Sunday, July 24, 2011

Christmas in July Blog Hop Day 3!



Welcome and thank you for joining us for Day 3 of our Christmas in July Blog Hop! This is a three day hop starting July 22 and ending today July 24. You should have arrived here from Sylvia. If you just happened to stumble upon this hop, please be sure to go back to Elaine's blog ExpressionsByElaine so you don't miss any of the wonderful projects we have to share. 

Be sure to visit & follow all the blogs to be entered for the Grand Prize! After you have stopped at all the blogs head back to the beginning blog Elaine @ 
ExpressionsByElaine and leave your name in the inlinkz.

For my project today, I made a card with a removable ornament.
The paper is from My Mind's Eye Christmas stack. I cut seasons greetings from Base Camp from the same paper as the background. I adhered white Core'dinations Core Couture paper behind the words and inked the edges with Tim Holtz Distress Ink. I attached the words with foam. I used a nestabilities die to cut out the center shape. Since I used the largest die I had, I freehand cut around the shape to make a border and attached it with tiny bits of foam. I also attached the inside background paper with foam for more dimension. For the reindeer, I cut him from the Christmas cart first in grungeboard and then paper so he would be sturdy. He is attached with a small dot of removable tape so that he can be pulled off the card and used as an ornament. I added a ribbon around his neck, a crystal for his eye and pearls.
I have blog candy! Since this is a three day hop and I will have a project for each day, I will add a little something to the candy each day. Today I have added three rolls of Christmas-theme ribbon to the Bubble-A-Bilities stickers and the set of Cuttlebug Asterisks dies.

All you have to do to be entered in the drawing is:
  1. Be a follower and
  2. Leave a comment on this post. Since this is a three day hop, if you leave a comment after each new project, you will have three chances to win! I will combine all the comments from the three days to select one winner via random.org on Monday, July 25th.
Also, I am having a 500 Follower Cricut Cart giveaway! Click HERE to enter for a chance to win a brand new Picturesque cart!

Your next stop on the Christmas in July Blog Hop is Amber. Don't forget to visit ElaineExpressionsByElaine once you have hopped along and enter your name for a chance at the grand prize! 

Here's the lineup in case you get lost along the way:


Thanks so much for stopping by and hopping along!

44 comments:

  1. Beautiful card! Love how the reindeer is framed and the bling! So Pretty!

    Carri~abusybee
    www.doubleclickconnections.blogspot.com

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  2. Love it, great idea having a removable ornament. This is definitely something I would like to recieve as a Christmas card. I am going to think about making these for my family this year, beautiful idea.

    Smiles Sher
    ShersL84bed@aol.com

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  3. This is so elegant, love that you went with non-traditional colors...absolutely beautiful!!
    Diana
    daisylovecreations.blogspot.com

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  4. This card is gorgeous!!!! I really like My Mind's Eye, but for some reason don't have much of it. Guess I better fix that!! ;)
    Laurie
    scrapsbysissy.blogspot.com

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  5. i love it!! I always feel like mine look too childish...lol!! Thanks for sharing and thanks for joining my blog!! I really appreciate it!!

    vick6740@yahoo.com

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  6. Oe la la! Oh so pretty! Love the ideal of a removeable ornament and the pretty pearl bling! TFS!

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  7. Amazing, amazing, amazing Lisa! FABULOUS! You did a superb job with your card, awesome to the tenth power my friend. Hugs, ~Shen

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  8. This is stunning! How creative Lisa, a card with a built in ornament! That is really cool. I love the colors and the cut out in the middle too. You are on a creative roll my friend! Great job with the hops! Wow!

    Susan

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  9. I am already a follower and Just posted today to see if I still have a chance at your candy.

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  10. Wow! This is just so elegant and lovely! Just beautiful! Your fan...lol!

    chrissandlou.blogspot.com
    america57@comcast.net

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  11. Beautiful card, I love that the reindeer is a removable ornament!!

