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!
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