Monday, June 25, 2012

6 Months to Christmas Blog Hop

Hi Everyone and welcome to the 6 Months to Christmas Blog Hop,
If you have arrived here from Shari you are in the right spot. If you want to start at the beginning then head to Mary's Blog. How fun is this anyways?! I always had so much fun making Christmas cards in the fall and early winter but who knew it was so much fun to make them all year long?! If you are new you might be wondering how this works.... there is a group of us crafters that have committed to creating two Christmas cards and (one die cut and one stamped image) posting them on the 25th each month. Here are the two cards I created this month...

Card #1 (Stamped)

Cardstock: scraps
Ribbon: Offray
Stamps: SU Teenie Tiny Wishes
Digital Stamp: this was a freebie I picked up a very long time ago
Gems: Dollarama
Ticket Punch: retired SU
Prisma Coloured pencils
Glossy Accents *Okay and I finally found that you can over use this paper is very warped

Card #2 (Die Cut) Like how I used my first card as inspiration for my second? Cricutized!
***This is probably my favourite Christmas card I have made to date this year! The dark picture really doesn't do it justice in 'real life't just sparkles!

Cardstock: Recollections
Sentiment: SU
Cricut Cut: Jolly Holidays
Punches: Su Modern label punch
Pearl Pen
Gems: Offray
Ribbon: Offray
Bakers twine: Twinery
Cuttlebug + Swiss dots embossing folder

Oh and the best news....this month is officially the half way mark to Christmas! In honour of this special occasion a few of us along the way are offering up some Christmas blog candy as an early Christmas present to you! Here is the candy I have for you.....

Please leave me a comment with you contact info. by June 29, 2012 if you are interesting in adding these super cute stickers to your Christmas stash and I will randomly pick someone to win this prize.
Thanks for stopping by today. Georgiana's blog is your next stop.

Happy Crafting!
Here is the entire blog hop in case you get a little side tracked ;)

1.) Mary:
2.) Kerry:
3.) Sally:
4.) Heather:
5.) Shari:
6.) Tara:
7.) Georgiana:


abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Super Xmas cards! I so need to spend a weekend just making Holiday cards!

Did you get my email??

Ardilla said...

nice card ideas!!!
i like you CAS style!

Georgiana said...

I like how both your cards are so similar. I think that is a great way to get your cards done before December.

Stay Creative,
Carson's Creations

Mary said...

Tara, your cards are gorgeous! I love the ornament theme. I hear you about over using glossy accents I have been there too :) Great giveaway!


Debbie said...

These cards are beautiful!!! Wow! Are we really halfway to Christmas already???


Kerry~Momma K said...

Beautiful cards Tara!

Shari said...

Tara, I LOVE BOTH CARDS! Loving the ornament theme! such classy cards =)


mum of two said...

Tara, your cards are amazing! Love them both :)


Heather said...

I enjoy decorating at Christmas so much that it is great to see the ornaments you used on both your cards....wonderful CAS style. I too have used much too much glossy accent and have had the paper curt...LOL!! Hugs!!

Sandy Smith said...

I love,love,love your Christmas cards. Very sweet! Thanks for the chance to win Christmas candy too! Happy Monday :)


Sally said...

Great cards using the same theme and creating two very different cards. Love them.
Hugs Sally xxx

Cathy said...

Both your cards are adorable! thanks for sharing!!

Boots And Bling Time said...

Super cute cards....but the second is my FAV! I love it! I can tell it is just gorgeous in person! Great hop...I am so proud of you guys for starting Christmas early!

Nikki said...

What fab cards thanks for the inspiration hugs Nikki C

Njeri said...

This is a great offer and Your card is fabulous.