Saturday, July 19, 2014

BLOG HOP Christmas in July HIMCR #158

BLOG HOP HIMCR #158 - Christmas in July!
Anything that is Christmas themed or whatever Holiday you celebrate in December! :) Prizes on every blog, be sure to stop and leave a comment on each blog for more chances to win.

The sponsor is Laurie!
The giveaway is TBA!
This was a free cut in Cricut Craft Room a while back called, "Holiday Cards 40".

I cut 5 cards using a different color for each card an saved the negatives. I used the negatives to fill in most of the areas, I used Glazed Dimensions on the flowers and some of the lines. Added jewel centers to the flowers and gol and silver markers on the x's and o's.
Print inside of invitation on velum, cut to fit inside the invitation, I'm not happy with my vellum adhesive runner, the adhesive still shows through.
Then I added a piece of ribbon on the bottom of the invitation and white, red and green twine/floss on the fold.
I also printed the, "Please Join Us" on vellum and framed with a frame cut from gold foil paper.

Please make sure to visit all the blogs along the way and make sure to leave a comment on each one:

Laurie - Hiding in My Craft Room - Start Here
Lisa - LJ Creations
Jennie - Jenscrapstoo


Laurie  - Hiding in My Craft Room ------- Don't forget to go back  to link up your creation!

Here is the prize I'm giving away.

Two packs of Paper House 3D stickers, New York City and Washington, DC.

You have until 2am Pacific time on Saturday, July 26th to enter the drawing. Winner will be picked and posted on Wednesday, July, 30. 



  1. Like the sweater card. Wonderful idea of the negative use. Especially like the Moose. I'm a new follower. Thanks for giveaway chance.
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

  2. Super card and I love that sweater on the front! Nice invite for anyone! Thanks for the hop and a chance to win some candy as well - thanks you for the challenge and for displaying your lovely art work! Have a happy week - utb 01 @ att dot net

  3. Such a fun Christmas invite and I love the traditional colours.
    {Would love you to visit my blog and join my 900 Follower Give-Away. Thank you so much, if you have already entered, and good luck.}
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

  4. I LOVE your wonderful sweater party invite. What a fun idea. Love how you used the negatives as a guide to place the cuts. Thanks so much for sharing.
    Crafty hugs,

  5. How fun is your card! The party sure sounds like fun. Great idea. Hugs.

  6. Wonderful Cricut Christmas card!!! Love the detailing work and the sentiment on vellum. Thanks for sharing.

  7. Love the sweater with all the embellishments!

  8. Fabulous invitation!!! AWESOME job! New follower...
    Have a wonderful day,
    *Crafting With Creative M*

  9. OMG!!! What a cute idea! Love your invitation. Can I come? I've got LOADS of ugly Christmas sweaters. LOL xxD

  10. Love your card. Love the printing on the vellum paper.

  11. Haha - your card is adorable! I always love seeing vellum on cards yet I always forget to use it myself!

  12. LOVE this sweater party invite!! It is ugly!! LOL Great idea :) Cheers Jennie

  13. Hahaha! Ugly Christmas sweater party...that is awesome! Such a fun card. It looks great...unlike the sweaters that will be at the party. :)

    WRT the vellum: I went to a card class and the instructor used a vellum tape and it did not show through. (Although I don't recall if it was the 3M or the Glue Dots version...sorry!) Scroll down a little on this link and you will see the info:

    Thanks for sharing your card!

  14. How fun. Love the ugly sweater you have created.

  15. Wow! What an amazing Cricut sweater. Laurie, it's perfect for your invitation. Your idea is delightfully unique! Thanks for the inspiration.
    Vickie ODell

  16. Sue, I love your idea for this invitation. That sweater is amazing. Thanks for including all the details. Very inspiring! Vickie -

  17. Such a fun card! Love it to bits!
    Thanks for taking the time to visit my blog & leave a sweet comment!
    Dawn xx

  18. Super cute and fun, Sue. I really like your sweater and your card! I've got the same problem with my vellum adhesives. I just normally try to cover it up with ribbon, brads, buttons or whatever is at hand that will work. After reading through your comments, I'm going to give Glue Dots Vellum a try. This was recommended by "I'm a Little Teapot" above. I followed her link and there seems to be a number of people totally happy with it. Also from what I read, they are not actual glue dots but it is made by them. They are apparently teeny tiny micro dots that don't show up through vellum. Definitely going to give it a try but have to find them first :-)
    Lena’s Creations

  19. OMG this is so cute. All I could think about is receiving an old sweater from a family member. You know like getting socks every year from the same aunt or hand knitted sweater from grandma. LOVE THIS!


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