5 Minute Monday ~ Christmas in July


Is it to early for Christmas?!
What?!?!? Christmas? It's July!
That's right, it's Christmas in July!

Though I don't feed into the whole "Christmas in July" thing so much, I figure we ought to make at least one card so that everyone doesn't miss out on an amazing die set available only during Sale a-bration

Like all of the Sale a-bration goodies, this die set is only available until August, 31st or while supplies last. While Supplies Last is the "iffy" part, some Sale a-bration items have already sold out. So, if you are absolutely in love with this die set, you may want to get crackin' and get it ordered up to be sure that you have it to make your Christmas cards! 

Today's card uses only a few of the awesome little dies included in the  Tree Lot Dies.

Yes, you saw it, this die comes with the infamous little camper that you see on merchandise everywhere!
The die set also includes little wreaths and accents to decorate up the trailer, as well as trees, tree outlines, a cute little dog, the string lights and posts to create a Christmas tree lot. 
So much creativity comes with this set. 

The Tree Lot dies coordinate with the Trees for Sale stamp set available in the New July-Dec Mini Catalogue ( holiday catalogue). That catalogue is packed with great papercraft items for Christmas, Halloween, Fall/Autumn as well as a few everyday occasions. So many beautiful products! Be sure to have a look!

So just going back to the dies, they are available as a Sale a-bration item.  

Which means = 

When you spend $120 (CAD) you can choose the Tree Lot Dies as a free gift during Sale a-Bration!!
To see everything  Sale a-Bration has to offer 
click πŸ‘‡

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Instructions for Today's card:

Real Red Cardstock - 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 
Scored @ 4 1/4 

Black Cardstock - 4 x 5 1/4

Basic White Cardstock - 3 7/8 x 5 1/8

Scraps of Soft Suede for Die Cutting

Scraps of White for Die Cutting 

Garden Green Ink Pad
Mint Macaron Ink Pad
Soft Suede Ink Pad
Real Red Ink Pad
White Ink Pad ( there are tiny snow dots that show well in the photo )

Stampin' Blends Markers to Color the lights

  From the Trees for Sale stamp set onto scrap white:

Stamp the inner image from the largest trees in Garden Green ( 2 )
using the outer image for the largest trees, stamp off , then stamp over the inner images of the 2 large trees.

Using the same method as above only in Mint Macaron stamp a medium tree and a small tree. 

Stamp 2 strings of lights using Memento Black Ink

Using Soft Suede Ink on the Soft Suede Cardstock stamp 2 posts, and 4 tree stands, and a "trees for sale" sign. 

Die cut all of the above images using the coordinating Tree Lot Dies. 

Using Stampin' Blends markers or whatever coloring tools you have on hand color the in the little lights on the light strings.

Stamp the Greeting in Real Red in on the top of the Basic White Card layer.

On the White Layer of Cardstock randomly stamp snow dots from the Trees for Sale stamp set from the top about 3/4 of the way down the layer.

Attach the posts on either side of the card.

Glue the little tree stands to the bottoms of the trees.

Attach the White Layer on top of the Black Layer of Cardstock. 
Attach this panel to the Real Red Card base.

Attach the trees using tape seal, glue and/or dimensionals. I popped up the 2 mint macaron trees using dimensionals.

Attach the strings of lights to the posts.

Using dimensionals attach the "Trees for Sale" sign. 

I attached  colored rhinestones in place of a few of the lights on the light strands just to add a little glitter to the card front.

This card was really quite easy, and quite adorable!
I hope you enjoyed today's 5 Minute Monday ~ Christmas in July

You can let me know in the comments below.