Wednesday, July 1, 2020


Hi there, crafty friends!

I have THREE posts today, so if you are looking for my Technique Junkies' New Release blog hop post, or my 2 Crafty Critter Crazies post, please don't give up - scroll around until you find them!
It's time for another Repeat Impressions Stamps Designer's Choice challenge at The House that Stamps Built. I am this month's hostess, and I thought 'Christmas in July' was a fitting theme! So, I challenged the design team to use their RI stamps to create something using the theme: "Christmas in July".  

Here's what I made using these Repeat Impressions Stamps:

First I stamped the background trees, by stamping first on scrap paper and then on the focal panel - this is called 'Stamping Off'. The trees were stamped three times to go across the full panel. The large tree was then inked up generously and stamped directly to the panel. Some white 'Wink of Stella' was dabbed on the trees to create a bit of snowy sparkle.  The card was finished up with a pretty die cut, some gold cardstock, and a beautiful sentiment!

Couldn't get a great photo with the metallic cardstock in the background, so here is another shot. You may actually have to enlarge these to see the white whispy shimmer.

This was a fun challenge, and I hope you'll all join in! Get those Christmas stamps out, and get started on your holiday cards!!!

 We hope you will create a card that has a focus on today’s DCC theme, and enter it in our challenge at The House that Stamps Built!  Remember, your creation does not have to be made with Repeat Impressions stamps, but if you would like to include our designs we would love to see them!  Plus, there’s an added bonus… you will get an additional entry in our drawing for using our stamps in your submissions!
One lucky person this month will win a $25 Repeat Impressions Gift Certificate!

Check out my sidebar - grab the code to save money on your RI orders!

Now, it's time to see what my DT friends have created!

Joy     Laurie     Heather   Shirley     Donna     Esther

I'll be entering this card into the following challenges:

Use Your Stuff - Flowers and/or Butterflies
Little Red Wagon - Challenge #548 Flowers
Krafty Chicks Challenge - #505 Anything Goes
Stamplorations - Spring Fling
CAS on Friday - #179 Use your favorite flower stamp
Jan's Digi Stamps Challenge - Anything Goes

Happy Hopping!
Hope you link up a card this week!

Thanks for stopping by,

Patti J.


Donna said...

What a gorgeous card, nice design and like that mirror paper. This was a good DCC Patti!

Glittered Paws said...

Love this - and the beautiful die sure adds beauty to the scene. Love the shimmer - yes I did enlarge) reminds that Christmas is really only 6 months away. Loved this months challenge.

Esther Asbury said...

What a fun theme for this month... I love your snowy pines on this beautiful Christmas card!

*Vicki* said...

What a gorgeous card here Patti!! Love the beautiful pine scene along with your elegant die panel and shinny paper!! So beautifully done and Christmas in July is perfect right now with all of this heat! It's going to be a warm Summer my friend so stay cool! HUGS

Heather said...

Great challenge and beautiful card! The scene you created is so peaceful and that die cut you used is so elegant; I love it!

Laurie Unger said...

Gorgeous! Love the snowy pines and the mirrored cardstock. Great DCC.

Witchcrafted Life said...

Tremendously lovely design. So elegant, classic and beautiful.

Autumn Zenith 🧡 Witchcrafted Life

Cheryl W said...

Your tree scene reminds me of some of the gorgeous country we drove through to get to our son's home in Washington State. So peaceful! I really love your card.

Monika/Buzsy said...

So pretty Patty. That tree in the front with the layers are lovely... the touch of gold adds an elegant touch to the card.