Welcome to The INKlings’ Team’s Christmas in July blog hop. You may have arrived here from the lovely Kari Hughes blog or just be visiting my blog, whichever way, once you’ve checked out my creations you can continue the hop through the link at the end of this post to the next team member.
How quick is this year going! Have you started to think about your Christmas cards and projects yet? The INKlings team has, and we thought that this month was the perfect time to host a Christmas in July blog hop. You'll find lots of great ideas provided by 15 team members’ fantastic blogs.
Want to win some Blog Candy? Simply leave a comment on each blog and then email Clare at firstname.lastname@example.org with 'inklings blog hop' as the subject heading, and let her know you’ve done so, and you’ll be in the running for a fantastic prize of 15 handmade items plus other goodies.
Sorry Blog Candy prize not available to SU! demonstrators but you're more than welcome to leave us a comment!
So, onto what I have created. I have made some 3D ornaments and used them to decorate a small Christmas tree using Stampin' Up! papers, stamps and punches.
Here is a close up of some of the ornaments:
To make each ornament you need 3 or 4 punched out shapes. I used stars and the ornament punch. You fold each one in half them glue them together. I glued some linen thread into the middle of each one to create the hanger. I have also added either glitter, shimmer paint or smooch spritz to each ornament so they all sparkle!
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Here are some close ups:
My second project is a cute card using the Dasher stamp and making him into Rudolf!
And for my final project - a Christmas mouse that is perfect for your kids to give away to their classmates at Christmas time:
It is made using an oval from a big shot die as the body. 1 punched out heart for the head, 2 hearts for the ears and the slit punch (now retired) to place the candy cane through, which makes the tail of the mouse. I just drew on a face and my kids wrote each of their class mates names onto each mouse. They loved giving them away last year at Christmas.
I hope you enjoy these ideas, now it is on with the blog hop. Next stop on the INKlings’ Team Blog Hop is the lovely Michelle Frost-Stevenson. Have fun and don't forget to leave a comment on each blog to win some great Blog Candy.
If for any reason you find a missing link on the blog hop head back here to find links to all the members taking part:
1. Clare http://www.crafty-cow.com
2. Janice http://www.janicespencer.blogspot.com
3. Christie http://www.christiescreativecorner.blogspot.com
4. Kari http://www.karigail.wordpress.com
5. Joanna http://www.joannawassens.com
6. Michelle http://stampinground.wordpress.com
7. Alana http://www.alanagalagher.blogspot.com
8. Carol http://www.inkantations-and-inkarnations.blogspot.com
9. Cath http://cathdeanpapercraft.blogspot.com
10. Amy http://amyandersonsblog.blogspot.com
11. Vanessa http://stampness.blogspot.com
12. Michelle D http://stampinkpaper.blogspot.com
13. Ryn http://rynscraps.blogspot.com
14. Fiona B http://fionajanestamping.blogspot.com
15. Liz Halbisch http://lizhalbisch.blogspot.com