Monday, July 16, 2012

Exploring Cricut Christmas In July Blog Hop

Blog Hop has now closed. I will draw a winner and post tomorrow. Good luck!!! :)
Happy Monday everyone and welcome to Exploring Cricut's very first Blog Hop!!! Now if you came here from Exploring Cricut, then you are in the right place. If you just stopped by to visit, why Thank You! How about joining us for our Blog Hop. Some of the stops have blog candy to give away. And there is a challenge with a prize involved at Exploring Cricut. Our Blog Hop is Christmas In July, so we are sharing Christmas projects. I made 4 Christmas cards. I used the Hello Kitty Greetings cartridge for all of my cuts. For my first card, I used the Elf that can be found on page 74. I cut her at 4 inches. I cut the blackout and silhuette and layer pieces. The designer bg paper is from The Paper Studio (Hobby Lobby)-Holly Jolly Paper Pack. The Santa Hats and Snowflake Gemstones are also Paper Studio. The sentiment is from the Home For Christmas stamp set from Mary-Cardz TV Stamps.

For my second card, I used the Reindeer cut on page 75. It is also cut at 4 inches. I cut the blackout, silhouette and layers from my scrapbin. The bg paper is from my stash. Not sure where it came from. The sentiment is from the Home for Christmas stamp set from Mary-Cardz TV Stamps. I finished off my card with some Rhinestones I picked up at Michaels.

For my third card I went with the tree on page 76. It is cut at 3.75 inches. I cut the blackout, silhouette and layers using cardstock from my scrap bin. The bg patteren paper is from Canvas Home Basics-Christmas Brights Cardstock. I just had to decorate my tree. I used these tiny buttons that I had in my stash. The sentiment is from the stamp set Holly Jolly from Mary-Cardz TV Stamps.

My last card is featuring the snowman on page 77. I cut him at 4 inches. The blackout, silhouette, layers and bg paper are from my scrap bin. Decided I just had to add the snowman and blue buttons. These have been in my stash for way to long. They came from Hobby Lobby. I used Shore Twine from The Twinery in the holes of the buttons. My sentiment is from the Home For Christmas stamp set from Mary-Cardz TV Stamps.

Your next stop is the great Annette. Head on over and check out what she has to share. Awesomeness for sure!!!! There is a list of all the stops at the end of my post so if you get lost, you can just find your way from there. Oh yeah,, what is a blog hop without a little bit of blog candy. Now I don't expect you to be a follower to be able to win my blog candy, but if you want to follow my blog, I sure as the world won't turn you away!! And also, due to the cost of postage, please have a U.S. or Canadian address. Please leave me a way to get in touch with you so if you win, I can let you know. Check out the picture after the listing of my DT Sisters and Brother to see what I'm giving away.
After you finish the blog hop, hop into your crafty space and create a Christmas project. Make sure you use a Cricut cut and that your project is a new one. No back links please!! Looking forward to seeing your project. You have until 9pm, EST, Saturday, July 21st to link up your creation. Hope y'all like my cards!!!!  I'm also entering them in the challenge at DL Art  :)
Blog Hop List:
Exploring Cricut
Sharon-You are here
Annette-Next stop


Georgiana said...

Wow! You went all out and created some fabulous holiday cards. The Hello Kitty cartridge sure has some cute cuts.

Stay Creative,
Carson's Creations

Sheri R said...

All four of the cards are adorable! My daughter loves Hello Kitty - might have to investigate this cartridge!

Sheri R

sherii at cfl dot rr dot com

Annette said...

Sharon each one is perfect! HK is darling by herself, but the cute details you added are great:)

The Creative Mommy said...

You go girl! 4 cards!!! You will be ready to have your Christmas cards out in NO TIME! :) Great job!!!

Crafty Hugs,

Michelle said...

I love Hello Kitty! What fabulous cards you have created using her cart. Thank you so much for the inspiration.

Michelle said...

I love Hello Kitty! You have made some wonderful cards using her carts. Thank yo for the inspiration.

