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Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Sparkle N Sprinkle Christmas in July Blog Hop

Hi and welcome to the Sparkle N Sprinkle Christmas in July blog hop that runs from July 12th  - July 13th. It has been sweltering in much of the US lately so hopefully this hop will help you cool down a bit! If you have come here by way of Karalee's wonderful blog, then you are in the right place. If not, you might want to start at the Sparkle N Sprinkle blog to be eligible for the FIVE prizes we are giving away! First of all I want to show you a card I made with our brand new release set -- Woofie. Isn't he cute? I made the sleigh by cutting a wavy line across the Spellbinders labels 8 die. The blades of the sleigh were made by using the antlers from a reindeer die!


When I was young I just loved snow globes and I still do. I had several of them over the years. I decided to make this card a snow globe. I used a snowman from the Merry Crows set.



I used another snowman from this same set on this card. To make a frosty look, I used a used dryer sheet over the snowman that I ran through the Xyron machine and rubbed Waterscape glitter over it for sparkle.


Now for my last card! I used the ornaments from the Nesties Ornaments set. The Spellbinders Heirloom Ornaments dies fit with this set for an easy cut.




Just a reminder that through the end of the month, the Sparkle Team presents all the Christmas & Winter, Jewish & Christian images on special – 15% off!  To view all our specials, which also include a few glitters, embossing powders and flocking – just click here.    http://sparklensprinkle.com/o/specials.php

Would you like to be a part of this fabulous design team???   We have a Design Call out thru July 27th!   See the detailsHERE.

Remember to go to each design team member to leave a comment. Thanks for stopping by! Now on to the
talented JILL'S blog!

52 comments:

E. Marie said...

April, these are all so awesome. Each one is totally different but love them all.

Shanna Shands said...

Great fun techniques you used on all your cards. Very inspirational.

Karalee Ingram said...

Wow and wow! These are all great.

Barbara Bruder said...

Love your cards and really like the way you made the sled.What a cute idea!!

Blessings from Cindy said...

I love your cards & the puppy one is my fav! Thanks for sharing!
Blessings,
Cindy

Julie Z said...

Wow, what a diverse collection! So many neat & different designs - way to go! Love how you created the sleigh....way creative!!

craftingcottage said...

You did a fantastic job on these cards! I love the different styles you used! Your Snow Globe card is my favorite... I totally love that fold!
Thanks for sharing your creativity with us!
Lisa

Karin said...

Wow, you can do it all! The first card is just super cute and so, so clever! Love that sled :)...And the ornament card is so elegant!
Love the sparkley embellishment :)

Karen said...

Woofie in the sled is so cute!

Stampin' Hands have Happy Hearts said...

I absolutely love that last card!! It is front and center on display at the store!! Gorgeous!!!

Gerlinde said...

These are so unique and creative! Love the sleigh with Woofie - very clever. And the ornament card is so elegant! Great job!

Andrea said...

LOVE woofie!!!

happy said...

I really like the sleigh and the way you altered the dies to create it.

Katy said...

These are are fabulous! I love the snowmen! And the way you made the last card with the ornaments is very cool! :)

Sandy (Cheesy) said...

The woofie stamp is very cute. I also LOVE snowglobes and your card is really adorable. I really like what you did with the trifold ornamnet card. Thanks for all the inspiration.

creativearts said...

I love the woofie card with all of the snow! All of the other cards are lovely but the doggie is my favorite!

Brenda said...

They're all so different and unique!!! Love how you have the snow globe card just opening at the circle and so much detail inside! Your idea to use the ornaments as "flaps" is awesome and really makes that card. Woofie - too cute and love how you added the glitter over the image on the snowman card

Anonymous said...

Love these ideas, especially the snow globe, have to scraplift that one. Alice L.

Julie said...

The Woofie card is just too cute. I see a new stamp set coming!!!

Verna Angerhofer said...

What wonderful cards you have created. I remember back when you were just getting started and look at you now! A super wonderful stamp artist and I am thrilled to see your inspirational work. Thanks for sharing.

Fran said...

I love them all I see scrap lifting in my future!

Dianne Potter said...

Great ideas! The gate fold ornament card is very elegant. Thank you for sharing.

Rhonda Miller said...

Wow, these are gorgeous. I love how you made the sled on the first one.

ShirleyTACS said...

Hard to decide which I like best...Woffie or snow globe. All are great.

gobarb26 said...

Great cards and so adorable!

Debi said...

What a great idea for the sled! My favorite card here!

Anonymous said...

The dog in the sled was so cute,all were great ideas. Elaine

Kathy Vogel said...

Woofie is adorable.. It is really clever how you made the sleigh & the runners on it. Snow globes are one of my favorite things too.

Anita Braddock said...

Super Elegant Cards. love the Details. Love Christmas love the colors and the shimmers. thanks for sharing .
abbraddock@msn.com

carrie said...

Wow! What a great variety of cards. I really like the one with Woofie the best.

Lawren said...

Your cards a gorgeous. I just love Woofie in the sleigh!

Anonymous said...

Woofie is a great stamp. The snow globes would make great gift tags. Love the detail
Donora

Gina R said...

These cards are beautiful. Each and every one of the is unique.

Cheryl B said...

Woofie is so cute. Love how you made the sleigh!

CC W said...

Your cards really show your Christmas side, thank you for sharing your talents!!!

Shona Erlenborn said...

What a great job on all your cards April. Love your take on the sled!

Karen L said...

OH my gosh...that pup is SO adorable!!! Love his little muffler!

Teri Gross said...

AWESOME! LOVE the snow globes!!!
Thanks for the great ideas!

Auntie Em said...

Your cards are all so beautiful! I love the sparkle and layers you use to create them. Great tip on cutting the spellbinder label for the sleigh.
Thank you for sharing! :)

dcookwrites said...

These are incredible. I love the way you've treated the unusual shapes. You've given me some great ideas. Thanks so much.

Anonymous said...

OOOHHHHH Love the glitter!!
Kim
Kasot@aol.com

Donna Ellis said...

April, I hardly know where to begin! From darling to elegant to "vintagely-nostalgic", your cards are beautiful! All the details, and clever ways of incorporating colors, textures and embellishments, make your cards so eye-catching! Thanks for always sharing your artistic heart.

Pawprintx4 said...

Hi April,
You know I love the dog and what a great idea for the sleigh. Very imaginative. All your cards are wonderful as usual. I also loved the pictures from the show...glad we got to see you & Marie in your tutu's!
Stephanie K

Janett said...

Your cards are beautiful love all glitter and the one with the dog and sleigh is adorable.

HelenM said...

I Love all! Thanks for the inspiration!

NWFlamingo said...

Cute stuff! Woodie sure looks as if he is enjoying Christas in July.

Beverly Baxley said...

I am in awe of your creativity. Loved the sleigh you created from a label die. Thanks for showing this on your blog.

Babe O'Mara said...

I love all of your cards. So creative. The sleigh is charming. Nice job.

Babe
youiesmom@att.net

Anonymous said...

April, loved the dog in the sleigh card - I know I will be trying to copy that one.
June P.

Michelle said...

Hi April,

I love your card with my Woofie image, your work is beautiful!

Hugs,

Michelle

Jean Martin said...

Great cards April. I love the added texture on each cards! :)

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Really gorgeous cards, I love the frosty look to them, the little dog image is so sweet and the snowman is fab
Lindsay xx

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