Thursday, July 08, 2010

Inklings Christmas in July Blog Hop

Welcome to The INKlings’ Team’s Christmas in July blog hop. You may have arrived here from Dani's blog or just be visiting my blog, whichever way once you’ve checked out my creations you can continue the hop through the links at the end of this post to the next team member.

How quick is this year going! Have you started to think about your Christmas cards and projects yet? The INKlings team has and we thought that this month was the perfect time to host a Christmas in July blog hop. You'll find lots of great ideas provided by 17 team members’ fantastic blogs.

Want to win some Blog Candy? Simply leave a comment on each blog and then email Christie Wallace and let her know you’ve done so and you’ll be in the running for a fantastic prize of 17 handmade cards plus other goodies.

Sorry Blog Candy prize not available to SU! demonstrators but you're more than welcome to leave us a comment!

For my Christmas in July project I thought I would show you a Christmas card made using a non-Christmas set. Not surprisingly it's not a traditionally styled Christmas card, but it works!
I have used the Trendy Trees set in conjunction with Heat & Stick powder and the Supernova glitter to make this fun and funky card. I started by stamping the tree trunks, and then each tree top was done individually. The tree top is first stamped with VersaMark then sprinkled with Heat & Stick powder, and the excess powder tipped off before heating with a heat gun - just like embossing powder. When the Heat & Stick powder has just melted it will be tacky, so turn off the heat gun and cover the image with the glitter of your choice, once again tipping off the excess (and it can be returned to the container). Reheat the Heat & Stick with the heat gun and the glitter will set, and very little glitter will then come off to haunt you, or the card recipient, for the rest of your days...

All supplies by Stampin' Up!
Cardstock: Certainly Celery, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White
Stamp Sets: Trendy Trees, Punches Three
Inks:Certainly Celery, Chocolate Chip, VersaMark
Accessories: Heat & Stick powder, Fine Supernova glitter, 3/16" corner rounder, Regal Rose 5/6" grosgrain

That’s it from me. Your next stop on the INKlings’ Team Blog Hop is Michelle. Have fun and don't forget to leave a comment on each blog to win some great Blog Candy.

Bloghop for Christmas in July
1. Christie
2. Dani H
3. Carol
4. Michelle D
5. Jayne
6. Kylie
7. Kari
8. Dani F
9. Beth
10. Nicky A
11. Clare
12. Amy
13. Fiona B.
14. Michelle F-S
15. Fiona
16. Divya
17. Rachel


Christie Wallace said...

I love this card and this idea Carol. Thanks for your inspiration

Beth said...

Great card - I'll be casing that for sure - I need more glitter in my life!

Spardha said...

lovely card!!.. yummy bling!

Fiona said...

Gorgeous card Carol.Love the coloured glitter.

Anonymous said...

You've inspired me Carol - I'm putting heat and stick powder in my next order :)

Anonymous said...

Time to get the trees out! You've inspired me!

Crafty Cow said...

lol at the glitter coming to haunt you ha ha ha. love the idea of using trendy trees for a xmas card.

Rachel said...


Sarah said...

Love it!!!
I have some heat and stick powder, but haven't used it. I should as every year my husbands work mates refuse to open my cards as they don't want their work pants covered in glitter!

Michelle said...

Simply elegant! And sparkly too :D

Divya Rao said...

Gotta love the glitter :)

Liz said...

I like the card - especially since it is another use for a non-christmasy stamp!

Dani Fender said...

Simple, Clean, Blingy and Gorgeous, Everything I love in your work Carol!

kari said...

Stunning, Carol! Love the colours ..... and the bling!

Heather M said...

Fabulous Card! Love the Bling and tips for Heat and Stick Powder.

Becky said...

Gogeous Card

Kylea said...

Love it. I love the use of glitter

Alison said...

Love glitter! Lovely card

Alison Steele said...

Love glitter! Lovely card

Christine Blain said...

Oh, this is just too cute! Love it, Carol. The colours are great.

Dinky Di said...

You're right! The non-Christmas set works and works well. Thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

Great card. Love your creativity. Tatum

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Night Owl Designs said...

Brilliant idea! I love this card Carol :-)

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Postcard Friend said...

love your art work : )

kylea said...

HI Carol,

I received your beautiful card in the mail today.
Thank you sooo much.