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Angie McKenzie | Independent Stampin' Up!® Demonstrator - USA | Making others smile... one creation at a time.

All Bundled Up for the 3rd Thursday Blog Hop - July 2022 | Christmas in July

All Bundled Up Christmas card (banner) | Nature's INKspirations by Angie McKenzie
All Bundled Up for Christmas in July!

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Happy Thursday, y'all!  Today I'm hopping along the Third Thursdays Blog Hop!  So sit back and enjoy the inspirations on today's blog hop as we share things related to Christmas in July with you!! 

Today's Project

During these hot days of summer, it helps to think of the colder days of winter... don't you think?!?  Well, it definitely helps me especially when I saw these adorable critters in the All Bundled Up Stamp Set!

All Bundled Up with Knit Together for a Christmas in July card! | Nature's INKspirations by Angie McKenzie

And aren't they just stylin' it with their 2022-2024 In Color outdoor winter accessories?!?

Project Details

The creative process for this card all began with the Knit Together background stamp.  Three of the 2022-2024 In Colors were stamped separately on a standard card front Basic White layer.  Once stamped the layer was trimmed to create the first layer on the Basic White Thick card base. 

Knit Together background with Sweet Sorbet, Parakeet Party and Tahitian Tide (2022-2024 In Colors) | Nature's INKspirations by Angie McKenzie

The All Bundled Up critters were all stamped in Gray Granite on Basic White cardstock and colored with Stampin' Blends Markers to compliment the knit background.  The rabbit and bird were colored with Light Crumb while the moose and raccoon were colored with all shades of Crumb Cake and Soft Suede.  The winter outdoor accessories were all colored with Sweet Sorbet, Parakeet Party and Tahitian Tide to match the knit background.

All Bundled Up with Knit Together Christmas in July card (close-up) | Nature's INKspirations by Angie McKenzie

The moose was die cut with a Deckled Rectangles Die while the raccoon, rabbit and bird were all fussy cut.  The die cut was adhered to a Basic White card layer that was fully embossed with the snowflakes from the Wintry 3D Embossing Folders.  The embossed layer was adhered to a slightly larger layer of Sweet Sorbet cardstock.  The raccoon was adhered with Multipurpose Liquid Glue.  The rabbit was adhered with Stampin' Dimensionals.  The bird was adhered with layered Mini Glue Dots allowing the bird to appear behind the rabbit in distance. 

The sentiment was stamped with VersaMark onto a scrap piece of Sweet Sorbet cardstock, heat embossed with White Stampin' Emboss Powder, and trimmed to create the whimsical arrangement.

All Bundled Up with Knit Together Christmas in July card (holding with envelope) | Nature's INKspirations by Angie McKenzie

The inside was layered to compliment the card front.  The strip was from trimming down the original background image - a great reason to hold onto scraps while creating a project.  The Mistletoe Magic was stamped with Sweet Sorbet.  The fussy bird was colored to resemble a male cardinal while the front had his female mate.  The Basic White Medium Envelope was stamped on the front and the flap to provide a sneak peek to the recipient of what was inside.

All Bundled Up with Knit Together Christmas in July card (inside) | Nature's INKspirations by Angie McKenzie

More Inspiration

I hope that my project has inspired you in some way today... if it has please leave a comment below before continuing along the blog hop for additional inspiration!  
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You Can Make This Card!

Here's What You'll Need to Get Started...


  • Clear Blocks; Stamparatus; Small Grid Paper; Paper Trimmer; Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine; Paper Snips; Multipurpose Liquid Adhesive; Stampin' Dimensionals; Mini Glue Dots


  • All Bundled Up Cling Stamp Set; Knit Together Cling Stamp Set


  • Gray Granite, Sweet Sorbet, Parakeet Party and Tahitian Tide Classic Stampin' Pads; VersaMark Pad; Sweet Sorbet, Parakeet Party, Tahitian Tide, Crumb Cake and Soft Suede Stampin' Blends Combo Packs


  • Sweet Sorbet, Basic White and Basic White Thick Cardstocks; Basic White Medium Envelopes


  • Basics Embossing Powders; Wintry 3D Embossing Folder; Deckled Rectangles Dies

You can purchase any of these supplies from my online store if you live in the USA and do not already have a Stampin' Up!® demonstrator.  Orders in increments of $50 or $100 qualify for FREE products during Sale-a-bration now through August 31, 2022, available while supplies last.

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  1. So cute Angie! That Wintry EF is a standout for a background, I missed it in the catalog. Now I'll have to start a wish list.

  2. Such a cute card, Angie! Love the little critters. Thanks for sharing!💕

  3. What a fun card!!! I never would have thought of using 3 different colors on the Knit Together background stamp, but it looks fantastic. Thanks for sharing! 😊


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