Friday, July 24, 2015

Christmas in July Blog Hop - Day 1

Welcome to Day 1 of the 

Get ready for some great ideas that you can start creating now for Christmas.
Along the way today, you'll find card and gift ideas, a scrapbook layout page or two 
and even a couple great decorating ideas. 

We hope this hop gets you in the holiday spirit a little early this year. 

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and she is giving away 

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That's it! It really is easy.  
Of course, we would love it if you became a follower too. 

Now on with the hop!

You should have arrived here from Anna's Blog

So for my project today I decided to make a card. With a a new little one, my time is very limited to crafting.  So I knew I needed to make something that is quick and easy but still cute :0)  I had quite a few of these little thin wooden Santa's that I purchased last year at Michael's after Christmas sale.  I think I paid about 10 cents for each of them.  I had been wondering what I was going to use them for and now I know.  They will be part of the Christmas cards I send out this year.  Here are all the details...

Card size is standard A2 (4 1/2" x 5 1/2")
Wooden Decorated Santa - Michael's 
Patterned Paper – American Crafts “Peppermint Express”
Kraft Cardstock - Recollections
Spellbinders Nestabilities - Standard Circles and Classic Scalloped Circle
Spellbinders Shapeabilities - Ribbon Banners
Red Sequins 8mm
White Gel Pen
Sentiment - Computer Generated
Glue Dots
Foam Tape

Again, a super quick and easy card!!  Perfect for Christmastime!!  Remember, quick and easy cards can still look cute ;0)  Well, I hope you found some inspiration and have enjoyed my project for today's Christmas Blog Hop. 

Your next stop is Sandy's Blog

Here is today's hop line-up in case you get lost along the way

Theresa ~
Card A Day Challenge Blog ~
Ashley ~
Barbara ~
Kim ~
Robin ~
La-Vie ~
Anna ~
Diana ~
Sandy ~
Haidee ~
Sharondalyn ~
Alicia ~
Angela ~
Tristan ~

Be sure to hop tomorrow too for even more great holiday projects and ideas.
You can start tomorrow at Theresa's blog.


  1. I love your Santa - so sparkly.

  2. I love the Santa card. Just perfect for Christmas.

  3. Cute idea to use the wooden Santa on the card.

  4. How very cute!! I love the Santa !

  5. Awesome card! Love the glittery Santa. Thanks for hopping with me.

  6. I'm really loving this card. So bright and cheerful. Thanks for the recipe...I may have to try this one myself if I can still find the wooden blanks or something I can use in its place! I enjoyed hopping with you.

  7. Wow that is so cool! I love the sparkly santa :) and how you added the red sequins to the sentiment is a nice touch :) I agree with Kim thank you for the recipe I like to give this a go too :)

  8. Oh, I Love the Idea of using the Wooden Santa. So Creative! I Love your Card. Thanks for Sharing!

  9. When I zoomed in to look at your card... I squealed because its super super adorable..... TFS

  10. I love your card the glitter paper is great!

  11. Congrats on your new addition, Diana! :-) Looooove your glittered Santa card. TFS! :-)

  12. Beautiful card, I love how you did the Santa, going to have to look for some wooden ones myself

  13. what a holly jolly santa! cute card. I'm following you. It’s nice participating in the Christmas in July blog hop with you!

    La-Vie B.
    Follow me at C’est La-Vie Designs Unlimited, LLC

  14. love a great santa card! hes so jolly looking :)

  15. That santa is adorable. He is so sparkly, and I love sparkly.

  16. Your card is adorable. Now all you have to do is wait a few more months to mail them out to family and friends!!

  17. Love love love love love your card. Super cute.

  18. Cute card! I love all the sparkly!!! Enjoyed being in the hop with you!

  19. i love that santa! card is so cute!