For most of us in Australia, July is a much more appropriate time of year to be eating a 'hot' Christmas dinner. Christmas in July is also a very popular dollar-earner for hotels and restaurants, especially those in our coldest regions.
My quilted candle card, is from the Hanko Designs Holiday Pattern Kit. To see the paper quilting technique, go to this video by Hanko.
I chose to "pad" only the candle, and made the flame with gold textured paper pasted over cardstock and trimmed to shape. It was given a raised effect with 3-D tape underneath.
As for the circular halo behind the flame; I drew the circles with Marvy BrushMarker Mustard #82 onto a lacy rice-paper and then used my aqua-pen to run around the edge. This gave the bleeding of colour I wanted as well as a soft-torn edging.
I hope my washi-paper quilted card might give you some ideas towards your Christmas in December cards this year. Perhaps this is a timely reminder to make some every now and then, as we know it always happens .. Christmas creeps up on us ever so fast.