Tuesday, July 31, 2012

A Penguin Christmas

Good Morning! I hope you have enjoyed our Christmas in July! Today marks the last day of July and with that I am sharing a cute little project that would make great packaging for a teacher gift, a hostess gift or really anyone on your list!
 I used the Popcorn Box along with the adorable Penguin With Lights for this fun Christmas gift box.  I couldn't resist adding some googly eyes to Mr. Penguin :)

I can't believe how quickly July flew by! If you haven't been here to see all of the fun Christmas projects as the Die Cut Divas have been celebrating Christmas in July all month long, go back and check 'em all out!

Monday, July 30, 2012

Santa's Sleigh

Santa's Sleigh 3D centerpiece is just the thing for your holiday table....

This amazing decor item comes from Dawn Lusk CC&M design team Alumni. What a beautiful sleigh 3D she has created and is sharing with us this month.  All Supplies are from her stash and the Christmas greenery is from the local craft store.
Thanks Dawn for sharing this amazing Sleigh 3D with us.

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Santa Ornament

Santa Ornament Using Christmas Ornament #01 Large

What another amazing Ornament from CC&M Alumni Holly Brown - Thank you so much for sharing your creativity with us.
The Stamp Credit for this Ornament is: I brake for Stamps.

Thanks again Holly for such a wonderful Idea using the Christmas Ornament #01 Large die.

Saturday, July 28, 2012

celebrate the season

hi there!! july is almost over, which means this is my last post for the christmas in july celebration!

as soon as i saw the cottage cutz snowflake doily i knew i wanted to use it on a canvas.  it made the perfect background when spritzed with glimmer mist.  i took the celebrate the season cottage cutz  die and covered it with some black enamel to give it a shiny look.  wrapped a little seam binding on it and here's the finished 6x6 canvas.

have a good weekend and hope you can spend some time getting crafty! 

Friday, July 27, 2012

Peace Christmas Ornament

Today we have a beautiful Peace Christmas Ornament 

This amazing Christmas Ornament was created Holly Brown - CC&M design Team Alumni.
She used the Christmas Ornament #01 Large to create this piece of art for her tree. 
The dove is crackled and just beautiful. 
Thank you Holly for sharing this wonderful ornament with us.

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Snowglobe Fun

I'm back with more Christmas in July inspiration for you! Today I have two projects that I made using Snowglobe  and Snowglobe Winter Accessories by Cottage Cutz.

The first one is a Gate Fold Crescent A2 Card with Band.

The inside sentiment is by Stampendous Impressions!

The second project is made with Gable Box Tall from Creative Cutz and More.

The month isn't over yet so make sure you stop back by for more 
Christmas in July!!!



Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Christmas CUPCAKES!!!!!!

Hello!!  It is Noelle posting today and I am so sorry to have the ugliest pics so far!! LOL
I didn't get the album finished this week!  My plan was a super fun
Christmas album and it just didn't happen!!  This album is so much fun!!  The album flip-outs make standing the album up for a picture a little bit difficult. When I finish the album I will try again :)
Maybe we should just call this a sneak peek?
This album is  not even on the site yet for me to link to!  It should be very soon!  The girls are busy cutting cupcake album kits *swoon* This is the best album we carry so far!! 
Above that glare is from the acetate cover. Below you can see I didn't attach the frosting to the cupcake, I decided to use it as a page. 
I also didn't attach the cupcake liner and used it as a page too! 
Here is the back closed. 
And open!  There are 6 pages and with all the frosting used as pages I am not sure these rings are going to be big enough.  One I know I will cover them with tied pieces of ribbon. 

Thanks so much for stopping by today!!


Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Penguin with Lights

Happy Tuesday everyone!

Today I have the treat box I gave to my girls at our card class in July. 

I love this penguin with Lights die from Cottage Cutz that you can get at CC&M.
I used the Square Bag #01 Large and some Stampin Up Christmas paper to decorate.
These would make great Teacher gift bags just add a gift card and some chocolate and your finished. (ribbon too if you like) I opted to leave off the ribbon.
I just love how quick I was able to make this box and decorate it for my card girls. The penguin took the longest to assemble and he wasn't very difficult at all. And.... with his arms not being attached I can see him being used for many different projects in the future. He has such a cute little face! I just love any die that can be used for many different things and this is another one of those I can see a bunch of options.

Have an amazing day,


Monday, July 23, 2012

Deer Friend

 Hello All!

We are still celebrating Christmas in July and sharing all the great Christmas die cuts available from Creative Cuts and More.

Today I have a fun card to share.  

It also uses Elegant Reindeer by Cottage Cutz. 
I got the tree from Creative Cuts and More too but I can't find it on the site right now....I'm sure Terry can help you if you want it though!

The sentiment is from AmyR stamps.
Here's another view of the card.

I hope you are enjoying all the great Christmas ideas this month.
Stop by soon for more Christmas inspiration!



Saturday, July 21, 2012

merry & bright

only 10 more days of christmas in july with creative cuts & more!  sometimes when you are making something, simple is just as good as complex!!  i started with square border windows a2 card.  then i stamped some swirls on the edges.  the white cardstock was stamped with unity stamps for the sentiment and tree, which was mounted behind the windows. then the edges were inked, as my motto is "leave no edge uninked!" the finial touch was glimmer mist to give it a little sparkle.

have a good weekend and hope you can spend some time getting crafty! 

