Jul 24 2008

Stamp Simply #45 – Christmas in July

Published by at 10 55 pm under Challenges,Christmas Cards,Stamp Simply

Keyword ssnotime45 -There is no time limit. You can play this challenge and upload yourproject at Splitcoastand/or your Blog, anytime at all! You (and that means anyone and everyone, blogger or not!)can play as many times as you like!!! The point is to keep it simple, quick and have fun!!! Please link back here.

The challenge this week is to get a head start on your Christmas cards. Everyone has Christmas in July, so thought we would, too!!! Make any type of Christmas card you like — that’s it. It can be traditional or non-traditional. Personally, my preference is always non-traditional. Cant wait to see what you doand, as always, try to keep it simple.Most importantly have fun!!!

Here are some samples (please be patient as we are uploading and linking tonight):

Check out Julie Koerberssample here.

Check out Dee Jacksons sample here.

Check out Tammy Hershbergers samplehere.

Check out Jennifer Bucks sample here.

Check out Janine Orchards sample here.

Check out Becky Oehlers sample here.

What a fabulous Stamp Simply Team!!! Thank you girls!!! Much appreciated!!!

And heres my sample:


Here’s my non-traditional Christmas card, which also qualifies for Julie’s DTGD08 Challenge to Embrace White Space and my DTGD08 to Stamp Simply. I love simple blue and white for Christmas — so fresh and pure — like the new-fallen snow we ususally have bythen.

The flourished tree from Flourished Christmas is stamped on white, cut and embossed with the my Rectangle Nestabilities. A single Pearl is added at the tree base. It is mounted onto the plain white card with foam mounting squares. The sentiment, cut and embossed with my Petitie Circle Nestabilities, is mounted with a dimensional. Steele Blue Sheer Ribbon is tied on the bottom for the finish. Quick, simple, white — and I love it!!!

Remember when you upload to use the keyword above, followed by a comma.Please come back here to post (as a comment) that youve played, and provide a linksowe can check out your card right away. You can find all cards uploaded for this challenge by clicking Gallery Submissions Here.

Some wanting to play said they have never uploaded before. If thats you and you need help uploading, just go to my Challenge No. 1 here.

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Thank you all so much for stopping in. I do so much appreciate it!!! Hope you all have a safe and wonderful weekend!!! And hope you find some time to stamp or do whatever it is that pleases you!!!

32 responses so far

32 Responses to “Stamp Simply #45 – Christmas in July”

  1. Wow, wow, wow, WOW! This is beyond stunning Sharon! Wow! This is one of my favorites for sure! Super beautiful! Hope you are doing well! 🙂

  2. Simply lovely, Sharon. I’ll play for sure, my neighbor just unloaded all of her stamps off on me and there was a couple of cute Christmas ones! Now to decide.

  3. Sharon this is FABULOUS! I am looking for a clean “stamped simply” Christmas card for a workshop I volunteered for.. I totally feel a CASE coming on! TFS! I love this.

  4. Stacy Twinshappy SCS says:

    Beautiful Sharon! Oh I love the blue and white, great Christmas card!

  5. Melissa says:

    Beautiful Sharon!

    Many Blessings,

  6. LeAnne says:

    Just gorgeous, Sharon! I love everything about it! Hope you’re feeling better!

  7. Janine says:

    This is just awesome!! I love its simplicity and elegance.

  8. Lois (clownmom) says:

    I love the blue Christmas tree, Sharon! And that little pearl gives it a bit of class! LOL Because you posted last night, I was able to get my card done early. Here it is — http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/994772?cat=500&ppuser=72594

  9. Joan Fricker says:

    Sharon, this is absolutely stunning! I love everything about it.
    I love your blue and white color choice and the simplicity of the card .

    I hope you are plannning on showing your Nestabilities next weekend.
    I just ordered them, but not sure I totally understand all the features.
    I hope my order arrives before we leave on Wednesday so I can bring
    them along.


  10. LeAnne says:

    Wow, I already had one of these stamped from my card class last night! It is the first one in the post!
    Have a great weekend, everyone!

  11. Gigi says:

    Sharon, you have a beautiful card; the colors are really nice for Christmas. Read another blog that says you’re feeling under the weather; wishing you a speedy recovery! Gigi

  12. Bev J. says:

    This is really beautiful-I love the steele blue ribbon. Sorry you haven’t been up to par and hope you are on the mend. tfs

    Bev J.

