Sunday, July 31, 2011

Christmas in July Blog Hop

I so enjoy taking part of Blog Hops and this is our monthly Paper Wings hop!  We're preparing for Christmas and hope we can inspire you to get a head start on your projects.  We have a LOT of angels taking part so grab your coffee, water, tea, or whatever, sit back, and ENJOY!

My first card I was using a very NON Christmas set called  Circles of Love.  This is a Rewards Level A set found on page 6 of our Inspiration Book.  I should have made it brighter in color but it's not bad....

I used Bordeaux PH ink to stamp all but the tree trunk.  It's stamped with Burnt Umber PH ink.

My second card uses another Reward set but level C called Love This Day.  You can see it on page 10.

I made my own background with Copic markers and an ink pen.  I haven't done this in years so it's a flash from the past for me!

I also used White Liquid Applique, the Stardust Clear Gel pen, and Crystal Stickles to embellish Santa. 

After you leave a comment or rating, please visit these other participants!

Rita W.
Michelle M.
Laurie U.
Chelsea C
Shirley H.
Kim S.
Angela K.
Rita K.


Trudy Osborn said...

Very cute! I like how you used a non-Christmas set...any way to make a set more versatile is a bonus

Donna said...

What cute ideas, I esp. love all ideas I'm getting for cards with non Christmas sets.

Wendy Zick said...

Very creative! Love the texture on Santa

Mary said...

What fun and colorful cards! Love the non-traditional idea with the Circle set! Very Creative!

Glittered Paws said...

WOW - another out of the box design - how original is this and it works perfectly for Christmas. Love the Santa hot air balloon and your "designer" bg. Great job.

Chelsea said...

love the details and how you did these ... very creative!

Michelle said...

what a great idea with the peppermint tree - very cool!

Rita said...

Very creative! Never thought of using those little circles to make a tree! And your background on the 2nd card is just too cute! Great use of the liquid applique too!

Betty said...

The Santa one is my favorite. That set is the December Card Club special, too. Don't know if I can wait that long to get it!

Angela K said...

These are both wonderful Carol!! Love your background and the tree, so fun! TFS

Laurie Unger said...

Darling tree! Like how you thought outside the box and used this set for Christmas! TFS!

Kim said...

Wonderfult cards Carol!

The first one is so original and such a great use of non christmas stamps!

Love the copic/ink background paper on the second...

AmethystCat said...

wowza! that Christmas tree is sooo cool! How clever to put that together. And, the santa hot air balloon is fantastic! love the liquid appliqué texture!! great cards!

Rita Kegg said...

very creative use of the stamps Carol!! Great cards too!