8 Christmas in July Projects from the Design Team

How do you get in the mood to start on your Christmas projects in July? 

DT Debb DeFord played her favorite Christmas music while she worked on Christmas projects in July.  "It's not too early to start planning your projects. The supplies are already filling up the craft stores." And it sounds like she enjoyed every minute of it.
 
Debb made up one of the Rudolf Paver Favor Boxes...

See more at Clicker Sisters Gallery
  Here's the full lineup of Christmas Paver Favors
done by DT Shirley...

See more from DT Shirley at Scrappy Sam Designs
You're getting "MUFFIN" for Christmas
DT Marlene used the Apron Boxes and filled it with muffin mix and baking goodies then turned it into a "pun" gift with her gift tag:
You're getting "Muffin" for Christmas.

 The perfect food gift for your friends a sense of humor and a love of hot from the oven treats.


 Merry Christmas Card
DT Marlene at Scrapping Cookie used the card shape from Sunflower Greetings Set and the Poinsettia flower from the Poinsettia Christmas Card to make these Merry Christmas cards.  
 



Full Cup Treat Holders with M&Ms
by DT Debb at Clicker Sisters Gallery
Christmas Gift Tags

  
DT Marlene used the Sweet Winter Faces Toppers and turned them into one piece gift tags by using only the front of the tags adding "To" and "From" to them. 




 Mouse Ballet Slipper in Felt

 DT Shirley fell in love with the new Mouse Ballet Slipper from the Nutcracker. She did her's using felt and gives really great photo instructions on how she went about that. See all those details at Scrappy Sam Designs.


 Snowman Soup Holder
Filled with a hot cocoa packet, marshmallows, candy cane stick and chocolates, DT Marlene from Scrappin Cookie used the Snowman from the Christmas Belly Boxes


Santa's Boot Gift Box
DT Tracy made this adorable Santa Boot using polka dot papers and added Poinsettias and a gift tag to one side.
 
By DT Tracy at Idea Closet

By DT Tracy at Idea Closet








7 Christmas Papercraft Projects from DT Shirley

During our Christmas in July I wanted to share all these wonderful projects from Christmas's Past that were done by our Design Team member Shirley @ Scrappy Sam Designs. 




Ice Skating Bears

What I always love about Shirley's projects is the imagination that goes into her designs. The patterns seem to be the jumping off point for her and then her imagination kicks in like in her Ice Skating Bears.

 
Ice Skating Bears

 

Christmas in July Snowglobe Ornaments


She often uses a combination of files to create something new like the snowglobe ornaments.


 
Ice Skating Bear Snowflake card


Adding one of the Ice Skating bears to the front of the Snowflake shape card gave her a very wintery and unique Christmas card.


Frosty's Top Hat

With Frosty's Top Hat she saw the possiblity to turn "Uncle Sam's Hat Box" from the 4th of July into a wintery hat box.

Gingerbread Babies


Shirley will also adds "digis" to some of the more basic card shapes like those from the Easel Card Collection.


Snowman Box


This stacking snowman box even had me curious at first glance to see what combination of files


Snowman Easel Match Box


Visit Shirley @ Scrappy Sam Designs
to see more of her clever ideas.

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on Facebook for this week of Christmas in July.
 

3 Christmas Shape Cards by Shirley

It's Christmas in July at My Scrap Chick!
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For my project I made three Christmas shape cards. 

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Holly Jolly Christmas Card
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Merry & Bright Christmas Card  

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Winter Wishes Christmas Card

I designed my cards in Design Space. I grouped all the pieces of each card together and sized the card so the card base measured 11.5 inches. The finished cards range from 5.25 to 5.5 inches tall.

MATERIALS
Printed cardstock: Old World Winter Stack by the Paper Studio
Plain Cardstock by Coredinations
Glossy cardstock in white, red, green and black (source unknown)
Cream & gold pearlescent cardstock by COLORBOK (for candle)
Christmas trims
Various gems (Jots)
Coordinating inks
Foam squares
Glue


All the pieces were inked with coordinating inks. The cards were put together with glue and/or foam squares to make the titles pop. Gems and Christmas trims were added as accents.

I love these cards; they are so easy to make and turn out so beautiful!


Give them a try!

Thanks for stopping by!

Shirley
Scrappy Sam Designs

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4 Nutcracker Ballet Inspired Designs by Cyndy G.

Welcome to Christmas in July Day 5.  Today I am sharing files inspired by one of my favorite holiday traditions - seeing the Nutcracker.  I love watching my daughter and niece perform in this ballet each year.  It's wonderful to see them grow on stage.  The set includes:

CG - Mouse Ballet Slipper
Mouse Ballet Slipper
 

CG - Nutcracker Box Card
Nutcracker Box Card

CG - Sleigh Treat Box
Winter Sleigh Box


CG - Nutcracker Cracker Box
Nutcracker cracker box


I am so glad you decided to join me again today.  I hope you are getting some ideas for your Christmas crafting!

Do What Inspires You,
Cyndy G.

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Looking ahead to Christmas!

Christmas in July gets us thinking ahead to the holidays and many people, especially paper crafters and card makers, are already working on their projects for Christmas 2019. Today on Nancy's blog at The Nickel Nook she is featuring the lovely new:

Christmas Star Gift Box.

