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Today is the first of July, and a fun time to celebrate Christmas in July in Australia where we can enjoy all the winter Christmas treats and experiences that are enjoyed in the Northern Hemisphere at Christmas. I'm celebrating with my first blog Christmas card for the year for the Stamping and Blogging Design Team.

Stampin Up Lots of Joy Christmas card by Claire Daly Melbourne Australia for SB111.

Lots of Joy is one of the new Christmas sets in the Stampin' Up! Annual Catalogue. I love it because:

  • The plaid reminds me of Scotland where my Grandparents are from.
  • It has three great greetings
  • Images coordinate with the 1.5" circle, 1" square and Christmas tree punches (see links at end of post)
  • It has a lot of great coordinating colours: Real Red, Mossy Meadow, Old Olive and Cherry Cobbler.
  • It's a great way to use the long lines of rhinestones in the adhesive rhinestone packs! Line them up with the stripes and you have adhesive tinsel :)

Lots of Joy

  Stampin' Up! Lots of Joy Christmas stamp set by Claire Daly Mebourne Australia for SB 111

Here's the sketch we had to work with this week. I rotated it 90 degrees anticlockwise for my card.SB111

Now it's time to visit the lovely peeps in the Stampin' and Blogging Design Team and see what they have done with this week's sketch. Then don't forget to have a go at the sketch yourself!

Sandi MacIver, USA 

Amy Koenders, USA

Michelle Last, UK

Lee Conrey, USA

Claire Daly Australia (that's me!)

Caroline van der Straaten. Netherlands 

                             Erna Logtenberg, Netherlands                              

Kerstin Kreis, Germany 

Shelagh Freemantle. Canada 

Patrice Halliday-Larson, New Zealand 

Sandi MacIver's Canadian Blog


Now it's YOUR turn to play along.

You can now enter the weekly challenges along and link your creation for us all to admire. We will be picking a weekly winner and would love to see what you create with this sketch. To play along, you just need to post your creation on the Sketch and Stamp page, which is the name for the new Stamping and Blogging weekly challenges.

I hope you enjoyed today's card. See you again soon,


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I love it Claire! Your design is awesome and your sparkly trees are perfect for the holidays. :)

Gorgeous card Claire, the rhinestones finish it off perfectly.

Merry Christmas to you, Merry Christmas to you - lovely card Claire, I need to order that stamp set now!....

wow, I love your card! And a christmas card today when the weather is so hot over here! It's funny! Thanks Claire! Xx Erna

Aren't you the smart one!! Way to get started. Love the DSP and your trees are so fun. Thanks and hugs from Shelagh.

you never can start your christmas cards too early. Love it! Claire! The rhinestone finish are brilliant

Love this sketch turned Claire!!!! Great idea. I have these trees and plan on using them soon. Thanks for the awesome inspiration. You've got my mind swimming with ideas now.

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