Christmas in July with Chouxchoux Paper Art Day 2

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Hurray, for Christmas in July!  It’s got me thinking early about Christmas presents.  Maybe this year I’ll get done before Christmas Eve.  The problem is that I usually think of some cool project to make about December 22nd.  I always wonder why I didn’t think of it sooner.

I’ve got a card and an ornament to share today.  Keren has the sweetest Christmas!  Isn’t this the cutest manger scene?

I used microfine glitter and colored on top of it.  You can see a complete tutorial on that technique in my post HERE.  I printed Rejoice in gray on vellum and cut a band for my card.  I also tucked a gold mini cupcake liner underneath.  

♥♥ You can download this oh, so sweet image HERE. ♥♥

For the ornament, I’m using the red version of Little Miss Christmas.  You can see more about Little Miss Christmas in yesterday’s post.  

The ornament is very easy to make.


You need white sticky back vinyl.  You can find it several places including the Silhouette store and amazon.  I like the glass ornaments for this – you could use the completely round ones – this one is kind of flat.  I used a large Martha Stewart punch, but you could use dies or an electronic cutter too.  

For this particular punch, I needed two to make a complete snowflake.  Then I had to cut away the excess from around the punch.  Peel off the vinyl and press to the ornament. 

It’s filled with little white pompoms.  I’m thinking you could also fill this with red and green M&Ms for a treat ornament.  What other ideas do you have to fill the ornament?

 Little Miss Christmas is tied on with twine – wrapped a couple of times around the top.

You can download the RED version of her over at My place.


You can see the first part of the Christmas in July present in yesterday’s post.  I’m adding a kit for the Little Miss Christmas ornament to the giveaway.  To win, leave me a comment letting me know that you want to win.  Be sure to also comment on all three posts.  Comment by  11:59 Friday and I’ll announce the winner on Saturday, July 19th.

Hope you are enjoying a little Christmas in July.  Come back tomorrow for Day 3!


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6 Responses to “Christmas in July with Chouxchoux Paper Art Day 2”

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  1. Maryann says:

    These two projects are just too darned cute too, and definitely some I can maybe even make with my granddaughters, who´ll arrive here later today and want to play here in my craftroom he he. I know, they´ll love these too. Thanks again sooo much to both of you.

  2. Jennifer says:

    Both are lovely!! ~jeni :)

  3. These are just too precious I love them!!! Thank you so much for posting such beautiful creations I am so in the mood for Christmas! Merry Christmas and I hope you have a blessed day, Jennifer xoxoxo

  4. Lexie says:

    Beautiful Christmas card. I would love to win your gift. Thanks

  5. Tawny says:

    Oh my… so much inspiration! Im crossing my fingers and toes that I win!

  6. Janet says:

    I love your blog and want to win.

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