"It's such a fun little box that goes together so quick and easy!
It comes with several Sentiment options. I used "Remember the Star"...which is perfect for Christmas!"
~Nancy



The star print papers Nancy used for this gift box are a perfect fit for the Christmas Star Gift Box. It opens on the top and can be filled with treats! For the sentiments it also includes "Merry Christmas" and "From Our House to Yours."


Stop by The Nickel Nook for more photo details of this Christmas and other wonderful projects by Nancy.
The Christmas Star Gift Box design is just one of many designs at MyScrapChick created by Paper Closet Designs.  
Sue from Sue's Stamping Stuff used the spring gift box design for her Ladybug Box with Handle. The great thing with Paper Closet Designs is that Tracy often includes a selection for sentiments with her files along with all the themed embellishments so you have all you need for a finished project.


 
Sue's Ladybug gift box may not be a Christmas theme but it was just too cute not to include and you can see more details at Sue's Stamping Stuff. Besides EVERY file is on sale right now inlcuding the Ladybug Gift Box
Check out Tracy's other NEW Christmas Designs for Christmas in July.

PCD - Fireplace Box Card
Fireplace Box Card
 
PCD - Gift Bow 5inch
Gift Bow 5inch
PCD - Windowframe Card
Windowframe Card
PCD - Christmas Box with Round Handle
Christmas Box with Round Handle
PCD - Christmas Tags with Box
Christmas Tags with Box
PCD - Christmas Star Gift Box
Christmas Star Gift Box

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Large Gift Bag Designs for Christmas in July by Cyndy G.

Hello crafty friends today I am sharing some new Christmas bags.  I like to make special bags for my gifts.  It really adds a personal touch.  I have three different size bags to show you today.
6.25" wide  x 8" tall x 2" deep

 CG - Large All Occasion GIft Bag
 Large Gift Bag
 10" wide  x 9.25" tall x 3.75" deep
I made this bag using some of my favorite Christmas papers but the fun thing with this large bag design is you can use it for any occasion just by switching up the papers. Use themed papers for birthdays, graduation, Mothers Day, etc. You may even want to coordinate your bag with a handmade card using the same papers.


 CG - Snowflake Gift Bag
A large gift bag edged in delicate snowflakes. 
8" tall x 11" wide x 4" deep
You're sure to find a bag to fit your gift.  Have fun choosing from all your favorite papers to make just the right gift bag.

Thanks for stopping by today.

3 Fun Christmas Cards from Cyndy G.

Hello again crafty friends.  This week is Christmas in July with My Scrap Chick.  I'm glad to see you back today! 

I have new Christmas cards to share with you today.  All these projects are inspired by Father Christmas and feature traditional Christmas designs.

CG - Fireplace Slider Card
The Fireplace Slider Card is a penny slider card and Santa comes down the chimney. Santa's legs and boots slide up and down for a fun interactive card. The young and young at heart will love playing with this. Written instructions have been included in the pdf download.


CG - Santa Box Card

Next is a Santa Box Card.
This box card has 4 layers to create the traditional 3D scene of Santa checking his list. It folds flat for mailing so you can send it to anyone on "your" list.
CG - Santa Shape Card
And finally I have this jolly Santa Shape Card. You will love how simply this fun card goes together with Santa wearing his "spectacles" and colorful hat.
These are all cute cards to celebrate Christmas.  I hope to see you again tomorrow.


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Do what inspires you,
Cyndy G.

Mason Jar Box Card for Christmas

So happy to see you back today.  I have another box card to share - a Christmas Mason Jar Box Card.  This one is super cute.  How sweet is this card.  It would make a fun birthday card.  I think it would also be a great card to give to someone you bake Christmas cookies with!



I wish I could stay decorated for Christmas all year, it truly is my favorite time of year.  Hope you see you tomorrow.
Do what inspires you,
Cyndy G.

Inspiration from Christmas Past

Sharing these special projects by the design team from a Christmas past during our Christmas In July week at myscrapchick.com


 
 Gingerbread Man Shape Card
This is such a sweet card by Nancy @ The Nickel Nook 
"He'd make a cute decoration too, wouldn't he?
He just needs a bunch of friends around him!"


 
Here's another wonderful card by Nancy where she plays with her new "Opal Magic Paint". If you want to learn how she did this just visit her blog post here at The Nickel Nook and she will walk you thru the steps.


The snowman, tree and snowdrift were attached to the base with foam tape to give the card some dimension.

"This was a fun, easy card that is so cute!"
See more details from Scrappy Sam Designs 
  
 The Nutcracker Set becomes Shape Cards
Sue turned the paper pieced characters from the Nutcracker Set in to these beautiful shape cards for her family. She shares all the "how-to's" in her blog post @ Sue Stamping Stuff.
 
 3D Poinsettia Christmas Ornaments 
Shirley @ Scrappy Sam Designs used 3 different files to create these gorgeous Christmas ornaments. I think they would look lovely too strung along as garland on the fireplace mantel.




Marlene aka Scrappin Cookie from the DT is the brain child behind our Bath Bomb Gift Box design. These have been a fun design to create and you can expect to see a few more for other holidays.


This beautiful sleigh and all it's beautifully decorative touches was done by Els @ The Art of Els Schutte


 We have more Christmas in July design inspiration coming thruout the week and lots to share in our facebook group so come by and join us in our  MyScrapChick Makers Group on Facebook.