Friday, July 20, 2012

Ho Ho Ho

Christmas in July continues at Creative Cuts & More! When I first saw this adorable Santa Peeker die by Cottage Cutz, I "pictured" him peeking out of a Polaroid frame. So that's what I decided on for my project today. His beard, mustache and hat are cut from pretty velvet paper, looks beautiful in real life! 
His face started out white and I colored it with E00 and E02 Copics then some R20 on his nose and cheeks for a rosy effect. I finished him off with some googly eyes for fun! 
You can really get creative in paper piecing these dies and have lots of fun! 

Be sure to come back tomorrow for some more Christmas fun! 

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Penguin Gable Box

Creative Cuts and More is continuing to showcase terrific ideas during
Christmas in July!

Today's project is a Tall Gable Box that I decorated with Cottage Cut dies, Celebrate the Season, and Penguin with Lights.

The box is die cut from Bazzill Red Canvas card stock.  I cut a piece of  Basic Grey Nordic Holiday paper to fit the front of the box and then I put it together with Killer White Tearable tacky tape

Then I added the Cottage Cut Dies to the box.
This would be a fun way to give a gift that the receiver would LOVE!!

I'll have more fun Christmas in July projects this month so check back soon!


Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Have you seen the CHA Christmas stuff???

Hi!  It's Noelle posting today and I am in the Christmas spirit! 
CHA is just like Christmas right??
CC&M has awesome products for so much more than just Christmas!  But I am not going to tell you about them today!
Today I am LOVING  the Cottage Cutz Dies!!
I am sorry my picture is awful.  I made this too late to get real light.  How cute is this Santa Peeker??  I LOVE him!!

I took a close up of the Celebrate The Season.

 Do you see how PERFECT the cut is?
Now, the background, darling little muffin, with a cupcake frosting!!!
Coming soon!  Consider it a sneak peek! 
Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Gate Fold Snowflake

Today I have a Gate fold Acetate card with a snowflake accent.

I created this card using the Gate fold card with Band in the acetate base and then adding a fold able card inside decorated with Be of Good Cheer SU Christmas designer paper. The band is layered and then I added the Snowflake #4 large embossed with Iridescent Ice and then layered with another snowflake also embossed with Iridescent Ice and a gem to finish it off. 

Stamp set: More Merry Messages


Monday, July 16, 2012

Snowflake Bling Card

Happy Monday!

Well another weekend rushed past.
Today I have a Snowflake Bling card for you all.

I found this pattern somewhere online and thought I had to try this out myself.
 It was so easy to do. And the affect is amazing. You must try it.
I used the Circle window A2 card with Mat and added an acetate 3 1/2 inch circle (special order for the acetate).
For this card you will need a few different sizes of gems 2mm, 3mm, 4mm, 5mm, 6mm, and tear dropped shaped.
This is a fun card for those of us that love snowflakes and gems.

Stamp set: Four the Holidays SU
Embellishments: Bling!, Sizzix Snowflake embossing folder


Sunday, July 15, 2012

Gingerbread Sliding Pop Up Card

Hope you are all enjoying the Christmas Ideas...
Today I have a Gingerbread Card idea.

This is one of those surprise cards very simple and then BAM!

Fell in love with this stamp set and had to find the perfect card for it.
The Sliding Pop Up won the rights to have this adorable stamp set on it.
The key to these cards besides adorable stamps is to use great adhesive to keep them together so make sure you are using some of the white tear-able tape. (the red would work on this one too) Just make sure it is adhered together good so when you pull it open it stays together. 

 My favorite part is when you open the card and you can see the house all glittery and the candies all gelly looking. It looks like a candy house ready to eat! Very time consuming on the drying process but so worth the wait! A select few will get this treat this holiday season... 

Another view of the top gingers  

Supplies Used:
Stamp set: Gingerbread house SU
Ink: Copic Markers
Embellishments: Dazzling Diamonds, Glossy Accents, Ribbon


Saturday, July 14, 2012

winter joy

merry, merry!! christmas in july is flying by so quickly!! gift cards are becoming more and more popular lately and who wants to give a gift card in a boring old envelope?  so i made a card to give a gift card in.

i started with the gift card holder square scallop card-horizontal base in huckleberry pie.  then i added a layer of patterned paper from pebbles.  i used the little snowman and trees from the snowglobe winter accessories cottage cutz dies.  colors used on the snowman include:  island breeze, white, chocolate cream and plum delight.  did a little stamping using snowflakes from the {ippity} kit, gingham christmas greetings, then added the "winter joy" sentiment from unity.

have a good weekend and hope you can spend some time getting crafty! 

Friday, July 13, 2012

Merry Christmas In July

If you've been joining us lately, you know that the Die Cut Diva's are celebrating Christmas in July! 
I thought I'd share a card today using the Cottage Cutz Snowflake Ornament. Such a pretty die that you can use in so many different ways!
This one started out white and I distressed it with Ranger Barn Door Distress Ink to match the sentiment and colors in the hexagons. 

Hop on over to Creative Cuts and More and check out all of the Winter and Holiday die cuts and boxes available to get a jump start on all of your holiday projects!