Today I am using All Wrapped Up. It is one of the stamp sets in this week’s Christmas in July sale – now through the 26th, Christmas and Winter sets are 25% off.

For my projects today, I have gone with non-Christmas cards and created birthday cards. I mean ultimately, Christmas IS Jesus’ birthday so maybe they are Christmas cards. Hmm…

My cards are fairly clean and simple but they are created using different coloring mediums.

For my first project, I did a little masking with most of the gift boxes to create a PILE of gifts. I inked them with Versaclair black ink on Neenah Solar white. I colored everything with polychromos pencils and added a sentiment (heat embossed on black cardstock) from the Birthday Wordfetti set. To finish it, I simply mounted it on a black card base.

For my second project, I used the stack of gifts again but this time colored it (and the bow) with Copics. I fussy cut the stack and the bow. I cut off the top gift to add to the front of the stack and added the bow to the top gift – I glued these onto a card panel, mounted that on blue cardstock, then mounted that on a Neenah Solar White card base. My big sentiment banner is from Bold Birthdays.

That is both of my Christmas in July projects. I hope you are inspired!! Check out all of the Christmas and Winter stamps – 25% off until the 26th…no coupon code needed!

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