Saturday, July 8, 2017

Christmas in July...

...with the Eyelet Outlet Design Team is taking place every Saturday afternoon this month, on the Eyelet Outlet Blog. Last week my fellow designers Susan Creech and Kim Venezia wowed us with their beautiful brad-bedecked holiday cards; this week I'm hanging out over there with... well, actually, no, I'm not going to tell you, you'll just have to hop over there and find out! ;)

But first, here's my card:

It's no secret that I ♥LOVE♥ Eyelet Outlet Washi Tape, and I have amassed (some might say hoarded, lol!) a nice collection, especially of Christmas tapes! So of course as soon as I saw this week's Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge (#219), my first thought was that those awesome strips needed to be done entirely in washi tape!

Since most of the tapes I wanted to use are horizontally oriented, I decided to rotate the sketch. I chose a notebook-style patterned paper, because I love the look, but also: the horizontal lines make it SO EASY to apply your tapes and have them be perfectly straight! I used *NINE* different tapes! From top to bottom they are: Skinny Hearts, Skinny Pastel Green, Season's Greetings, Holly, Skinny Merry Christmas, Heart Washi, Wide Tree Tape, Merry Christmas and Skinny Green Stripe. You'll notice that not every single one of those has a holiday motif, I just chose tapes that had some red or green, that I thought went well together. My top tip for combining lots of tapes is to choose a few skinny or wide patterns to go with your standard tapes; OR you can get a similar visual effect by using all 5/8" tapes, but overlapping them somewhat randomly, which makes it look like you have tapes of different widths! I used some uber-cute stickers as my focal point, and finished off with a little bit of twine, some white Heart Brads and red Heart Enamels!

Why not grab a few of your favorite Eyelet Outlet holiday tapes and brads and join us in celebrating Christmas in July, every Saturday afternoon, all month long! 

and her Eyelet Outlet design team sister Stephanie Severin,
make Christmas cards all year long 
on their holiday card challenge blog, Jingle Belles!


  1. This. Is darling....thanks for the inspiration and an introduction to a new crafting resource. I loved reading your profile....overuse the ellipsis myself, and our son would say there is not a museum I haven't dragged him through!

  2. Awesome card, fabulous take on the sketch, what a brilliant mind you have.

  3. Love this bright fun Christmas card. Love the mail box & hearts. X

  4. This is GORGEOUS! I love your take on the sketch and the colors are just fantastic! you make me want to go and make Christmas cards! :) Thanks for joining us at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge this week!

    Jess - DT

  5. Gorgeous, absolutely gorgeous!!!!! What an awesome take on the sketch and a wonderful Christmas card. Thanks for joining us at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge.


  6. fabulous take on the sketch Lauren, and I love that you turned it on its side.

  7. love, love, love what you did with this sketch! I can't stop looking at all the wonderful details! thank you for sharing with us at AHSC


  8. I am in love with this card! It's fantastic how you used the sketch and soooo beautiful!! So happy you played along with us at Atlantic Hearts last week and congrats on being in the Top 3!


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