Sunday, July 8, 2012

Christmas In July Card Blog Hop

Hi everyone!
Welcome to my blog and the Christmas In July Card Blog Hop!


So many times have I procrastinated in making my Christmas cards that I've learned over the last two years to start early.

It's so hard to think about Christmas when most of the country is in a heat wave lol.

So the hop today will be showcasing Christmas cards in hopes to get that inspiration mojo going for you to get a head start.

Here is the awesome lineup...



So most of you know me by now (yes you know me my other blog is The Glamorous Side Of Scrapping) and know that I love clean and simple cards. For Christmas it's no surprise. I always rely heavily on my cutting machine when mass producing cards for the holiday.  


The card that I'm showing today is a part of a clean and simple Christmas card set that will be going to my co worker. Already started on some set orders :)


Recipe:
Papers are from my stash/scraps
Scrappy Moms Winter Wishes stamp set
White gel pen
VersaFine in Onyx Black





So I have some blog candy....


Trendy Twine is my fabulous sponsor today. The prize is the Candy Cane Mini Pack.


*Be a fan of the Trendy Twine fan page on Facebook by clicking here.  Let Lesley know you are coming from the hop.




July mini Christmas Card Kit from Ginger Snap Scraps!


*Be a fan of Ginger Snap Scraps fan page on Facebook by clicking here. Let Cori know you are coming over from the hop.




And...





$25 Gift Certificate to Paper Piecings by Nikki

*Be a fan of Paper Piecings by Nikki fan page on Facebook by clicking here. Let Nikki know you are coming over from the hop


In addition...
Must comment on all stops in the hop
Leave a way for me to reach you


Using Random.org I will announce the winner on Tuesday, July 10th.



I will now send you off to Angela's Blog!



Happy hopping!


Have a fabulous crafty day!

38 comments:

Paper Craft Island said...

What a great card! I love how its simple but beautiful! I really need to take a page from your book and start my cards early! Thanks for the inspiration! New follower! :)

Hugs from the Island ♥

recollectionalley said...

Thanks for having this hop Ashley. Getting started on my cards right away.

Janea
www.recollectionalley.blogspot.com

Eileen said...

Of all the cards in the blog hop, I like yours the best. It's the simplicity that I like.

PaulaJ said...

adorable Santa hat card!

Crafter Dude said...

Cute card. Now I am on my way to the next person.. Love the Santa hat

mccuja1 said...

LOVE the Santa hat :)

Pamela Pattison Lash said...

Thanks for setting up the hop, Ashley.......your card is definitely clean and simple for great inspiration.
pam_lash at yahoo dot com

Miranda said...

Love your card Ashley! Thanks for putting this hop together for us!
Miranda
miranda at nanasscrapspot dot com
www.nanasscrapspot.com

jessica said...

Ashley!! I LOVE your CAS Christmas card!! Beautiful job my friend!!! What a GREAT hop, can not wait to be inspired....I really need to get a jump on my cards for this year....I usually wait till the last minute then scramble like a crazy person...LOL!
Thanks for sharing and for the chance to win some awesome candy!!
Have a GREAT one!!!

Mimi said...

Love that card! It doesn't have "too" much on it and sometimes I can go overboard with embellishments. This one is lovely.

mimi2trentdrew.blogspot.com

Mimi said...

Just finished the hop! Great inspiration! TFS!

mimi2trentdrew.blogspot.com

silvia said...

Very simple yet striking!! LOVE this card!!!

marg0006 said...

Simple always works for me. Like the stitching and frame.

marg0006 at verizon dot net

HeatherLynn said...

Cute and sweet card, Ashley! Love it!

Cathy said...

Your card is cute Ashley, I like clean and simple cards too:)
cathyplus5.blogspot.com

Carla said...

Your card is so beautiful. Thanks so much for sharing.



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Susie Craft Happy! said...

This is such a cute card! I just love kraft paper for Christmas cards!
Susie

Cely said...

so cute, great card! and what awesome prizes! thank you for the chance to win them!

cely_rohr at hotmail dot com

melllisssa said...

Super cute card! I love the simplicity of it and how clean everything is. Sometimes it's how clean a card is that really shows the talent and effort used to create it. Fab job!

Thanks so much for sharing!
misshoanggg (at) gmail (dot) com

AJ Scrapbooking and Cards said...

Cute Card and a great hop. Lots of inspiration. AJ~

Angela Crafty Spot said...

Very cute card!!
Angela
chewiescrappin@hotmail.com
http://angelascraftyspot.blogspot.com

Wunder's Creations said...

Very cute card! Love the stitching effect you created ~ makes a huge impact on the card.

wunderscreations@ymail.com

Angela Crafty Spot said...

Great blog hop! Just finished and left comments for everyone :)
Thanks!!
Angela
chewiescrappin@hotmail.com
http://angelascraftyspot.blogspot.com

MzLavr2 said...

Such a sweet card!
<3 Pam
MzLavr2sCreations@live.com

Marianne said...

i know now is the time to make Christmas cards, and doing so might cool me off. Thanks for your inspiration. i love it

marianne dot wanham at gmail dot com

Marianne said...

i know now is the time to make Christmas cards, and doing so might cool me off. Thanks for your inspiration. i love it

marianne dot wanham at gmail dot com

febe said...

Pretty work on a CAS card :)

cert aged care

CarlyJo said...

I love blog hops! I started my card making....just after January because last year I had to BUY a few and those folks complained :( We crafters never want that to happen. Anyways thanks for the chance at the prize and the fun hop along! CarlyJo

Robin said...

Super cute card!

Robin
http://scrapandchat.blogspot.com
scrapdiva2011@gmail.com

Robin said...

forgot to say I was already a follower of Trendy Twine & Ginger Snap Scraps. Became a follower of Paper Piecings.

Robin
http://scrapandchat.blogspot.com
scrapdiva2011@gmail.com

Creative Crafting said...

Great card Ashley I love your card it is so cute the colors are great!!

Amy E said...

What a totally cute card! I love that you didn't use the traditional (red & green) Christmas colors, but did something fresh and contemporary instead!

Thanks for a fun hop!

amyis300 AT hotmail DOT com
scrapthissavethat.blogspot.com

Delightful Designs by Katherine said...

Great hop; I'm glad Zenita sent me over. I agree with you about starting cards early.
delightfuldesignsbykatherine@comcast.net

Trendy Twine said...

Very cute, Ashley. I love kraft and this card is perfect. Love the simplicity of it, so that all the focus is on the hat.

Lesley @ Trendy Twine

Zenita Smith said...

Great Card Ashley!! Thanks for letting me hop with you!!

z

Kekoa Pika said...

I love the simple card you made. Love the colors too... Thanks for sharing this one, keep posting please. Thanks!
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Adam Li said...

Yes indeed, your card is simple yet very clean. The details are very particular and the colors that you chose were really good.
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Julia Ionov said...

Simple lovely card. It doesn't matter about the cost, it's about the means of expression.
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