Christmas in July Event
Christmas in July

Christmas in July - Blog Hop

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If you are one of my regular blog followers, today we have another blog hop to get you in the festive spirit and get you started on all those Festive Season projects.

Some of the Art with Heart Stampin' Up! team girls have joined forces to present some fabulous Christmas projects to inspire you. This year we already have new Christmas sets to play with in the 2015 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalogue, and some old favourites too. We also have a brand new 2015 Holiday catalogue coming soon.

If you would like a copy of any of our catalogues, to attend a Stampin' Up! class or join a large fabulous group of crafty women by becoming part of the team (hobby demonstrators welcome), be sure to contact me.

If you have already been hopping through the blog hop, you will have just arrived here from the blog of the very talented Claire Daly. At the end of my post is the link to the next person. Be sure to leave comments for everyone and enjoy the trip down Creative Lane!

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About a week ago, a card by US demonstrator Debbie Mageed popped up in my Facebook feed and as soon as I saw it, I knew I had to recreate it in a Christmas version.

So using Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive and the new Merry Moments Designer Series Paper - along with returning favourite Festive Trees stamp set, I created this while on our casual kiosk at Chirnside Park shopping centre last week. I just love it!

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How did I get the Floral Frames dies to cut the edges with those folds? Very easy following Debbie's straight forward instructions.

I'm hosting a great big Christmas in July event soon and have been making lots of goodies for it, so I also wanted to show you today my advent calendar. This one is made from the Tiny Treats boxes. They are so cute, so easy to assemble and you get 25 food safe boxes in a pack for only $12.25.

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This is what the stack of boxes looked like with just the ribbon decoration added - don't we have the yummiest ribbons in the Stampin' Up! catalogue? Have you felt how soft those Striped Grosgrain ones are?

But you probably want to see the finished boxes right?

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The boxes are approximately 5cm x 5cm x 5cm. I love to know what you would put in them, so please leave a comment below and then continue on the blog hop with the gorgeous work of Judy May.

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If you find a broken link or have come to this blog hop from a different entry point, you can view the participants below:

  1. Ros Davidson
  2. Rachel Woollard
  3. Tina Gillespie
  4. Kayleen McLean
  5. Claire Daly
  6. Kathryn Ruddick
  7. Judy May
  8. Kathryn Mangelsdorf
  9. Kate Morgan 



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Love the unusual design of your card Kathryn, and the Advent Boxes are a great idea - must have taken you hours, but a really special thing for your family to use

Kate Morgan

I love that card, it is stunning and those advent boxes, well I am just impressed that you have managed to do them all. What an effort, well done!


Fabulous projects, Kathryn! I love how you used the Floral Frames dies to make that impressive card. I'm also impressed by the level of detail in each of your advent calendar boxes. They've been on my to-do list now for a couple of years. You've inspired me!

Judy May

Wow, what an amazing project Kathryn. Love all the details you have put into each box. For my niece's Advent calendar I alternated a couple of sweets with small items like hair clips/bands, stamps, little figurines etc.

Barbara Lindsey

Your card is lovely and great idea to use the boxes for an advent calendar.

Ros Davidson

A wow bundle of goodies you've got to share there Kathryn. Looks great.

Kathryn Mangelsdorf

What a very unusual card but it looks great. You have done an amazing job on the advent calendar. Lots of little presents to be included in these.

Debbie Mageed

Hello! Your card is beautiful as are the advent boxes!! And I really appreciate the shout-out! BTW I have a daughter living in Australia and would love to visit someday.


If you are religious you could put small plastic Nativity pieces in the boxes. Or you could put notes of fun things to do everyday, like bake cookies, or make cards- great if you have kids. The calendar boxes are beautiful!


Thanks Debbie - for your inspiration and your kind comment - I hope you do get to visit Australia one day - it's a pretty awesome place!

Thanks for your great ideas for the Advent Calendar goodies Judi. I especially like the idea of little notes, kind of like I.O.U's - how fun would that be to take photos of them opening the notes, doing the activities and then scrapbooking it later!

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