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Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Christmas in July - Day 3

Welcome back to Day 3 of our Release Party for the new Christmas collection!
We've got many more incredible projects to share with you today so let's just get right to it!

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Regina Mangum


Merry Christmas Santa Layout
I created this layout for my little guy's first "successful" (i.e. no tears or screaming) visit to see Santa. I love the big, happy die-cuts in this collection, which helped me to use just a single photo of the big moment.



Days 'Til Christmas Countdown Calendar
The wonderful "B-sides" in this collection were the perfect patterns for this countdown calendar -- perfect complimentary colors and patterns for something a bit more elegant.

The word "Christmas" is actually cut from one of the border sides of the paper and it was exactly what I was looking for to finish off my project.


Heather Leopard


Though some might think that celebrating Christmas in July is a bit too early, I actually really love it. It gets me into the mindset to start my planning. There are a few things I like to start thinking about early...Christmas dress attire and gifts for teachers and neighborhood pals. Thanks to Imaginisce, I've got a good head start...

Mistletoe Earrings
I'm always on the hunt for handmade jewelry. These earrings are the perfect accessory for a fun night in on Christmas Eve!

I cut them from a pine cone file using my Silhouette CAMEO. My twist to them was using my Magni-top Magnet Earring Kit and a bit of twine to turn them into earrings. I made a coordinating box so that I can give them as a gift.


Christmas Treat Bags
Each year I try to think of something cute to give to the 15 kids who live on our cul-de-sac as well as to the teachers and administrative staff at my daughters' schools. This year I am going to give them homemade s'mores kits packaged neatly in this little gift tote.

I used my CAMEO again to cut the file and then I used my i-Punch to punch holes in the inside baggie. I them threaded the ribbon through the baggie and the back of the gift bag, tying it and sealing the edges in a chevron cut using my i-Magicut. I'm pretty happy, it's only July and I know what we'll be giving out this year!



Cari Locken

I really enjoyed using the new Christmas Cheer collection to scrapbook layouts of our Christmas holidays from last year. The colors & patterns worked so well with my photos and the designs are super cute!


"Tis the Season"

I added some red Glam Rocks to the Christmas Tree die-cut & a small silver stud to the bell ornament. I also used some Foam Tape to add dimension to the title die-cut, "Tis the Season".





"Be Jolly"
I really had fun creating this layout for two reasons.



I first of all wanted to bring one of the hottest trends into my layout - chevrons. I cut strips of patterned paper and then used my square punch along each strip (on both sides) to create the chevron design. I adhered all of these strips to a green cardstock piece.




I then wanted to have fun with some snowflakes so I designed the placement of the snowflakes using the Cricut Craftroom software & the Graphically Speaking cartridge. I then cut it out using my Cricut Expression 2. I adhered patterned paper behind the cut out snowflakes and used some of the smaller snowflakes on the top of my layout & adhered with foam tape.

I adhered some red Glam Rocks to the centers of the snowflakes for a bit of added bling & visual interest/color.


Diana Fisher

"Merry & Bright"
I love the classic look to the Christmas Cheer collection. I especially liked the larger die cuts for the title and the ornaments. They really pop off the page and add fantastic depth to the layout.

Birdhouse
All of the papers coordinate so well in the Christmas Cheer collection. I love how the red, green, white and even the patterns are work flawlessly together.



This little wooden birdhouse ornament was made using a few different pieces of the paper as well as the Clicut Retractable Pen Knife to help with fitting each piece perfectly on the sides of the birdhouse. I can't wait to hang this on my tree this year!


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GIVEAWAY TIME!!!

We're going to Giveaway TWO collections of our new Christmas Cheer release!

All you have to do is leave a comment on every post this week (Monday through Thursday) and let the Design Team know how they've inspired you with their holiday themed creations!
(Winners will be announced Friday, July 27th)

67 comments:

Dorina D said...

I love Christmas in July. All these projects were amazing and so inspiring. Love getting Christmas gift ideas (So'mores Bag) as well as layout ideas. Thanks for sharing the fun!

Heather said...

Great projects!! I love how the line was used to create beautiful earrings as well as the fabulous other projects. So much inspiration!!

NinaN said...

Love everything! I'm going to be lifting the "be jolly" LO! Love it!

paperpapier said...

awesome projects.

Tarracoscrap said...

Great projects!!
I love the Mistletoe Earrings!!!...very cute!


Charo

Jean said...

Wow - amazing projects!! Love the calendar and the snowflake layout!!! Thanks for the inspiration!

craftymom205 said...

Great projects. Would love to win.

craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

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Canica said...

Great layouts. I just love the countdown calendar, treat bags & that gorgeous little birdhouse!! :)

Caryn S said...

WOW today's post was just loaded with cute ideas for Christmas! I need to get started, I'll never be done crafting in time, there are too many cute things to do!

PamSpradlin said...

This looks to be such a fun collection. I loved all the layouts and projects you showed today. The inspiration was just fabulous.

Bhane said...

All projects are awesome! It's truly a bright and merry Christmas!

Marcia Dehn-Nix said...

I am loving all these Christmas in July projects! Christmas Cheer is a definite winner!

Heidi said...

Love the colors of this Christmas collection. My favorite is the Be Jolly layout, love the colors with the white background.

Tracy said...

Awesome projects today, I especially loved the earrings, what a clever idea!

Chris D. said...

