Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Christmas in July

Welcome to our  “Christmas In July” Blog Hop! So glad you can join us!

If you are coming from Angela's blog at 3 Crazy Monkeys, then you are in the right spot. If you just happened to stumble upon my site or your reading this via e-mail, please start at MIRANDA'S BLOG so you don’t miss anyone’s amazing projects!

Have you started on your Christmas Cards and/or your Christmas Decor yet?  Well we will be showcasing some Christmas projects to help you get in the mood! In addition to seeing some awesome projects, there is some blog candy available too!  Miranda will be giving away a Michael's or JoAnn's gift card.  Winner's choice!  To be eligible to win the blog candy, you must leave a comment on each stop in the hop telling us what is your favorite summer time activity!  Be sure to leave a comment on each stop because the winner can be chosen from any of the participants blogs!

For my project today, I created my first Christmas card of the season!  This is an A2 size card measuring 4 1/4" x 5 1/2".  The base is just White cardstock.  I used a new paper pack from Close to My Heart called Frosted.  The star overlay was cut using our brand new Artbooking Cricut cartridge!  I just LOVE this cartridge.  This cartridge can be used by scrapbookers and cardmakers alike.  I cut the overlay at 5 1/2" from page 74, D7, Overlay, < m > using the Real Dial Size Key. It cut at 5 1/2" square so I just cut off the bottom layer so it would fit on my card.

The sentiment "Merry & Sweet Christmas" and the peppermints came from the new Candyland stamp set.  I stamped both with Ruby ink.  For the background of the sentiment I stamped the peppermint candy "second generation" so that it was a lighter image.  The sentiment was stamped on a shape from the Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge at 2 1/2".

I hope you enjoyed my Christmas card -- have you started creating any Christmas projects yet?

Artbooking Cricut cartridge (Z1906) [Available 8/1/13!!]
Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge (Z1686)
Frosted paper pack (X7175B) [Available 8/1/13]
Candyland stamp set (D1557)  [Available 8/1/13]
Ruby Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad (Z2170)

Your next stop is Tabetha of Tabetha's Creations.

Here is the entire line up, should you get lost along the way:

1. Miranda - Nana's Scrap Spot
2. Angela - 3 Crazy Monkeys  YOU CAME FROM HERE
3. Lucy ~ Love 2 Create  YOU ARE HERE
4. Tabetha - Tabetha's Creations  YOUR NEXT STOP
5. Sarah - Crazy About Cards
6. Pam - Lovebug Creations
7. Nadja - Scrap Dragon
8. Mary Ann - Scrapping GG
9. Carla - Racin Crafts
10. Erica - Erica Rose
11. Ashley - The Glamorous Side of Scrapping
12. Robin L. - Create-a-Latte

Thanks so much for stopping by -- have a wonderfully crafty day!



  1. Love your card!Very Pretty!!!

  2. Love these colors for Christmas - just delicate. :D

    Favorite summertime activity - always torn between sitting in my craft chair and sitting on my patio with a cool drink in hand!

  3. What a beautiful card - I like the red and white colors and textures! TFS and hopping along with me today!

  4. I love the old fashioned look of this card. In the summer I like to stay in where our it's cool, and play with paper and glue!

  5. I love that card! The star overlay is very cool. My favorite summer activity is playing tennis. :)

  6. I love the old fashioned look of this card. In the summer, I like to stay in where it is cool and play with paper =)

  7. goodness gracious that over lay is awesome! your card is definitely super sweet!
    favorite summer time activity is BEACH! sitting, playing...spending time with friends.
    ~Donna K @ Created by Donna K

  8. This is gorgeous! My favorite summertime activity is being on our boat in the lake. I love watching my 4 1/2 year old jumping into the water! :)


  9. Gorgeous card!!! Havent started any projects yet for Christmas but I have lots of ideas...does that count?

  10. Very sweet Christmas card. I like the star overlay. I haven't started anything for Christmas yet. My favorite summer time activity is gardening.

  11. Very cute!! Love the overlay!!

  12. Cute Christmas card. My favorite summertime activity is going to the beach in Florida

    mimicaro9650 at yahoo dot com

  13. Great card and like the embossing.

    marg0006 at Verizon dot net

  14. I love your star and candy backgrounds. Great card. TFS.

  15. I forgot to add my fav activity is to go to the zoo.

  16. The strings of stars are wonderful!!!

    My favorite summer activity is working in my garden and eating the fresh veggies I grow!!
    <3 J


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