Tuesday, July 13, 2010

♥ Christmas in July! ♥

Hi everyone! I'm sorry that I have been missing in action lately! I first took a week off to prepare for our annual 4th of July party, then needed to take a couple of days off to recover from our 4th of July party! hehe My "baby bump" has now turned into a "baby mountain"! So I am easily tired now heading into the home stretch! Only a little more than a month to go! Yippee! So I haven't felt much like doing any crafting lately. I hope you forgive me! {wink} Well, until yesterday anyway! I must admit, I went up to my craft studio and instantly caught the bug! I then saw this week's challenge over at The Shabby Tea Room blog and that was all I needed! This week's theme challenge is "Christmas in July". My 2 favorite things! Summer and Christmas! (even though I like the cold and snow for Christmas!)So I decided to make 2 cards for this fun theme! The first one is a Snow Globe card. They are so fun to make! I used some Webster's Pages papers from their 6"x6" Holiday Collection pack, some October Afternoon cardstock stickers, Martha Stewart punched snowflakes, pearls, gingham ribbon, white ball trim and of course, lots of glitter!My next card is a Gift Card holder. So easy to make. Just mat a piece of paper onto a slightly larger piece of paper using an adhesive on the bottom and sides. Take a circle punch and punch half a circle onto the top left hand corner of the smaller piece of paper. Instant gift card holder! I used some more Webster's Pages papers, graphic 45 tags, Hero Arts stamp, MS punched branches, more glitter, Debbie's hand dyed seam binding (love it!), red ribbon and hemp cord.I will be back very soon with my Blogaversary Giveaway! I can't believe it's been 2 years since I started my blog! Since I will be taking a break after the baby is born at the end of August (I will post pics though!) I wanted to give away a very special gift to my friends! Hopefully you will all stick around until I come back! And don't forget, I will be giving away a CRICUT CAKE!! Woo-Hoo!! So stay tuned!!Have a wonderful day!!

Hugs....

36 comments:

Kelly Massman said...

Both cards are really pretty! Best of luck for a continued healthy pregnancy and baby!

Auntie Em said...

Your snow globe card is just too darn cute and the gift/money holder card is a great idea! It is the perfect time of year to get all those things done...especially for you with the new little 'un on the way!
Best wishes!
Thanks for sharing! :o)

♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ Dottie ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ said...

Good Morning Melissa:
Both of your card are very Pretty, I know that it doesn't take you long to get inspired to get busy making beautiful cards and things.
Will be beck checking and hope to have a chance at winning the cricut cake. How I would love to win that with all the baking I do.
Hope all goes well with the rest of your pregnancy and your delivery you and the baby will be in our prayers.

~ God Bless~
Hugs:o)
US

Shirl said...

What a lovely snow globe card! Perfect for Christmas ;)

Less than 2 mths before yr baby is due...you must be excited! ;)

Audrey Pettit said...

Oh, what adorable projects these are! I LOVE that snowglobe shaped card. The scene you've created inside is wonderful, and I love the pom pom trim around the outside edge. And what a beautiful gift card holder. Love the Webster's papers and the vintage charm. Thanks for sharing these with us at TSTR.

Rosana Garcia Hess said...

Lovely projects. Thanks for sharing.Hugs from Brazil
Rosana

chignon said...

How exciting, preparing for the new one and you still find time to create beautiful cards and share them with us! Thank you. I totally understand being tired from preparing for a party and recuperating from it too! I just recovered from my DD graduation open house and the day after I could hardly move I was so exhausted! So take care of yourself and the bundle :o)

daisydilly (vicki) said...

How did you make that adorable snowglobe. I love it and the other card is great too.

And don't worry I'll still be here as I'm a follower . Babies are so wonderful but glad I'm a granny now!!!!

2amscrapper said...

these are wonderful projects!

lastivka said...

fabulous! love your style!

lisa808 said...

Love, love, love your snowglobe card!

Cheri Wenger said...

What a fun take on a snow globe! Hope you are resting up for the big day! Hugs, my friend!!! (((((hug)))))

Tamika said...

Your cards are awesome, I love the detail.

Rbarakat said...

Wow! baby is almost here! How exciting! What beautiful cards - I am especially partioal to the 2nd one! Love it!

Gwendoline said...

It's nice to see Christmas things in this warm weather !
You have a wonderful style.

Tona said...

Love both of these cards. You do amazing work.

Debbie said...

WOW, Melissa! The words that come to mind when I saw your two projects are yummy and gorgeous! The snow globe is so clever -- I'd love some instructions on how to cut that (did you use a Cricut?) and the money/gift card holder is SCRUMPTIOUS -- so vintage and beautiful! Thanks for sharing your amazing talents with us this week in the Tea Room :)

gabyangel said...

Super nice take on the glove card and what a great idea an Websters papers for the money/gift card holder I will have to scraplift!! I have that paper and love it!

gabyangel said...

BTW, I am still in love with your icecream card!!!! I have to make that one too!!! and cannot get over what a beautiful job you did on the bow!!!!

April D said...

I just love your Home for Christmas Card. too cute!

monica said...

la card bellissima...aspettiamo il bebe

Noreen said...

I love the vintage look, and your tag holder is beautiful!

Debbie said...

You've received a blogging award:

http://debssimpletreasures.blogspot.com/2010/07/versatile-blogger-award.html

Congrats, Melissa!

Ольга Степановна said...

love your snowball card!
so cute! your candy is cool too!)))
xox Olga xox

Aussie Loz said...

Wow, these are cute! Love the gift card holder, those papers are so perfect! ♥

Jimmie said...

Melissa, hoping you have an uneventful delivery. I'm in love with your creations. I'm a hopeful candidate for the circut cake giveaway. I've linked to you from my blog

Anonymous said...

Your cards are both so awesome i really like your work on them is very neath and the give away is also very cute as well i like it .

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Jenny said...
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Jenny said...

2 so tolle,unterschiedliche Karten sind das geworden,

Tiffany said...

Nice cards!

Corina Petre said...

I love this card!It is very beautiful!!!

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critterbugg365 said...

These christmas cards are so beautiful.

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Tammy said...

These are some wonderful projects and great ideas.
smiles...Tammy

Genevieve Rodriguez said...

Loving the Christmas card. Wow!

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