Sunday, July 25, 2010

Christmas In July Blog Hop!!!

I love Christmas and I really enjoy making the Christmas cards that we send out every year.  So when Paper Wings decided to host a Christmas in July Blog Hop, well of course I had to join!
All the cards that I’ve created here were made using the One Sheet Wonder technique. 
Christmas Circles OSW
Using my Christmas Circles stamps, I randomly stamped the green paper from the Willoughby collection with Palette Noir Ink.  I measured out all the lines on the back of the paper and then cut the pieces apart. The deckled edge oval was made with a Nestabilites die, the Merry Christmas sentiment is from the Vintage Santa set.  *A typical One Sheet Wonder will give you either eight or ten cards depending on how it’s measured out.  I have plenty of pieces left over for additional cards!
Homespun Christmas w liquid applique'
I went a little old school on this layer and pulled out my liquid appliqué to give the tops of the stockings from the Homespun Holidays set a fluffy look.  Just apply and heat with your heat gun and it puffs up!
Christmas Circles OSW2
These two cards are from the same OSW and again are pretty clean and simple.  When mailing out cards sometimes less bulk is better as there is less chance for them to be damaged in the mail and the postage rates are standard!  The Happy Holidays is from Vintage Santa and the Joy tag was made using one of the larger circles from the Christmas Circles set and a Nestabilites die.  That fancy edge, old school I used those edging scissors that I’ve had forever!
Homespun Holidays OSW
These two cards are from a second OSW that I started working on.  I stamped the Homespun Holidays images in various colors of Palette Hybrid ink and then colored them with my Copic markers. The Joyful hello is from Joyful Notes and the happy Holidays is from Thinking of You. The tag is from the Reece collection and all the coordinating cardstocks are from The Angel Company.  A little ribbon, a grommet, a few nail heads and these cards are ready to go! 
Thanks so much for hopping by and thanks to Rita for setting up this blog hop!  Enjoy the rest of the blogs and their amazing Christmas in July creations!
 Rita's Creative Nest
Glittered Paws
Christine's Creative Therapy
Stampin Hot in Arizona
Angel at My Door
Julie's Stamp Pad
Stamping with Seleise
Artistic Detours
Creative Journey
Chelsea's Creative Corner
Stampin' Teach Time
Stamp Candy Paper Crafting
Mama Pickles Paper Creations
Diana's Designs
The Smilin' Stamper

Till next time!


  1. Angie,
    These cards are DARLING! Love the stockings with the liquid appliqué - super cute!

  2. Cute cards! So glad you joined this blog hop!!

  3. Oh I've heard of that technique but have never done it. VERY cool that you got all those cards doing it. You've got a great head start for the Christmas season :)

  4. love all of your different samples ... I had forgotten how great the liquid applique was on christmas cards.

  5. Oh WOW - I have never tried this technique although I have seen it several times. - you did a fantastic job of showcasing Christmas. TFS.

  6. True testimony of why we don't need tons of patterned paper! Great ideas! TFS

  7. Beautiful cards... I love the liquid applique on the stockings! Nice touch!

  8. Great use of the One Sheet Wonder technique! Great cards!

  9. Wow! All the cards are just wonderful! The liquid applique is perfect on the stocking tops! You did great with the OSW technique!

  10. Wow! You have been busy! Love your cards and I so want to give the OSW cards a try now! I LOVE the one with "a joyfull hell" the colors are wonderful!

  11. Great projects Angie!! Hope you're doing well!

  12. Wonderful cards, Angie! I love how you've made your own paper with stamping... adds a little something personal :)

  13. Cute cards Angie! I've missed seeing your creations. Book marking your blog now :)

  14. Wonderful cards Angie! I agree with you about keeping the bulk down when mailing! I've never tried the OSW and I'm totally inspired to give it a try!

    With swaps & blog hop done I hope to get caught up on my Christmas cards!!!

  15. Angie, thanks for reminding me about the OSW technique. What a great way to get Christmas cards done.


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