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Sunday, July 25, 2010

July Angel Art Blog Hop - Christmas in July

A group of us from Paper Wings (an on line forum for demonstrators of The Angel Company) are getting a jump start on our Christmas creations, with a Christmas in July blog hop! There are sure to be lots of inspiring ideas from some very talented designers!!

Christmas items are one of my most favorite things to create, so this was fun. I made this card using a new set called  "Jingle Jolly", I love this set!!  There is a holly background stamp, 7 sentiments, and 7 other really cute focal point stamps, like this cute little tree. So cute. For this card I stamped right on kraft card stock and colored the holly in with my Copic markers, then added a touch of white with my white gel pen. This is a quick and easy card that would be a breeze to mass produce for sending at the holidays.
My next item is a sweet little ornament using the same stamp set. We have these fun little clear mini albums, K-604 Mini Deco Album, you get 6 of these little 3"x3" clear pages for only $5.50. It is so easy to turn them into an adorable ornament with a family photo one one side and a cute stamped image on the other. You can attach one of these to a card front as the focal point and send someone special a card and ornament for their tree!
What do you think?

Dont' forget to stop by and see all the other great ideas Angels on this hop came up with, and leave them a nice comment if you see something that inspires you!!
Participants
Rita W - http://ritascreativenest.com
Shirley - http://glitteredpaws.blogspot.com
Christine - http://christines-creativetherapy.blogspot.com/
Carol - http://stampincarol.blogspot.com/
Kim - http://angelatmydoor.blogspot.com/
Julie - juliesstamppad.blogspot.com
Seleise - http://www.amethystcat.blogspot.com/
Michelle  - http://michellescreativejourney.blogspot.com
Chelsea - http://inkystamps.blogspot.com/
Betty - http://stampinteacher.blogspot.com/
Candi - http://www.stampcandy.blogspot.com
Angie - http://www.creativeinkspirations.com/
Teresa - http://mamapickle.blogspot.com/
Diana  - http://www.dianasdesignsonline.blogspot.com
Diane H - http://www.thesmilinstamper.blogspot.com


 What I used:
Stamps: Jingle Jolly
Ink:  Momento Rick Cocoa, Tuxedo Black
Paper: Kraft,Scarlett, Brown and White Card Stock
Other: Nestabilities Ovals and Circles, Ribbon, K-604 deco mini album, Copic Markers, Stardust clear gel   pen, white gel pen

24 comments:

Seleise said...

such a super cute ornament and fabulous card! I love that design and all the super coloring!

Glittered Paws said...

I can see I am going to be in trouble$$$ after this blog hop - I want those mini albums you made the ornament with - how cute that turned out. Great coloring.

Chelsea said...

gorgeous!!! love the look of the holly on kraft!

Michelle said...

BEAUTIFUL - Adore your Christmas card...the holly coloring is beautiful! So want to CASE that card. Of course, your snowman ornament is just as adorable...I love making ornaments with those album pages. Thanks for the wonderful inspiration :)

Christine said...

I love both--I will be casing the card.

Julie Robinson said...

awesome projects!!!!!!!!!!!!! boy there - are some GREAT IDEAS being shown off in this blog hop!

Diana said...

Oh my friend, I love both of your projects! you are sooo talented!!! I haven't notice those albums, lol!!

Laura said...

Love how the holly looks on the kraft cardstock! Beautiful projects!!

ritascreativenest said...

Cute card and fabulous ornament! Great coloring. The mini album is going on my next order!

StampinCarol said...

The ornament is fabulous! Wow! And love the card, too! The white gel pen dots really makes the background pop!

Teresa Jenkins said...

So cute! That ornament is super! What a great way to send out holiday photos too!

Jen Carter said...

Great job! Love how you stamped on Kraft & colored. That is such a fun look! I also really like your ornament!

kssdesigns said...

You are so talented! I love the little tiny white dots on this card.

Kim said...

Wow!!!! Luv the country feel the Kraft CS gives your card... Super cute! Your ornament is wonderful, what a great gift idea!!!

I will be casing your ornament idea for a funshop!!!

Trudy Osborn said...

Great card! Love your coloring on the kraft, I tend to forget I can color on anything not white or ivory

Stacy said...

Wow these are great!! Love the detail that the white gel pen adds, super cute!

Barb said...

These are both super cute, Angela! Fabulous coloring... those reds just pop!

Angie said...

I've been debating this set, but your creations have me leaning towards getting it! Thanks so much for sharing!

KellyRae said...

Wow! Love the 'gifts' card and what a fabulous idea to use the clear album pages as ornaments. Thanks for the ideas!

Laurie Unger said...

Love both of your projects. The card because you used kraft cs and the ornament is just darling!

Anonymous said...

Cute ideas!Sandy

Betty Giles said...

Angela, you have just inspired me to get those album pages so my 5th graders can make ornaments for their trees...and I am definitely stealing-er casing your card design. Love the colors of the holly on kraft!

Bridgett said...

Super cute projects! I love the ornament and would be so fun to create with the kiddos for gift-giving! Really sweet card, too! Love it all!

Kim said...

Angela~ I just wanted to tell you the girls loved the ornament!!!
we did these at our Christmas party... It was a big hit!

I will link it back to your blog when I get a chance to post!!!

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