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avalon4
07-21-2012, 04:03 PM
Welcome to Christmas in July at The Studio!

I'm hosting a challenge for you that will hopefully fill you Christmas Stockings with wonderful cards that you can send out to your family and friends. Just think - you can already cross one thing off of your Christmas "THINGS TO DO LIST"!

It's really quite a simple challenge. I'd like you all to create a Christmas Card. Plain and simple right! You can leave an opening for a photo, or not. I'd suggest using a layout size of either 5" x 7" or flipped to 7" x 5". That way it will be easy to print them off on your home computer if you'd like and pop them into an envelope, or as some also do, send them in an email. They'd be a small enough size as to be able to email it without being too large.

And then we're going to SHARE THEM ALL! So if we have 10 or 20 people participating - that's how many cards you'll end up with. You'll have a super variety and you can pick and chose who's getting what card when you send them out.

When you are finished your card, upload it to the gallery HERE (http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/g1269-christmas-in-july-60.html) and then come back and post your LO in this thread as well. Then email me your file (avalon44@telus.net) and at the end of July, I will upload all the cards to a file sharing site. I'll send out the link and you can download all the cards at once. Then - there's your Christmas Card stash ready to go!

I've designed 2 cards here - leaving a space to put a photo if wanted. When you receive it - you could also fill it in with another paper if you like. For some of you that may place a photo frame in the middle of your card (i.e. if you're using the template provided) and need to know how to make that space empty so you can place a photo, just let me know and I can tell you how to do it. Or, I can do it for you - just send me your card and I'll send the card back to you all ready to go. I'll leave that up to you.

http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/data/1269/medium/The_Studio_XmasInJuly_Card-1_copy.jpg

http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/data/1269/medium/The_Studio_XmasInJuly_Card-2_copy.jpg

Also as a bonus, I've created a template for those that may want to use one as opposed to creating one from scratch. You can download it here (http://www.mediafire.com/?paygizmnuzj19i7).

http://i898.photobucket.com/albums/ac186/avalon4_photos/Studio4StudioXmas-JulyTemp_600.jpg

And with all of the designers Christmas kits on sale until the end of July - what a great way to stock up on Christmas cards!

I hope you all take part in the challenge and we'll stock up on a year's supply of cards!

Take a look at some of the great Christmas kits on sale (https://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/store/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=401&sort=1&page=1&zenid=2cf25d214c92181a3792a17f453a54d3)!

https://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/store/images/aw_gingerbread_kit.jpg

https://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/store/images/loucee_Feli_ACIG_Preview.jpg

https://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/store/images/darlene/S4_CC_LRG.jpg

https://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/store/images/NS_ChristmasWishes.jpg

https://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/store/images/Decadent-Season_elements_2.jpg

https://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/store/images/Feli_SAS_PreviewTS.jpg

https://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/store/images/aimeeh_kitschy_prev600.jpg

https://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/store/images/digilicious_loveandlaughter_prevkit600.jpg


Cheers,
Darlene

Bright Eyes
07-21-2012, 09:45 PM
Fantastic challenge and great exchange...

Here is mine - using Classic Christmas by Studio4

http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/data/1269/Christmas_card_copy.jpg (http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/christmas-in-july-60/p101738-christmas-joy.html)

Will have mine in an email to you ASAP.

PattyB
07-22-2012, 06:53 AM
Oow, count me in :) I'll be back!

jimmyrose
07-22-2012, 07:29 AM
Love to do this, back soon.

PattyB
07-22-2012, 08:37 AM
Thanks so much for the template and the challenge! Here's mine, and I've sent it to you via email as well.
http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/data/1269/Xmas-JulyCardExch.jpg (http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/christmas-in-july-60/p101751-christmas-in-july-card-exchange.html)

ceefl0wer
07-22-2012, 08:43 AM
okay, I am not too good at this kind of thing BUT just notice there is a scrapathon today and the first freebie is christmas papers and a card template- so might just have a go at this
think I will go download your template too Darlene cos maybe I could scrap with that at the scrapathon
Claire

Bright Eyes
07-22-2012, 09:50 AM
Okay... now that I have seen the marvelous card that PattyB created with the template... I had to go back and download it. Amazing how the elements she chose makes the card such a work of art. Thanks for the template, Avalon.

avalon4
07-22-2012, 10:42 AM
Kay - your card is cute - it looks like a present. But please feel free to download the template and create another card. There's no limit to what we can do!

avalon4
07-22-2012, 10:43 AM
Patti - that is one gorgeous looking card I must say! I love how a template can take on so many identities.

I've received yours and Kays cards - so now we're up to 4 already!

britnkaysmemaw2
07-22-2012, 11:59 PM
How fun. Count me in! Love the cards that have already been done!

