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Jul 23, 2013

Christmas in July

Hi all and thanks for stopping by today!  The MFT Design Team has been challenged to celebrate Christmas in July for the monthly Creative Challenge.  Be sure to check out what the rest of the team came up with HERE on the MFT Blog.

I tried to get in the Christmas spirit, but had pink on the brain, so both of my cards have feminine flair with the addition of PINK.  Pink is always ok... (I hope LOL)

My first card was inspired by my husband... UNINTENTIONALLY.  I often show him cards after I made them and ask him if he likes them.  So, one day I showed him THIS card and his reply was, "nice Christmas tree".  The problem is that it wasn't a Christmas tree, it was a Party Hat made with the super cute Jumbo Party Hat Die-namics.  On the plus side, with the Christmas in July challenge coming up, it inspired me to whip up this actual Christmas tree.  LOL

I trimmed it down to be a perfect triangle.  I created the trunk with a piece of Hot Fudge Card Stock and tucked the tree in some Snow Drifts.  I kept it nice and simple!

The gold garland was stamped with the wavy string from the Party Balloons stamp set.  The ornaments were stamped with the period from Monogram Alphabet.  

Next up is this card with an untraditional color combo.  I created a Poinsettia in pink and green with a gold center.  It was mounted on a Kraft Pierced Circle.  The sentiment is from Document It - December.  The background was stamped with Darling Dots.

Be sure to head over to the MFT Blog to see what the rest of the team came up with for this fun challenge.


  1. Gorgeous! Brilliant idea for your first card. Using pieces from different sets to create your tree!!!
    Love the soft pretty colours of your second card.
    I can't wait to pull out my poinsettia die now!!! LOL!

  2. Both of your cards are darling and I especially love the pink poinsettia.

  3. I am swooning over the Joy card! Fantastic colors and I LOVE all the polka dots!!

  4. These are so fresh and funky-fun, Jody!! Love the colors, and that pink poinsettia is awesome!!

  5. Both are fabulous! I like the simplicity of the first card and the pretty multi colored dots on the second card. :)

  6. Two super cute cards, Jody!!

  7. LOVE these Jody, especially the second card with the fun colors and polka dots!

  8. Such pretty cards Jody! Love all the polka dots!

  9. Hey, I was pretty caught up with you! This is pretty far back! Don't tell the others -- I'm not sure what this means! Maybe your stuff gets into my box more easily -- or I comment with my iPhone from the Metro stop! :) BTW, love seeing the bday hat used as a Christmas tree, I wonder if anyone else did that!


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