Anonymous said...

I love your cards.
I have that cart and love it.
Thank you for sharing your 4 cards with us!
dmcardmaker (at
( new email follower)

PS the cart is Hello Kitty Greetings

Diane said...

Love all your cards Sharon!

Saints Rule! said...

Super cute!

Stephanie said...

Sharon, all 4 cards are so cute. I just love Hello Kitty and you added such fabulous details. Every one is awesome.

Anonymous said...

I'm back beacuse Jessica said to say she sent me. lol
dmcardmaker (at
( new email follower)

Donna said...

All these cards are fantastic!

Ian said...

These are just too cute! I never was into Hello Kitty so imagine me in my delight of how much money I would be saving (because they are so expensive now)...until I came here, saw what you made, and wiped up the drool. haha. eww. Sorry I got so personal there for a second. You did such a great job! Thanks for being a part of the blog hop. You are too good! :)

Carol and Kaitlyn's Krafts said...

These are All adorable Hello Kitty cards. I love how you also included a glimpse of the inside...I know so many people get stumped on what to do for the inside of their cards (including me).

Carol (Carol's Creations)

mum of two said...

Sharon!! I love each and everyone of these cards - hello kitty rocks :) TFS


Kim said...

Your cards are so cute! Love all of the HK cuts you used. I kick myself every time I see something made with this cart wishing I had bought one earlier!!

Tanya/Nonna said...

oh my gosh...look at you with all these adorable Christmas cards! They are all so, so cute! And you've made the inside just as cute as the outside on all of them. You've got a great Christmas stash started already! Love them all- great images, fun papers, wonderful layers and embellishments!

L.B. said...

Such fun cards. looks like youa re ahead of the game!

moknowsall said...

hello - first time here to your blog, found from Exploring Cricut. what a great card maker... such inspiration. I have Hello Kitty and haven't done any of the Xmas cuts --- I'll save your post to use as inspiration...... I love the Hello Kitty cuts.



Karons Krafty Korner said...

Sharon - all 4 of your cards are fabulous - TFS (at) gmail (dot) com

marg0006 said...

OMG! They are all soooo cute & adorable. Love Hello Kitty. Wish I had the cart.

marg0006 at verizon dot net
Loving Scrapper 101

Olivia said...

Great job on all the cards.

Ellen Jarvis said...

WOW, you really went to town (the North Pole!) in creating so many fab Christmas cards so early. I wish I had your mojo!! Maybe by the end of the hop, I will!

Ellen ♥ CardMonkey

jennyplace2 said...

Holy cow, you really outdid yourself with all the sweet cards, you have such a good start with your cards and it is only July. I love each and everyone of them. I am a long time follower and thank you for the chance at the blog candy.

V Perkins said...

I just love Christmas Cards and having some with kitties make them extra special. I don't have this cart, but it will surely be on my list.

snappy scrappy said...

Super wonderful cards!! Lee-Ann :)

Craftin Desert Divas said...

Hello Kitty is so adorable an so are your cards!


LindaV said...

Whoa! Great cards. I don't want to think about Christmas quite yet, but your projects are changing my mind.

DIANA L. said...

Great bunch of Christmas cards way to go -You are way ahead of yourself.
Thanks for the inspiration
you could enter this in my my DL.ART Thankful Thursday challenge.

DIANA L. said...

Thank you for joining my DL.ART Thankful Thursday challenge.

DonnaSue said...

So, so cute-love your cards!

AJ Scrapbooking and Cards said...

Lovely cards! love the bling on your hello kitty card! I so love this cart. I'll have to look into finding this one. TFS AJ~

Emily said...

I love the Christmas Hello Kitty cards! Absolutely adorable.

Emily said...

I love the Christmas Hello Kitty cards! Absolutely adorable!!

Scrapper69 said...

Those are seriously ADORABLE!!! You are already ahead of the game for Christmas with all those cards! And they're soooo stinkin' CUTE too!! LOVE them! :o)