I’m always conflicted about “Christmas in July”. On one hand, it’s way too early to be thinking about Christmas. We still have lots of summer, fall, Halloween and, my favorite holiday, Thanksgiving before thinking about Christmas. On the other hand, there are wonderful new stamp set, and papers calling out to be used. So, I gave in. Stampin’ Up! is offering a beautiful new stamp set to celebrate many seasons called Blended Seasons. As you might guess, it’s also perfect for using Stampin’ Blends as I did in the card below.

Blended Seasons stamp set, Stitched Seasons Framelits, Christmas, heat embossing, Stampin' Up!, Diannescards.com

Just a reality check here. Today in July 25, 5 months until Christmas!

 

 

Design Notes for Blended Seasons Card:

There are some terrific framelits in this bundle. I know I will use them for lots of cards and tags. Stitched Seasons Framelits, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.comI actually started out with the centerpiece and worked my way out. The Merry Christmas sentiment is stamped with Versamark and heat embossed with Gold Heat Emboss powder. After stamping the holly border, I colored it in with Stampin’ Blends in one of the new colors, Call me Clover. I added some Wink of Stella on the mistletoe sprigs.

 

 

Blended Seasons stamp set, Stitched Seasons Framelits, Christmas, heat embossing, Stampin' Up!, Diannescards.com

The background paper is from the Under the Mistletoe Designer Series Paper package. You can find this in the Annual Catalog on page 95. Lots of great designs.

 

 

Under the Mistletoe Designer Series Paper, Stampin' Up1, diannescards.com

 

 

Supply List for Blended Seasons Card:

 

Two Special Things:

First, there is still time to take advantage of the Designer Series Paper Sale. Under the Mistletoe is one of the papers on sale. Remember, buy 3 get the 4th one FREE! Here are the papers that are on sale.

 

DSP Sale

 

Also, there are lots of new Stampin’ Blends alcohol markers that are available now, like the Call Me Clover ones that I used for today’s card.

 

 

Blends from catalog, Stampin' Blends, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com Stampin' Blends, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

 

Remember, it’s easy to order. Just click on the Shop Now button below to go to my 24-7 on-line store to place your order. Don’t forget to use this month’s host code, RJMA2SGP. I’m happy to send you a package of Petal Pink Rhinestone Gems as a thank you for any on-line order over $50. https://www.stampinup.com/ecweb/default.aspx

Hope you are having a great day.

Dianne