Friday, July 22, 2016

Christmas In July Blog Hop Day 1

Welcome to Christmas in July!

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. 

You should have come from Kim's blog, if not start with Theresa!

Theresa is giving away a $20 Stampin' Up Gift Certificate to one lucky winner AND
take 10% off any order placed through her (not available on website) by July 30th. 
Email her at scrapsbygracie AT with your order. 

All you have to do to win this fabulous prize is comment on each of the blogs.
That's it! It really is easy. 
Of course, we would love it if you became a follower too. 

Comment buttons can be found at the bottom of the post (on most of the blogs).
Now on with the hop!

I won this great stack from DCWV during an instagram giveaway.  I thought it was so neat.  I have had it on my desk to use ever since!  It is called Mercury Glass and it is the most beautiful stack!  

I used this month's DCWV Stackaholic Challenge sketch to design my card.  I hated covering up those detailed cuts, but it turned out very nice if I do say so myself.

A close up:

DCWV Mercury Glass Stack
Cricut cuts from Creative Memories Tis the Season cart
metallic papers and black card stock
tinsel twine
Creative Memories circle cutter

Up next is Lisa!

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

Theresa ~
Kim ~
Alicia ~
Lisa ~
Enclade ~
Holli ~
Sharon ~
Sarah ~
Amanda ~
Jearise ~

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

I would like to enter this in the following challenges: until 7/25x until 7/26x until 7/26x until 7/27x (C10) until 7/25x (C10) until 7/28x until 7/31

Top Ten!!

Thanks so much for stopping by!



  1. Boy, that is some beautiful paper, Alicia! And you turned it into a fantastic card. Love it! Such a pleasure hopping with you, as always.

  2. Wow! Your Christmas card is so beautiful! I love that paper too.

  3. It did turn out beautifully! What a great job and the papers are beautiful too.

  4. You have got to be the Challenge Queen! Great job!!! And I can see why you love that stack. I do, too. Gorgeous card! Great hopping with you!

  5. What a fab set of DPs it is indeed, perfect for a Christmas card.
    Thanks for sharing at ATSM. :)

  6. Lovely christmas card. I love yours christmas balls. Thank for playing with us at Fussy & Fancy challenge.
    Nathalie DT

  7. Pretty card Alicia. I'm loving that mercury glass paper.

  8. Love the cards and that DCWV stack looks great. I have more than enough packs of paper, but that looks really different, so it might go on my list. lol.

  9. Great card - thanks for joining us at Penny's.

    Helen x

  10. What unique paper choices! This looks great! Thanks for joining us for the Christmas Challenge at C.R.A.F.T!

    Khristina CRAFT DT

  11. Great card.
    Thanks for joining us over at Penny's for our Christmas in July challenge. Hope to see you again, good luck. Jean DT XX

  12. Faboulas card love the colour tones and shapes.
    Thank you for sharing with Fussy and Fancy
    Best wishes
    Jules xx

  13. A lovely Christmas card! Thank you for joining our fun at ABC CHALLENGE! Good-luck and I hope we see your lovely work again!