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Joy to the World Christmas in July Blog Hop



Hi friends! I'm so excited to be part of the Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Christmas in July Blog Hop! Sweet 'n Sassy recently opened up an affiliate program through shareasale.com and so we have some of our brand new affiliates hopping with us today! Hooray! And since Christmas is a time of giving, we thought Christmas in July should be too! There's a drawing for a fabulous $50 gift code to the Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps shop from all of the comments at all of the stops along today's hop. So be sure to leave a little love as you hop about!



Comment Giveaway - $50 gift code to SNSS
Comment Deadline - 11:59 pm ET July 31, 2019


The first stop on the hop is The Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Blog, so if you're just tuning in be sure to hop over there for another card from me! And if any links misbehave along the way, you can always hop back over there for the full list!

For my card, I pulled out one of my all-time favorite Sweet 'n Sassy stamp sets, Christmas Botanicals. The images in this set are beautiful and so much fun to color. I colored the image with Copic markers and then added some accents with a white gel pen and some glitter drops for the berries. Oh, and I coated the flower with a wink of stella glitter brush pen for super shine!


Next I moved on to the background, pulling out the Delightfully Delicate Background stamp. I think this is the absolute perfect backdrop for Christmas cards! I started by stamping it in forest moss distress oxide ink and then embossing in clear. I then proceeded to blend about 100 greens. Okay... that's a bit of an exaggeration, but I kept pulling out different ones to blend into the background until I achieved a color that went with the leaves I had already colored! I do love how it turned out in the end.

For the sentiment, I pulled out the gorgeous O Holy Night set and chose the joy to the world sentiment to emboss in gold on a circle die cut. I added a touch of sponging with antique linen distress oxide to give it a warm glow and did the same on the back panel and the card base. A bit of washi, a seam binding bow and some jingle bells finish things off.


That's all the creative details, but we're also kicking off a Christmas in July sale today! Through July 31, all stamp sets in our Christmas and Winter categories are 25% off. No code needed, discount will show when you add the item to your cart! It's the perfect time to get a jump start on those holiday cards that don't make themselves! 😂



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Okay, now on with the hop, next up is the fabulous Bev Gerard! The entire hop list is below. Happy hopping!

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42 comments

Jill Norris said...

Beautiful card! That poinsettia looks almost velvety. Thank you for sharing.

Jenny Young said...

Gorgeous! You bring these poinsettias to life!!

Purple Princess said...

so pretty!!

~amy~ said...

Julee, this is beautiful!

Christine said...

What a treat to get to see a second lovely Christmas creation! I loved the gorgeous card in Peacock Feathers and am amazed by this one, too. Every little detail is beautiful! Happy Birthday Eve, Julee!

Donna Oates said...

Beautiful card Julee. I always enjoy your work!

vickie said...

Love the slightly vintage look of this card.

Kelsey Thomas said...

This is beautiful! Lovely coloring.

daniela said...

Gorgeous! Stirs all the memories I have of my mom getting poinsettias for the altar.

Mitzi said...

Gorgeous card! 100 greens, oh my! I don't even own that many. LOL I love everything about your card but it's way more effort than I put into my Christmas cards... maybe for a special someone.

Christine Kiehl said...

Wow. What a beautiful Christmas card. So classy!

sharon g said...

Your card IS so joyful! The bow, the Poinsettia, I love it.

Esther Asbury said...

Wow! What a gorgeous card! I love the background stamp you used and the sparkle on your poinsettia!

Paper Creations, ETC said...

I absolutely love this card. Amazing.

Jules Jewels said...

Your coloring is so awesome! Especially all those greens!

Cynthia said...

The flower and bow are in such a lovely color but I especially like the
radiance around the sentiment.

JoAnn said...

Gorgeous card. I love the pretty and sparkly poinsettia along with that great background you created. I have this set and I love it. It shows the true meaning of Christmas. TFS

Becca Yahrling said...

The beautiful ribbon & bells go so perfectly with the gorgeous poinsettia. Gorgeous, my friend.

Kentucky Daisy said...

The softly colored background allows the beautiful flowers and Christ-centered sentiment to be the focus and I really like that! Beautiful card that shares the "reason for the season" and the reason for all of life! 😊

Jana said...

Your card is beautiful ❤

kiwimeskreations said...

What a beautifully coloured image Julee - it looks really dimensional! Love your awesome background too
Blessings
Maxine

DJ said...

Gorgeous card. The colors are so rich and lovely.

Kathy J in Ellicott City said...

What a beautiful card! Love it!

Conniecrafter said...

gorgeous, I love the rich tones and pretty ribbon treatment

Patti J said...

Love this! So many times, the sentiment is simply Joy to the world. I love that Korin includes that the Lord has come! Beautifully done!

Dee Earnshaw said...

Love this card - the color combo is perfect and the coloring awesome

Karenladd said...

Your coloring technique makes your card just glow! Gorgeous!

Lyn said...

Love these rich colors! The bells are such a fun add! Great card!

Denise Bryant said...

Beautiful colors and details! I love the background design and the lovely poinsettia!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Gorgeous card Julee... love the pretty poinsettia and the coloring... the ribbon with the bells are amazing... the perfect embellishments!

Deborah L. said...

Gorgeous background stamp. Love what you did with it!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Sooooo Super Beautiful!!!

Karen Decknick said...

Beautiful! The colors are wonderful and I love that you added jingle bells!

Unknown said...

Elegant!

Beverly said...

What a beautiful card! Love the background, and that poinsettia is just gorgeous!

cghundley said...

Gorgeous! Great
colors and design.
Carla from Utah

nancy dempsey said...

Beautiful, rich colors. Love this sophisticated card.

Carole H. said...

Love your cards. They are beautiful!

Patti J said...

Julee, that little ribbon and bells embellishment is the perfect finishing touch to a beautifully created card! Thanks for the inspiration!

datgh said...

Love your colors and how you used them. Very pretty!

Sue D said...

Beautiful design and I like the rich colors.

ionabunny said...

Very pretty. Great colours. Hugz