment on the front of the card, but not much else.
The more I looked at this card though, I thought it was just missing something.  I kind of wanted to back the ornaments with some kind of specialty paper so they made more of an impact, so I asked my Squirrel Sisters for advice.  I showed them different things I had, and I finally hit on a winner with this white glitter paper from Walmart.
Instead of making it a solid backing piece, since I had to cut it with my Cameo to match the edge anyway, I decided to make it a cut out as well.  It's hard to see (of course!), but I bet if you click on the picture, you'll get a better view.  To finish it off then, I die cut the sentiment from the Christmas Phrases 2 set from Sizzix; twice from a scrap of Recollections 110, and once from the same white glitter paper, and layered them up.
Overall, I think it ended up pretty cute, even if it is hard to get a decent picture of it.  😆


CHNC #500:  ATG Christmas
Sweet Stampin':  Christmas in July (2/3)
ABC Christmas:  N is for No Fuss, O is for Over the Top (I think this is an O)

Alrighty my friends, PLEASE click on over to see what my friend Renee from Delaney Jane Cards has made for our Christmas in July collaboration.  I haven't seen it yet, but knowing her, it will be absolutely AMAZING!!!
Until next time, 

Take Care, and God Bless!



  1. I love your card, Marie! The ornament border is gorgeous and the non-traditional pink is unique. Beautiful!

  2. Very cute card, Marie! Great colors too! I love how you did the ornaments. Very cool!

  3. Marie, this card is so Stinkin cute. I love the pink and the glitter paper was the perfect addition.beautifully done! And I'm so glad you allowed me to collab with you.♡

  4. I love that pink Marie, this is fantastic my youngest seen your card and she said it was pretty awesome!!

  5. Wow, pretty in pink & blue!!! Love it all! You did a fabulous job Marie!!! Thanks for sharing, blessings and hugs!!!

  6. I love how this came out! The white glitter paper really jazzes it up! I especially like how it ties in the white around the image 😉
    My favorite part though is the big, bold, beautiful sentiment! Love!

  7. Loving that border!! Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week. Sammy-x

  8. Love the bright colors you used. Thanks for playing along with us at ABC Christmas Challenge. Looking forward to seeing your creative projects in the future galleries again.



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