**Winner announced** Create-a-Card Challenge for Christmas in July - Summer School Week 4

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  1. amandac

    amandac Read, or Run? Hmmm ...

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    Hi everyone and welcome to my Christmas in July Create-a-Card Challenge!

    As you are all no doubt aware, this year is going by SO fast and before we know it December will be upon us!!! So I propose that we take some of the silly-season stress away by getting in a bit early and get a start on creating our 2016 Christmas Cards! My Mum always says that Prior Preparation Prevents Panic!

    Challenge requirements:
    · For this challenge I want you to create the front page of a Christmas card in a 5 x 7 format (psssst - there are templates in the store).
    · The card needs to includes the year (2016) AND the word JOY on it!
    · I want to see a photo-free card (because getting my teenagers to have their photos taken for the family card is now a thing of the past and I need some good ideas from you all!)
    · Use at least 75% TLP Christmas goodies (just make sure it belongs to a current designer).
    · Post your finished card in this thread so we can all admire your work. Be sure to link back to the gallery! (In the gallery, on the right of your image, you will find Share this Layout. Choose Share BB Code, and copy. Then paste into this thread.)

    **If the spirit moves you, please feel free to post more than one card for additional chances to win - just make sure they are on different posts ;)!
    Here is an example I created using One Little Bird's There's something about Merry and some of Valorie Wibbens Pocket Stuffers (No 2+4):

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    The Lilypad’s Christmas in July sale is a perfect time to stock up with a fabulous 35% off selected products! This sale includes Christmas, Winter and Document your December items!

    This contest will close on Sunday, July 31st at 11:59PM EST. From the layouts submitted in this thread, one recipient will win a $5 Lilypad gift card!


    **** Woohoo the winner has been drawn ****
    CONGRATULATIONS Tam65 - I will PM you you coupon this evening!
    Thanks so much everyone for playing along with my challenge! I hope you had fun!
     
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  2. lmccandless

    lmccandless The Force is strong with this one. Boss of the Applesauce

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    Maybe if I made a card in July they would actually be sent by December :giggle
    This planning ahead is great!
     
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  3. NancyBeck

    NancyBeck Happy resident of Pollyville

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    What an awesome challenge, Amanda and your card is gorgeous!
     
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  4. Juliestcyr

    Juliestcyr Grammar nerd and proud of it

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    Question: Are we talking hybrid cards? Or can I make it all digital?
     
  5. amandac

    amandac Read, or Run? Hmmm ...

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    Hi Julie! You can make it digital or Hybrid ... I am fine with either :D
     
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  6. Juliestcyr

    Juliestcyr Grammar nerd and proud of it

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    Great!. I've got an awesome idea. Let's see if I can execute it.
     
  7. cfile

    cfile My bags are packed for Platform 9 3/4

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    Here is mine! Thanks for the fun challenge !!
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  8. Iowan

    Iowan Is this heaven? No, it's Iowa

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    KAPOH Well-Known Member

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  10. mrspotts

    mrspotts Could I get a planner for my planner?

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    Love all these cards!
     
  11. Pups_r_Paps

    Pups_r_Paps Well-Known Member

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    Here is my card for the challenge. I found this neat card on a Pinterest Board.

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    klee73010 I might have a thing for drummers

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    knclark Chocolate snob

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  14. Juliestcyr

    Juliestcyr Grammar nerd and proud of it

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    OK, So I loved this challenge, because there are no good cards for interfaith families. For a few years, I tried to do both, but it was insane. So now, we do mostly Chanukah at home, but then go visit Grandma and Grandpa (my parents) for a week where they have Christmas.

    I know another interfaith family that literally divided their house in half, and Jewish mom decorated one half for Chanukah, and Italian Catholic dad decorated the other half for Christmas. That was my inspiration for this card.

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  15. Juliestcyr

    Juliestcyr Grammar nerd and proud of it

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    OK, so that card has a lot going on. But, the J(oy!) gave me another great idea. [​IMG]
     
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  16. corsicar

    corsicar Dinner tonight? Something chocolate I'm sure!

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    This was fun! Thanks for the challenge!
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  17. barbaraj

    barbaraj Well-Known Member

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    Here's mine:

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  18. olsondetours2000

    olsondetours2000 I'll use small words, you warthog faced buffoon.

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  19. fruitysuet

    fruitysuet Well-Known Member

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    I enjoyed this, thanks, much less messy than when I usually make my cards with paper stuff.
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  20. amandac

    amandac Read, or Run? Hmmm ...

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    Gorgeous work everyone!!! Loving all your fabulous cards :tree
     

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