Welcome to the newest two-week Cardz 4 Guyz challenge!  Our host for #326, Julie, chose Christmas in July for the theme this time.  Guyz cards can be a challenge in and of itself, so I hope this bi-weekly challenge gives you some ideas you can use. When you finish here, I please  visit the challenge site for ideas and inspiration.  We always look forward to your creations and enjoy it thoroughly when you play along!

Here’s my Christmas in July card:


This retired DSP does all the work here. Even though the paper is retired, hopefully it will inspire you to CASe the card using the materials you have.


  • Trim the cardstock for your card base to 8-1/2 by 5-1/2 inches and score it at 4-1/4 inches.
  • Trim a piece of DSP (designer series paper) to 5-3/8 by 4-1/8. If your paper is directional, be careful when you trim it. I find that when I don’t check this, I wind up with a sideways direction.
  • Trim a piece of DSP to 6 inches by 2-1/2 inches for the envelope flap.
  • HINT: If you do trim it in the wrong direction, never fear. Create a landscape card instead of a portrait one. Just tell yourself you meant to do that. All is well. Life is good.
  • Trim a coordinating piece of DSP or cardstock to 3-1/2 by 2-1/4 inches for the mat under the sentiment label.
  • Punch a 1-inch circle from the coordinating DSP for the envelope seal. Run it through the XYRON create-a-sticker tool.
  • Trim a piece of white cardstock to 4 by 5-1/4 inches for the inside.


  • Outline the edges on both of the pieces of DSP using a gold Wink of Stella pen.
  • Use your embossing buddy on a scrap piece of white cardstock.
  • I used a sentiment from the Brightest Glow stamp set and stamped it in VersaMark.
  • Next, I covered the sentiment in gold embossing powder and heat set it with my heat tool.
  • Crop the sentiment using the label die from the Labels Aglow die set. I’m so glad this stamp set and coordinating dies carried over to the new catalog!
  • Add some tear & tape to the back of the label.
  • Wind some gold simply elegant trim into circles and play with it to get the shape you want. The tear & tape will help hold the trim into place while also allowing you to gently move it around until you are satisfied.
  • To assemble, wind a piece of Soft Succulent ribbon around the background DSP.
  • Adhere the background DSP to the base using multipurpose liquid glue.
  • Adhere the mat under the label using liquid glue and slide it under the ribbon.
  • Add dimensionals under your label and adhere to the mat.
  • Stamp your inside sentiment in the same color ink that you used for the base of the card.
  • Adhere the inside using multipurpose liquid glue.
  • With that, I’d finished this coordinated card, envelope, and envelope seal set.

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