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Friday, July 18, 2014

A SNEAK PEAK at the new CTMH Annual Inspirations Catalog with a Christmas card in July!


The sketch from Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge was the start of this project along with the challenge over at Sweet Stampin' for Christmas in July.  I wanted to use one of the new hostess stamp sets from the CTMH Annual Inspirations catalog that I will be sharing with my gals at my annual Open House - just a week from today on Friday July 25 and Saturday July 26.

This card also provides a challenge to those who will be attending the Open House - to see if they can find the new product that is showcased on the card.  Other than the stamp set (Sing Glory C1587 which I already identified as being new) can you find the other four new products shown on this card?  Make notes for what you think - then bring it with you to the Open House for an extra entry for the door prize!

Some of the detail of this card was inspired by several other challenges that were running this week.  The background image was stamped (Distressed Backgrounds - CTMH D1544) and the front image panel was popped up for dimension - both a part of the Friday Mashup Challenge.  Merry Monday challenged us to add sequins - and I went a bit above by adding bling to the center of my sequins!

You know that I like to add something to the inside of the card - so here it is!  A wonderful greeting that goes with the hostess set.  For those of you who are interested in this stamp set, you can be a hostess for a CTMH gathering, or, if you are a regular in my Stamp Club groups, you can use your product credit to purchase the set.

Here are the links to the challenges that this card is entered in.  Pop over to their blogs to check out the other great cards that have been created.
Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge #227 - the design!
Sweet Stampin' Challenge - Christmas in July
Merry Monday - sequins
Friday Mashup - use a background stamp and add dimension

Thanks for stopping by.  Hope you enjoy the weekend!


Karren said...

This is so elegant! I love that image and the embossed sentiment is gorgeous! Thanks for joining us at Merry Monday.

Kim P said...

GORGEOUS card! That angel is wonderful!

Marie B. said...

This is a beautiful card! :)

Ingrid said...

Very pretty! :)

Simply Sara Stampin' said...

Gail, this Christmas card is just beautiful! You did a perfect job mashing things up this week. Thanks for playing along with us at the Friday Mashup.

Lisa said...

Such a lovely card, very elegant!

Thanks for joining us at The Friday Mashup!

Cindy Brumbaugh said...

Gail, so, so pretty with so many beautiful details. The background stands out and blends in at the same time. I love the glimmer and the stamping on the angel. Thanks for sharing your awesome card with the Friday Mashup this week:)

Barbara Thompson said...

Congrats on the Spotlight at Sweet Stampin! Lovely card!

Bethany Gates said...

I bought this stamp set because I liked the card in the catalog. I like yours even better. Beautiful.