Monday, July 18, 2011

Christmas In July and Giveaway!

Hi everyone,

Today's card is made for Christmas In July with Cross my Heart Paper Crafts and Nadia's Beautiful Mess. They will be having a week Celebration with wonderful designers, sponsors, and lots of giveaways, It's a must see event!  Please don't miss out on all this inspiration, make sure you invite your friends to attend! Leave comments on Cross my Heart Paper Crafts for their giveaways!

My card is inspired by Split Coast Stampers, Recessed Window card!  Have you ever driven around at Christmas time and seen all  the wonderful decorations inside the homes? This is my recreation!  Please drive by and take a

These are the Cartridges, images and sizes I used:
Christmas - Tree cut at 2.63 (Gypsy)
French Manor -Chair cut at 1.44, Window height is cut at 4.67 and width is at real dial size 4.25 (Gypsy)

Material used:
Bazzil - Card base, picture frame and window
Coordinations - Chair
Scrap bin - Tree
Spring all Over by GCD Studios - Outside and Inside mat
Stella and Rose by My Mind's Eye - Wall paper, picture and carpet
Martha Stewart's - Glitter glue -snow and Christmas lights
Zig 2 way glue
Offray Ribbon
Gelly Roll - pen

I hope you have enjoyed your stay and have been inspired to start creating your Christmas projects!

Here is a list of the other Designers, have fun!!!

Oh, don't leave yet, I have some blog candy for you!! I will be giving away Cuttlebug Fruit and Tags dies, it's not much, but I appreciate you stopping by!!! Just leave a comment with a way I can get in touch with you, you don't have to be a follower, but if you like what you see, please follow me!

I am also entering this card into the following challenges:

2 Sisters Challenge - Christmas in July
Secret Crafters - Holidays
Creative Inspirations - Xmas in July
My Craft Spot - Christmas in July

Thanks so much for stopping by and have a blessed day!


MyCuriousCrafts said...

Oh wow, I see a cart that I need to get, thanks for enabling me. Your card is just so fabulous and awesome. FABULOUS! Already a happy follower. ~Shen

Barb said...

This card is sooo gorgeous! Thanks for sharing!

bborre at hotmail dot com

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

So pretty! Great work!

Kellie said...

OH My Gosh!! What a fabulous card. I absolutely love it. Good luck.
I am now a follower and can't wait to see what's next.


Lucianna Dilsaver said...

Really beautiful card, love all of your details :)

Adrian said...

OMG, this is such a beautiful card!!!

Audrey Frelx said...

This card is just beautiful!!!

Bunnyfreak said...

Love the window scene.

jennyplace2 said...

Such a elegant card, I love everything about it! Beautiful job! Thanks for joining the challenge at My Craft Spot.

Jessica said...

Melissa -- I'm in total awe of your card! Love, love, love it!

So excited to be on the CTO DT with you. Looking forward to getting to know you better!


Trail of Treasures said...

Wow - I simply adore this card. It is beautiful! I just recently made it onto the CTO DT and I cannot wait to get designing with you and the other amazing DT members! I'd love for you to visit me at


Bella Scrapbook Designs said...

Love your card. Its great being a christmas in july guest designer with you and on the CTO design team with you.

girlia said...

Melissa this is just beautiful.

Scrapper69 said...

You don't have to put me in for the blog candy.... I just had to stop by and say WOW! Your card looks fabulous! I love the window look and never tried it.... Your card is inspiring... I'm gonna have to try and make one! :o)

Sheila H said...

Love the card - it's great!

Alberta said...

Absolutely creative. Love the snow in the window - nice touch. Awesome scene.

Jane (Carroll's Creations) said...

Thanks for joining our "Holidays" challenge on SECRET CRAFTER SATURDAY CHALLENGE this week :)

Hugs Jane x

Helen said...

Fabulous 'holiday' card!
Thanks for joining us at the Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge!
Helen x

Kellie said...

Melissa, I know I already left a comment but I wanted to leave another one for you. I have "A Thing Of Beauty" award that I would like to pass on to you. Please come by my blog and pick it up.


liz said...

WOW! this is such a pretty card. Very nostalgic winter!

Laney said...

Fabulous card hun!!
Thanks for joining us at Creative Inspirations this time hope to see you next time too!!

My 3 E Scrapbooking said...

Wow Melissa! This card is absolutely gorgeous! I love the whole looking in the window design and the details are AMAZING! Such a beautiful card! Thanks for celebrating Christmas in July with us at My Craft Spot!

Sentimental Scrapper said...

Gorgeous card, Melissa! I love the beautiful window scene you have created - wow! Thanks for joining the fun at My Craft Spot!


littlen said...

i love this card. what a great idea. tfs.

Kate said...

Oh Melissa!! This is so elegant! What a spectacular card! I especially love the snow on the window frame. Gorgeous!!!
Thanks so much for playing along at My Craft Spot!
Small Bits of Paper

coldwaters2 said...

What a super Christmas card a fabulous design love the tree and the snow effect in the window, super work, thank you for sharing it with us at Creative Inspirations.
Lorraine x

Amy C said...

This is FABULOUS!! Great job with the recessed window and all the little details are wonderful. Thanks for playing along with us this week at My Craft Spot.

Scrapping Mommy

Seahorse Creations said...

What a wonderful card, so pretty. Thanks for sharing with everyone.

Jenni said...

Great window design, makes a very striking card. Thanks so much for playing along with us at Creative Inspirations this week.
Jenni x