Saturday, July 23, 2016

Christmas in July Blog Hop Day 2

Welcome to day two of Christmas in July.

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

We just couldn't stop playing with the holiday theme, 
so we've got a second day filled with 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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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. 
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Comment buttons can be found at the bottom of the post (on most of the blogs).
Now on with the hop!

I pulled out an oldie for today's project.  I found one of the first Cricut carts I owned, Christmas Cards.  I think that is the name, it has been re-released by Cricut.  However, I must worn you this cartridge does not come with instructions.  I searched the web and found a couple of good videos on youtube that helped.  But with this cart you are basically winging it!  So I ended up not using all the layers.  I like how it turned out but the curve at the bottom might pose a problem.  I saw in some of the examples they had cut that part off, but I think it is an elegant touch.

I tried to find some really stunning and rich papers to use for this beautiful scene.  Most came from bins sorted by color so I don't really know the brands.  The background I believe is a Storytellers Club card stock. 

I tied some twine around the necks for scarves.  I also embossed the tree shape with wood grain.

Cricut cuts from Christmas Cards cart
misc papers and card stock
wood grain embossing folder
twine for the scarves
Quick Quotes Milk Chocolate chalking ink

Up next is Lisa!

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

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

I would like to enter this in the following challenges: until 7/25x until 7/26x until 7/26s until 7/27x until 7/28x until 7/29x

Thanks so much for stopping by!



  1. Wow, I didn't know the original Cricut carts came with no instructions...sort of, buy at your own risk, LOL. You certainly winged it perfectly! Beautiful card! It was fun hopping with you today and every time!

  2. I love your display of winter wonderland! :)

  3. GORGEOUS! I love pulling out some of my old cartridges and using them. I always seem to find a treasure I didn't see before!

  4. Dang girl! This one hit a lot of challenges. Gorgeous. Like the Goddess you are... Love the twine used as scarves. Perfect touch. Great hopping with you!

  5. So pretty and elegant!
    Thanks for hopping with me.

  6. I love that cut and have used it a couple of times myself. I like this take on it.

  7. Alicia your card is so beautiful! I love all the layers and how you embossed trees and added the twine for scarves.

  8. I love the dimension and elegance of this card! It just feels like you have stepped back in time to a traditional white Christmas. Thank you so much for joining us for the C.R.A.F.T. Christmas Challenge!

    Khristina CRAFT DT

  9. Very brave of you to tackle this with instructions, super scene.
    Thanks for sharing at ATSM. :0)

  10. Beautiful scene on this lovely Christmas card. Thank you for playing along with us at Fussy and Fancy Friday. Pat K x

  11. This card is very lovely and elegant! Just beautiful!

  12. This looks so opulent with those rich papers and crisp images. Stunning. Thanks for sharing it with us at Penny's Paper-Crafty challenge. Cara x

  13. Very stunning card! Love the papers! Thank you for joining us at Hiding In My Craft Room this week!

  14. Such a beautiful card! Thank you for joining in on the fun at HIMCR!