Friday, July 29, 2011

Christmas in July

Welcome to My Cricut Craft Room's Christmas in July Blog Hop!

You should have come from Tina's Blog.   If not please go to http:/mycricutcraftroom.blogspot.com to start from the beginning so you don't miss any of the awesome designs.

What better time to make snowmen than when it is 100 degrees outside!   I love winter, especially when it snows a lot so I always make snowmen gift tags for Christmas.

This tag is made using the Smiley Cards Cartridge.   The snowman is cut at 4.12 x 5.05.  I used Colorbok white textured cardstock and patterned paper along with unknown black card stock.  I added some floss on the buttons.

The next snowman is exactly the same except I colored the hat black, then added some stickles and finally used a silver sharpie to go over the hat.   I also used a pale blue card stock and added yarn scraps for the scarf.
This size snowman also works well for an A2 sized easel card.

My 3rd snowman is from Gypsy Wanderings.
The tag size is 3 x 5 and is from Gypsy Wanderings.   The snowman is cut at 3.75 x 3.82 I think.   I cut these out last winter and just put them together for this project now.    I used Cricut Blues paper for the tag and then used a Stampin Up Stamp to add embossed tiny snowflakes.   I then added a piece of Colorbok shimmer paper for the snowdrift and added some stickles.    The Snowman is layered with a pale blue and white cardstock.  I added a Stampin Up sentiment, matted on a silver scrap and then attached with some Martha Stewart twine.  The back of the tag has To and From cut from A Child's Year.

It wouldn't be Christmas without some red and green gift tags.  The tags are from Plantin Schoolbook and cut at 3.59 x 4.19

The Poinsettia is cut from the Christmas Card at 4.07 x 3.0.  It has a few pieces that I inked and sprayed with some homemade red shimmer mist.   I just wrinkled up the pieces and put them together with a brad that I covered with gold stickles.  I placed it on top of greens, also from the Christmas cart and cut at 2.49 x 1.49.  I flipped one upside down and then cut 2 of each to give them a bit more dimension.  The cream tag is from Popup Neighborhood and cut at 3.05 x 2.91.  I added some Memories Soft Gold ink to the tag and stamped the to and from with Stampin Up Always Artichoke.
I went a bit nuts with inking and stickles on this one.  The cream tag and tree are both from Popup Neighborhood and cut at 3.22 x 2.98 and 1.95 x 3.75.   I inked the red tag and tree trunk with Walnut Distress ink, the cream tag with Memories Soft Gold and then covered the tree with stickles with Distress Gold Stickles and smeared it around to cover it.  It wrinkled up the tree a bit too much but hey trees are not flat right?

My last project involves one of my many favorite Christmas day activities, food.   I started making place cards for our family dinner.

 I am making Santa and his reindeer for each of my family members.
The place card is from Plantin Schoolbook and cut at 5 x 4.
The tag is again from Popup Neighborhood and cut at 2.5 x 1.30.
The names are from Plantin Schoolbook and cut at approximately 1.79 x 1 and welded.
Santa and Reindeer are from the Christmas cart and cut at 2.19 x 3.13 and 1.72 x 2.41.
I used assorted Paper Co and Recollections value pack card stock and inked the cream tags with Memories Soft Gold ink.  Santa has a bunch of tiny pieces that I tried to use but ended up using stickles and gel pens for some parts.  

 I am giving away 6 snowman tags/embellishments.   All you have to do is leave a comment or if that doesn't work leave me a message on facebook.  I will be posting the winner on Sunday on my blog and facebook.

The next stop on the hop is Gayle's Blog.   
In case you get lost I have posted the lineup below!   Thanks for visiting my blog and happy hopping!

Laurie

26 comments:

Lucinda said...

love all your cute creations. The name cards are beautiful

Connie Layman said...

Laurie I love all of this! The tags and place cards are so creative...funny I have the same names in my family! I just missed getting Smily Cards with my Gypsy...lucky you! TFS

Crafty and Green said...

Awesome Projects!! Love them!! Great job!!!

Blessings,
Tina

Donna Lee said...

Great projects! Thanks for sharing!

Bunnyfreak said...

Love the tags you made.

ScrappyEmt said...

I love snowman.. .what great projects.. thank you for sharing..

mommahobbit said...

Those look like so much fun!

Connie Gail said...

Love them all but I do have a favorite one ~ the 3rd one! That cute little snowman got my heart....:O) I'm pretty impress with your poinsetta too! Very nice. Thanks for sharing all these fun tags.

Yvette said...

All your creations are wonderful! My favorite are the tags. I need to start making some for a swap I am in. Thanks for the ideas :)

Jill Angel said...

Love all the projects! I especially need to try that poinsettia. I have that cart and never knew I could do that. TFS!
Jill
http://craftwithanangel.blogspot.com/

Anonymous said...

I love these! The are adorable!
It is great to get an early start!
This is my first hop, never hopped before! LOL

LeAnn
ll.hammond@hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

I have these carts! Do you mind if I scraplift the snowmen?
CUTE!
jen
jennifermatthews1@hotmail.com

Laurie said...

Thanks and sure you can scraplift anything.

truckmaniii said...

Rock'n snowmen.

rakiya32 said...

love all your projects
patrinajones@gmail.com

Newbie2crafting said...

love all the projects!

Dana
Danascraftycorner.blogspot.com

Angie said...

Hi Laurie, I really liked the tags. The poinsettia is very pretty.

Judy said...

Awww ... all the cute little snowmen and tags, placecards ... so much fun!
jejaeb at cfl dot rr dot com

The K girls said...

akkdesigns- Wow, I am impressed with your's and everyones work. This is my first bloghop and I am finally getting the fever to create again.

I love your tags and name plates. I can't wait to do my own. Thank you or sharing.

Sandy said...

Oh all the Christmas are great,but I just think Christmas when it is 105 degrees here today.LOL

Raina said...

Adorable snowmen! Love em all! It's great to think about Christmas when it's 110 here! 105 is a cold front!!

Stay cool,

Raina

Sheila said...

Such pretty tags!!

Sheila
2pawprints@gmail.com

{PaperCrafterAnonymous} said...

great tags!

Tambo said...

OMG how stinkin adorable! I love this snowman image! The facial expression is so fun! I simply adore the tags you made, how pretty! Such great work! tfs Tami
Tambo's Creations

Anita Braddock said...

love all of your tags great job keep up the great work
abbraddock@msn.com thanks for sharing

Alishia said...

Love the Tags!