Fabulous layouts and projects! This post is just chock full of inspiration! Woo Hoo!

Margie said...

Wow, all of these great projects are really getting me into the Christmas Spirit!

Jill Rugg said...

All the projects are great! I love the large dies and how they look on the layouts!

Guiseppa said...

Everyone's projects are stunning!

Beth Hallgren said...

The birdhous is so cute! I'm going to have to make one now :)

Carol Luize said...

Tudo é muito inspirador. Parabéns!
Carol

Shell said...

So fun...everything is just wonderful...another great day of inspiration :)

Kimberli said...

All these projects are gorgeous, I love the Christmas LOs - they always inspire me to work on my holiday LOs! Thanks for the chance to win this fun collection!

Miriam Prantner said...

What a great mix of projects today! Little bit of everything! I have to say I'm LOVING Cari's CAS layouts! Lots of details, but they're so crisp and Christmasy!

Melissa Kaye said...

Such cute stuff! I love the gift items and the home decor! SO excited to start making stuff for Christmas!

Denise Bryant said...

Great projects! I am getting in the mood to start some Christmas cards! Love the collection!
DeniseB

Tracey said...

More awesome projects with a fantastic collection!!

Gisèle said...

Great projects:)

Adora Concepcion said...

Wow! these are all gorgeous!!!

Holly and little people said...

I love the birdhouse and the s'mores kits!

Court said...

LOVE that countdown calendar! I have been meaning to make one of those and those B sides really are perfect for it! Classy, elegant, and classic patterns - totally my thing!

sharon g said...

The treat container would come in awfully handy because I give out a lot of treats. I usually just put them in bags. This would be so much cuter.

Romy said...

Wow, great projects with this fabulous collection!

loving3boys1girl said...

Love the Be Jolly layout and how the snowflakes were cut out!!!
~Tracy

blue.tacs at yahoo dot com

Robin B. said...

I love all of the projects, thanks for the inspiration!

Kerys said...

WOW! Another great day of inspiration! I just love the 'be jolly' layout - it is so simple and uses the chevrons that I love so much at the moment! I also ADORE the bird house - this is definitely going on my 'to do' list! :-)x

Kendra K said...

I love the simple yet beautiful layouts created today!

Regina aka Mrs. Ham said...

Wow...Really great projects. You're really getting my in the mood to get started on my Christmas projects. There will alot more this year. Thanks for the inspiration

Scrapycandy said...

I love that 'be jolly' layout. Thanks for the inspiration! Great collection.

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

That bird house is awesome!!! Thanks for sharing

Amy Jones #8546 said...

Very cute projects today....I really love the lil bird house ornament...I want to make one...YAY...I was inspired again today...Thanks ladies.

littlen said...

all great projects. especially like the birdhouses.
littlen44 at gmail dot com

silly_girl_823 said...

I am loving Christmas in July! All of the projects are wonderful but I really love that birdhouse, it is so cute!

Amy V

donlambson said...

Loving these festive projects!
great Christmas in July inspiration!

:)

labsuper said...

This weeks blog makes me want to start on my Christmas cards now!

TeenaBugg38 said...

WOW! The embellies that come with this kit are absolutely adorable!! I just love that Santa :)

Tami B. said...

I'm seeing something in almost every single project that I want to do, use or try. Great job ladies.

Carla said...

Seems like it's getting to be Christmas time! Love the birdhouse.

Carla from Utah

Got2BCrafting said...

The DT has certainly been doing an amazing job showcasing this new collection! I love all the different projects and can't wait to start making some Christmas decor of my own!
Lori

D- said...

Who would have guessed we could find so many wonderful ideas in one place.
dmcardmaker (at aol dot com)
(email follower wanna be)

DonnaSue said...

So many awesome projects..my favorite is the cute birdhouse!

Melody said...

I like the die cuts in this set. I would have never thought to make earrings with paper. So cute.

Bethany Becker said...

I love all the projects! So many ideas of how to use Christmas paper! I love the treat bag!

Cindy deRosier said...

Gorgeous! I love this collection.

Penny said...

earrings??? so cool, now I am inspired to start making gifts. Thank you for the inspiration.

Suzy said...

I love Carrie's layouts -- that chevron ROCKS! :)

quiltma said...

Love the count-down calendar, the earring card and the birdhouse... LOVE IT ALL

SandiB said...

Wow, another fantastic day of great projects. Love the layout with the snowflakes and the chevrons. Thanks for sharing and the chance to win.

ajmaluck said...

I am loving the new Christmas collection. So many wonderful layouts, cards and projects being done with it. Thanks for the chance to win some of it.

Lisa P said...

Cute stuff today! Love the layout by Cari.

Melinda AKA medialady said...

I love these awesome Christmas projects! Makes me want to pull out the Christmas stuff and start crafting!

Deb said...

oh wow, such cute projects, love the birdhouse and the christmas countdown calendar!

Aimee Kidd said...

Now I'm definitely in the Christmas mood and ready to start on my Christmas crafting!! I love the countdown piece and the how Cari used the negative spaces on her layout!

Iris said...

Very nice layouts and projects. Iris

Laurie! said...

I love the birdhouse! What a neat project!

Big Mamma~ a.k.a. Mary S said...

Love it all and the earrings and bird houses are adorable.

Rhonda Van Ginkel said...

Totally fabulous projects ladies! Just stunning!

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