Christmas in July Big Bag using Be Merry Designer Paper

Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator Pootles – Christmas in July Big Bag using Be Merry Designer Paper

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Christmas in July! I had to do it, didn’t I!

When I was a Beauty Writer, the whole of July was back to back to back Christmas press launches of new product ranges and I’d spend my time rushing around London going from one Christmas party to another! Most surreal as all the events were fully fitted out with Christmas trees and decorations, festive music and food and all the products in their festive packaging. But it was rather nice to be all festive at the ‘wrong’ time of year and so I decided to do a Christmas in July project for you today.

We are waiting another couple of months before our Winter Catalogue launches, but we’ve got a whole section of the Annual Catalogue dedicated to all things festive and along with some old favourite stamp sets, we have new ones and new paper.

Isn’t this lovely? I’m liking the Cherry Cobbler/Garden Green thing going on and I can’t wait to see what comes out in the new Winter Catalogue if this is anything to go by!

So…. who else is thinking Christmas?

S x

Paper – 12 x 12″ (30 x 30cm)

Score on the FIRST side at 2.25, 5.75, 8, 11.5″ (5.5, 14.5, 20, 29cm)

Score on the SECOND side at 2.25, 9.25″ (5.5, 23.5cm)

Coloured Panel – 3.5 c 2″ (9 x 5cm)

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Sam Hammond

#1 Stampin’ Up! UK Independent Demonstrator

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  1. My other half took some off my cards to work,sold half of them And was asked if I could make some Christmas one’s,So yes I have made a few already,No video today ☹️

  2. Anne Lumsden says:

    Already started my cards, using some of the clearance items I grabbed.
    Love this Sam.

  3. PS , yes it just came through Xx

  4. Love your sweet Christmas bag! tfs!

  5. My friends and I get together in July and make then send Christmas in July cards! It’s fun!

  6. OMG! lovely!

  7. Lisa Sylvia says:

    Very pretty. I don’t know about Christmas yet, but I wouldn’t mind cooler weather. I don’t really love the heat. I like when it is a nice warm day with a cool breeze, I don’t like when it is hot or humid. I think the older I get, I’m liking winter better, LOL Those wreaths are so darling.

  8. Love your Christmas in July! Reminds me that the summer months are perfect for creating Christmas cards and treat bags to have ready for Christmas. This is a nice simple gift bag, and thanks for sharing!

  9. Very nice little box. Could be used for so many things. Love the papers. Thanks for sharing this with us.

  10. Dianne Massie says:

    Love the paper!

  11. Jerrie Buchanan says:

    Hello, Sam.

    My name is Jerrie Buchanan, and I am from Washington State in the USA. I have been following you for some time now, and am fascinated with boxes, bags and cards, in that order. I have always made cards, but not boxes. You are my inspiration and I find that I am loving all of the paper, card stock, etc. I would like to subscribe to what ever publications you put out and want to know if that is possible. Please let me know. I am on line everyday looking for something new and those I have missed. I cannot be part of your team, but would like to be your newest American Friend. Please let me know what the possibilities of being able to connect with your awesome talent.


    Jerrie B

  12. Jerrie Buchanan says:

    Hi Sam, again.

    I forgot to say that I use a lot of Stampin’ Up products. I have a lovely demonstrator here in Washington and have learned new sides to card making from her.


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