LLPooh1
07-23-2012, 11:30 AM
Oooh, what a great idea!! I usually just create a 5x7 card with my kids photos on it... this will make me look like a rock star this year! :) I'll be back with something hopefully in a day or two!

britnkaysmemaw2
07-23-2012, 02:37 PM
Here's 1 from me (http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/christmas-in-july/p101905-christmas-card.html) using the template and Santasic Season!

http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/data/1399/christmas-card-2.jpg

avalon4
07-23-2012, 05:02 PM
Wise choice Cathy! LOL! That's a sweet looking card!

PamR
07-24-2012, 11:11 AM
here's mine. I like them a tad simple!

http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/data/1269/medium/MerryChristmas-wb.jpg (http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/christmas-in-july-60/p101964-merry-christmas.html)

robinoes66
07-24-2012, 12:52 PM
I never send cards because I hate going to the store and looking through them, but these cards are AWESOME! I will attempt one!

avalon4
07-24-2012, 01:57 PM
I never send cards because I hate going to the store and looking through them, but these cards are AWESOME! I will attempt one!

So glad you've decided to participate. It really is about the creating isn't it? The rest is bonus!

avalon4
07-24-2012, 01:58 PM
Pam - a tad simple is excellent. I love the Christmas tree you've created from the snowflakes. So creative!

teresaj
07-27-2012, 10:58 PM
Here is my Christmas Card:
http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/data/1269/medium/Sweet-Christmas-Card-a.jpg

ceefl0wer
07-28-2012, 07:54 AM
Here is my Christmas Card:
http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/data/1269/medium/Sweet-Christmas-Card-a.jpg
this made me rushing off to photoshop to finish off the card i forgot to complete- I love that card
will go upload now

ceefl0wer
07-28-2012, 08:07 AM
this is mine- it is saved as a png file with blanks for the photo and the little photo behind the lantern but I did pop pics of Robbie in for illustration purposes
http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/data/1269/Happy_Christmas_Gallery.jpg
http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/christmas-in-july-60/p102235-happy-christmas.html
Claire

avalon4
07-28-2012, 12:45 PM
Teresa - that is such a cute card. Reminds me of my dearly departed grandmother - always plying us with cookies.

Claire, that's a beautiful traditional looking card. Such a fabulous photo. Just love it.

Thanks for playing along - both of you!

jimmyrose
07-28-2012, 04:21 PM
Thanks so much for the challenge, this was so much fun. Here are my cards:

I used Feli's Kingdom of Ice. Just love this kit too. I used it to make a page for my calendar.

http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/data/1269/medium/Image2resized.jpg

http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/christmas-in-july-60/p102272-christmas-in-july-cards.html

I used Snickerdoodle Designs's All Wrapped Up. I used this kit last year for all of my package ties, tags, food tags and every where else I could. I even printed off some of the papers to wrap small packages and used the elements to make tree decorations. Just love it. The page is saved so you can slip in a photo.

http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/data/1269/medium/Image4resized.jpg

http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/christmas-in-july-60/p102273-christmas-in-july-cards.html

I used the kit titled A Christmas In Gold by Feli Designs and Lou Cee Creations. I love this kit and have used it several times. The page is saved so you can slip in a photo.

http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/data/1269/medium/Image5resized.jpg

http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/christmas-in-july-60/p102274-christmas-in-july-cards.html

This is the same page using the kit titled A Christmas In Gold by Feli Designs and Lou Cee Creations. Here the page has a holiday message in place of the photo.

http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/data/1269/medium/Image6resized.jpg

http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/christmas-in-july-60/p102275-christmas-in-july-cards.html

avalon4
07-28-2012, 07:05 PM
You've really taken this challenge to a whole new level Rose. What a fabulous bunch of cards you've created. The collab kit of Feli's and Loucee's proved perfect for the exchange! Lovely job.

LLPooh1
07-31-2012, 09:35 AM
Here's my card. Hope you all like it. :)

http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/data/1269/2012-holiday-card.jpg (http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/christmas-in-july-60/p102426-holiday-card.html)

CM Silly
08-01-2012, 11:32 PM
I had a very busy day yesterday and was too exhausted to post my submissions. I hope I'm not too late. Here is my card.

http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/data/500/Studio_5x7_Christmas_Card_-_Page_001_600_x_429_.jpg (http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/member-galleries/p102542-christmas-in-july-2012-christmas-card-ch-.html)

avalon4
08-04-2012, 12:41 AM
I had a very busy day yesterday and was too exhausted to post my submissions. I hope I'm not too late. Here is my card.

http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/data/500/Studio_5x7_Christmas_Card_-_Page_001_600_x_429_.jpg (http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/member-galleries/p102542-christmas-in-july-2012-christmas-card-ch-.html)

Absolutely not. Thank you for participating. I've sent the cards out already, but I will send yours out to the gals that participated - I'm sure they'll love this one. I'll send you the link for the other cards as well.