Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Christmas In July With Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #220

Hello again! I am back with my second post of the day. If you are looking for my Try Stampin' - Or Not - On Tuesday reveal, please scroll down or go here.

We have a new sketch posted over at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge this week, and I can already tell that it is going to be a favorite of mine!

Last year I promised myself that I was going to start my Christmas cards early so I didn't have to be in a rush to get them done once the holiday season hit. I did pretty well, but still ended up making between 15 and 20 at the last minute. This year, thanks to some DT's devoted to only Christmas cards, I have been able to make several cards already. When July rolls around I like to have a Christmas in July mindset and really start cranking those Christmas cards out! I'm off to a slow start, thanks to our vacation the first week of July, but I am ready to see how many Christmas cards I can get done this month!

I pulled out my favorite Christmas 6x6 paper pad - Doodlebug's "Here Comes Santa Claus" and got started. I am sure you will see this collection quite a bit this month!

I love the big banner on this card. Banners are still one of my favorite things to use. I die cut the Santa out of one of the 6x6 papers and matted it on a piece of red and added foam tape to the back for a little dimension. I moved my sentiment, which is one of the strips from the border paper, down below the banner - just my personal preference for this card.

I have made three Christmas cards since the first of the month, and my goal is to make at least 15 before the end of the month rolls around. I guess I'd better get with it!

We will have the full design team reveals up on the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge blog tomorrow, along with last week's Top 3, so be sure to stop by and check it out!

Thanks so much for stopping by today! Have a great day!


  1. Love your cute card

    and Thank you for always encouragement for me.

  2. Great card! You know that I am right with you on the Christmas cards!

  3. Great card! You know that I am right with you on the Christmas cards!

  4. Adorable Christmas card...my pledge to do one Christmas card a week wore thin after February...thanks for the inspiration...in fact I'm going to start one right now if I can do it with the current color challenge.