The Blossom Challenge: Christmas in July

Welcome to another round of The Blossom Challenge friends!  It’s Christine here today and we’re excited to jump into another theme that’s become quite popular in the summer, it’s Christmas in July!  Marcy’s images for the Christmas and Holiday season are always show stoppers, and it seems a shame to only pull them out in the winter, so this month we can create to get a jump start on our Christmas cards and packaging.   

Today I pulled out a couple of Christmas sets from Marcy to create a mini-slimline card and coordinating tag.  The mini-slimline uses Garden of Gratitude: Trellis Digial Stamp to showcase this pretty trellis Christmas tree made of oranges.  It’s so charming! 

The colouring is done with Copics, with patterned paper really helping to achieve that citrus feel I was going for.  A bit of paper ric rack accents the top.  


These sweet sentiment stamps are something we could use a little more of don’t you think?  I’ve added some enamel stars to highlight the sentiments and to tie back to the star on the tree.  

The gift tag is created with Power Poppy’s Handmade with Love Tags placed on some Kraft paper that has a slit in it for tucking in.  After I took the first picture in this series, I realized the tag looked a bit bare where the slit is, so I added a little circle punch to the tag which will also help with stability.  

So now it’s your turn!  Your Challenge this month is to create anything Christmas or Holiday using at least one stamp from Power Poppy.  You can make a card, tag, gift packaging, or frameable art.  Show us what you’ve got!  You could win a $20 Gift Code to the Power Poppy Store, just for playing along.  Entries close on August 15.  Be sure to add your link below!  

BUT before you go....there’s a SALE!  Marcy has kindly discounted ALL of our Christmas Digi’s in the Happiest Holiday Category for you if you want to pick up something new to create with. If you know Marcy, you know they’re all beauties! 

Now for last month’s randomly selected winner....congratulations goes to:  Carol Dee with her lovely forced hyacinth design.  

Carol Dee please contact Marcy at for your prize code!

For more inspiration here’s two other gorgeous beauties from The Bloom Brigade:

Stunning isn’t it?  We look forward to seeing your creations this month friends!  

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Cynthia said...

Beautiful inspiration from the Bloomies! Congrats Carol Dee.

Camille Short said...

Looks like so much fun!

Henriëtte Creatively Happy said...

Congratulations Carol Dee for winning last month's challenge, your card is gorgeous!

Wow, your cards are stunning Christine. I love the vibrand colours and the coordinating papers you used.
Lisa and Gloria, your cards are awesome too!
Thank you all for the great inspiration, stay safe and have a wonderful day.

Ps; Marcella I constantly forget to say that I love your picture where you are looking trought these awesome flowers, so very, very pretty.
(I mean the "Hi, I'm Marcella"one)

Carol Dee said...

Just noticed after returning from vacation that I had won! How exciting. I sent Marcy an email last night. THANKS for the wonderful images and fun challenges.

Gloria Stengel said...

What a fun challenge this month, Christine! I cannot wait to see the entries!