Saturday, July 13, 2013

Christmas In July Week 2 - Christmas Cards


Hi friends and fellow crafters! Welcome to week 2 of our Christmas In July Blog Hop! If you are coming from Fran's Blog then you are in the right place! Isn't she creative? If you are just dropping by, head on back to Paulette's blog for a chance to win this week's prize, a Christmas Cards Cartridge! Leave a comment on everyone's blog and you will earn entries into the drawings! 

Here's this week's line up:

Colleen at http://scrappycol.blogspot.com/ You Are Here!

My card this week is for my future Great Niece. She is due in August, but ever since I found out my nephew and niece were expecting, I have baby on the brain. LOL! I am sure I will make a few more for her before Christmas arrives. I used the CCR to create the card and if you would like the file, I will add it to the bottom of this post. I started by cutting the baby from New Arrival. I cut the top layer twice so that I could add some dimension to it like our friend Nadia taught us back on NSD. I also cut a Santa Hat from Paper Doll Dress Up and sized it to fit the baby's head using the CCR. I colored the baby using my copics and put her together using pop dots. I cut the Santa hat twice, once in SEI Red Velvet paper and once in white cardstock. I cut the red pom pom and rim off, then attached the red to the white hat. I added white Doodle Bug Flock to the rim and I used Martha Stewart Coarse Glitter on the pom-pom. 


I did the same thing with the reindeer  from Paper Doll Dress Up. I cut the hooves from the white reindeer and colored them with copics. I didn't like them, so I added some Ranger Glossy Accents to them and added Martha Stewart glitter. I also put a dab of Glossy Accents on the reindeer's nose and added some glitter to that as well. I used SEI Brown Velvet paper to cut the reindeer out, so to add some accents to it, I needed to use acrylic paints. I used pink for the ears, and white for the tail and antlers.



I cut three sleds from Paper Doll Dress Up. One in green, one in white and one where I hid contours in kraft paper. This gave me a chance to add layers where there weren't any on the original cuts. I cut the center from the white sled and used Glossy Accents to add Martha Stewart Glitter to it. Then I added Martha Stewart Glitter to the bottom of the sled. I popped that up on the base. Before I did that, I glued my baby, some presents and a Christmas Tree down on the sled's base. The presents are from Birthday Bash and the tree is from Paper Doll Dress Up.




Above is a close up of the sled. The little silver dots are from my stash. I have no idea where they came from. LOL! I hand cut a present for the baby to hold and popped it up. I folded one of the baby's hands around it to make it look like the baby was holding it.

For the base of the card, I cut Baby's 1st Christmas using Something To Remember.


The flowers are from Jolees. I had them in my stash. I also added some ribbon and twine to the card. All the patterned papers are from K&Company. The pink and green cardstock are from Close To My Heart.


 I have been having so much fun creating Christmas In July projects. Since Christmas is the season of giving, I am having another drawing this week. I am giving away a Cricut Snow Day Seasonal Cartridge to one lucky commenter on this blog post. I will be announcing the winner on July 20th.

Here is the download link for the file. Baby's 1st Christmas Card

I am entering my card in the 3D Challenge over at  2 Creative Chicks.

Finally congratulations to  Maria who left this comment. Random.org picked your comment number for the $10.00 Michael's Gift Card!

MariaJuly 6, 2013 at 10:41 AM
Beautiful! It's wonderful that it can be used so many different ways.

Now hop on over to the talented Theresa to see what holiday joy she has created today! 

Thanks for stopping by my blog today!


Happy Crafting!
Colleen

42 comments:

  1. Colleen - it's unbelievably precious and beautiful. You made your card come to life - and it is so darling with the glitter sleigh, the baby, and the reindeer! Wow!

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  2. This is fantastic! So much texture and I adore the non traditional colors you chose. I can't wait to see pictures of the little one that is coming!

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  3. OMG Colleen! Wow! I love this card. The bling that is the sleigh is fabulous. Pink and green....hello, I want one just like this to park in my garage. ;) The use of the baby as Santa is so creative and cute. I LOVE everything about this card. You really went all out and it shows. Fabulous. What a great hop!

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  4. Colleen, I am continually amazed at your creative work! This card is wonderful and I hope to use many of your tricks and ideas-again!

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  5. Your card is awesome in every way!!! From the glittering to the color choices it is really stunning. Thanks for the step by step tutorial I am going to try some of the techniques you used for a baby card that I need to make today! TFS

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  6. Colleen, This card is so detailed, Love it. I totally know what you mean for excitement of "Grandbabies" I have 3 that less than 4 years of age. Congrats!

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  7. Stunning! This card is so gorgeous. I'm sure your niece will keep this one for many years to come.

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  8. Colleen your card just comes to life. It's wonderful! You did a fantastic job on it TFS

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  9. Oh my! This card couldn't get any cuter!!! :)

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  10. The creativity in your card is outstanding. I love all the details. Thanks for the tutorial too.

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  11. so so cute and love all the sparkle.

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  12. Cute, cute, cute. Love it. Would like to invite you to link this cutie up over at 2 Creative Chicks 3D Challenge.
    Have a creative day.
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  13. How cute is that little baby peeking over the presents! What a great card!

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  14. Wow!! This card is GORGEOUS! Love all the wonderful layering. TFS.
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  15. I have a new niece this so this will be perfect for their card!

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  16. What an adorable card for your niece's first Christmas! I love the reindeer and that baby is just so cute!

    Tracy

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  17. What a cute card! And such a nice keepsake for the new baby! TFS

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  18. OMG, Colleen, this is just tooooo stinkin' cute! A Santa Baby!!! Who would've thunk!!! Super cute!
    Love how you did the "Nadia" touch to the Babe and Reindeer. Tooooo sweet!! What an absolute treasure for your Great Niece!! TFS! :-)

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  19. What a super cute card. Love all the details and sparkle.

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  20. This is so very cute!! I have thoroughly enjoyed all your baby projects and this one is no exception!!

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  21. How adorable is this???? Seriously Colleen, your cards never disappoint. I can tell from looking at all those luscious layers, that it weighs a ton. LOL The USPS must love you. Fabulous card!

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  22. What a great card...some many techniques. Thanks for sharing!

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  23. Fantastic card. It is just beyond cute.

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  24. OH WOW such a wonderful piece of ART ! When cutting that heavy glitter paper did you use the heavy duty blade ? I haven't cut any of that yet mostly because I didn't want to destroy my blade.

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  25. Your Great Niece will love this card! I love the pink and green colors and it is so girly and Christmas-y. TFS.

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  26. What a sweet card, and a great idea for baby's first Christmas!!

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  27. Cute, cute, cute! I love the colors you used - perfect for baby's first Christmas!

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  28. Colleen, how adorable is this??!! I love that little baby and the fun little reindeer. You did such a wonderful job on this!

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  29. I absolutely love your baby's first Christmas card, Colleen, and plan to make two of them for my two great-great-nieces. Thanks so much for the tutorial and help in learning how to do these darling designs!
    I would LOVE to be a winner!

    Jayne Kasten

    Kastenc at sbcglobal.net

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  30. I love your card. Your pictures make it easy to follow the directions.

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  31. What a fun card! A great idea, too! I understand 'baby on the brain'...my first grandboy is expected in October. You have inspired me to get busy creating a card for his first Christmas, too! You have set the bar high with this cute card!

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  32. SOOOO sweet! love the bling and colors for this super sweet baby card!

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  33. Adorable card! Love the colors and the bling!

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  34. Great project. Always so happy to see everyone having fun in crafting.
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