Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Christmas in JULY!

Hi Stampers!

We are celebrating CHRISTMAS IN JULY at Crafty Sentiments Designs this week! I LOVE all things Christmas and in fact....I am a total Christmas Stamp Hoarder. If It has a Cute Snowman, A Cute Santa, A Cute Reindeer, A Cute Penguin, Cute Bears...well you get the snowdrift....I NEED it - LOL!

This week the Design Team got to play with ONE of the super cute 25 yes you saw that correct 25 New Release Christmas Images! EEEK! Super excited for these!

Without further ado....here is my Christmas Project for this week's Challenge Inspiration!

I created a Nugget Box that holds those super yummy Hershey Chocolate Nuggets :) I have to admit these are my favorites and I had to buy TWO bags of the Extra Creamy Toffee ones...so I could nibble on one bag, and use the other bag for my project - but don't tell Santa that :D That is why I chose this sentiment because the chocolate might not last long :)

Here is a peek at the inside of my Nugget Box.

 Don't those chocolates look delicious so pretty wrapped up in the Christmas paper? I just added some sparkly stickers for the letters and some dimensional stickers for the decorations.

These nugget boxes make awesome gifts and you can really use them for any occasion by just changing the words and the decorations. There is a lady on Splitcoaststampers that has created a post that shares the dimensions to make about any size box from both an 8 1/2 x 11 sheet of paper and a 12x12 sheet! Here is a link to the post.

Here is a close up of my image:

I colored this using copic markers. To create the texture on Santa's fur trim...I used liquid applique and before heating it up, I covered it in dazzling diamonds glitter. Then when you heat it, it has a shimmer and the texture is a little different then using it plain. You can't really see the glitter on it in the picks but you can in person. Then after doing that area I squiggled a thin layer of plain liquid applique for Santa's beard, mustache and eyebrows :) I love this image - it was super fun to color and adorable too :)

Now... be sure to check out the Crafty Sentiments Inspiration Blog where they are showcasing a bunch of the new Christmas images this week! The Design Team really went all out and created some stunning projects! They are also giving away a 2 Month Guest Design Team Term each day of the release also! How exciting!

So... Dust off your Christmas Stamps and come join the challenge this week! If you play along you have the chance to win this cutie....

But first you have to play along!

Thanks for stopping by today! Be sure to check out my  Loves Rubberstamps Inspirational Post and information about our DESIGN TEAM CALL in my earlier post :)


I will be entering this in the following challenges:

My Craft Spot - Wrap It Up!
Sparkle 'N Sprinkle  - Anything But a Card
Stamp and Create - July Challenge - Christmas in July
Whoopsi Daisy - Christmas in July
Always Something Creative - Christmas in July
Really Reasonable Ribbon - Anything But a Card + Ribbon
The Crafting Cafe - Anything Goes
The Stamp Spot - July Challenge - Christmas in July
CAS on Sunday - Christmas in July
Challenges 4 Everybody - Anything Goes
The Squirrel & The Fox - Christmas in July
Simply Create Too - Christmas In July
Shelly's Images - Christmas in July


Annmaree (Emu)

Super fun project, I so love the treat container box and how you've embellished them all! Great image and texture on his beard! LOVE

Thanks for linking up to The Stamp Spots Christmas in July challenge!

Holly AKA KopyKat

OMGosh this is so super cute. I love the nugget box and the cute image. The texture is great. I love that you spelled out each nugget. Thanks for buying your own bag, now I don't feel so guilty, lol.

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk)

WOW what a fabulous, fun project! I have bookmarked the SCS page for future reference ... thanks for that!
Thanks so much for joining our "Anything Goes – Christmas In July Edition" challenge at Shelly's Images! Please come back and join us again real soon!!
Shelly's Images Design Team


Super cute box! The front is so pretty and I love how you decorated each candy! Thanks for playing at My Craft Spot!


Lots of time and work went into your box...it's lovely. Thanks for playing along with us at Clean and Simple on Sunday!

Janet O'Brien

super idea Laura about making a candy box. And you have now inspired me to go and get some Liquid Applique - I have used it before but have used it all up and have been too lazy to get more! Thanks for joining us at The Stamp Spot in the Christmas in July challenge.

Michelle Klieber

This is such a cute idea! Make me wish it was Christmas already. Great job! Thank you for playing along at the Crafter's Cafe Challenge Blog. 'Shell

Diane MoneyGoolsby

Laura: I love what you did to the candy box---beautiful! Every time I get boxed candy, I save the boxes. My plan is to decorate them [as you've done] and put homemade candy in them for our closest friends for Christmas.

Thank you for the wondeifel example and for joining us for our Christmas in July Challenge at Simply Create Too..

Simply Create Too Design Team

Barbara Bruder

What a "sweet" project.Love how you decorated the nuggets.Your Santa is so cute and love his dimensional beard. Thanks for joining us at Sparkle N Sprinkle Creative Challenges this month.
Hugs, Barbara SNSCC


Wow wonderful present.
Thanks for joining us at allways something creative.
Hugs stine

Houses Built of Cards

What a darling gift! So fun and creative! Thanks so much for joining us this week at My Craft Spot!!!



What a great holiday gift idea! Thanks so much for participating in our Really Reasonable Ribbon Challenge.


What a fab idea I love it.Thank you for joining us at Whoopsi Daisy this week

Jan Ltc

Brilliant work thanks for joining us at WD xx Jan


Really terrific project! I love your lid! Fabulous entry for the Really Reasonable Ribbon Challenge! Thanks for playing along!
Tammy Louise


WOW! Simply beautiful! I love the texture of santas beard and outfit!
Thanks so much for linking up at The Stamp Spot this month!

Sandra Azzopardi

What a great Christmas chocolate box, Laura!
Thanks for playing along with The Stamp Spot, Christmas in July challenge!



How cute! Those nuggets are too sweet to eat!


What a cute nugget box! You did a great job! Love it! Thanks for joining the SNS challenge.


What a great card is this
Thanks so much for joining our “ANYTHING GOES Christmas challenge" at Shelly’s Images!
Please come back and join us again real soon!!
Hugs, Marianne

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