Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Challenge #13 Christmas in July

We all know how crazy the holiday rush gets in December. You can ease the chaos of holiday prep and have more time to enjoy the season by getting a head start on your Christmas cards or decorations now!

That's why our challenge this month is "Christmas in July." Make a Christmas card, decoration, invitation or party favor. You have until August 12 to link your creations below. That's plenty of time to rent one any of the more than 20 wonderful Christmas sets from Raisin Boat!

Before we get to the rest of the details, let's find out who won last month's challenge. The lucky winner was #3, Heather Mills, with this wonderful card:

Congratulations, Heather, you will receive a free Raisin Boat stamp set of your choice! Please email customerservice@raisinboat.com with the name of your set selection and your mailing address.

For this month's challenge, you can again use any stamp set you have (you don't have to limit your entry to Raisin Boat stamps). Use any stamp set you wish for this challenge, but if you use a Raisin Boat stamp set, it will count as two entries. That gives you twice the chance to win a stamp set of your choice!

Let Raisin Boat help you sail right through the holidays. You are going be so happy in December that you started your holiday planning now!

And remember, you can either buy OR rent Raisin Boat sets -- no guilt in using a set for just one project, and no worries about sending a card with the same set images year after year.

We look forward to your entry for this challenge! Now, a few cards to get you started:

Linda created this fun card using Handy Dandy Helpers, and BoatHouse CollectionTM cardstock (Red Delicious, Brighton Beach White, and On the Green).
You can find the Brads she used (and many others) at www.RaisinBoat.com. This little guy can juggle anything you wish, even snowballs made with white liquid applique!

If you like our elves, you have lots of options! This peeking elf is from Elves Are Watching, and we also have several other elf-themed sets in our collection.
The gingerbread boys are from Baked Goodness -- they're fun to decorate any way you like with a white Signo Unibal gel pen!

 Elf Express is another one of our popular elf sets! The sleigh on this card wobbles back and forth with an Action Wobble Spring -- just adhere the spring behind any image to add motion! 

If you prefer a less whimsical approach to your holiday cards, Raisin Boat has many choices for you. See all supplies used for this peaceful card here - and don't forget your white liquid applique for the snow!

This serene card was created with O Holy Night.
Click here to see 11 other ideas with this gorgeous set!

Don't forget our Holiday Innies and OutiesTM! These pre-printed inserts with original holiday sentiments are ready to adhere inside your standard-sized greeting cards to finish off your holiday cards in a flash! No more worrying about how to fill that big spot inside your handmade greeting cards -- just sign your name under the sentiment on the "Innie" and send in the included envelope ("Outie")! We offer many Holiday Innies and OutiesTM sentiments to choose from.

Happy holiday stamping, and we can't wait to see your entry in our challenge!