Christmas in August

Hey and welcome to Christmas!  Okay, not really but I am pretending for today that's it Christmas because my card I have to share is themed after this holiday. 

At Aud Sentiments this week our challenge is a "Merry Christmas: card.  Our sponsor, The Stamping Boutique, graciously offered the design team images to work and I chose this cardinal.  It's Virginia's state  bird.   They are such a joy to see in the winter months.  I love spotting the bright red amidst bare trees or snow covered grounds.  The males are completely red.  Often they have a tad bit of orange mixed in.  I colored my cardinal in reds and  oranges then highlighted with some glitter.  I have to get my sparkle in somehow.  :-)

I used scraps again.  That pile is growing!  Not dimensioning as I had hoped!  I used a Bazzill swiss dot border under the American Crafts brown ribbon.  I punched an oval and then added some lace trim to give a Victorian touch.  The sentiment stamp is from SEI.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Card Patterns: #126 Sketch
Christmas Stampin' All Year Long: Gimme the bird
Clearly Inspired: #33 Things with Wings
Crafty Sentiments: Christmas
Do It with Digis: #16 Christmas in August
Fussy & Fancy: Christmas In July
Let's Craft and Create: #25 Go Digi
Paper Play: Christmas in August
Lil Red Wagon: #92 Put a critter on it
Stamp Something: Use a Digi
Totally Gorjuss: #91 Christmas in July!
Totally Papercrafts: #78 Hoidays

*****My 500 post giveaway can be found here!  I hope you will join in for a chance to win!  You have until Sept. 4th to enter.*****

Thanks for stopping by! 



Beautiful card thans for joining us at fussy and fancy.


Gorgeous card Amy love that image the colour of this bird is great so are your papers and the design I love it.
Lorraine x

Tenia Nelson

Gorgeous card!!! tfs!!!

Kathy D.

Oh like the red and brown combo for Christmas!! Thanks for playing "Things with Wings" at Clearly Inspired Challenge #33 @ www.clearlyistamp.typepad.com


This is really beautiful and really elegant, love the colour combo on your card. Thank you for joining us at Crafty Sentiments this week and good luck xx

Jac’s Playground

Absolutely beautiful, your Cardinal looks wonderful and I love the lace around the oval, Thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments this week


Beautiful card! Thanks for joining us at Little Red Wagon :)
Joanne xo

June Houck

Lovely! Great color combo and I love the doily :)


Wow, beautiful! Love those bold colors!


What a pretty card! The lace is such a perfect accent

Heather Rogers

Absolutely beautiful! I love Cardinals and you did a wonderful job coloring him up. :)


Hey Amy! Your cardinal is gorgeous! Way to get a jump on your holiday cards, and thanks for playing along in CIC#33 :D


Absolutely gorgeous!


Maria Matter

this is absolutely gorgeous!!! love cardinals & the lace is the perfect touch of sweetness!
hugs & blessings


fab fab card! love the lace around image
thanks for playing with us at Paperplay this week
céline PPC DT


Hellooooooooo, my dear! YOU are SO far ahead of the game - I'm jealous! CHRISTMAS in August? YOU'RE my she-ro! I sure hope you had a WONDERFUL trip to Paris! As for THIS card - positively GORGEOUS! I'm POSITIVELY delighted that you shared it with the fine folks at Card Patterns! *wink!* xoxo!


I love cardinals, stunning Christmas card. Whoever receives this will treasure it! thank you for joining the Diva's over at Do it with Digi's, we're happy to have you!


Amy, this is so lovely and it's never too early to start thinking Christmas!

Thank you so much for sharing it with us at Let's Craft and Create.

Susie Sugar

Great card love that lace, nice touch
Thanks for joining us Digi Divas at the "Do It With Digis challenge" this time
Hugs Susie Sugar xx

Louise F NZ

Fabulous card, i love the lacey background to the bird. Thanks for joining in at CSAYL this week.


Lovely christmas card Amy, great image.

Hugs Ali x


WOW your christmas Card is beautiful, I love your colouring:-) Thanks for sharing it with us at Paper Play this week:-)


I love all of the different papers you used. Thanks for "giving us the bird" this week at Christmas Stampin All Year Long!

Mel X

So lovely. Thanks for joining us this week at TPC. Good luck in the draw.

Mel X


Lovely card Amy, love the layout. Thanks for joining in with our Christmas in August challenge at DIWD this time. Good luck.
Dawn x

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