Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Christmas in July

It's hard to think about~ especially with the economy but Christmas is 5 months away! All the more reason to make your own cards. For those of us who do, it's time to start. I have a few CTMH Christmas in July card workshops and this is one of the cards we will make.

Found a template on line and resized and altered it. The original template made a larger mug requiring a larger envie (didn't want to pay more postage), wanted a fancier handle so designed my own.
I used CTMH stamp and Olive green second generation stamping, cream embossing powder for the liquid, silver embossing powder for the handle, and some stickles for the berries.
(I tried chocolate embossing power for the liquid- it was a bit harsh). DTP edges.

Cut a spoon handle and inserted the greeting. I wouldn't ge overly fancy with the top of the spoon, it can bend easily.

You could certainly paper the font of the mug if you liked. Could add more bling, a ribbon on the spoon handle, somthing to match you stamp, a tiny tag, or tons of other ideas. You could add a special Christmas t-bag also.
Inside greetings ideas:
Warm Wishes
May Christmas be your cup of Tea
From our home to yours
Wishing you warm wishes and toasty toes