Christmas in July Blog Hop!

Hello and welcome to the Stamp It Group’s Christmas in July Blog Hop! My name is Christina Miller and you are visiting my blog, Christina’s Creative Corner. Whether this is your first stop on the blog hop tour or you have hopped on over from another blog, thank you for letting me share my card creation with you today!

I’m. Not. Ready. – for Christmas that is! As a matter of fact, I haven’t even made my first purchase from the new August – December Mini Catalog-yet! So, create a Christmas card from the annual catalog? Challenge accepted! I put on my “creative cap” to show you how to make this easy rustic themed card!

The base layer is this design from the In Good Taste DSP, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”:

For the rest of the card front, you will need:

1. One Gold Hoops Embellishments.

2. These three leaves from the Forever Gold Laser-cut Specialty Paper.

3. A 1 ½” x 4” piece of this design from the Forever Greenery DSP.

4. On a piece of Whisper White cardstock, stamp the sentiment in Cherry Cobbler ink, the small leaf stamp in Shaded Spruce ink, stamping off first, and cut out with the 2 ¼” Circle Punch.

5. From the Forever Greenery Trim Combo Pack, about 15” of the Vanilla Ribbon to fold four times and enough of the gold trim to tie into a bow.

Here is what the gold trim and vanilla ribbon will look like assembled and to I used my adhesive sheet to adhere the hoop to the cardstock, just place the hoop on the adhesive and lift off. This is probably the easiest way to adhere the hoop without any mess, if you used liquid glue instead:

I used the 1 ½” x 4” strip of DSP as a guide to first adhere the laser-cut leaves to the base layer and then adhere the DSP strip:

Adhere the circle cardstock on top of the DSP strip with Stampin’ Seal and then adhere the ribbon piece to the side with a couple of glue dots:

This completed piece is adhered to a Cherry Cobbler cardstock card base, cut at 4 ¼” x 11” and scored at 5 ½”:

For the inside, cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock at 4” x 5 ¼”, stamp the sentiment in Cherry Cobbler ink, adhere a ¾” x 4” piece of DSP (same design from the card front) along the bottom, and stamp the leaf in Shaded Spruce ink on Whisper White cardstock, cutting out with the coordinating die, and adhere as shown:

Isn’t this a beautiful rustic themed Christmas Card? I definitely have made my list of products for Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas from the new mini catalog, but it’s always fun to use products from the annual catalog for alternative inspiration!

Live in the USA? I would love to be your demonstrator! Contact me today to learn more about purchasing Stampin’ Up! products, hosting a party, joining my team or if you would like a complimentary catalog! 

You can head over to my online store by clicking the Shop Now! button at the very top to see all available products.

I hope today’s project inspires you to get creative! Please contact me if you have any questions about the products used on this or any other project. I hope you enjoyed today’s blog and thanks for stopping by!

This month’s giveaway:

The winner from last month’s Summer Lovin’ Blog Hop is:

Don’t forget to scroll down to leave your FIRST and LAST name and a comment with #stampitcontest and keep hopping on the blog hop tour:

1. Tami White  
2. Cindi Clarke  
3. Tina Wardell~Tina’s Crafty Ink Spot  
4. Lori Mueller – Stampin’ Dreams  
5. Christina Miller  
6. Rachael Rife  
7. Pam Nichols – Just Dreamin’ Stamps  
8. Mary Bush – Stampin’ In The Sand  
9. Shannon Lorenz-Hatch  
10. Fun Stamper – Oksana Semenska  
11. Kim Quade  
12. Dawn Seelhoff – Dawn’s INKlings  
13. Danette Herrera  
14. Jodi McRae  
15. Linda Cullen  
16. Gigi Melone  
17. Lori McBride  
18. Luly Gonzalez at Painted Ladies Journal  
19. JaNette Howard 

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Author: Christina Miller

I am an Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator located in Norfolk, Virginia and was first introduced to Stampin' Up! in 2004 when I attended my very first card class with my Mother-in-Law and I was immediately hooked! I first started out by making simple holiday cards and over the years as my stash has grown, so have my card and craft making skills. It has always warmed my heart when family and friends love my cards, but they actually keep them! In 2016 I decided to become a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator and figured I could just do it for a hobby, but now I am going to branch out for all to world to see. So grab your favorite beverage, sit in your favorite chair, and join me as I share my cards and crafts with you! Enjoy!

43 thoughts on “Christmas in July Blog Hop!”

  1. You have inspired me to try this design (although I’m not really ready to craft for Christmas)! I love the Forever Greenery and rustic design.

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