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  12. Hi Lisa,
    Another beautiful card you have created :).Love the colors too, it adds a nice touch to it.I hope you enjoyed your weekend my CREATIVE Friend.
    Hugs with Aloha,
    Rez
    http://karezmakreations.blogspot.com/2011/05/alohas-sweet-blog-candy-giveaway.html

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  13. Hey Lisa,
    I forgot to mention what a lovely candy you are giving away.Thanks for the chance.
    Hugs,
    Rez
    http://karezmakreations.blogspot.com/2011/05/alohas-sweet-blog-candy-giveaway.html

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  14. Beautiful card!!! REally pretty!
    kacee

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  15. HI Lisa - I love the fact that you can use this as ornament too - so elegant. Thanks for sharing on day 3 of the blog! x

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  16. Oh my Lisa,This Christmas card is BEAUTIFUL!FANTASTIC job with all the great details!!:)

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  17. Beautiful Lisa! Love the way you added the pearls on the side...gorgeous! :)

    Arlene.

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  18. Your card is gorgeous, Lisa! Great idea to have the removable ornament.

    Kelly
    http://kellyscraftylife.blogspot.com

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  19. Lisa, I love the pearl clusters and great idea with the reindeer being removable.
    :o)
    Jessica

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  20. Very pretty & a great idea to make the removable ornament.

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  21. Very very pretty!
    mexicopetshop at hotmail dot com

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  22. Awesome and inspirational card as usual! I can hear sleigh bells! :)Amy

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  23. This is a lovely card with a wonderful idea for a gift.

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  24. What a wonderful gift idea with the removable ornament.
    flerdee01@gmail.com

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  25. Bee-utiful Christmas card & ornament combo.
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"
    http://CreatedbySunshineHoneyBee.blogspot.com

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  26. Lisa, this is so beautiful... you do vintage/distressed themes so wonderfully and this is no exception. The ornament is such a sweet touch, not only because you made him gorgeous, but also because he can be enjoyed every single year as he's hung on a sprightly tree. The lucky recipient will think of you with such a happy heart every time! :o) The pearl clusters are so lovely, too. Beautiful work, my crafty friend! :o)

    Hugs and blessings! :o)

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  27. Once again -- another brilliant card!! I still can't find enough words to say how talented you are, but I will be back constantly to see what you do!
    jejaeb at cfl dot rr dot com

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  28. Now that is genius to make a card with a removable ornament! A card and gift in one!

    cely_rohr at hotmail dot com

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  29. Gorgeous! Love that the reindeer is removable!

    ~Tracy
    blue.tacs at yahoo dot com

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  30. Great idea it is beautiful.
    lmkindell1@verizon.net
    lindashappyplace.blogspot.com

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  31. Lisa this is a marvelous idea, the ornament coming off, so clever! It is a very elegant card. Just beautiful. Hugs, Pam at http://craftycards4u2.blogspot.com/

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  32. Love the idea of a removable ornament.

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  33. You just keep amazing me Lisa! Your work is so consistant and you have such an eye for detail:) I just love your card. Whoever receives it will absolutely love it! TFS! I have really enjoyed all your projects for the Christmas hop. A lot of idea's and inspiration!
    Sherrie K
    http://sherriescraps.blogspot.com
    jskoning at msn dot com

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  34. Love it!!!! That is one of my favorite stacks of paper-- You did an awesome job with it. I'd love to get that card.

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  35. So beautiful, the details are great! TFS
    Hugs
    Julia
    http://paperandscrapscreations.blogspot.com/

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  36. Where in the world do you come up with all these ideas?!?! I just love that you have a removable ornament on the card!!! Everybody will think of you year after year when they decorate their tree!!!

    amyis300 AT hotmail DOT com
    scrapthissavethat.blogspot.com

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  37. What a great card! I like the non-traditional colors and I LOVE that it has the ornament! What an awesome idea!

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  38. Beautiful card Lisa! Love the paper and the pearls on the side. Very pretty
    Hugs

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  39. I love the vintage look of this card! It is beautiful :) TFS

    tiffanymarierice@yahoo.com
    http://sparkledmemories.blogspot.com/

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  40. This card is wonderful! I love it!

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  41. beautiful card. tfs.
    littlen44atgmaildotcom

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  42. Hey Lisa!

    Congrats on your blog candy win at Cely's blog! :) Whooo hooo!

    Susan
    cricutandgrasshopper.blogspot.com

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  43. Wow! Hard to pick which project of the 3 days is my favorite. This one looks so elegant. I love all the dimension.

    Georgiana
    Carson's Creaitons

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