Friday, July 31, 2015

Card Design: Imagine That...Jars of Christmas Cheer

Good afternoon everyone!  It is time to show you my final Imagine That! Digis by Kris project for July. 

If you have been checking out the Imagine That! Digis by Kris blog over the course of this past month, you know that a big focus of it has been on celebrating the theme, 'Christmas in July' which means I got to add two bonus cards to my Christmas Card Pot.  Whoop, whoop!

Christmas Cards to date for 2015:  19

This time around I have used goodies from one of Kris' older sets.  If you have been part of the IT! DbK Digi of the Month Challenge, you will recognize the set from last year. 

General Info:
  • This time around I wanted to do something a little bit different so I thought outside of the box--well outside the square actually--and came up with a card I am pretty pleased with!


Digital Image Details: 
  • Jars of Cheers: I looked through the sets that I had and decided that the Jars of Cheers set would be perfect for what I wanted to accomplish.  I just love this set as it has so many different options.  When I first used the set I created an anniversary card for my parents where I took the jar with the empty notes and added words that had to do with a successful relationship.  Words like love, commitment, patience, communication, etc.  Given that my parents have been married for over 52 years, I thought that appropriate.  I have also used it for a Christmas card earlier this past year and decided to go the Christmas route with it for this creation as well but I know I will be using this set again and again given all the different options available in it.  Please click on the watermark below to find the set in the store.

General Details:
  • I brought the image into one of the programs that I use, Libre Office Draw, and duplicated it.  Then I flipped one of them and lined it up as close as I could to the mid-line.
  • After it was printed out, I fussy cut leaving a slight border and then folded it down the middle.

General Details:
  • To add a little extra oomph,  I decided to add a tag and some ribbon.  So I took one of the images from the Jars of Cheers set that had a tag on it and brought it into Photoshop Elements.  I erased everything but the tag shape itself.  
  • I added a layer style from Sheila Reid, a designer at Pixel Scrapper to give the tag a bit of sparkle.
  • Next I added the sentiment (which is also available in the Jars of Cheers set) to the front of the tag, printed and fussy cut it as well, added some string (Crafts brand, purchased at Dollarama) and affixed it to the front of the card. 
  • Then I double wrapped some string around the lip and created a bow.
  • The final step was to print another copy of the big red bow and holly, fussy cut it out and layer it on top so that it appears that the string is in behind.

 General Details:
  • I decided to keep the inside of the card pretty simple.  I just added a sentiment (details below) and a sticker on the left hand side to give it a little extra colour. 
Digital Sentiment Details:
  • This sweet sentiment was created by Paulette from Create with TLC and is the perfect accompaniment with the peppermint twist candies on the front.  Click HERE to go to Paulette's blog and HERE to go to the store.

Paper Products:
  • Card, image and sentiment bases: Michael's Recollection's Cardstock, white.
  • Matting is from Michael's open stock scrapbook paper. 
Challenges I am hoping to enter...

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Before you go, check this out...
Did you know that Imagine That! Digis by Kris has an extra special challenge going on until August 15th?!  It is called the Any Vendor Embellishment Contest.  Simply link up  your best cards that show your favourite embellishment! You are allowed to link a maximum of 3 different cards. The great thing is that the cards do not have to be new ones, they just have to be yours AND the card can showcase ANY vendors' images, it doesn't have to be a card with an IT! DbK image on it (although we'd love to see any that do).  Kris will draw a winner or winners (depending on the number of links we get) on August 15th who will win a $15 gift certificate to the digi shop!  So, start looking through all your old cards now!  You can find the link up and all the details you need by clicking HERE.

Also, get ready for August...

Well folks, that is it for today.  

Stay tuned for more Imagine That! Digis by Kris creations coming your way soon, along with all my regular features and design team posts. 

Until next time,


Lisa Lynn said...

Lisa your card is adorable. Have a great weekend.

Tlc Creations said...

What a beautiful card. I love it.

Unknown said...

This is really so old fashioned Christmas it's a real beauty. Thank you so much for taking time to post your very creative art with us this week at Word Art Wednesday, on our 194th challenge.
Blessings and Hugs, Carole

Hermien said...

Beautiful card, thanks for sharing it at sisteractcardchallenge


Hazel said...

Thanks for entering The Glory of Christmas challenge 64 with your lovely crafting, Hazel, DT - you could also enter this into my CHNC challenge extra for August - I'd love to see it there too. x

Granmargaret said...

Lovely card. Thank you for joining the challenge at The Glory of Christmas. Hope to see you again next time.

Helen said...

I LOVE this, Lisa - really great idea for a card.

Thanks for joining us at The Glory of Christmas Challenge
Helen x