Saturday, July 16, 2011

It's Christmas! Christmas in July Blog Hop

Welcome to Recycled-Genius and the ...CHRISTMAS IN JULY Blog Hop!


If you've come from visiting Linda @, you're in the right place! If you've just happened to come across my blog and would like to play along with our fun hop, you can go to Jamie’s blog at and start at the beginning. We would love to share some holiday ideas with you today. Each Fabulous Inking it Up Crazy Design Team member will be featuring a project made especially for this hop. We have a very talented and creative team, so make sure to check out each member's blog. There will be some fun prizes along the way, so get to hopping!!!!

Today we are celebrating all things Christmas! I love Christmas so any day I can celebrate it is a bonus for me!

For my project I decided to use my new Paper Smooches Santa Paws stamp set. I just got it in the mail and I love it. I have a new fascination with gate fold cards so I made one to go with the stamp. So adorable. I don't know who wouldn't love this little Santa!


Paper Smooches Santa Paws Santa
Martha Stewart black ink pad
My Minds Eye I Believe patterned paper
The Twinery twine
White Gel Pen
Misc Red Card stock
White Recollections Card stock
American Crafts Elements Glitter Buttons
Cricut Essentials Cricut Cartridge
Atg Gun
Misc scalloped cut out

Hope you love this fun holiday card as much as I do!

Love Holly


Since its Christmas we cant do a project without a present! I am giving away the Cricut Christmas Village Seasonal Cartridge. To be eligible to win you have to be a follower and leave me a comment and tell me what your favorite thing about Christmas is. I will randomly draw a winner on Monday July 18th. Good luck!

Your next stop on the hop is the lovely and talented

Courtney @

Here is the order of the hop in case you get lost along the way.





Holly - THAT'S ME!



Happy Hopping! And Merry Christmas in July!


Jessica said...

Love your card! I'm especially partial to My Minds Eye paper, so I'm loving the pattern. :)

My favorite thing about Christmas is the music! I whip out my Christmas CDs on Thanksgiving afternoon. I also sing in our church choir, so I love participating in our Christmas musicals and Handel's Messiah.

Thanks for a great card and Christmas inspiration!


Fot said...

Adorable!! loving the hop, Thanks for sharing hon, Have a scrappy day~ Ps Im a new follower:-)
Scrappingmamma ~

Lindsey said...

I love that little Santa! Cute :)

I like it when the stores start decorating for Christmas. It makes me happy and sad at the same time.

Susan said...

Awww I love your card. You are one talented lady and a sweet DT sister. Thanks for sharing.

Perfectly Unperfect Cards said...

THat card is awesome. Are you going to show me how to make a gatefold card yet?? Your card is my favorite and I'm not just saying that :D haha. also Keep in mind I do not own that cartridge lol.

Theresa said...

How cute! I dont have this cart yet :(
Great card!

scrap-n-away said...

Great card. My favorite thing about Christmas is spending it with family and seeing the little kids faces light up Christmas morning.

Amanda said...

Super cute card! My favorite thing about Christmas is having all of my family together! TFS!

amandawoodau at hotmail dot com

Cathy said...

Love Santa, he is a cutie patootie. Such a cute stamp. I like gate fold cards too. Happy Christmas in July:)
mexicopetshop at hotmail dot com

Cyndi S said...

You are right, that Santa is irrisistable. My favorite thing about Christmas is, it is the time of year that families really come together.
cstephenson at q dot com

shersl84bed said...

Your card is beautiful. I love this style of card.
My favorite part of Christmas is all the traditions. Decorating the tree together, singing the songs together, visiting my mom on Christmas Eve and having a small party, visiting my father in law on Christmas day and having Christmas dinner with the extended family. Its a fun time to be together.

Smiles Sher

Tina said...

I am a new follower!! Love this little card! I love making gate fold cards. Fun stuff! Thanks for the chance to win!

Linda said...

That stamp is TOO CUTE!!! I love it!! :) I'm thinking I'm going to try a gatefold card next..:) Great job, DT sister!! :)
Linda :)

stefeni said...

Great card! I love that little santa. Best thing about Christmas is family time :)

spunkycrayon at yahoo dot com

Karen said...

I'm already a follower. I love this card. TFS and for a chance to win the candy

Kwillis_15 at yahoo dot com

Sandee McIntyre said...

I love that stamp. It is too cute! Thanks for sharing. Have a great day!

Linda said...

Adorable !!!!!!
iko dot linda at yahoo dot com

Lynne said...

My favorite thing about Christmas is famly and this year will be extra special with the new granddaughter!!!!
Adorable card!!!!
Thanks for sharing!

slasew at verizon dot net

Her Craftiness

My Lil' Bits said...

Oh I love that Santa! Your card is so cute! great job !!!


Mommy's Crafty Creations said...

Love your card TFS! My favorite thing about christams is spending time with my family.

mommyscraftycreations at gmail dot com

Kimberly said...

Super cool the fold. I'm your newest follower and would love for you to visit me.
kimbob27 at hotmail dot com

Jamie said...

WOW! Cute Santa! And I love gate fold cards. I need to make another one myself. Love you Holly!

Anita Braddock said...

sooovery cute the santa is great. love you great job. this hop makes me whant christmas soon. thanks for the chance to win. thanks for sharing.

Kimberli said...

What a neat card, I love gate fold cards but haven't been brave enough to attempt one myself yet! My favorite thing about Christmas is getting to spend extra time with family and friends - it makes the great holiday even more special! Thanks for the chance to win!

Pat N. said...

Cute card; love the gatefold. My favorite thing about Xmas are all the decorations and lights. I love to see houses all lit up at Christmas time. Thanks for the chance to win your cartridge giveaway. I'm a current follower.--Pat N.

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

This santa is too cute! hehehe! And I love these kind of cards! Thanks so much!
summer_sunset54 at hotmail dot com

Barb said...

That santa is a cutie! My favorite thing about Christmas is going to church on Christmas Eve with my family. They always end the service by giving everyone a candle. Then they turn down the lights and we sing Silent Night. I'm a new follower. Thanks for sharing and for the chance to win!

bborre at hotmail dot com

Kitty White said...

That Santa is super cute! I love the way the card folds, too. Super cute! :)

ScrappinAnn said...

Very cute santa and that paper is some of my favorite Christmas paper!
Great card.
Thanks for sharing and for giving us the chance to win a cartridge.
ScrappinAnn at gmail dot com
www dot annlenth dot blogspot dot com

Gaylynn said...

Already following. Your designs are so creative. My favorite thing about Christmas is by far being with my family and sharing all our annual traditions.

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