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Sunday, July 31, 2022

Last Day for Christmas in July at Die Cut Divas!

Hey crafty friends - it's already the end of July and summer in Minnesota is flying by!! Time for the last day of the month post at Die Cut Divas where I'm sharing the project below. Be sure to head over and see what the rest of the team posted for some last minute Christmas in July Challenge inspiration!

Supplies: Paper - Paper Studio solids and glitter, 
A Country Christmas 12x12"
Dies - Elizabeth Craft Designs Book Box,
Other - Parklane gems;

The fabulous Elizabeth Craft Designs sponsored us for July and the Diva team enjoyed creating with their amazing products! I couldn't resist the book box die set once I saw Els doing this video of it in action. The set contains 16 dies at a great price point. Since the Divas were doing Christmas, I decorated my box for the holidays using some other ECD die sets. This box will be great for holding a little gift when the time comes! Here's a closer look from the bottom:

This was my first box and I used some paper I've been playing with recently - A Country Christmas (sadly retired at Hobby Lobby). It's not double sided but I've since cut some books from another brand's double sided paper - so pretty! It was just a matter of die-cutting the book, flower and greenery pieces, then assembling them. Very fun!! The flower set comes with just a large center but I knew I had a Lawn Fawn snowflake set with a similar small version - perfect! I popped a gem in each center and added a pre-printed sentiment strip - done! And here's a side view and a view of the box partially open:

Still with me? I do have a bonus card today but it has nothing to do with Christmas! Earlier this month I attended a Sweet Adelines International Education Symposium. You may remember I went to England in 2019 for the last one (none in 2020 or 2021 due to pandemic). The 2022 event took place at Trinity University in San Antonio Texas and they offered the first-ever Diamond Division (over age 60) quartet contest. Some chorus and Regional friends competed so I'm sharing one of the Good Luck cards I made. This one features a jumbo ECD sentiment - love it and as of writing this post, it was on sale at ECD (& as I like to say, practically free!!). My friends Upbeat Quartet appreciated the card and I'm sure it helped them take second place - woo hoo!! 

ECD die - Good Luck
Other supplies - Spellbinders & Neenah paper;
Art-C Stamp & Cut (diamonds)

The mini-slim frame was one Diva Arlene (A Bit of This and That) sent me (thanks again, Arlene!) but she enabled me to buy my own die - love this one. I thought the vellum oval kept the sentiment from getting lost on the wire background. I shaded the diamond with a light blue Copic and added Stickles.

That's it for today! Hope I've inspired you to upload a last minute Christmas project (using a die cut or embossing folder) into our July Diva Gallery. You have until 9pm Pacific Time today to enter. 

Thanks for stopping!!


Dawn T said...

beautiful box Linda. Love the top decorations. And your Good Luck card is awesome. Well done on your friend's group.

Lin said...

Your Christmas box is lovely, Linda, sure to become an heirloom, and it was interesting to hear about your trip to TX - how'd you like that heat down there?

Jean said...

Two absolute stunners with fabulous details to create dimension!

HilaryJane said...

What a fabulous Christmas box, it will make an amazing gift. Your good luck card is very special too,love the background die xx

Cindy C. said...

Wow the box is just breath-taking!!

Lisa Elton said...

Two fabulous designs, Linda! Love the layers on your Christmas box!

Cat Craig said...

Your box is spectacular, and I am sure your friends appreciated the personalization of the card.

Loll said...

Your Christmas book box is STUNNING, Linda!! LOVE the crackle paper you've used. Looks so pretty with all your layered poinsettias on top. Great work! xx

papierelle said...

Your poinsettias are blooming beautifully on your box and I love the cracked surface. It fits perfectly.

Rosemary said...

WOW! The poinsettias on your box are absolutely amazing! What a stunning project. The slimline card is fabulous, too.

Greta said...

What great projects, Linda! Absolutely adore the box you made!

Trina P. said...

What a fabulous looking box and a beautiful card!