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Sunday, July 16, 2017

Tinsel Xmas Card

Hallmark Ornament Premier yesterday, Sat 7/15, and today, Sun 7/16. Worked closing yesterday. We sold out of several ornaments. My 2 favs I bought are: "Cozy Critters" a 1st in series which is a bird dressed for Winter and Beetlejuice "You Think I'm Qualified?" battery operated that speaks the dialogue from the movie (my daughter when young & even now can recite dialogue from movies like this).

Used die cut sentiment TINSEL as focus for this Christmas Card. See inside of card in which I used handmade tinsel made from shredded aluminum foil (aluminum foil run thru the shredder; I made sure I added a piece of paper to trap the pieces so they did not mix with the shredded paper in bin that we recycle and then shredded some paper to make sure the aluminum foil had gone all the way thru the shredder). Heat embossed a sentiment for inside of card. Used Tim Holtz sander & ink to distress the cardstock.

     Supplies List 

embossing: Stampendous Red Tinsel emb powder

ink: VersaMark

machine: Sizzix BIGkick

paper:  red foil, glitter - gold, white, Christmas Plaid   scrapbook - Christmas Trees

Paper Smooches: die - Decorate a tree   stamp - Be Merry - sentiment - inside card

recycle: aluminum foil - shredded for tinsel

Simon Says Stam[: die - Stitched Rectangle - sentiment tag 

Spellbinder: die - Banner - sentiment tag - inside card, Classic Hexagon - inside card
Tim Holtz: die - Holiday Words 2 Block - sentiment - TINSEL (on front)
   Distress Ink - barn door - inked edge of banner sentiment tag inside card
   paper - cardstock - browns, greens   tool - sander
tool:  heat emboss, MISTI

Entering this into the following challenge(s):

7/16   Simon Stamp Mon   Ch Distress It      5E(#5) 7/10

7/18   Cardz TV Christmas in July   Ch #2   3E(#1)   7/12

7/18   Mod Squad Ch   Make Sentiment the Main Focal Point    3E(#2) 7/12
7/18   Simon Says Stamp Wed      Use Plaid   5E(#3) 7/12

7/19   Paper Smooches Guest Des Search Aug  UE  7/6

7/23   heARTful Stamping Ch   heat embossing + stamp   2E(#1)   7/16

7/25    Cut it Up   Ch126 Christmas in July   1E(#1)    7/14

7/26   DLART Thankful Thurs   Ch208 Anything Goes   3E(#3)   no stack  7/13
7/27    Cardz TV Mailbox Smiles   Anything Goes Des Ch#6   3E(#2)   7/14
7/27   Dies R Us   Ch77 Die Cut Sentiment as Focus    mustuse1metaldiesoldatstore   3E(#1)  7/15
   mustuse1metaldiesoldatstore - Tim Holtz

7/28   CHNC Christmas   Ch342 Anything Christmas opt theme use a die cut        UE   7/15

7/28   Paper Smooches    Jun Ch Anything Goes   UE   7/1

7/31   Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Ch Extra   Extra Jul 2017   UE   7/1
7/31   Crafty Hazelnuts Ch Patterned Paper    Jul 2017   UE  7/1
7/31   Christmas Cards All Year Round    Jul Ch Anything Christmassy or Holiday Themed       5E(#)   7/1  
7/31   DLART Jul linky Ch   1Eperday   7/1


  1. I love your fun Christmas tree card- The tinsel is my fave
    Thank you for joining my DL.ART Thankful Thursday Anything Goes JULY Linky Challenge. Have a blessed day
    DIANA L.

    DL.ART crinkle ribbon

  2. Beautiful Christmas card Melissa. Thank you for playing along with our Challenge at Christmas Cards All Year Round. We would love to see you again ... Anet DTx

  3. That's really cute! I like the tinsel idea. My son can quote several movies line-for-line, too!

    Thanks for joining us for our Christmas in July challenge at Cut it Up!


  4. What a cute Christmas card, this is lovely and I love how you decorated the inside! Thank you so much for sharing and for playing along with us over on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog... x

  5. What a clever holiday creation! Well done! Thanks so much for playing in our ‘Die Cut Sentiment as Focus’ challenge at Dies R Us! Please come back again soon!

    Darlene (DRU Blog Leader)
    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please come for a visit.

  6. Clever design and great Christmas card. Thanks for sharing with us this week at the Mod Squad Challenge.
    Barbara, Challenge host

  7. Fabulous Christmas card inside and out.
    Thank your for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.

  8. Congratulations, Melissa, you are our winner of the Use Plaid challenge at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge! Please visit our winner's post to see how to claim your voucher.

  9. Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at CCAYR, good luck!!! Amy DT

  10. Thanks for entering both of my CHNC challenges with your lovely crafting - hope to see you again soon. x

  11. It must be fun working there! Love the inside of the card - the hexagon is perfect for under the tree. Thanks for playing along with my heARTful stamping challenge this week!

  12. Great card. That tinsel die is cool. Thanks for sharing with us at CCAYR.