Monday, July 15, 2013

Noel card for Christmas in July (for Exploring Cricut)

It's Christmas in July at Exploring Cricut and we are having a blog hop!  Don't you want to get a few of those Christmas cards or gifts made ahead of time?  Our blog hop has some ideas for you!  You should have arrived here from Kathy's wonderful blog (I have the hop list at the bottom, in case you get lost.).

For my project, I got started on my Christmas cards, using some of my paper left over from last year.  I wanted my Christmas card to look kind of rustic and simple, to go with the woodgrain background paper.  I used the Winter Frolic cartridge for the Noel with the bird and the Swiss dots embossing folder.

Winter Frolic-Noel
Paper-woodgrain paper is Echo Park, solids are CTMH
brown chalk ink
sentiment stamp-Stampin' Up

So go ahead and get a head start on Christmas-it's so much easier when the cards are already done before the Christmas rush!  I get together with my mom, nieces, and BFF in late September/early October every year and spend a fun day making Christmas cards.   It's super fun because there is NO STRESS-Christmas is still months away!  The other designers at Exploring Cricut have some great projects to share-the blog hop schedule is posted below!  Go see what crafty goodness Liz has for you on her blog :) from here.

Blog Hop Schedule
Starting at Exploring Cricut

Rae Ann
Michelle N
Michelle S are here
Liz here next


  1. Oh how I love your card. May have to copy this for my cards this year.

  2. What a great Christmas Card - love that wood grain paper very much - You did a great job on your layout for this card! Thanks for the Christmas in July Hop and the Christmas in July challenge this week - enjoy your crafting days!

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  3. Wonderful card, you definitely achieved that country rustic feel to it. Love the word art and embossing too.

  4. What a cute card! Love the wood grain background and the embossed letters.
    I am a new follower.

  5. I would never to have thought to use wood grain on a Christmas card-it looks fantastic!

  6. What a sweet card! The embossing is such a lovely touch and the wood grain paper looks fabulous behind your word art!!

    We're also having a Christmas in July challenge at My Craft Spot. You are welcome to link up your card there too!

    Small Bits of Paper

  7. This is a VERY Pretty card!!Love the wood grain!!!

  8. I really like the rustic look and fresh take on the colors. It is a nice change from always thinking red and green:)

    My Mind's Dust Bunnies

  9. Embossing the letters just makes the card POP!

  10. Oh WOW!!! This is fabulous Michelle!!! I love the bg paper and the embossed letters!!!! :)

  11. BEAUTIFUL!!!! LOve the design and the embossing is gorgeous!
    Sherrie K

  12. Lovely card Michelle! Love the wood background paper :)
    Thanks for sharing and for your sweet comments!
    Have a wonderful day!