Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Christmas in July Day 2

Hurray, for Christmas in July!  It's got me thinking early about Christmas presents.  Maybe this year I'll get done before Christmas Eve.  The problem is that I usually think of some cool project to make about December 22nd.  I always wonder why I didn't think of it sooner.  I also think Christmas in July is working it's magic on the weather.  This is usually one of the hottest weeks of the year for us, but amazingly we are going to have 70 degree weather this week!!  I can't believe it - but I love it!

I've got a card and an ornament to share today.  Keren has the sweetest Christmas images at Free Pretty Things for You.  Isn't this the cutest manger scene?



I used microfine glitter and colored on top of it.  You can see a complete tutorial on that technique in my post HERE.  I printed Rejoice in gray on vellum and cut a band for my card.  I also tucked a gold mini cupcake liner underneath.  



You can download this oh, so sweet image HERE.

For the ornament, I'm using the red version of Little Miss Christmas.  You can see more about Little Miss Christmas in yesterday's post.  



The ornament is very easy to make.



You need white sticky back vinyl.  You can find it several places including the Silhouette store and amazon.  I like the glass ornaments for this - you could use the completely round ones - this one is kind of flat.  I used a large Martha Stewart punch, but you could use dies or an electronic cutter too.  





For this particular punch, I needed two to make a complete snowflake.  Then I had to cut away the excess from around the punch.  Peel off the vinyl and press to the ornament. 

It's filled with little white pompoms.  I'm thinking you could also fill this with red and green M&Ms for a treat ornament.  What other ideas do you have to fill the ornament?

 Little Miss Christmas is tied on with twine - wrapped a couple of times around the top.  You can download the red version of her HERE.  Visit Free Pretty Things for You for the magenta version.  I'm showing a project with her tomorrow.





You can see the first part of the Christmas in July present in yesterday's post.  I'm adding a kit for the Little Miss Christmas ornament to the giveaway.  To win, leave me a comment letting me know that you want to win.  Be sure to also comment on all three posts.  Comment by  11:59 p.m. Friday and I'll announce the winner on Saturday, July 19th.

Hope you are enjoying a little Christmas in July.  See you tomorrow for Day 3!




18 comments:

  1. Thanks sooo much for the red girl too, she´s sooooooo beautiful and ijust in the right christmasred color. So adoable and sweet. Thanks so much ladies for sharing all these goodies and great ideas with us all here too, it´s much apreciated, that´s for sure.

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  2. Just love these little ladies, and th beautiful gift box

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  3. Card and ornament are absolutely lovely! I love the idea of pom poms in the ornament!

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  4. I just love the little girl in red! So sweet! The ornament is perfect for a fun Christmas decoration!

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  5. Back for Day 2! Your little ornament using the red Miss Christmas is precious! Thank you for the freebie - I'm going to get her now. The card with the glittery manger scene is amazing! Love the sparkle! And thank you for another chance to win your wonderful goodies!

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  6. What beautiful makes Lori. Such a pretty card and the ornament is adorable.

    Toni xx

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  7. That little manger scene is so precious; brings back memories of childhood Christmases.

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  8. Fabulous card and gorgeous ornament Lori..Loz

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  9. Love the adorable manger scene and very pretty ornament. Thanks for the chance to win.
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

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  10. Love this little ornament, thanks for sharing this with us and the opportunity to win this lovely prize

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  11. Lori, this little manger scene is so precious!! I just love it!!

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  12. I like the idea of the M&Ms in the ornament! So cute.

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  13. Your Christmas projects are such darling makes Lori! You always come up with the neatest of ideas!
    Ira’s Crea Corner

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  14. This ornament is the BOMB! I make ornaments every year with my girlfriends and this one is on the list. Thanks so much.

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  15. Thank you Lori so much for adorable little girl and the ornament how to's. Such nice images and ideas to work with. Love having ideas to work on ahead of time. I finally have to stop myself from making more and more.
    One year I was having knee replaced, called to change date for week later as I didn't have time to do all I still needed to. I was in an ornament exchange and getting things ready to mail to friends/family, had to get cards done. After hubs dropped me off at hospital, they took me in then he went to mail cards, etc to everybody, this was Dec. 14th. 2009. Knew wouldn't have time after surgery as they kept me in there til Dec. 18th. and don't feel too much up to anything for few days after. As it happened, I have lymphedema in left leg and surgery really aggravated it, my leg blew up really badly. Was close to having toxemia. Have to be careful with knee replacement also as can get blood clots. Had to go back to hospital for couple days to get my leg down. Got home on Christmas Eve. I'm all out of knees now (had first one done Nov.2008). Before surgery didn't know what was wrong with leg, had tests all that but my physical therapist for both knees at home realized what was wrong, called Dr. and hospital.
    Happy summer days

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  16. Beautiful card Lori.....love that micro glitter, must add that to my shopping list! Thanks for all the links and the tutorial of the christmas ball!

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