Saturday, July 17, 2010

JustRite Christmas in July Blog Hop!

Hello! Welcome to the JustRite Stampers Christmas in July Blog Hop! The JustRite Design Team is showcasing the newly released Christmas Collection 1. If you happened here by chance and want to start from the beginning, please head on over to the JustRite Inspiration Blog. If you came here from Debbie's blog, then you're right on track. Your next stop is Sharon. The full hop list is at the bottom of this post.

When I sat down to make my card, I had a hard time getting into the Christmas spirit... after all, it was 110 outside and even though I was in my air-conditioned house with the fan on full blast, I was still feeling hot and sticky.. Still, I welcomed the opportunity to add another card to my Christmas card stash! I combined a couple of JustRite sets on my card today. I used the poinsettia center from the newly released Hearts Come Home (JB-09780). Here's a look at the complete set (6 borders and 6 centers).

I colored each with Copic markers and the edges of the square with my Olive Spica glitter pen. Finally, I added some Eucalyptus and Gold Stickles. I punched the squares out with a 1.25" square punch and popped them onto a square mat. My sentiment is a center from Christmas Joy (JB-08770). A rhinestone flourish and stitching finish off my card. I used Mojo Monday #147 for my layout. It's always tough to get the shimmer to show, but here's a detail shot where you can see a little of it:

Here is the complete hop list for today:
JustRite Inspiration Blog
Becca Feeken
Debbie Olson
Stephanie Kraft <--- you are here
Sharon Harnist
Kazan Clark
Kellie Fortin
Heidi Blankenship
Barb Schram
Kathy Jones
Michele Kovack
Angela Barkhouse
Sankari Wegman

In case you missed it, the Stampers Dream Team has previewed the new JustRite Christmas sets this past week. Please visit the JustRite Inspiration blog (scroll down to see the 5 days of previews) to see the previews and direct links to each designer's complete project. You will not want to miss any of it! And just a reminder, the JustRite Christmas Release 1 (4 sets in all) is now in stock and shipping!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Supplies ~
Stamps: Hearts Come Home, Christmas Joy (JustRite)
Paper: Trim the Tree from Very Merry collection (October Afternoon), Classic Crest Classic Cream (Neenah), Scarlett Jewel (Papertrey Ink)
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black, Memento Tuxedo Black, Versamagic Wheat (Tsukineko)
Accessories: Large Classic Circle Nestabilities - die 4, Blossom Two Nestabilities - die 4, Small Classic Square Nestabilities - die 6 (Spellbinders); 1.25" square punch (EK Success), Copic Markers - G03, G28, G29, C5, R39, R46, 0; Olive Spica glitter pen, Eucalyptus and Gold Stickles (Ranger), Wrinkled ribbon (May Arts), Rhinestone flourish (Recollections), Doily, Foam tape, Thread, Sewing machine.