Friday, July 22, 2016

Christmas in July Blog Hop

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. 

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 gmail dot com 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! You should have  come from SARAH's blog, but if not and you just stumbled across my blog please start at THERESA's bl

Here's what I have to share with you today:
I made this card for a swap with a group on Facebook where we had to make a stationary box and include 5 cards of various seasons, birthday, or sympathy. The card base is Recollections A2 card base. The background paper is Craft Smith Olde Time Christmas 6 x 6" Paper Pad. The digital cutting file was a freebie from Lori Whitlock -- it's Kolette Hall Studio Look A Lot Like Christmas tree. It's not available right now, but she does have a few other freebies available. It might be available for a small fee. Feel free to check out her website, she always has some great files and scrappin' ideas to share. The washi tape is from my stash, I threw away the original packaging. I left the inside blank so my swap partner could use it in the future. Thanks for stopping by!  Now you're off to JEARISE's blog where I'm sure she has something awesome to share! :)

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

Theresa ~

Kim ~
Alicia ~
Lisa ~
Enclade ~

Holli ~
Sharon ~
Sarah ~
Amanda ~ -- YOU ARE HERE
Jearise ~ -- GO NEXT

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


Katydid Cards said...

Amanda, what a great greeting...the white really looks great against the dark green. Such a pleasure hopping with you, as always.

Golden Goddess Designs said...

very nice card! thanks for sharing!


Sarah Biswabic said...

Your Christmas swap card is so festive! I am sure your swap partner will love it. I do.

Miranda said...

Great card!!!

Amanda Rhodes said...

Thanks for all the comments! I may post my stationary box in a future post along with the one I received from my swap partner.

lorby said...

Cute card and great idea for a group exchange. Thanks for sharing.

Sunflower Holli said...

I love the box

Theresa Knopf said...

Great use of patterned paper!

Denise S. said...

I like the white Christmas tree on a background of green.

Lisa Frederick said...

Great contrast! I still have yet to work with an SVG file... It's a fear on the unknown... Great hopping with you!