Wow! We had five Thursdays in the month of August, so I had to scramble to come up with a fifth post for Christmas in August. I pulled out this card that I created in 2011 with the Stockings by the Fire stencil from Dreamweaver. I had machine-embossed the design on ivory cardstock, and swiped Vintage Photo Distress Ink over the embossed surface to highlight it. I paper-pieced the stockings, and distressed them with ink, along with the edges of the card. Cut baker's twine, brads, and an epoxy sticker finished off this fun card, which is so simple to make in multiples. I suggest you Pin this to your "gotta make for the holidays" board!
Since today is the final day of the month, it's a bit late to play along with the August challenge, but I'll give you a secret hint for the September challenge...it features the season before Christmas! Now you have an early start to playing along for September. Plus, we have some additional fun through the month of September...a month long collaboration with Art Glitter and their über-creative gals, and a hop week with the team from Quietfire Design! Whew! Oh, and you know there will be extra prizes for these events...so stayed tuned! Meanwhile, here are our volunteer teammates with their final Christmas in August presentations: