Christmas in July with Verve

This Center Step Card was made using a retired SU Christmas paper pack which had Mellow Moss and Real Red cardstock and coordinating striped papers.  I used spellbinders dies to cut the shapes for the center of the card.  The tree is made from the Verve O Christmas Tree stamp set by stamping it with versa mark ink and adding color with PearlEx powder pigments. The sentiment on the envelope and card are also from the same stamp set.  I JUST LOVE VERVE STAMPS!

Wouldn’t you know, Verve is currently running a 20% off sale on all of their stamp sets until August 4, 2012.

I altered the card just a little so that it would fit into a 5.5”x 5.5” envelope and followed the YouTube video instructions on how to make it with my Martha Stewart scoreboard.   Essentially, you use an 8.5” x 8.5” piece of paper and score at 3 1/8” on all sided.  Oh yea, how about this wonderful tool has been in the box sitting in a corner for over 6 months.  I’m trying to do better when it comes to using what I have instead of purchasing more stuff and I am proud to report that I used things that I have on hand already and it feels GOOOOOOD. Not to mention, it feels good to my pocketbook.   Hahahahahaha

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{{HUGS}} and have a happy, scrappy day.


  1. Nice card! Congratulations on reaching into your stash first!

  2. Christmas in July is beautifully created!

  3. Very pretty. Love the stamp!

  4. Thank you Shalana. You are welcome City.