Friday, July 21, 2017

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year in July!

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Irit here today and I am going to share my Christmas in July inspiration for Topflight StampsLet's begin from two odd things first.

How can we even think about making Winter and Holidays  projects with this heat outside? But, actually we all do. Lots of sites  show Christmas releases and projects right now. It make the outside less hot, for me at least. Second important odd thing is that I am Jewish and we don't even celebrate Christmas, but we do celebrate New Year and Winter season.

But for me Christmas is all about my childhood. I was born in Ukraine and moved to Israel when I was about 15, so I still remember and adore all Holiday symbols, colors and tastes and I really love to craft for my friends and part of my family.

Finally, here is my Christmas in July card for you to see.



As you can see it's a layered scene made with one single stamp set- IndigoBlu " Looks like rain, dear" red rubber stamps set.
For my card, I used the small stamps from the set, all five of them. Some were stamped directly on the card stock and some were stamped and hand cut and then glued over the card. The sentiment spot was stamped, die cut and added on the corner.



As you can see I used 4 wave dies (just non-branded cheap ones) to make the snow landscape.
I used  acrylic paint to make the blue background and added "snow effect" with white pearlized 3d paint.



I hope that you liked my Winter inspiration today and next week I am going to share the totally different project made with the very same stamp set. And as for now- run to the shop and see the largest in USA selection of non-USA artistic stamps and  the best ever Holiday section.

If I made my very first Holiday project you  should think about it too. And if you want to visit my blog and to see more of my work- you are mostly welcome!

Irit

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Time to Make The Christmas Cards!

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Karen Bearse here to bring some HOHOHO to your day! I decided to start working on my December Daily by making a journal card. It is all ready for me to add my journal info on it.



This card was made using the wonderful Christmas Tree stamp by Katzelkraft. It has fun doodles inside the tree & Merry Christmas written in different languages.


I hope this helps you with your Christmas card decisions, I have a wee tutorial on my blog you can check it out here! See you next week when I will be playing with something that requires lots of snow... Thanks for stopping by & please sign up for our newsletter so you get all the deals!!

Karen

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

It's Christmas at Topflight!

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It's another day of Christmas in July at Topflight Stamps. It's time to start thinking about what you will do for your Christmas cards this year. I hope I will give you some inspiration today. I created this card for my first Christmas in July post. 


I used this beautiful set Carabelle Studio stamps. 
It's called "Des cadeaux de Noël"


I used Carta Bella "Christmas Day" papers and Tim Holtz Idea-ology "Paper stash"


I hope you enjoyed my card. I'll be back next week for more Christmas Inspiration.  

Have a good day!

Nathalie


Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Wishing You Heavenly Holidays

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It's Steph here again showcasing another wonderful stamp set from Topflight Stamps and this one comes from England. 

I've used a stamp set from Creative Expressions -  Stitched Angel Ornaments.  This stamp set has 13 stamps including 4 phrases. 

Stitched Angel Ornaments

To create my distressed card, I stamped the stars randomly on a white panel with blue ink, then inked around the stars with brown ink.


I created a square card, added pattern paper and tied a ribbon around the card.  Then I matted the panel with cardstock, and added it to the card with foam adhesives for dimension.   The phrase was stamped as previously described and added to the card front.



Thanks for stopping by and please pop by my blog for more crafty inspiration. 

See you next Tuesday.

Steph





 
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Monday, July 17, 2017

A Carabelle Studio Christmas

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It's Clare with you today and this week at Topflight Stamps we are creating Christmas in July!  Now I probably only make a handful of Christmas projects each year as working in a school, it is one of the most busiest times of the year.  What with carol services,  nativities and fitting in the Christmas shopping, it doesn't always leave me with an abundance of time for creating.

Now a sensible crafter would be making their Christmas cards throughout the year!  Maybe I should take stock and start creating a few so that I'm organized! 


I started off by stamping the snowman from Carabelle Studio A6 - Snowman.  
Snowman

I Stamped the snowman again onto a post it note and cut it out to mask off Frosty.  Using some Hickory Smoke distress ink, I worked the ink around the card.  I stamped the snowflakes around him too.  Using the same colour distress ink and a water brush I added some colour to our frosty friend to give him some dimension.


I'm feeling rather pleased that it's only July and  I'm already ahead of the game for Christmas!

Pop back tomorrow for some more Christmas themed inspiration.

Crafty Hugs,







Sunday, July 16, 2017

Christmas in July

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We're starting Christmas in July today.  It's never too soon to get started on your Christmas Cards. I've used a Katzelkraft stamp called Sapiens de Noel. I colored the images and the card base edges with Tombow Markers. I love how the trees are Zentagled. It'a fun and unique Christmas stamp. Stay tuned for more Christmas in July inspiration. 

Sapiens de Noel



Saturday, July 15, 2017

Mermaid House

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Today we have an amazing creation by our Guest Designer Lisa Hoel. She has created this beautiful underwater scene featuring the Lavinia Alana Mermaid Stamp. To see how she created this fun and whimsical Mermaid House check out her blog

Did you know that Lavinia Stamps has a monthly challenge? If you love Lavinia Stamps you might want to enter. This month the theme is "Create a Landscape." And, of course they have some stamps that are perfect to use in building landscapes. Be sure to check it out. 

Alana Mermaid