Monday, July 28, 2014

Christmas in July: Day 4 {The Stamps of Life}

Happy Holidays! I'm enjoying my vacation with my family right now, so I thought I'd leave you with a little Christmas in July while I'm away. Scroll on down to see the first few days of winter inspiration, if you've missed it. 

Today I've got a card featuring The Stamps of Life. There are quite a few super-cute holiday themed stamp sets at The Stamps of Life, and these Christmas lights are one of my favorites. Lights4Christmas is a cool stamp set because it has the Christmas bulb outline, plus solid and polka-dotted inside shapes to customize your lights. It's also great for paper-piecing and stamped techniques. 
On this card I stamped the light bulb outline, and then stamped the inside with the dotted stamp. I trimmed the lights and adhered them to the card, with some string behind. Isn't that little Merry Christmas tag cute? Perfect for little gift tags or accents. (And even better. . .this stamp set has coordinating dies, great for mass producing Christmas cards and projects!) 

Next up, a little packaging project. I used a Sizzix Thinlits Milk Carton die and my Big Shot to create this little box. It would be perfect for little candies or treats. It's small - 3 5/8 inches tall when assembled. It's ADORABLE.
Well, my friends - this brings us to the end of my little Christmas in July! Thanks so much for visiting this week! If you've gotten fired up about creating for the holidays, I'd love to see what you're up to! Link me up with your creations and I'll check them all out when I get home from my summer vacation next week! And not to worry, me and the Go-to Gals will be sharing some fun on Wednesday. It's Go-to Gal Designer Challenge day, and we're showcasing Hazel & Ruby! So FUN! Hugs! xoxo

Milk carton supplies:
patterned paper and chipboard - Fancy Pants Timbergrove 12x12 pad and chipboard


Lisa Lara said...

I love those Christmas lights Laura and with the sequins.

VanessaB said...

oh i love both of these! i'm so not ready to think about christmas yet, but this is helping. lol ;)