Friday, July 23, 2010

Christmas In July Blog Hop!

Merry Christmas in July and welcome to the first ever Papercraft Star Blog Hop!  If you arrived here from Dawn's blog then you're on the right track, if not, then you don't want to miss a thing... so go ahead and start right here at Papercraft Star to begin the hop! There are lots of Christmas (in July) inspiration pieces and chances to win some sweet blog candy all along the way that you don't want to pass by! Once you return to my blog... you can finish this post and enter to win the candy here!

I have to admit that I don't even have air conditioning here (gasp, sputter, hiss), so it was very hard to think "cold" winter months and the holidays... but a trip to a favorite scrapbooking store provided me with just the inspiration I needed to complete this card. (In other words they had Christmas cards there that gave examples of the embossing folders for sale at the store, so I lifted the idea to create my take on one of the cards I saw there).



I actually used 12 x 12 cardstock that was in the wedding section - but it looks shiny and holiday-like to me!  I cut the cardstock down to 8 x 8 to create this monochromatic 8 x 4 card.  The trees I cut using my Cricut and some winter cartridge that I can't for the life of me think of the name of (it's Winter Woodland!) and I forgot to write it down... ooppsss...  At any rate, you get the idea.  Three trees, embossing, scoring, some ribbon, some pearls and WHA-LA...it's Christmas in July!  Whoot Whoot! On second thought, I guess it could also be an outdoor wedding in July if it weren't for the snowflake embossing on the center tree... hmmm?

Anywhooo.... on to the Blog Hop... The blog candy I have in store for you here is a $20.00 gift certificate to My Favorite Things (I just love their fun stamps and they have lots of other wonderful papercrafting goodness there too!). 

All you have to do to win this blog candy is leave a comment on this post and tell me when you are going to participate in a Papercraft Star Challenge!! (grin) (if you aren't a follower yet and you wanna do that... I'd love that too... but you don't have to be a follower on my blog to win!!)
Once you have left your comment for your chance to win... it's time to move onto your next Papercraft Star Christmas in July Blog Hop Stop (say that fast three times...geez!)....

Now off you go to visit Christy's blog!

35 Scrappy Comments:

Michelle said...

New follower here! The monochromatic card is such a great idea.

Emora Designs said...

Gorgeous Card Beth! It's simple and beautiful, I love it!
Regan

Janice W. said...

I love monochromatic cards! So pretty! Thanks for a chance to win!

Vicki said...

Great card. I am a follower and have done all of the papercraft star challenges to date.

Suzy said...

WOW! The white on white is SO elegant :)

goatesgirl said...

love this card...I did the sports themed challenge last week and I have an idea circulating in my head now for this weeks circle challenge if I can find the time to do it...thanks

April said...

Love your card! I've already participated once (and won!), but plan to plenty more in the future. ;)
- April W

Catherine Marie said...

I absolutely love that card! Love the embossing! Fabulous job, Beth!

Kristina H said...

What a beautiful card Beth...I may have to lift your "semi-lift". Geez, did that make any sense..well it did to me...and I guess that is all that matters...hehe

XOXOXO,
~K

Tracy said...

Love your "shiny" card Beth! I like the different embossing on the trees and the bows in between. Very Christmassy!

wherethey'llgo said...

Great card Beth! Love the monochromatic scheme and all the embossed details! Hope you have a great weekend!

Deb Neerman said...

WoW, this is beautiful! Love the elegant white-on-white ... so classic and lovely!

Maureen Reiss said...

Love this card!! very pretty. Thanks for the chance to win

♥♥♥Jan ♥♥♥ said...

I entertain A LOT at Christmas, and this idea would be so perfect for invitations. AND, now that I think of it, I am doing a wedding/shower/thankyou stack for a friend, and this would even work for that ! Ok, I just stole that one for myself ...

Kymberlee said...

I think it is a very "cool" feeling card. Good job

Sandi said...

Your Christmas card is stunning....thanks for the chance to win. I am enjoying all the holiday inspiration on this blog hop.

BoxerBrats said...

Beautiful card. The white on white is so stunning and elegant. I just love this idea! Pearls are one of my go-to favorites as well.

I think I will participate in the next challenge. I didn't get my last one posted in time to enter it :( , but I did get it done!

Thanks for the chance to win!

Laura

Gail said...

Mono cards are always super to look at.I already play along at Paper Craft Star,it's great fun.

hugs
Gail

DoubleClick Connections said...

I am already a follower! I love your all white card, and my card is currently entered in the circles challenge!

sweet craf-tea chick said...

pretty monochromatic card, love the finish and the texture. thanks for sharing and have a great weekend! *hugs* steph :)

The Paper Princess said...

Perfect holiday paper- way to think outside the box in the wedding section! I love having a "heads up" about the challenges on Papercraft Star!

ruth said...

Very pretty card!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

I just love that you found a Christmas themed paper in the wedding section!! NOTE to self:: must try that!! Great card--beautifully done;) TFS!

Sandi's creative touch said...

Love cards with texture and depth in one color!!

Emily said...

Love your card! It looks so elegant! I can't wait to participate in challenges :)

Emily

pamala said...

Beautiful card! I hope to participate in a challenge soon, probably after CHA. :)

Abby said...

Gorgeous card, Beth! I love the all-white look. I've already participated in PCS before and was going to this week too but I was too late to enter my LO, Ugh! lol I've become a follower too.. Thanks!

Audrey Pettit said...

Very elegant Christmas card, Beth! I think that wedding paper makes a fabulous holiday card. Love the embossed trees and love the monochromatic look.

just me said...

Love this card, its so pretty...great job!!

Xushenka said...

The card is beautiful, the embossing really gives it a great look! I will probably participate in one of the challenges in the near future, while I'm still on vacation and have lots of free time =)

Liz said...

WOW, the card is beautiful. It has a real wintery feel!!! I love it!!

Brigit said...

How elegant your card came out!!

Amanda said...

This card is so elegant - I just love it! I just checked out the challenges and they look fun so I'm sure I will be giving it a whirl soon!

Kim said...

LOVE your card! AWESOME JOB! I think I will try to work on the next challenge at Papercraft Star! LOVE the sketch! I have also become a follower. THANKS BUNCHES for the chance to win! Have a GREAT Day, Me-Ma Kim

Scrapping Galaxy said...

Beautiful card!

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