Monday, July 4, 2022

Christmas In July

I promised myself in January I would work on my Christmas cards all year long.  Like most New Years Resolutions, I failed miserably.  But today - as the heat waves of July roll through, I'm here with Jan's Digital Shop's Design Team as we introduce you to new Christmas images this month.

Today I'm sharing TWO new images.  The first is from Jan's BELIEVE package ~ I've pulled out the sled and boots; and then farther down you will find the 2022 FREE Ornament image!  Once again Jan is graciously giving away a new design during the month of July. 

Here's my first completed card and a few details about it.

After sizing the image for a 5" card, I used my Copic markers for coloring.  

Then I used a Glaze pen to go over the word Believe and the gold bells.  It's a bit hard to see in the larger photo, but like most cards - it looks a lot better in person. 

I added a black liner mat for contrast and used a rectangle corner notched die.  After securing all the pieces to the 5" x 6" card base I added the gold organza bow at the top and three dark green glittery dots at the bottom right. 

Next I'd like to introduce Jan's 2022 Free Ornament image, which I've made in a 6" square card.

I sized this image to just under 4" and also used Copic markers for the coloring.   I used the Tattered Lace Lacy Days Square Die for the decorative edge.

After die cutting, I also used the Glaze pen on the berries throughout this card.  It's amazing how that little touch gives such an extra glow to the card. 

For this layout I took the burgundy and the blue patterned cardstock and cut the squares diagonally, then spaced them at each corner on the card base.  Once secured, then I added the image in the center.  I added several multi shades of blue crystal diamond dots around the image to complete the card.

Be sure to check out all the Design Team cards on Jan's Challenge Blog where you can enter your cards also for a chance to Win! 

Thank you for stopping by today to view my blog. I enjoy sharing my work with you and invite you to 'Follow' my blog and to visit my site - "Not Just Scraps' on Facebook - where you can purchase my cards. 

I will be entering this card in the following challenges: 

CD Sunday ~ Challenge #88 

World Wide Open Design Team Challenge ~ June 

Paper Dragon ~ Christmas in July  

Word Art Wednesday ~ 549-550 

The Holly & the Ivy Christmas Challenge ~ #119 

Dream Valley ~ Challenge 273


Pam's Pearls



Believe ~ Sled

Bow: R22, R24, Boots: N2, N4, N5, N6, Y26, Sled: E15, E19, Y26, Y28, Berries: R37, Greenery: YG63, YG67, YG91, Sepia & Olive Multi Liner

2022 Freebie Ornament 

Package: B21, B24, B26, B28, R46, Round Ornament: B21, B24, Y28, Heart Ornament: R46, Y28, Green Multi Liner, Greenery: Olive Multi Liner




  1. It's hard to believe we're half way to the holiday season. These are sweet cards with great designs. Thanks for another set of lovely cards for the challenge at Jan's Digi Stamps.
    Admin for Jan's Digi Stamps Challenges

  2. Both lovely cards and I like the addition of the glaze. Thank you for sharing with us.
    Jocelyn x
    CD Sunday Plus DT

  3. Two very different entries to our challenge, I really like the background and the gold ribbon on the first card.
    CD Sunday Plus DT.

  4. Two gorgeous cards, I like the glaze on the Believe!

  5. Two lovely christmas cards, both have lovely images,
    Thank you for joining us
    CD Sunday plus DT

  6. I too failed to start making my Christmas cards early. I say every year I will.....maybe next year!
    These are 2 lovely cards using great images.
    Thanks for sharing them with us.
    CD Sunday Plus DT

  7. So very pretty and festive Pam! I love the vintage diamond background of your first card. ~Rebekah, Design Team member

  8. Thank you for sharing your beautiful cards with others.

  9. Hi, Pam! I have another DT hat on today, so I'm popping by to say thanks for joining in at The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge, too! I still love the sledge!!

    love Mags B x