Christmas in July BLOG HOP!

Welcome to our CHRISTMAS IN JULY BLOG HOP!  We are so glad you’re joining us here today and can’t wait to share the creative fun the team has been having… for the first time, our blog hop does not include a product challenge.  Instead, each member will be sharing a Christmas project using whatever products they choose from the SNS online store!

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This should be a lot of fun, so let’s get started!  If you get lost hopping along the way- please check back here for the full list of links in todays blog hop!

Here’s the list:  starting HERE with me!

Be sure to leave comments along the way… each of us will be giving away a Christmas Embellishment Package!  7 winners total will be announced next Saturday!

And now for my card… I almost hate that it’s first, because I’m pretty sure it’s completely unlike the rest you will see on this hop!  I went very non-traditional, using mostly Tim Holtz products…

I also used products from one of my other fave artistic guys, Ken Oliver.  I decided to use Color Burst to color my beverages as well as creating a coordinating background.  I primarily used the Earth Tones set, and selected this combo of drinks because together they are sorta Christmassy colors PLUS they happen to be fave bevies of choice in our house 😉  Since I didn’t have the Caribbean Brights Set (it’s next on my wish list!) for the lime greens, I mixed together the dark green & Lemon yellow and it turned into a pretty great margarita green!

Each of my glasses had additional shading added with watercolor pencils and some Zig Wink of Luna pen added as well to finish them off.  The large Christmas word is by Tim Holtz and the CHEER was created using the 1″ alpha.  I am super excited to see more of these alphas coming up as new products this fall- I love creating my own sentiments with these!  I also love that you can use both the cut out and the negative space they leave.  I lined mine up a bit un-even to tie in with the theme here 😉

I finished it all off with some ribbon & a word charm as well as a tiny bit of snowflake washi tape… and of course some bling to make it all a bit more festive!

Hope you enjoyed a peek at my first non-traditional Christmas card of the year… I kinda have a thing for creating these.  I love using non-seasonal stuff to make my holiday cards!

Don’t forget to leave comments along the different stops on today’s hop!   Have FUN!  The link to your next stop will be added to the bottom of this post so you don’t have to scroll back up unless you want to!


Inky hugs,



Materials Used:

Tim Holtz mini blueprints strip BEER

Tim Holtz mini blueprints strip WINE

Tim Holtz mini blueprints strip COCKTAILS

Tim Holtz mini blueprints DRINKS set

Tim Holtz 1″ alphanumeric die set 

Tim Holtz Retro Merry Christmas dies

Color Burst Earthtones & Brights

Zig Wink of Luna Pen


Next STOP on the Christmas in July HOP: Laurie Case



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25 Responses to “Christmas in July BLOG HOP!”What You're Saying

  1. Nancy says:

    Love this card, such a fun take on a Christmas card, and It really is the season to be jolly the when you have those drinks flowing lol.

  2. Christine Ferdinands says:

    This is a perfect card. Non-traditional but still exuding Christmas spirit.

  3. Jane McGill says:

    Very unique card. Love the Christmas die cut.

  4. Carol Jones says:

    I like your non-traditional card! Very creative. Great colors too!

  5. Carla Hundley says:

    I think your card is
    fabulous! Love the
    colors and the cut
    out Cheer!
    Carla from Utah

  6. Nancy Elrick says:

    I love your non-traditional twist…

  7. Cheri Richards says:

    Very colorful Christmas card.

  8. Elaine Max says:

    I think your card is awesome! You have sparked an interest in trying non traditional images and colors for my Christmas creations! Thank you for sharing!

  9. Janet Axtman says:

    Now THIS is MY kind of Christmas Cheer! Love it! TFS! Janet

  10. Jeanette Y says:

    I love your non-traditional Christmas card!!Beautiful colors and very festive! You could change this to be a birthday or celebration card too!!

  11. Tracy Tanasiychuk says:

    Beautiful colors good work thank you

  12. Iman says:

    Yes it is different & creative…love it.

  13. Deepa Robbins says:

    Very colourful card! You were right when you said non-traditional but I really like how it turned out!

  14. Melanie Kuzik says:

    That is real cute card and I love that it is not traditional. Thx for the inspiration

  15. Preetha says:

    Getting into the spirit! Love the card.

  16. Charmaine Stack says:

    Great background and I really like that retro Christmas word die.

  17. Joela Pascoe says:

    That is an awesome xmas card, love it

  18. Dee says:

    Love Color Bursts!! Great way to mix with coloring of the glasses

  19. KT Fit Kitty says:

    Gorgeous card, love the colour combo!

  20. Julie Anderson-Shetler says:

    Your non-traditional Christmas card is nice.

  21. Deborah Smart says:

    I just love these bright, fun colours! What a great card for those non-traditional friends 🙂

  22. Cindy Holmes says:

    I think your card is ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS! I really think that your card is very colorful! And I really love how you finished off the drinks with a little glitter bling too!! Just soooo FANTASTIC!!!

  23. Kathy says:

    This is such a fun card!

  24. Rebekah says:

    What a fun card! I love that it’s not traditional.

  25. nIKKI hAILEY says:

    I think your card is ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS! I really think that your card is very colorful! And I really love how you finished off the drinks with a little glitter

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