Saturday, 10 July 2021

Christmas in July Blog Hop

 


Hello Crafty Friends and Happy Saturday! 

Today, The Paper Funday Challenges and the Inspiration Station Challenges are hosting a Christmas in July Blog Hop! Please Hop along with us today for some fantastic holiday crafting inspiration and there are Prizes too!

If you were directed here from Kate, you’re in the right place. Should you get lost, please start at The Paper Funday Challenge Blog and work your way through the hop. 





Now anyone who knows me knows I love making Christmas cards the best. 

This card has been made using a fabulous die set from The Paper Boutique designed by Claina Palmer. It is a large die that really makes a statement on a big card (this is 8" square)

The wreath and sentiment are all part of the set so you can mix and match with other items. I can see the sentiment being used a lot.

I covered the card with some paper from Craft Sensations. I liked the traditional look it gave to it. I used some gold self adhesive stickers I have had for years from Lakeland Limited to add a border to the outer edge.

The matt has been cut using a fine glittery gold card that does not shed. The wreath has been cut from dark green card and I used Studiotac from Letraset to add adhesive to the back. It is such a fine die there is no way I would have been able to stick all this down...... way too much faff! I don't think this is available anymore but I am so glad I have 2 packs in my stash and it is still as good as new.

The sentiment and matt have been cut using scraps of card (I always keep those scraps)

I added lots of small red gems for the berries and a red bow. It takes 80 gems so next time I may use glitter glue, or perhaps a combination of both. These fortunately were inexpensive from the £1 shop so you can afford to use lots of those.

The poinsettias are die cuts from Craftwork Cards and I added big gold gems for the centres.

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For this Hop, 6 prizes will be awarded to 6 randomly chosen commenters. To be eligible for a prize, you must leave a comment and answer this Question :-

How Many Gems Does It Take To Embellish This Wreath?


The next stop on the hop is Melanie

Should you get lost along the way, please go back to the beginning of the hop at The Paper Funday Challenge Blog and work your way through the hop.


You have until Wednesday 14 July 2021 Midnight EST to Visit and Comment on all Stops along the Hop.  Winners will be announced on The Paper Funday and The Inspiration Station Challenge Blogs 16 July 2021. 


Please hop along with us, have fun and Good Luck! 


Card Details -


Size - 8x8”

Die - Merry Christmas Wreath (The Paper Boutique)

Die Cuts - Poinsettias from Craftwork cards

Paper - Christmas Basic Style (Craft Sensations)

Embellishments - gems, ribbon bow



I would like to enter this card into the following challenges (in Alphabetical Order)

 

34 comments:

  1. Beautiful card - very elegant.

    Helen x

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  2. Beautiful card and that's a lot of Gems! Thanks for being a part of the Paper Funday Team and participating in our first ever Hop! Donna

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  3. Beautiful poinsettias and paper. 80 [Bunny]

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  4. Beautiful wreatch for which you needed 80 gems.
    xxx Margreet

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  5. Love the beautiful die-cut wreath-great patience for sticking 80 gems and B,paper is perfect
    Carol x

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  6. 80 gems!!?! Wow! I have never seen a card that is 8x8 before. This is really beautiful and special.

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  7. Lovely card. It took 80 gems. Thank you for your inspiration on the blog hop

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  8. Beautiful card and this would make a great home decor piece framed!

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  9. Beautiful and well done for having the patience to stick on 80 gems! Lisa J

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  10. Beautiful elegant card, lovely.
    Thank you so much for joining in with us at 613 Avenue Create..hope you will play along again..

    Luv CHRISSYxx

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  11. And, Thank you so much for joining in with our challenge at Little Red Wagon, hope you will play again..gorgeous card.

    Luv CHRISSYxx

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  12. Beautiful card!! 80 gems is what it took…and it looks fabulous!

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  13. Wow! An 8" card! This is stunning! Thanks so much for playing along with us at the HLS Christmas challenge!

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  14. Hi Mandy just popping back to say-Thank you for joining us at 613 Avenue Create
    Carol DT x

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  15. A beautiful Christmas card with traditional colors and a great design!
    Thank you so much for joining in my "Christmas in July" (or anything crafty goes) theme this month at my Crafty Wednesday challenge!
    Ellie
    Ellibelle's Corner

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  16. Beautiful card! I love that pretty wreath with 80 gems!

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  17. Wonderful card. Love the wreath.
    It took 80 gems.
    Valerija xx

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  18. Fabulous, traditional Christmas card project! Thanks so much for sharing with us at A Place To Start!
    Hugz,
    Chana Malkah,
    A Place To Start, Owner
    613 Avenue Create, Owner
    Redora Lee Designs , My Blog
    The Color of Cards, Owner

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  19. Mandy, what a beautiful Christmas card. Thank you for sharing with us over at Morgan's ArtWorld. Love to see you join in each month.
    ~ Gail CT

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  20. All that glimmer and shine! It’s perfect for a Christmas card. Thank you for sharing your wonderful card with us at Krafty Chicks Challenge.
    Diane - DT

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  21. WOW! What a gorgeous holiday card! I just love everything about it! Thank you for playing with us at the HLS Die Challenge and hope you can join in again soon.
    Debbie
    Secrets To Stamping
    Join my Creative Creases Challenge for fun folds!

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  22. Gorgeous festive make the design is superb so is the central image and papers thank you for joining our challenge at DRAGONFLY DREAMS this month
    hugs
    lorraine x

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  23. So pleased that you have shared your great artwork with us here at Through the Purple Haze.
    Stay safe and well.
    Good luck hun and do come back again!
    Jackie DT @ TTPH

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  24. I enjoyed seeing this again. It reminded me how much I love these traditional colors and design! Thanks so much for a wonderful response to our challenge at 613 Avenue Create!
    Hugz,
    Chana Malkah,
    A Place To Start, Owner
    613 Avenue Create, Owner
    Redora Lee Designs , My Blog
    The Color of Cards, Owner

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  25. Wow, cute Christmas project. I love your colors. Thanks for playing with us at the Ike's World Challenges

    Danka
    Twórcze pasje Danki {My Blog}

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  26. I see you very wisely entered this into the HLS die challenge as well as the Christmas challenge. Thanks so much !!!

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  27. Mandy: Your Christmas card is very elegant! The touches of gold/amber gems helps lighten and contrast with the reds and greens! Thanks for linking to APTS! --Becca/DT

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  28. Wonderful card. Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge.

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  29. Beautiful holiday card. Love the traditional colours and elements. Thank you for playing along with us @ 613 Avenue Create AJ DT @ APtS

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  30. Hi Mandy, A very pretty card, I love your poinsettias and pretty bow. Thanks for joining in with us at My Time To Craft challenge. Caz. DT.

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  31. What a pretty card. Thanks for sharing with us at Dragonfly Dreams.
    DT Stacey www.butterflycreations.blog

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  32. How beautiful. Nice work.
    Thank you for sharing with us over at Morgan's ArtWorld. We hope to see you again.
    ~ Annette CT -

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  33. Gorgeous creation Mandy, love it :) :) :) Thank you for joining us at IKEsWORLD this month. Hugs Mimi DT xxx

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