Christmas in August?!?!

I know what your thinking, can we just have our summer? I know I love summer but it’s not my favorite. I’m more of a fall girl. Do you know what happens in August though? Demonstrators get a look at the 2018 Holiday catalogue, and, we get to pre-order. I have to tell you that stampin up does not disappoint with their holiday selections and Christmas is my absolute favorite season, so on Friday when I got my happy parcel I could not wait to rip into it.

I got so many great things but the first thing that caught my attention was the set called signs of santa. There is an entire suite and everything in it is adorable and I will show you everything but today I am going to focus on the stamp set and framelits to match.

My process is to stamp all the images and color them with my stampin blends to find colors I like best. You will notice the mango Melody and the real red and shaded spruce colors… All new in the holiday catalogue. Doesn’t that mango Melody make the perfect gold color. Also I used petal pink for the skin and light flirty flamingo for the rosy cheeks. I did all this coloring at work on Friday so on Saturday I set to cutting them all out with the matching framelits.

This is the first card I came up with. Now that background dsp is from the be merry pack from last year’s annual catalogue but since I was just playing around I used it anyway. I’ve said it before, I’ll say it again,. Christmas items never retire in my mind.

Here is the final card I made with this set before moving on. Since Saturday I’ve seen some demos from other demonstrators and I can’t wait to see what others come up with. I hope you’ve enjoyed what I’ve come up with today and will check back for more of my Christmas play.

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