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I am a 37 year old nurse who is currently not working due to medical issues. I have chosen to pass my time crafting, but because I am not working, I have little money to spend on supplies. I have a small stash from while  I was still working but am now using what I have access to around the house. I also use things I can find cheaply at the dollar store, in the dollar bins, on clearance, or buy with coupons at Michaels and Hobby Lobby. I also like to shop thrift stores and garage sales for things to use in my crafting. You would be surprised with what you can find if you aren't afraid to prowl a little.

Monday, July 15, 2013

Merry and Bright

I am back with another Christmas in July creation. I wish I could say that I came up with this idea all on my own, but it is actually based on a Macy's Christmas commercial. I'm not sure when the commercial was shown but I remember thinking it was a cool tree. Here it is:

The papers are from recollections. The ribbon is from Michaels. The tree trunk is kraft card stock run through the embosser with a wood grain EF then inked with Early Espresso ink from Stampin' Up. The tree topper is from my stash. The sentiment is a freebie you can find here.

Here is a closer look at the star and the sentiment
The sentiment was printed on cream cardstock and the edges were inked with Pink Passion ink from Stampin' Up. I used hot glue to adhere the star and the ribbon.

Outlawz: Monday Greeting Cards, Christmas in July
Lady Anne's Stamp Challenge: Anything Goes
Cardz TV: Christmas in July
CWLC: Anything Goes
My Craft Spot: Christmas in July



  1. WOW!! How pretty and creative! Thanks for joining us this week at Created With Love Challenges for our ANYTHING GOES Challenge!

  2. I love seeing Christmas cards this time of the year. Great colors. Thanks for joining our Anything Goes Challenge at Created with Love Challenges.


  3. What a pretty card. Love Christmas in July!! Thanks for joining in the fun at Created with love Challenge anything goes.
    Linda K. DT

  4. Gorgeous card!! The shimmery ribbon is fabulous and wow...love the tree topper! The sentiment is awesome on a ticket! Very cute!
    Thanks so much for joining us at My Craft Spot's Christmas in July challenge!
    Sherrie K

  5. Your tree is gorgeous! I love how you made it with ribbon! So pretty! Thanks for joining the fun at My Craft Spot!


  6. What a fabulous tree! I've never seen the Macy's ad, but think your tree looks fantastic!

    Thanks so much for playing along with us at My Craft Spot!

    Small Bits of Paper

  7. Awesome card! Love that tree, so cute!! Thanks for joining us at My Craft Spot this week!



  8. Love your tree, I will have to remember it and try to make one. Thank You for sharing with us at Lady Anne's Challenges. I hope we see you again soon.
    Lady Anne's Stamp Challenge
    Lady Anne's: NanaVic's Challenge