  13. Jerri Kay says:

    Sharon, this is simply stunning! I love the clean, crisp beauty of this card. I told my husband I wouldn’t be doing Christmas cards for his office this year, but I may reconsider after seeing this treasure. It’s perfect! I’d like to do it in forrest green and add a little Dazzling Diamonds to the swirls and voila . . . a perfect card to send out to his associates. Thank you!

  14. Pat Adam says:

    Lovely card, I’m like you I enjoy Christmas cards that are not the traditional red and green look. Enjoyed all the ladies pictures from the Chicago event. Pat my card is at my sight

  15. Darlene (SCS: akronstamperdpk) says:

    What a beautiful Christmas card Sharon! I guess I’m too much of a traditionalist … I never think to use “non-traditional” colors … but this is gorgeous!! I’m kind of cheating a bit today … I’m going to use the same card for your challenge and for the DTGD08Sharon challenge. Hope that’s okay with you!! Here is my card: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/994919?cat=14422. P.S. Sure hope you are feel better these days!! Sending you some “cyber chicken soup”.

  16. Carla (cmsuto) says:

    What a great challenge, Sharon! I needed to get a start on my Christmas cards! Your sample is so beautiful – really elegant! I love the blue and white! The other samples are fantastic, too! Here is my try – a simple combination of stamping and DP. I combined it with some of the Dare to Get Dirty challenges, too!
    Have a great weekend!

  17. Michelle says:

    Very pretty and elegant!

  18. teresa kline aka va.sunshine says:

    thanks for the fun Christmas card challenge, I have been working on mine this week so this was great, Sharon!
    here is mine:


  19. Roxanne Stevens says:

    What a beautiful Christmas card! I’m adding this challenge to my list of things to do today.

  20. Connie Watson says:

    Good morning Sharon,
    I just uploaded another card for this challenge. This is a little more elegant than the last entry. Hope you’re feeling better now. Connie W.

  21. JoAnn says:

    Your sample is gorgeous as always, Sharon. I think that tree is one of my favorite Flourish Christmas stamps. Here’s my simple one: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/996248?cat=814

  22. Susan says:

    Such a beautiful and inspirational card!!!

  23. StampMom says:

    Love making progress on my Christmas cards! Combined this with Jen del Muro’s Sketch for You To Try using snowflakes: http://stampmom.blogspot.com/2008/07/sketch-for-you-to-try.html

  24. Pat (mspfd) says:

    Elegant simplicity! Fabulous design.

  25. SmilynStef says:

    Thanks for the nudge to get another holiday card done. Here are my Christmas Wish Ornaments:


  26. Kim says:

    Love your sample. I had just posted my own card on my blog, so I thought I’d join the fun 🙂 Hope you like it!


  27. Tanya says:

    Oooh very pretty card! Mine is on my blog http://tanyastampsnthings.blogspot.com/2008/07/christmas-card.html and on SCS. THanks!!!

  28. Mary R. says:

    Finally got to play today and made this simple Christmas card: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/999333?cat=500&ppuser=113844 This was my first time using twinkling H2Os and I love the shimmer. I made six of these today so you’re getting me motivated! Thanks!

  29. leslierich says:

    LOVE the white on white with the gorgeous blue! LOVE it!! This is pure classic elegance. I would happily make nothing but multiples of this exact card for Christmas. Can you imagine how quickly you could finish your cards? So gorgeous, Sharon!!!

  30. Sharon, I am a week behind on everything, but wanted to play so I can get started on Christmas. I cased artystamper’s sweet card design for her Featured Stamper tribute and turned it into a simple and easy Christmas card. Next I want to try a non-traditional card like your beauty. Here is my card:


    Hope your week is going well.

  31. Donelda says:

    well, I finally got a chance to upload my card. Thanks so much for setting this challenge! I love the end results!! Here is a direct link to my card.


    As always, thanks for the challenge and inspiration!!

  32. Deb Neerman says:

    Your card is stunning, Sharon!

    Here’s mine:


    Thanks for another fun challenge … and Merry Christmas!

    ~Hugs, Deb

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