I can’t believe it is July already.  I’ve always heard that time goes faster as you get older, but man…weren’t we just ringing in the new year yesterday?

Can you believe Christmas is only six months away?  To celebrate Christmas in July, I plan to share Christmas cards on Friday’s throughout the whole month of July.

Today’s card uses the At Home With You stamp set (#143681)

Stampin' Up! Tammy's Stamping Creations At Home With You

I created the brick background using the Pattern Party Decorative Masks (#144103) and the new Embossing Paste (#141979). I mixed the paste with a couple drops of Cherry Cobbler Ink Refill (#119788) and a drop of Basic Gray Ink Refill (#140929) to make it just a little darker than the background.

Stampin' Up! Tammy's Stamping Creations At Home With You

I colored the door using Soft Suede ink (#126978) and a blender pen (#102845).  The door accents were stamped with Garden Green ink (#126973). I added the berries using the retired Dazzling Details.

Stampin' Up! Tammy's Stamping Creations At Home With You

To finish it off, I stamped the inside to match the outside.

Stampin' Up! Tammy's Stamping Creations At Home With You

It may be a little early for some of you to think about Christmas, but when you hand make your Christmas cards, it is never too early to start.

I’m not the only one celebrating Christmas in July.  Stampin’ Up! has this awesome deal going on for anyone who wants to sign up as a new demonstrator. In addition to the normal great deal of getting $125 of products for just $99, every new demonstrator who signs up in July will receive a FREE Essentials Gift Pack.  This kit includes Paper Snips, SNAIL Adhesive, Grid Paper, two D Blocks, and a Bone Folder. That’s $52 worth of additional FREE product! But wait…that’s not all…. (do I sound like an infomercial??), but seriously, this is an amazing deal!!  Because we’re celebrating Christmas in July, you will also get the Carols of Christmas Stamp Set from the holiday catalog (that doesn’t come out until this fall!) for FREE ($20 US)!

It is super simple to sign up. Just click here. Or if you have any questions, don’t hesitate to reach out. I’d be happy to help you in any way I can.

Thanks for stopping by today. Be sure to subscribe so you don’t miss the other samples I’ll be sharing throughout the month!

Hope to see you then!


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