July 26, 2013

Christmas in July


Welcome to SOC's Christmas in July Blog Hop! I, along with some very talented crafters, are coming together to deck the halls by sharing Christmas themed projects! Of course Christmas is the season for giving, and this hop is no exception! There will be giveaways on various blogs throughout the hop! Plus, there will be an SOC blog hop gift awaiting one visitor!! To be eligible for that prize, you must comment on all the blogs by Sunday, July 28th at 11:00pm EST. From all who are eligible, one lucky reader will be randomly drawn. The winner will be posted on all the participating blogs on Wed, July 31st.

If you're starting here, visit Dorothy's blog first to start from the beginning. However, if you have hopped over here from Cyndi's blog, then you're in the right place! Today I am sharing a couple of Christmas cards with a different color scheme:  






Yes, for these cards I selected Kraft (or Khaki), Black, and White for my basic color scheme. I visited a Pier 1 store last year, and they had these fabulous tree displays set up. One of the trees was white with black and gold Christmas ornaments. Although I usually decorate with my lovely purple decorations every year, I loved this color scheme! So I thought it would be great to use it as my color inspiration! Here's a closer look:

Finished size: 5x7, Embossing Templates: Darice, Cuttlebug/Provocraft
Die: Spellbinders, Stamp: Hero Arts



After embossing the card front and the black strip, I stamped the tree then cut it out with a Spellbinders labels die. Pop dots were then added behind the white mat to help it stand out. You can't see it as well in this picture, but stickles were added to leaves on the image for a little sparkle.
Die: Spellbinders, Stamps: Hero Arts, Our Daily Bread Designs



The snowflakes in this card were added with Hero Arts stamps, and pop dots were also added here to look like its hanging from the tree! The ribbon was leftovers I had in my stash (bonus points for that!)  I plan on making more of both of these to share with friends this Christmas! Not my bloggy friends though--I have to surprise y'all with something else, lol...Well those are my projects for today! I enjoyed sharing them with you, and I hope they inspire you to try different colors with your holiday cards! 
Before you go though, I would like to share a blog candy giveaway!!


One winner will receive a 6x6 paper pack and matching washi tape from My Minds Eye, plus a little bling to give a little shimmer and sparkle to your holiday cards and projects! 

And while we're on the subject of giveaways, here is a peek at the blog hop gift!! 


Wow, right? And who said Christmas only comes in December, lol...the rules for this prize is located at the very top of this post, so be sure to check that out again. So are you in the Christmas spirit?? Ready to see more holiday creations? Well, you're just getting started!! You'll be heading over to Donna's blog next, but here's a list of all the participating blogs: 

Cheryl http://www.onecraftyncpeach.blogspot.com/  <---you are here

So thank you for joining us today for Scraps of Color Christmas in July blog hop! Be sure to visit throughout the weekend, as some of the crafters will have more projects and more holiday fun to share!

Merry Christmas (in July)...And That's All She Wrote!


49 comments:

  1. Beautiful, like the use of non-traditional colors.

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  2. I love your use of nontraditional colors. Both cards are beautiful. And you definitely showed me that I need to make use of the spellbinders I own.

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    1. Thanks DB! Now pull out those dies and have some fun!!

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  3. ...Yep me three. I use non-traditional colors too. Glad i found a fellow purple lover. Last year I used purple, brown, and gold. Those cards are very nice. Nice embossing folders.

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    1. Thank you! Your tree sounds pretty! Would love to see some pics!

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  4. Make that 4. I like non traditional also. Your cards are pretty and I like the die cuts you used.

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  5. Just adore this Christmas card. Love it. Tfs

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  6. BEAUTIFUL!Love the non traditional colors.
    Shout out to the the purple sisters. :)

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    1. Thanks fellow (sistah) purple lover!! ;D

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  7. GORGEOUS cards and thanks for sharing!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by and sharing your sweet comments!

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  8. The textures and layers on your cards are beautiful. I always forget about embossing , but it adds such depth to a project.

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    1. Thanks Sharon! Embossing is my favorite technique, whether I'm using heat, paste, embossing with templates or the old fashion light box and stylus...then again, I haven't used that light box in awhile, smh...

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  9. Gorgeous cards!!! :) Love those!

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  10. Super cute, love the colors!! Nice work!!

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  11. Beautiful cards. Love them! I am also a new follower. Come visit me at www.craftingwithhelena.com

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    1. Thanks for stopping by and becoming a subscriber, Helena! Will stop by for a visit soon!

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  12. Very beautiful. Thank you for the wonderful ideas.

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  13. Thank you for sharing. I love the color combination.

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  15. Wow...gorgeous cards. Love that you added the pretty ribbon.

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  16. The cards are absolutely beautiful - along with the awesome this color scheme! Thank you for the details

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  17. BEAUTIFUL color combination on those GORGEOUS cards! :)

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  18. Love love love....I think I need to go to a Pier One during the holidays (its been years)...great inspiration!

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    1. Thanks kate! I don't get to go into Pier One often, but they have the best seasonal displays!!

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  19. Always love Kraft, so these cards are righ in my wheelhouse.

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  20. Love your cards Cheryl! I just bought a bunch of Kraft cards and envelopes from Dollar Tree. You have inspired me to use them for my Christmas cards.

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    1. Thanks Maxine! I look forward to seeing your cards!!

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  21. Hi Cheryl, your cards are beautiful....thanks for coordinating the blog hop...sorry mine was a little delayed. I sent you a message through SOC. Great blog hop, everyone is so talented and are showing some beautiful Christmas inspirations.

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  22. I'll take that SOC Blog Hop Gift...along with your cards! Very nice. I especially like the large ornament card and the colors.

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  23. Your colors are spectacular - the non-traditional really pops!

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  24. I like the Kraft and black cards! Beautiful!

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  25. Love the non traditional colors. Elegant cards

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  26. Great color scheme...I like it!! Beautiful cards!

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  27. Say WHAT! You just ROCKED the house! Lovely!

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  28. Never would have thought about using kraft paper for Christmas, but it TOTALLY works! I love the colors! Very nice. You can send this to me....I'll act surprised! :)

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    1. Ok, but I want the whole "Home Alone" face if I send it to you!
      O _ o, lol...Thanks!

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  29. Thanks for sharing. I will scrap lift this and use Kraft paper for my Christmas cards.

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  30. Beautiful non-traditional card - love it!!!

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  31. Love your cards, the color worked very well together,great job

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  32. Such wonderful cards!! I so want to card lift them!! Awesome color scheme!

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  33. Very non traditional colors but I love it

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  34. Love these cards! My boyfriend is an Alpha so when I made him buy some mini trees for his house I got him a ton of teeny black and gold ornaments from Hobby Lobby (on clearance after Christmas, of course...)

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  35. Love your color scheme on these cards. That's Christmas tree is a nice stamp. I might have to look for that one. Love your background embossing and stamping. Very professional looking.

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    1. Thanks Karen! Will look for the set and send you the item number for the tree! In fact, I believe it also came with the Merry Christmas sentiment as well!

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