July 6, 2012

It's Christmas in July!

Lots of Christmas in July sales going on.  There's also a lot of Christmas link-ups.  Even OWH is having a fall and winter card drive.  The Alley Way Stamps has a new Christmas digi and Be Inspired Challenge:


I went a little non-traditional with my Christmas card:

Paper-Bo Bunny, Image and Sentiment-The Alley Way Stamps

I've wanted to try paper piecing for a while now.  I don't know if this counts as paper piecing or not, but I think it's pretty good for a first try.  I've also been wanting to try to make a card with a lot of empty "white-space".  Well, I wimped out and used patterned paper instead of white, but I do like the CAS feel to the card.  It's too summery to use red and green, so I went a bit non-traditional in my color choices.  It still has a winter feel to it.  I imagine it will be good for soldiers if they are looking for something a little different to send home during the holidays.

Let me know what you think.  Is it not festive enough for a holiday card?  What non-traditional colors do you use on your holiday cards?

Linking up to:


Here's a closer look at those adorable trees:


18 comments:

  1. So cute and so fun1 I love the non-traditional colors.. :) it's adorable.. Love how you have the sentiment in the middle.. thanks so much for playing with us at the TAWS BE inspired Challenge.. hugs

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  2. I really like this card...especially that it doesn't have the traditional colors. good job. thanks for playing at Digi Haven.
    http://iwycd.blogspot.com/

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  3. What a cute card! I love those colors on it. And I love the free digi too! For those who might want to snag it like I did, I found the link here: The Alley Way Freebies
    And thank you Kaylee for joining in on our Digi Haven challenge this week!
    ~Sandy
    sandy's crafty creations

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  4. I really love this card and I know the soldiers will too! Great job and thanks for joining our challenge at DigiHaven this week. Tammy DH DT

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  5. Those trees are AMAZING! LOVE the nontraditional colors and the fabulous CAS layout! :)

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  6. Very nice card and I love all the trees. The soldiers are going to love receiving this. Thanks for playing with us at Digi Haven, good luck in the challenge! ♥ Denise www.DigiHaven.Blogspot.com

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  7. Awesome card...love how you used the freebie...thanks for joining us at The Alley Way Stamps...Be Inspired..

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  8. Love all the gorgeous trees Kaylee! Many thanks for joining in the fun at The Alley Way Stamps Be Inspired Challenge :)

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  9. OMG what an awesome holiday card and I'd never have known this was your first time paper piecing - it looks fantastic! I'm all for non-traditional colors! Thanks so much for joining us this week at Digi Haven.

    Peace & Luv,
    Jeannie

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  10. Cute card!
    Love all the little trees!
    Nice patterned paper!

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  11. Awesome design! I love how you broke up the line of images to create a focal point for the sentiment. So creative! Thanks for playing along with The Alley Way Stamps' BE Inspired Challenge!

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  12. Very cute trees and love paper piecing.Love your card. Thanks so much for playing with us @ CAS-ual Friday:)

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  13. Cute card! I love all those fun Christmas trees. :) Thanks so much for joining us this week at Digi Haven!

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  14. Love the clean design and modern look of this card - really original!

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  15. LOVE THE NON TRADITIONAL COLORS - YOUR LITTLE TREES ARE AWESOME!!! I am thrilled to see you play along with the TAWS Be Inspired Challenge!

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  16. I love your line of trees!Thanks for joining us at C:AS-ual Fridays this week :)

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  17. VERY cute! Love the non-traditional bright greens! Thanks for joining us at CAS-ual Fridays! :)

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  18. Love the color choice and the simple and clean card. Thanks for playing at Digi Haven this week.

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