Wednesday, November 17, 2010

CC&M Christmas Ensemble Blog Hop

Welcome to the Creative Cuts and More CHRISTMAS BLOG HOP! Yes, we are all showcasing Christmas ideas today to get you ready for the upcoming holiday. If you have arrived here from the Die Cut Diva blog, you are on the right track. If not, please start by going to the Die Cut Diva blog to start the Christmas blog hop.

I wanted to go with the classic red and green Christmas colors, with just a touch of rustic country thrown in, so I ordered all my die cuts in Kraft cardstock. The die cuts that I am using today are: Christmas Ornament #01 - Large, A2 Card, and Square Bag #01 - Large.


I stamped snowflakes on the kraft cardstock of all three die cuts. Then I used some scraps of white cardstock and cut them so they curved slightly, and trimmed the edges so they fit each die cut. The red and green trees were stamped and cut out. I wanted some tiny red ornaments on my green trees, so I ordered some Ruby Red Rhinestones from Creative Cuts and More and adhered them to my trees. I just love these rhinestones - they are the perfect size for these tiny trees!





I also ordered some Clear Rhinestones and used them on the tree in the center of this card. Just a little ooomph to set the card apart.



One lucky hopper will win a fabulous prize from Creative Cuts and More. Leave comments on each blog along this Christmas hop, then go back to the Die Cut Diva blog and let us know that you left comments on each blog, and your name will go into the hat for the drawing. You could win this wonderful Christmas Card Kit which includes several adorable stamps that coordinate perfectly with the papers in the kit!

Are you ready to hop to the next blog? You are in for a real treat when you see what is coming up next! Time to hop on over to Dawn Lusk's blog - don't forget to leave comments on each blog for a chance to win the Christmas Card Kit!

Die Cuts: Christmas Ornament #01 - Large, A2 Card, and Square Bag #01 - Large.
Stamps: Trees with Trimmings, Holiday Spirit Sentiments, Inside & Out Holiday (PaperTreyInk)
Ink: Pure Poppy, Ripe Avocado, Fresh Snow, Summer Sky Memento
CS: white, Kraft for the die cuts
Other: sponge, red twill ribbon, Ruby Red Rhinestones, Clear Rhinestones

31 comments:

Lisa Somerville said...

Wonderful holiday projects - love the rustic country charm!

mommyabbytommy said...

I am loving the kraft paper. The snow looks so beautiful on the kraft paper. Wonderful.

Glenda said...

It's a wonderful thing when you don't have to add wrapping paper to your shopping list. Kraft and red go so well together.

Glenda

velta said...

Wow! What a gorgeous gift set you have created here!!! I absolutely love the rustic look and those beautiful red and white stones!!! Thank you for sharing :)

Noelle Reese said...

LOVE these Holly! They look fantastic. I really love Kraft for everything LOL

Chrissy D said...

ACK- LOVE THESE - I think the color of the projects has me SO intrigued... I never would have thought KRAFT cardstock! WOW!

Kristine Reynolds said...

Love this set! Great job on these projects!

Theresa said...

Your creations are lovely. I really like the use of the craft cardstock.
Theresa in Kitimat

Tracy Evans said...

Love love the rustic feel to your pieces and I really like the use of kraft card stock. Tracy Evans x x

silvia said...

Great projects!! LOVE the color combo!

Dawn said...

I love the country charm spin- would fit right into my home-wink wink
Fun projects sweetie

Colleen said...

I love to use bags make things so much easier. Love those Christmas tree, very cute.

Dawn said...

Hollybear, love the Kraft gift set! xoxo gf

Darsie Bruno said...

this is so cute, Holly! Love the colors and those darling trees!

lisa808 said...

The trees & snowflakes look so cute.

Lillian Child said...

What a great call on putting traditional holiday colors on kraft cardstock - your creations are just lovely!

Gail said...

i am really loving kraft cs this year..and with your awesome cads wow..i want it more..tfs..loves ya

Vicki said...

Gorgeous cards. Thanks for sharing.

BUZZY BEE DESIGNS & GRAPHICS said...

Beautiful cards. Thanks for sharing.
Rebecca Minor
buzzybeedesigns AT yahoo DOT com

Kards by Kathi said...

Great blog and great hop. Thanks for your talents and your time. You have great projects.

Gloria Westerman said...

Fabulous projects....I love the idea that everything match's ....great idea...tfs

Joan Ervin said...

What a FABULOUS gift set, Holly....I love the kraft in the background with all the snowflakes and the little trees in red and green...absolutely gorgeous!!!

Liz in MO said...

very cute

mylaughingmagpie said...

Beautiful set Holly! So simple & elegant looking w/your color combo!

mustangkayla said...

Wow...what a fabulous set!

Sue D said...

Great set--I really like kraft too and it looks perfect with red and green.

sucor said...

What an elegant set! I love kraft and red together.

Amy Sheffer said...

Such a delightful and festive set! Love what you've done!!

Wildflower Scraps by Jasmin said...

Love them all! Especially the card! Good luck!

Noelle said...

Just beautiful! What a darling ornament tag:)

Jackie Pedro said...

What a wonderful set! I LOVE the treat box and the scene you created on the card!