Sunday, July 25, 2021

"Christmas In July" Blog Hop

Welcome to our "Christmas in July" Blog Hop where participants are showcasing artwork using currently available products, from Close To My Heart, to celebrate the Christmas holiday during these hot summer months. 

It is perfect for aligning with the return of "White Pines", a previously retired collection that can help you get a headstart on your Christmas papercrafting projects. 

PLUS, a new special called "Holiday Stories", is the perfect mini album for new or past Christmas memories. 

If you are coming from Wendy's Blog, you are on the right track. You can find a complete list of participants here.

I used the Holly Jolly Paper Packet to create my card and kept the design relatively simple with the festive colors and paper. 

The Thin Cut and stamped images, to include the sentiment, are all from the Comfort & Joy - Scrapbooking Stamp + Thin Cuts Set (Z3772). I love the beautiful poinsettia that can be created and I decided to toss in a little bit of Scarlet Glitter Paper (Z3839)

Here is a close-up of the focal point. To add a bit of glitz, I added a Gold Glitter Gem (Z3312) and Gold Embellishing Thread (retired). 

Ink colors used: Almond, Candy Apple, Clover, Black

I hope you like what I have shared with you! It is time for you to go see what Brenda has created on her blog. Have fun on our Blog Hop! I hope you are inspired! 


  1. Beautiful. I love the addition of the Glitter paper for a layer of the flower.

    1. Thank you! You can never go wrong with glitter paper! LOL

  2. I love your card. I love the touches of gold!

  3. Love the clean lines on your card - the red glitter adds just the right amount of sparkle :)

  4. So glad this stamp is still available! Great job.

  5. Love the glitter paper for the poinsettia.

  6. Very nice card, that is one of my favorite stamp sets!


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