christmas in july

Ho ho hoooooo!!!
It’s Christmas in July with that Miss Nichol!

She’s at it again!
Check out this amazing page she did to showcase all the Christmas photos she gets each year.

[ Shapes | This+That: Winter (ice skates + sled) / This+That: Family (frame + sign post) / This+That: Christmas Past (long ornament) / Here Comes Santa Claus (‘santa parking’ sign) / Christmas Countdown (ornament)

I just looooove how Nichol ‘sets the scene’.
She does it well . . . very well. :)

And I adore the laced up skates!

Here’s what Nichol has to say:

Even though the temperature is 103 degrees this July day, I thought it would be fun to dream of cooler temperatures and celebrate the holidays by creating a little “Christmas in July” layout. I keep an album of all the Christmas photo cards we receive during the holiday season and I still had a few photos that needed a home. Typically I add the names of who’s who in each photo (and I will this time too!) but I ran into a bit of a printer malfunction (aka I ran out of ink and had to order more…boo!). Once I print the names on kraft cardstock, I’ll cut them into strips and lay them over the bottom of each coordinating photo. Nothing fancy, just a nice way to remember and celebrate friends and family every year!

I adore creating die cut “scenes” by mixing and matching shapes from several different kits. I used 8 designs from 5 of Kerri’s kits. I used the photo frame from the This & That Family kit as the “base” of my “scene” by resizing it big. Then I cut the pieces from lots of different Christmas colored papers and added a black die cut “shadow” to each for depth and dimension. Shadowing is my “go-to” technique for giving die cuts that little something extra that really makes them the star of the design. :) To give the ice skates a more realistic look I threaded string through the die cut holes and “laced them up”. Small touches like this really take your die cuts up a notch. White Studio Calico Mister Huey mist on the sign gives it a “snow” look perfect for a winter-themed layout.

If you’d like to see the other layouts in my Christmas Cards from Friends and Family album, click HERE (scroll down for all the page links). I used one of Kerri’s titles on THIS page as well. So versatile and fun!
2017-09-19T20:35:44+00:00July 18th, 2012|nichol magouirk, pages|2 Comments


  1. Jeannie L July 18, 2012 at 4:41 pm

    Nichol never fails to amaze and I always love the details she adds to her layouts.

  2. Shawn Wenrich July 18, 2012 at 7:24 pm

    I love this, what amazing work!

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