Do You Believe in Magic

Happy Thursday! Today's card is one I made to qualify for two challenges. Life has been so busy lately that killing two birds with one stamp seemed like the way to go. So here's my card for the Our Creative Corner Christmas in July challenge as well as the TCP Tuesday Christmas in July challenge.

The TCP reindeer stamps have always been some of my favorite holiday stamps. They just make me give a little contented sigh every time I see them. Doesn't he {Left Leaning Reindeer} just look majestic? And since he's flying through the air, I decided to pair him with the Believe in Magic sentiment. Both are stamped on Classic Cream cardstock in Memento Rich Cocoa ink and then I sponged the edges with Creamy Caramel, Close to Cocoa and Chocolate Chip. I ran just the corner through the Cuttlebug with the Snowflakes folder for a little embossing highlight and then I stamped another reindeer and cut it out to pop him up a little bit. Finished that piece with a few Hero Arts mini pearls on his antlers. This piece is matted on Chocolate Chip, which I punched with the Fiskars Diamond border punch across the bottom edge. The background layer is Classic Cream, which I embossed with the Snowflakes folder and then sponged with caramel, cocoa and chocolate chip.

For the sentiment, I stamped Dreaming of A White Christmas, punched out with the Designer Label punch, sponged with caramel, cocoa and chocolate chip and then secured with some Styled Silver hardware. I finished off with some 1/4" chocolate chip grosgrain and glued to a Chocolate Chip card base.

Okay, I promised you a RAK garden. ;) I've been so amazingly blessed (and spoiled)! Thanks to everyone who has sent these gorgeous cards and goodies. Each one has brought a smile to my face and touched my heart.

The first one's from Amelia

Next is from Maria:

And then we have Laura:

And Silke:

And a card from Charmaine:

With all sorts of crafting goodies...

And a card from Laurie:

With more crafting goodies...

And finally, this handmade "Time for Verve" clock from Shirley:


  1. Beautiful christmas card Julee. Love the subtle colors... very elegant.

  2. Love the card. What a lucky girl you are!

  3. Love, love, love that brown card...amazing!

  4. Beautiful card Julee!

    What a bunch of fabulous RAKS you received...awesome stuff!

  5. beautiful is so elegant

  6. Gorgeous card!! Love all the brown sponging!

    ...and beautiful RAK's too. That clock is toooo cool!

  7. These are all adorable - love the clock...just darlin'!

  8. Wow, I absolutely adore that Christmas card! Beautiful.

  9. Oh I love this reindeer! Love the sponged coco and your sentiment! Lovely RAK's! Deb

  10. This is such a fantastic christmas card - fabulous - i want to make it!!

  11. your card is just incredibly gorgeous done in all those soft tan and brown shades! What an awesome creation - LOVE IT!!
    All those pretty RAKS - how special it must make you feel!!

  12. Julee - I'm glad you had a fun birthday and as you can tell we are
    crazy about you - LOL!!!

    I'm so happy that you've liked my card!!! Hugs ~Silke~

  13. Love the Christmas's beautiful!

    You are one lucky lady....I'm sure there's more on the way! (wink)

  14. WOW! What a beautiful card. I love the details you added. Very nice!
    And your RAKS, so cool! The cards and fabulous and all your new toys too! TFS

  15. I am sooo glad the clock made it there safely. I considered delivering it in PERSON.....bwwaahahhha!!

    Happy Birthday again!!


  16. Angela (SCS monkeymama)August 4, 2008 at 9:58 AM

    What great cards and goodies you received! I really love that clock!

  17. This has to be one of the most gorgeous Christmas card I've ever seen! I love everything about it, especially how you used the brown colour scheme!



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