Christmas in July with Blended Seasons

Stampin Up Blended Seasons Christmas card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

I love Christmas! When I saw the new limited-time bundle, Blended Seasons, I couldn’t wait to create my first Christmas cards of the year. I just love the Stitched Seasons Framelits! The Blended Seasons bundle is a fantastic collection of stamps and dies you can use year round. It will only be available August 1-31 while supplies last! (Click HERE if you missed yesterday’s post with all the details.)

Stampin Up Blended Seasons Bundle - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

The Blended Seasons stamp set offers many possibilities for coloring and I love to color! I used my Stampin’ Blends but you could easily use watercolor pencils or Aqua Painter. I even colored my envelope to match! *Make sure you put a piece of scrap paper inside the envelope when coloring with Blends in case it bleeds through.

Stampin Up Blended Seasons Christmas card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Here’s the measurements:

Card Base: 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 scored at 4 1/4 (Whisper White)

Layer 1: 5 1/4 x 4

Layer 2:  4 3/4 x 3 1/2

Layer 3 (DSP): 4 1/2 x 3 1/4

I cut out the smallest stitched framelit on whisper white then stamped the sentiment in Real Red and the holly with Memento Black Ink.  I used Light Cherry Cobbler for the berries and the Old Olive Combo Blends for the holly. I cut the middle-sized stitched framelit and wrapped 3/8″ Real Red Cotton Ribbon around it before adhering the stamped image.  The Stitched Framelit layer is popped up with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

You could use this card design for any occasion. Try it with different DSP and sentiments! Here’s another look at each card.Stampin Up Blended Seasons Christmas card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUpStampin Up Blended Seasons Christmas card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

It wouldn’t be Christmas (even in July) without a little gift giving so here’s the deal….Leave a comment sharing something about your Christmas cards…How many do you make to send? Do you make all the same or several different?  I can’t wait to read your responses! I will pick a random winner to send a little surprise along with one of today’s cards!

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Have a great day!

Just Stampin’

Jeanie

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16 thoughts on “Christmas in July with Blended Seasons

  1. Love these cards and the envelope to match! Casing your cards for sure.
    So glad your back and hope you are getting better.
    Hugs
    Kathi

  2. Love the Under the Mistletoe DSP for these cards. It really sets off the stamped images perfectly. It was part of my buy3get1free order & it just arrived, so it’s time to start on Christmas in July for me, too. Can’t wait to try out the stitched season framelets, either. As Mr. King always says, “Such fun!”

  3. Love your beautiful card and envelope. Great coloring! This set makes it easy to make a beautiful card with not too much effort. I make a 100 cards to send of many designs. I can never choose one design and besides after making about six of one design I get bored and need to move on! haha!! Enjoy your day!

  4. I love to make and send Christmas cards – usually around 75-80. I also like to make 5 or 6 different designs – keeps me from getting too bored! Love this card with the matching envelope and I also LOVE to color!

  5. Hi! I make between 40-50 cards each year. Some years I choose one card and other years I make several different designs. Often after I’m finished I’ll see a stamp set I just have to have and I’ll make more! Thank you!

  6. Great Cards! I am so happy you are back in full force! I am getting myself together to get back to me too! I have had company each month all summer…Great! but a little tiring, but I would do it all again!
    Thanks for sharing your talent!

  7. I have wavered back and forth whether I need to get this stamp set – but you convinced me! Love those cards. I send about 60 cards out and usually have several different designs from my card classes. Looking forward to your complete recovery and giving us more wonderful card ideas.

  8. Beautifully done! You are already ahead of the mad Christmas card rush with two cards done. I usually make around 30 for myself and 20 for my daughter and have two to three different designs. I also make some cute treat gifts for several girlfriend get togethers throughout the holidays….nothing like spreading the joy and fun. 😀

  9. These cards make me wish I sent a lot of Christmas cards and didn’t already have a lot to use up. May have to make a set for a Christmas auction anyway.

  10. So pretty! I love the font on the Merry Christmas words and how you used it as a focal point. I made 50 cards of the same design last year and a few others. I’m thinking I’ll have more variety this year since I have several holiday sets already! So happy to have you back to blogland!

  11. I generally send anywhere from 150 to 250 Christmas cards every year. I have to start in July to get them all ready to mail out the day before or after Thanksgiv8ng. With having grandchildren getting married during the year, I’ll be making even more. I don’t like to make them all the same, I’ll pick about 10 designs I really like and go from there! My family has told me, it’s NOT Christmas if they don’t get a handmade card from me! LOL! look what I started. But, I truly love it. Hope you’re having a great week! Happy Crafting!

  12. Fabulous cards. I need that bundle!!! So glad to see your creations. Last year I did probably 25 for my friends and relatives. Then another 25 or more for Mike to send. I made lots of different cards. Then, I made way over a hundred for charities, hospitals, soldiers too. No make that more than 300 probably. I usually do something for Christmas in July but life has gotten in the way. Oh well.

  13. Love your cards. The envelop really ties it all together. I struggle with using these dies for some reason. I really love how you used them. I send 20 plus cards. Each year I tell myself I’m going to make the same design so that when people compliment me on the card I sent I know what they are talking about. However, I haven’t been successful yet. I tire of making the same card over and over so I start making different cards. When they compliment me, I’ve no clue which card they are talking about. Oh well, such is life.

  14. Your cards are really great. I love how you used the plaid DSP and your coloring is awesome. I make and send about 30 cards and usually have several designs and some from card classes I attend. Thanks for all you share on your wonderful blog!

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