Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Cookin' Up Creations Christmas in July Blog Hop



Welcome to the Christmas in July blog hop, hosted by the Cookin' Up Creations Master Chef Challenge Team!  Yeah I know, it's way too hot to be thinking about Christmas, right?  Wrong!  With the temperatures rising above the 100 degree mark the past couple of weeks I've been spending a lot more time sitting inside under the air conditioner.  And if you're anything like me, you are probably doing the same.  So why not join us for our Christmas in July blog hop for some great ideas and inspiration to help you get a jump start on those holiday cards and projects. To begin, stop by the Cookin' Up Creations blog and follow the links until you reach the end of the hop.  


Today, I will be sharing a couple of Christmas cards I made using some old patter paper with (in this case) some older pattern paper, but you can use new paper.


I just adore that red and white polka dot paper......it's been in my stash for what seems like forever!  And that Santa stamp.......pure love!  It belonged to a friend of mine and I literally begged her for it!  I did, honestly.  I'm not above begging when it's something I want!  lol.

Thank you for stopping by!  Now be sure to stop by Jo's blog next to see what holiday inspiration she has cooked up for you.  Our blog hop continues through Sunday evening, July 22nd.

And be sure to stop by the Cookin' Up Creations forum for our CHRISTMAS IN JULY CROP this weekend, starting Friday, July 20th - July 22nd.  There will be more holiday inspiration, prizes and games.

16 comments:

scrappinsmiles said...

Darling cards. Love that Santa!

Sandy said...

Cute cards Jan. I love the polka dot paper with the green and that gingham ribbon.

Barb Prendergast said...

Those cards are adorable, Jan! I love the combination of paper and color, and that stamp is great.

Theresa said...

very nice job, love the layout.

Annie - Cookin' Up Creations DT Member said...

Love your cards. Thanks for sharing

Beth said...

Thanks, Jan for the great card idea. Since I am a card maker at heart, this one will be added to my favorites. I do own that stamp as well!

Rachel said...

Very cute cards!

Life's Creative Adventures said...

Adorable cards!

Scrappyjo said...

Love your cards...I agree, that polka dot paper is adorable!!

Amy said...

Love those Santa cards! You can send me one this year. ;-) Hint, Hint.

Lisa's Scrap Site said...

Beautiful cards,great colors!!
Thanks for sharing with us.

silvia said...

Cute cards!!

Cropaddict said...

I love that Santa and the polka dot paper too.

karen In Houston said...

Jan I am a new follower of your blog. I loved your cards and I need to start on my christmas cards too. Love the Santa on these....

Sheng said...

these are the cutest card!!! I love how the ribbon works with the whole card :)

AlteredDiva said...

I love that cute little Santa! Great color combination too!