Christmas in July with Michelle McDaniel

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Xmas in July Reindeer
Welcome to the last day in our Christmas in July series. Haven't the samples been wonderful? I hope it's challenged you to get a head start on your Holiday cards!

I am showcasing a couple of cards using one of my favorite paper lines, REECE (V-846). It has the traditional red and green colors that you normally think of at Christmas but also some blue and yellow. The first card uses the stamp set WITH HIS GLORY T-3397. I've never inked it up and thought it was about time I did. I just love the reindeer in the set and the gorgeous script on the sentiment is so pretty!

Xmas in July Reindeer upclose
I wasn't sure how to color him as my favorite reindeer is Rudolph! I did a quick Google search so that I could *try* (key word here) to make my reindeer look as realistic as possible.

Next up is a little cutie patootie set called ANGELS SING T-3428.

Xmas in July Mice
This stamp set brings back the memories of caroling which is one of my all time favorite childhood memories. Not sure why I don't do it now - maybe it's because my voice isn't what it used to be, LOL. My daughter, who is a singing fool, would LOVE to do this! Guess I'll need to try and work that in this year...

Xmas in July Mice upclose

Not sure you can see that I added some yellow shimmer chalk around the image and some grey chalk at the bottom. I used one of the tags from the REECE Soar With It Collection for my sentiment.

I hope I've inspired you to get out all those holiday goodies and start creating! It's never too early and you'll be glad you did once December rolls around. Because you'll be enjoying the festivities while everyone else is freaking out to get their projects done :D

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Thanks for stopping by!!

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  1. Wow! Absolutely GORGEOUS Michelle!

  2. Great cards! Love those little mice!!! Perfect little Christmas carolers!!!

  3. Beautiful cards Michelle - love the button and ribbon accents.

  4. Cynthia De La TorreJuly 15, 2011 at 3:58 AM

    Michelle, I love how you used "Pointillism" around the Reindeer. Beautiful Cards!!!!

  5. Lovely cards!! Beautiful reindeer and adorable mice!! TFS!

  6. Such great coloring...your dots are perfect! I tend to bunch mine all up and the effect is not nearly as nice is this!!

  7. Love the gold dots around that reindeer! These are gorgeous!

  8. gorgeous cards, Michelle! Love the little touches on your cards!!!