Saturday, July 27, 2013

"Christmas In July" Blog Hop

Hello All!!
And welcome to the Christmas In July Blog Hop!
We have some VERY talented ladies here today to show off some in the spirit Christmas projects for you today! Hopefully once you see the inspiration from this amazing group of women, you will not be worrying last minute about what projects you will make this upcoming holiday!
So sit back, relax, and enjoy the hop!!
You should of arrived from Kathy's blog, if not, please start HERE!!
We are SO excited to share our projects with you today, and as a little bit of added fun, we even have some prizes for you!!! Be sure to visit EVERY blog, post a comment, and follow them! That way you have a chance to win one of these prizes below:

$10 PAYPAL credit
Will be added to your paypal account for any crafty goodies you so desire

1 Smash Book Mini

I SVG of your choice from Craftin' and Stampin' Etsy Store

Here are the projects I created for our hop! I created 3 different Christmas Cards using dry & heat embossing. I made one child like with a Reindeer, and the other 2 geared more towards adults.    
 For the cover, I used Snowflakes a Plenty Christmas stamp set by Inkadinkao.  I also used embossing ink by Recollections called Snow and Glitz. I like how some of the snowflakes are off center and look like they have a darker silhouette.
 The inside sentiment is by Inkadinkado as well called Christmas Silhouettes. 
 For my CAS card, I wanted the main focus to be the sentiment and the Poinsettia. Again, I used Recollections embossing powders in Glitz for the border and Snow for the sentiment.
 The inside sentiment is by Stampin' Up and is from a retired set called Occasional Quotes.
 I used my Teddy Bear Parade cartridge for the reindeer and the mat is from Elegant Edges. I used  a dry embossing folder called Snowflake.
The inside sentiment is by Recollections. 

Now onto the lovely Lori!  

Here is the lineup if you get lost along the way!!!

Happy Christmas In July!!!
Thanks for stopping by!!!
Challenges Entered:
Christmas Card Challenges #34: Snowflakes
Sentimental Sundays#164: Christmas in July
DL Art Thankful Thursday #114: Christmas in July
Little Scrap Pieces: Christmas in July

Materials Used:
*A2 Card
*Cardstock by Recollections
*Snowflakes A Plenty, Christmas Silhouettes, Warm Holiday Sentiments by Inkadinkado
*Embossing powder by Recollections Snow and Glitz
*Stampin' Up Occasional Quotes stamp set (retired)
*Recollections Paper Flower
*Cuttlebug Embossing Folder Snowflake
*Teddy Bear Parade Cricut Cartridge
*Elegant Edges Cricut Cartridge p. 63"Bunny" oblong shift
*Recollections Sentiment
*Memento Patterned paper
*Studio G Glitter Glue (Red)


  1. Wow love your cards !! The reindeer is adorable !!


  2. Great cards. I really love the snowflakes. The reindeer is super cute as well. Good projects all around.

  3. WOW! love all your projects and I watched the video. such a cute apple card!! TFS Janet R

  4. Great Christmas cards!! Good to get a head start on them.

  5. You nailed the Christmas Card Challenge this week with your beautiful card - "snowflakes." I like the other two cards also. Thank you for sharing with us this week.
    --Heather G, DT member

  6. your cards are great! Love the Reindeer one ( I'm a kid at heart).
    Big Blog Hugs, Janet

  7. All 3 of your cards are gorgeous!! Thanks so much for sharing.
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  8. Thanks for calling me lovely!!!!

    Love your cards!! Especially the reindeer!!!

  9. Lovely embossed snowflakes on the first card!!
    Thanks for playing along with our Snowflake challenge @ CCC!!

  10. All your cards are awesome!! Love the embossing of the snowflakes, the sentiment and that reindeer is just beyond cute!! Happy to have been part of this hop with you :0)

  11. AMAZING CARDS!!! I love the little reindeer!!! So sweet!!

    Thanks for taking part in the Christmas in July Hop!!

    Crafty Hugs,