Thursday, July 24, 2014

Inspired Stamps Christmas in July Blog Hop

Hello and welcome to the Inspired Stamps Christmas in July Blog Hop.  You should have arrived from Deneen's blog, if not you can start from the beginning by clicking on the Inspired Stamps Blog link.

 Today the Inspired Stamps DT is making Christmas cards using one or two Inspired Stamps stamp sets to inspire you to get started on those cards that you will need to send to those special people in your life.  I used the 1.5 inch circle Christmas and the words on the tree in the circle card are from Perfect Christmas sentiments.  I used the same basic elements in each card but changed the layout: portrait, landscape and circular. I used a combination of Spellbinder dies: pennants and scalloped pennants, Sizzix die: postage rectangle, circle dies and scallop circle dies.

 I embossed snowflakes on the white card background and added the 1.5 inch circle Christmas sentiment.  I tied a bow with cream organza ribbon around the scalloped tree.
I used the same elements as the first card but changed the layout, added patterned paper for background (hand cut the snow) and added a third tree.  This time I embossed two of the three trees and added sequins and button embellishments.

The third card I made a round card base and added patterned paper.  I stamped words from Perfect Christmas sentiments on the largest tree and added tiny star sequins to the smallest scalloped tree.
The 1.5 inch circle Christmas set has six different sentiments, I have used 3 of the 6 in my cards today.
As you can see this is a very versatile set and a perfect addition to your Christmas stamps.

All the Christmas stamps are on sale (no code or coupon required) for the next week only (July 31), so head on over to the Inspired Stamps Online store and add these sets.

I hope you are enjoying the hop so far next stop is the very talented Kary.  Thank you for hopping with us today and remember to take advantage of the sale and start making your Christmas cards.   I have over 40 Christmas cards made so far about 40 more to go.


  1. Gorgeous cards, Chere!! Love the tree ideas and the bright colours of your cards. Great job!!

  2. Very nice. Love the bright and cheerful colors.

  3. Very cute--I like the pennants as trees.

  4. Love the different shapes of the cards. So fun! Love Christmas sentiments!!