Merry Christmas Card | Christmas In July at

Merry Christmas in July friends! All month long has been celebrating Christmas in July with fabulous deals and freebies.  For those of you who might be new around here, I'm a huge lover of all things Christmas so of course I had to spend some creative time making a Christmas card to share with you using their Merry Christmas Die. This die is currently available as a freebie with any order from, so make sure you head over and grab yours while supplies last!

Merry Christmas Card by Juliana Michaels featuring Merry Christmas Die and Pops of Color

Now let's get on with the making. First I'll walk you through how I created the background for this card. I began with a piece of Distress Watercolor paper and Pops of Color in Green Apple and Deep Sea. I mixed just a dab of the blue into the green to darken the green just a bit and achieve a more evergreen color. I then mixed the Pops of Color mixture with a bit of Ranger Transparent Texture Paste. Using a palette knife I spread the mixture over the Trees Stencil. I have found that mixing the paste with the pops of color gives me a more even application of the color and still retains the shimmer of the Pops of Color. For more inspiration and examples of how to work with Pops of Color, you can check out my How To Use Pops of Color with Stencils blog post or 3 Ways to Use Pops of Color with Stencils blog post.

Once this was dry, I added some stamping using the music note stamp from the Tim Holtz Music and Advert Stamp Set and Vintage Photo Distress Ink. I also did a little ink smooshing with Old Paper Distress Ink and ink blended the edges with Vintage Photo Distress Ink to give the paper a more vintage look. I finished it off with some machine stitching around the edge. With the background finished and layered it onto a Distress Spray Stain background from my stash.

For the die cuts I used more Spray Stain backgrounds that were mostly combinations of reds, greens and browns to create the wreath, foliage and poinsettia. The dies I used are the Funky Wreaths and the Funky Festive Thinlits.

To complete the card, I used the Merry Christmas Die and cut if from Metallic Kraftstock and then adhered it to the card front.

I hope you enjoyed learning how this Merry Christmas Card came together using some fabulous products from


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