Friday, July 12, 2013

The second Week of the Christmas in July blog hop is HERE! This weekend is Christmas Cards!

Welcome to the Christmas in July Blog Hop! I'm so glad you've joined us today. We have a great line-up of talented Cricut crafters who all have a Christmas Card project for you to enjoy. And, we have some prizes too! Be sure to start at the beginning so that you don't miss any of the projects and have the opportunity to win the Cricut Christmas Cards Cartridge.  Details are on Scrapalette's blog so if you missed it circle back so that you don't miss anything.

I am so glad to share my Christmas Card with you.  As I was thinking of what kind of a card to make, one style card kept springing up.  It is the side step card.  This is a very versatile design that I learned from the Splitcoaststampers tutorial.  Since our theme is Christmas, I naturally thought of Nativity scenes and that was the start of my project.  I saw several others that had used the side step card design and really liked them.

 

 


 

 

The only change, besides design that I did was my card is 6.5 inches wide.


I used my Creative Memories straight cutter to make the cut and then used my Martha Stewart scoring board to make the folds.


After you have cut, scored and folded the layers or steps, it looks something like this. 


The silhouette die cuts were made with several Cricut cartridges including the Teresa Collins December 25, New Testament, and Noah's ABC Animals.  In making the Wiseman that is on the camel I used the welding feature to attach the wiseman to the camel in Cricut Craft Room.




I am really pleased with the end result and hope that you've enjoyed it as well.  If you follow my blog and leave a comment I will also have a drawing for a Nativity Card Kit for you to put together yourself.   I will pick the winner on Friday, July 19th.

Be sure to check out the other crafters in the line up.  If you came here from Linda's blog, you'll now be ready to visit Cindy's blog!!   Thanks again for visiting!!!  
 

Here's this weeks line up:

Paulette at http://scrapalette.blogspot.com/





Donna at http://carolinascreativecropper.blogspot.com/  You are here!!!!





 
 
 

62 comments:

  1. Great minds think alike! I have a step card on my blog too!! How fabulous that you included a tutorial. This is a beautiful card with an even more beautiful message!!

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    1. Thanks Diane.... I was thinking the same thing when I saw your adorable card!!!

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  2. Hello Donna! Wow...very pretty card. Would have never thought to do the black and white theme with it. Very cool. Thanks for the tutorial too. I commented on Diane's blog that I'd never made a step card, but it was on my list of things to do. Now I have no excuses. ;)

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    1. Step cards are really fun and add dimension so easily!! It is actually midnight blue background paper, but black would work too!!! Thanks for stopping by!

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  3. It's a beautifully striking card - love the use of the Nativity silhouettes. Your creation of the scene from a variety of cartridges is wonderful! Thank you for the inspiration!

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    1. Thanks Sis!! I just bought the Teresa Collins cartridge just for the Nativity scene and then when I was designing what I needed to complete it was so grateful for those that have put together the cut searches for us!! Thanks for stopping by!

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  4. Oh My Gosh....GORGEOUS!!! I'm am so idea-lifting this one!

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    1. Thanks so much! Glad that you liked it, lift away!!

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  5. With your tutorial you have really inspired me to finally try this. Your card is absolutely beautiful! TFS

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    1. Thanks for visiting glad that you liked it.

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  6. I love the nativity scene. Your card is gorgeous.

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  7. very pretty and a step card is just right for this.

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    1. Thanks and I agree the step card was great to add the dimension!

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  8. I love your beautiful card. TFS.
    D~ Dragonfly50
    http://designsbydragonfly.blogspot.com
    (email & Google follower)

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  9. So elegant! A beautiful reminder of the reason for Christmas! That's one card that's sure to be displayed!

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    1. Thanks Paulette! I really appreciate you organizing this blog hop!

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  10. Beautiful card. I love the simplicity and elegance!

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  11. Beautiful! Your nativity is absolutely stunning!

    Tracy

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  12. Oh Donna, this is stunning! What a gorgeous card! Everything about it is perfect!

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    1. Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving such a sweet comment!

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  13. Donna,
    Your card is wonderful. Very elegant!!

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  14. Donna, your card is stunning! Love the step card feature! TFS! :-)

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  15. Gorgeous card and very generous of you to offer a do-it-yourself kit. Good luck everyone!

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  16. I love the silhouettes on navy blue. Just a beautiful card Donna.

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  17. Donna, your card is beautiful!! I love the way you combined all the cuts.

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  18. Such a beautiful and elegant card. Love it.

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  19. LOVE IT !!! Now if only I could blow this card up life size and put it in my front lawn for the holidays!

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    1. Thank you! Blowing it up life sized would be a great idea and trick :-)

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  20. Love it! You did a great job on this card. I would love to get this as a christmas card. TFS.

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  21. Very classy, Donna! Thanks so much for the step card tut. link, too.

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  22. Beautiful card! I could actually make this!(Not a card maker) Thanks for the wonderful post.

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  23. Beautiful step card! Love the white cuts on the blue base - just perfect!

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  24. I love how elegant and beautiful your card is. I love how the colors contrast against each other.

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  25. I don't know how to make those step cards. I will have to learn a new technique.

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  26. So tranquil and lovely! the step card created a perfect background for your scene.

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  27. Your card is beautiful!

    http://happyscrapper64.blogspot.com/

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  28. I like this card so much, I'm scraplifting it! Very cool card!

    Di& Co

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