Saturday, July 7, 2012

Christmas In July Blog Hop

We're so happy you could join us for the 
Christmas in July Blog Hop! 

If you've hopped along from the super talented ROBIN then you are in the right place!! If you are just joining me from your dashboard, or reading this via email, please be sure to CLICK HERE to start at the beginning with Ashley's blog (you'll want to catch up on all the FUN!!)...

Ashley asked us to create cards that would be easy to mass produce!  Easy for me since I'm all about CAS!  Lol

Once I got started making Christmas cards, I couldn't stop.  I'll be sharing two of those with you today!  

For my first card, I used my Imagine!

When I purchased the Good Old Days Imagine Cartridge, I feel in love with it.  All of the images are so adorable and I love the colors.  I used this adorable Santa with his sack frull of goodies!  With the imagine images you mostly have to layer and pop them up so that they have some dimension.  That's what I did today using some foam tape.  I just noticed the head on my doll or jack in the box whichever it is is leaning forward.  OOPS!  Okay onto I how I made it.  My blue base is 5 1/2 X 4 1/4 and is Recollections card stock.  My white layer is 5 1/4 X 4 inches and is from my scrap box.  My background paper is cut at 5 X 3 3/4 and is also from my scrap box.  My image was cut at 3 inches using the layer feature.  I added some silver ribbon from Michaels.  My sentiment is from K Andrew's Winter Wishes, one of my favorite sets and was stamped using Tim Holtz Broken China ink.  I added four little pearls with Silver Liquid Pearls. 

For my second card and my favorite!  LOL  I used Elmo & Friends Holiday Cricut Cartridge!  I love, love, love Elmo! 

Another A2 sized card.  My green base and red layer are Recollections.  My background paper is DCWV Christmas Combo stack.  My adorable Elmo was cut at 3 1/2 inches with all his layers.  I added some Frosted Lace Stickles to the white of his hat and some red Studio G glitter glue to the berries on the barrel.  I also gave him some goggly eyes.  My green satin ribbon is from Michaels.  My adorable sentiment was stamped in Craft Smart Pine Green ink using K Andrew's "Winter Wishes" stamp set.  

Thanks for stopping by and having a look at my projects!

  Now you can head over to the talented An'Jenic to see what she has for your viewing pleasure! 

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  1. Both of your projects are adorable!
    Thanks for sharing!


  2. love both your cards. they are super cute!

  3. Both cards are lovely - great hopping with you today!

  4. What fun and beautiful Christmas cards!!

  5. Both cards are so fun, they just made me smile! Love them.

  6. Cute cards!! I ADORE your Elmo card!!

  7. Great looking card.

    marg0006 at verizon dot net
    Loving Scrapper101

  8. both of your cards are adorable, my grand daughter Loves Elmo!! She would love this card.

  9. love both of them!!! :) especially the googlies you put on elmo! cely_rohr at hotmail dot com

  10. I love the papers and the Santa on your first card!

    I have to say I love love your Elmo card! Its perfect for someone with grand/kids AJ~

  11. Super cute cards! I love the Santa one because it's blue, and not the traditional green/red -- But then I absolutely LOVE Elmo for being green/red because, well, IT'S ELMO!! Lol.

    Thanks so much for sharing!
    misshoanggg (at) gmail (dot) com

  12. Love your cards!! The Elmo is so cute!!
    I'm a new folllower!!

  13. So cute!! Love the Elmo card too =) Great job on them both!

  14. Love both your cards!
    <3 Pam

  15. Your Elmo card is adorable, an i love how cheerful your Santa looks! Thanks for sharing. i joined GFC as Marianne Barkman.

    marianne dot wanham at gmail dot com

  16. I adore both cards. Love the blue on the first and Elmo is super cute. Thank you for being in the hop.

  17. Oh my goodness I was so happy to see your projects. I have the blue showflake paper you used in the santa one and I am so scared to use it because I love it so much! I love how you used your piece and I will be looking to use mine just like that :) A happy santa layer!

  18. Such cute cards. Love the Elmo card. I might need to scraplift this idea for my grandkids.


  19. I love your cards! You are so creative! Very inspired! New follower all over the place!

  20. Like both cards, but I am with you, LOVE the Elmo.

  21. I love both of these cards. They are so very different from each other. It shows what a diverse artist you are. Great job!

    amyis300 AT hotmail DOT com

  22. Love the first card. The blue is so pretty. And I love the inked edges.

    Lesley @ Trendy Twine

  23. Wow, Elmo is really for Christmas. Like your style. His color really compensates the theme and color for Christmas. Thanks for sharing, and advance merry christmas guys.


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