Believe in the Magic – Christmas in July

Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn’t before! What if Christmas, he thought, doesn’t come from a store. What if Christmas…perhaps…means a little bit more!

Dr. Suess

To me Christmas is magic – for God so loved the world.  What a truly amazing gift!  And now it seems even more important to practice God’s love and mercy, with all the awful things happening in our world.

I had such fun making it – in spite of the fact that I smudged it horribly in two places and had to cover my mistakes with the sentiment!

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To make this card I folded some Neenah 110 Solar White Cover stock in half and cut the largest circle die I had out of the folded piece.  The trick is to put one part of the circle slightly beyond the fold so that you cut out a folded circle card.  It will have a flat top, but to remedy that, simply cut a single circle from the same die and glue it to the front of the card.

I stamped all the pieces except the words and the holly and berries on the masking paper (I used Simon Says Stamps brand which is my favorite).  I cut the mask for the snow hills on the bottom out of wide Post-It Note tape.

Stamped in this order: reindeer, Santa, left-hand tree, middle tree, and the right hand tree. All of these images are from Jingle All the Way by My Favorite Things. I left the masks in place and sponged with Distress inks in various purples and blues.

The holly and berries is from the You Keep Me in Stitches Memory Box set. The sentiment is from the Paper Smooches Joyful Greetings set.

I colored everything with Copic Markers.

For the sky I dotted various sized dots of white gel pen to make it snowy.  I also added some white dots to the trees.  For the stitching around the edge I used a Copic fine line marker.  I used gold gel pen on the reindeer bells, the belt buckle, and the stars on the trees. I added some Glossy Accents to the tree holders, the belt, the shoes, the hooves and the reindeer’s nose.

I added some Wink of Stella here and there to give it some sparkle. Just for fun I made an envelope using the WeR Memory Keepers envelope maker – I’ve been practicing faux calligraphy.  There’s a photo below.Believe 3  Believe 4

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