Monday, July 12, 2010

CC&M Christmas in July Blog Hop

Welcome to the Christmas in July blog hop! If you have arrived here from Lisa's blog, then you are on the right track. If not, please start at the beginning on the Die Cut Diva blog so you don't miss out on any of the great projects today.

Today is all about Christmas at Creative Cuts and More, and there are so many great die cuts to choose from. I went outside the box for my project and used two ordinary shaped die cuts to create a fun snowglobe for you today.

I like to look at all the die cut shapes in the Creative Cuts and More store, and the trapezoid die cuts caught my eye one day. What could I create with that?? It just wouldn't stop tickling my brain, and finally the lightbulb came on. A snowglobe!! I checked the other die cuts, and sure enough, there are a ton of different sizes of circles in the store. Whoo hoo!!

I chose to use the Trapezoid #01 - Small and a Circle - Large 4" die cut to create this fun snowglobe. You could use any size circle from the store and pair it with the Small Trapezoid or the Petite Trapezoid to create your own snowglobes.

The snowmen are stamped with Stazon ink and colored with dye-based markers. I spread some liquid glue across the bottom of the circle and covered it with Faux Snow, and then added some little dabs of glue with more Faux Snow around the rest of the circle. The sentiment is punched out with a SU Word Window punch and matted with a Label punch (also from SU). The background looked so plain, so I ran the turquoise cardstock through my Big Shot with a Snowflakes embossing folder.

Are you ready to make your own snowglobe cards? Go shopping at Creative Cuts and More for your circles and trapezoid die cuts and you'll whip out a bunch of Christmas cards in no time. If all the eye candy wasn't enough to enable you, here is another shopping incentive - when you use this coupon code "christmasinjuly2010" you will get 20% off your order! But you have to hurry - it's only good until the 18th.

I promised you that there would be an amazing prize being given away today. One lucky hopper will win the fabulous Christmas Card Kit. How can you enter win? Head back over to the Die Cut Diva blog and follow the directions listed there. If you leave a comment on my post, you will have an extra chance to win. Good luck to you! I can't wait to see who will win this wonderful Christmas Card Kit!

Die Cuts from Creative Cuts and More:

Circle - Large 4" - White cardstock
Trapezoid #01 - Small - Carob Cream Bazzill Smoothies cardstock

The More the Merrier (retired SU)

Jet Black Stazon
Real Red
Old Olive
Pumpkin Pie
Ruby Red

Terrific Turquoise (Creative Cuts and More)
Whispering White (Creative Cuts and More)

Faux Snow - Art Institute
Word Window punch (SU)
Label punch (SU)
Snowflake embossing folder - Provocraft


Chrissy D said...

Ohhh girl, this Snow Globe card is ADORABLE. Love how you pieced it all together! WONDERFUL!

Steph Zerbe said...

Just darling and so inventive with the trap at the bottom. The flakes are brilliant and your color work is awesome. Great project!!

A Sarasota said...

How cute is that snow globe? Love it!
happy blog hopping

mustangkayla said...

How darn creative and oh so cute!

Beverly S. said...

I LOOVVEEE this card! Simply beautiful! You'll have to send it to me for Christmas!!!! Wink. ;)
Thanks for sharing your amazing work! :)

mylaughingmagpie said...

I love this! Being a huge fan of snowmen & snow globes, it definitely inspires me to "scraplift" this one! Thanks for sharing this great idea!

~jan said...

This snow globe card tickles me! Love it! So very creative!

windycindy said...

Your snow globe is fabulous!
Thanks, Cindi

Carla said...

This is absolutely the sweetest card! It should be framed!!

Jennybean said...

I love the snowglobe - I'm definitely going to have to scraplift this one!

Kim Ross said...

How creative & clever -- and TOTALLY CUTE! Great thinking on this one, it looks great! :)

connie said...

I love your snowglobe.

Penny said...

Snowmen in a snowglobe! What fun!

Sue D said...

Very creative! I like the faux snow.

Lisa Somerville said...

Super cute Snow Globe!

Bev said...

fabulous and too cute.. amazing job.. xmas in July.. perfect

silvia said...

Too cute!! Fabulous card!! said...

Absolutely love the snow globe.

Die Cut Diva said...

What a great Christmas card, you have outdone yourself Holly. I also love the creative use of the trapezoid and circle die cuts.

Noelle Reese said...

What a great idea! You are so ceative!