Sunday, July 21, 2019

{Special Post} Christmas in July with Karola + 25% Off on All Christmas-Themed Products + A Giveaway

Hey, STAMPlorations friends! We have a special post today -- courtesy of STAMPgirl Karola, who created a 5 fabulous cards to help get you in the holiday/Christmas cardmaking mood. Plus we've got a Christmas in July sale starting today until July 31 and a giveaway found at the end of this post.



Hi all, it's Karola here to inspire you to create Christmas cards. Christmas in July is one of those iconic crafting events which we really wanted to celebrate with you. If you haven't started your Christmas crafting yet, now is the perfect time to do so and you will find the card making community is full of Christmas inspiration at this time of the year. Now is also a great time to pick up gorgeous STAMPlorations Christmas products if you feel like adding something new for this year's Christmas crafting. 

For my first card, I stamped Sketchy Yule Trees onto white card, coloured them with Distress Markers and topped the card with a vellum panel with Merry Little Christmas heat embossed in gold. (this stamp is currently out of stock, but there are plenty of other Christmas typografia stamps in stock in the STAMPlorations store). 

I continued to use the same layout, but this time I used the cute snowman from Winter Chill for the background (adding orange for his carrot nose) and heat embossed the Build A Snowman sentiment in holographic embossing powder giving it a gorgeous shimmery look.

For my third vellum topped card I heat embossed Jingle Bells with a mix of gold and copper embossing powder. I coloured the Jingle All the Way stamp using Distress markers, stamped it onto vellum, heat embossed it in clear powder and used the smallest Crazy Double Running Stitch Nested dies to cut the vellum panel before attaching it on top of the bells.

For my last two cards, I used the gorgeous graphic Yuletide Deer stamp set. I used a limited color palette, sticking to bright red, black and grey. I used markers to colour the word "Christmas" from the Merry Little Christmas sentiment and used the "merry" stamp from Joyful. I also added extra interest around the edge using a stamp from Mixed Media Elements and by splattering diluted black ink onto the card panels.

I hope you enjoyed my quick and easy Christmas cards and are inspired to get started with your own Christmas stash. Even one or two cards will make a difference, but with simple designs like the ones I have used here, it's relatively easy to set up a production line and do a batch while you have your crafty stash out. If you want more details about how I created my cards, or want more links to cards I have made with these stamp sets, head over to my blog.


What a wonderful batch of Christmas cards, don't you think? And now for a little giveaway. What's your favorite Christmas song? Share your answer by commenting on this post for a chance to win either a $15 gift code OR your choice of any one of the (in-stock) Typografia Christmas stamps. Commenting closes on Thursday, August 8. We'll announce the two winners on August 10 in the July winners post.

And before you go, we've got a Christmas in July sale from now until the end of the month.

Now's the perfect time to grab a few Christmas-themed stamps, stencils, and dies at 25% off instantly! Simply add qualifying products to your cart and the discount will be automatically applied. Choose from 100+ qualifying items here.

***Free product with every order of at least $20***

Just for our blog readers, get a free stamp or word/phrase die (up to $7 MSRP value) when you order at least $20 worth of products (before shipping and after discounts and gift certificates have been applied). After placing your order, reply to the order confirmation email and specify the stamp or word/phrase die you want to receive for free. Offer ends 7/31.


  1. My favourite song is 'White Christmas' so that is showing my age I think! Love your variety of Christmas cards, I haven't started any yet!

  2. My favorite Christmas song is O'Come All Ye Faithful. It was the only song I was able to play on my toy organ back when I was a kid, and one of the few I was able to sing! Love these cards, especially the ones using the Yuletide Deer stamp

  3. O Holy Night is my favorite, especially as sung by Gary Allan (my fave country singer). Karola's cards are all wonderful. I especially love the snowman card; so cute!

  4. I would have to say O Holy Night! That is a wonderful classic song that tells the true meaning of Christmas. And I love all the cards Karola has made. Very inspiring to me.

  5. I love how you stamped the background of the cards! The snowman is my favorite.... my favorite song is ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS by Maria Carey

  6. Oh Holy Night is my favorite Christmas song - lovely work shown here! Thanks for inspiration!

  7. Fabulous designs on
    the cards. I long
    'Silver Bells'!
    Carla from Utah

  8. Wonderful cards. I like your use of vellum and the cool deer. My favorite song is Silent Night--sung by candlelight at church.

  9. Wonderful cards by Karola!
    My favorite Christmas song is O Holy Night.

  10. Joy to the World. I still remember learning ALL the verses when I was in the children's choir, and I wish people would sing more than the first verse.

  11. Love all these beautiful cards!!!
    My favourite song is Jingle Bells!

  12. so very beautiful cards!
    my favorite Christmas song is O,Christmas tree :)

  13. "I'll be home for Christmas", that's my favorite song! Thanks for sharing your beautiful holiday project!

  14. My favorite Christmas song is "The First Noel". Love Karola's cards. Such wonderful ways of using the products. I esp like the colors and metallic embossing on the Jingle Bells card.
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

  15. My favorite Christmas song is Silent Night...and these cards are delightful. Like the simplicity of the designs. tfs

  16. Beautiful cards! Silent Night is my favorite traditional Christmas song.

  17. amazing and such festive cards!
    my favourite song would be Silent Night.

  18. Oooo . . . these cards are fabulous!! I LOVE the vellum overlays on the first three and that fabulous deer stamp on the second bunch! My favorite Christmas song is "O, Holy Night".

  19. Such fun and festive Christmas cards!
    My favorite songs (it’s a tie!) are O Holy Night and Breath of Heaven (Mary’s song)-love Amy Grants rendition.

  20. Wow, the vellum is such a great addition! I have never done this and must remember this style. Thank you for inspiring Karola :)


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