Christmas In July

Today’s card is in response to Stamp, Ink, Paper Challenge #56!


The designers over at S.I.P. have it right! It is never too early to start thinking about Christmas cards! The closer you get to the actual holiday, the less time there is to do all the shopping, bake all the cookies, trim all the trees, take holiday photos, and, oh yeah, make Christmas Cards.

It can sneak up on you, and by the time you finish all the Christmas tasks, you might find yourself thinking, “It’s Christmas already?”


I made this little deer out using the Fox Builder Punch and the Foxy Friends stamp set from Stampin’ Up! The coordinating stamp set comes with little antler stamps, but real reindeer have HUGE antlers! (I just saw some at the zoo this weekend, so I am an expert on this subject.) I opted to use the Tree Builder Punch to make some slightly larger antlers.

The paper is Stampin’ Up!’s new This Christmas Designer Series Paper. It normally pairs with Very Vanilla, but I chose a piece that didn’t have any so I could put it with crisp, sharp Whisper White. Vanilla gives Christmas cards a more traditional look, while white seems more modern to me.

I finished off the card with a greeting from the Snow Place stamp set. It normally says, “Snow Way! It’s Christmas Already?” I covered up part of the sentiment using Post-It Notes for inking, then removed them for stamping. What a perfect saying for a Christmas in July challenge!


Thanks for visiting! Merry stamping and to all a good night!


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Cardstock: Whisper White, Tip Top Taupe (c) Stampin’ Up!

Paper: This Christmas Designer Series Paper (c) Stampin’ Up!

Stamps: Foxy Friends, Snow Place (c) Stampin’ Up!

Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Tip Top Taupe (c) Stampin’ Up!

Punches: Fox Builder Punch, Tree Builder Punch (c) Stampin’ Up!

Other: Dimensionals, Shiny red cardstock, standard size hole punch


0 thoughts on “Christmas In July”

  1. Natalie I just love your card!!! Your sweet reindeer made from the fox and tree punches is so creative! Thank you so much for joining us this week at Stamp Ink Paper:)

  2. That little reindeer is so cute!!! And he goes so well with the cute sentiment. Thank you for joining us at Stamp, Ink, Paper!!

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