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Stamp It Blog Hop — Christmas in July Under the Mistletoe!



Hello and welcome stampers and paper crafters!  It's July and with your visit to my blog you have entered the Stamp It Bog Hop.  This month's theme is going to blow you away...Christmas in July!!  Eeeek!!!  I know that the big holiday seems like it is far away (less than 6 months), but it's always a good thing to be aware of so you know that now is the time to start working on your cards.  We are here to help fill your inspiration bucket, so let's see what I have for your bucket!

If you have been traveling along the Stamp It Group Blog Hop, or, if this is your very first stop, I want to thank you so much for stopping to visit me at Stampin' Dreams. If you like to skip and hop and happen to get off track, the full blog lineup below will help you move along from blog to blog so you see all of the amazing creations.



My card is a wonderful sneak peak of some brand new stamps and framelits that will be available for purchase come August 1st.  This set is called Blended Seasons and has 12 stamp images with a coordinating die set called Stitched Seasons Framelits.  The main focal point rests on the designer series paper found in the Annual Catalog called Under the Mistletoe.  PLUS, this paper pack is one of the selections for the Buy 3 Get 1 Free Designer Series Paper Promotion.


I am super in love with the stitched framelits!!  They are nothing like we've had in our collections before.  Not only do they produce a beautiful shape, but when die cut from watercolor paper, the finished cut makes it look like a pillow top stitching...really cool effect.  The holly leaves and berries image was watercolored using an Aqua Painter and ink squished into the lids of my Shaded Spruce and Real Red ink pads.


Outside of popping up the sentiment, there needed (in my opinion) to be a little somethin-somethin added to help make the whole panel just POP.  Using the Fine Tip Glue Pen, I added a dollop of the clear liquid glue to each of the holly berries.  TIP: This step was the last thing I did to the card, because when you do this, you will need to set the card aside for a few hours to let the liquid glue dry naturally.  I don't recommend using a heat tool to speed up the drying as it could remove the sheen of the handmade glue dot due to the heat of the Heat Tool.



For more Christmas in July themed inspiration, make sure you hop on over to the next Stamp It Group members' blogs to see what projects they have to share.  Thank you so much for stopping by....stop back again real soon.



Good Luck to all!! One very lucky paper crafter will win this wonderful All-inclusive Notes of Kindness Card Kit. To enter, you must leave a comment on any Stamp It Blog Hop post....AND, finally, you must include the correct hash tag...#stampitcontest with your comment.





CONGRATULATIONS to our June Blog Hop Winner!

Julie Schoonover





I'm so very grateful; and I'm not sure I can say thank you enough to everyone that stops to visit me.  I love the visits and wonderful thoughts you share with your comments.  If you've ever purchased a stamp set, dies, paper, ink, embellishments, etc. from my online shop, I literally did a little happy dance when your order came in.  And, if you've ever shared a card or other bit of handmade kindness using Stampin' Up! products, my heart leaps for joy.  I appreciate you and all of your wonderful support of my favorite stamping business.  If you haven't already, please share and invite your friends to stop by, too.  Oh, and subscribe to my blog so that you don't miss a single post.  I can't express how very passionate I am to share my love for papercrafting with you. If you are a new visiting crafter looking for a demonstrator to shop with, I would be ecstatic and honored to be your creative coach.


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What supplies do you need to create this Card? All the items used are from Stampin’ Up! and can be purchased through my online store HERE or click on the items below. A printable supply list is available as well!

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