Saturday, July 7, 2012

Christmas in July Blog Hop

WELCOME to the Christmas in July Blog Hop – Mama LoveBug aka Pam is very pleased to be a hop spot for this event.  

Hostess Ashley has info on her blog concerning blog candy so check this out. Drop by each site and share some Christmas cheer with each crafty Christmas card creator:

The premise of the hop is to showcase a Christmas card that can be created quickly.  Well, I don’t know if my project fits the bill but I’ll let you judge for yourself.

Today I’m sharing a card using Stampin’ Up punches and paper.  This can be done in assembly line fashion to create a cute and memorable little card.  

Here are the instructions:

1.  Make the following card pieces from punches – I used SU punches but you could use others if you have something that works as well


1 White XL Oval (base of face)
1 Red XL Oval/Embossed (hat)
1 White Ornamental (could use heart punch embossed) (beard)
2 White Bird Wing (mustache)
1 Silver Glitter ½” Circle (embellie for hat)
1 Blush or Bridal Pink Large Oval (face)
2 Black Owl (eyes)
1 Blush or Bridal Pink Owl (nose)
1 Red Owl (mouth)
1 Green 2 ½” Circle (base of entire created image)

2. Cut the following papers – you could make this bigger if you’d like

1 red 3” x 8”
2 white 3 ¾” x 3 ½”

3.  Grab supplies
*white gel pen
*glue runner
*pop dots or mini dots

4.  Assemble your card base of the red with each of the 2 white rectangles – one for front and one for inside

5.  Adhere your pieces to create the Santa and use pop dots to “make Santa pop up or stand out” and adhere to card front

6.  Pick a sentiment that is your favorite – I used SU “A Very Merry Christmas To You” and stamp it below Santa image – you could use this again for inside, switch to another sentiment, or leave it blank and write in your own special message

7.  There you have a quick, assembly line Christmas card…..again if you don’t have the punches, you could cut these shapes out on a machine such as Cricut; Sizzix also has some Christmas dies that might also work for the image of this card or something like it.

This is a close-up of the card face

This is a pic of the card opened up and the last is what you start off with

BEFORE you leave please become a LoveBug Creations fan and/or love a comment to be in the running for Ashley's blog candy................cyberhugs.............Mama LoveBug

Next on the program  check out  - Robin -



Paper Craft Island said...

Adorable card, Pam! I love how you used multiple punches to create this cute santa! Makes me wish it was December! :) TFS!

Hugs from the Island ♥

recollectionalley said...

So very creative using all of those punches. Thanks for sharing!


PaulaJ said...

Your Santa is absolutely adorable!

mccuja1 said...

Great step-by-step instructions.

Miranda said...

Adorable! I love your Santa!
miranda at nanasscrapspot dot com

jessica said...

This is adorable!! Thanks for the step by step instructions!!

Mimi said...

Very cute and wonderful that you used all punches. I just resigned with SU. I do it just for me so I can get my supplies at a discount. I love their paper but I'm becoming very intrigued by all the punches! TFS

littlen said...

cute card. never too early to start making christmas cards. tfs.
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silvia said...

Cute card!! Creative use of punches!!

Charo said...

I am already a follower and I think your project definitely fit the bill.

marg0006 said...

Great looking card.

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Cathy said...

Too too cute! love the Santa card, easy enough to make with the Cricut if you do not have the punches too.

Cely said...

very very cute punch art santa! cely_rohr at hotmail dot com

AJ Scrapbooking and Cards said...

OMG this is so cute. I love Santa big bold eyes. AJ~

melllisssa said...

Such an adorable card. I'm so fascinated that you created the Santa using nothing but punches?! That's so creative!

Thanks so much for sharing!
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Angela Crafty Spot said...

Very cute card!! I love the Santa!! I'm a new follower!!

Wunder's Creations said...

Very cute card! Love the embossing =)

MzLavr2 said...

Great card Pam, from the other Pam!!!
<3 Pam

Marianne said...

Cute that you used Stampin' Up. i am a new follower via GFC as Marianne Barkman and liked your face book page. Thank you for sharing!

Marianne said...

oops, you can email me at
marianne dot wanham at gmail dot com

Ashley Nicole said...

How cute. Love the Santa. Thank you for being in the hop.

CarlyJo said...

I love how you used SU regular shape punches to make a Santa that is darn cute! Thanks for the recipe, I am going to have to cook one of mine up too!

febe said...

Lovely punches in an adorable card :)

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Robin said...

Adorable card!


Christine Kiehl said...

Wicked cute Santa! Love your creative process! Thanks for sharing!

Amy E said...

Wow Pam...I love this! It just fascinates me that you could make a card that awesome out of just punched pieces. Great job!!!

amyis300 AT hotmail DOT com

Delightful Designs by Katherine said...

Fantastic card; thanks for the recipe.

Trendy Twine said...

This is so freakin' cute. Your Santa is adorable. LOVE this card.

Lesley @ Trendy Twine

Zenita Smith said...

Cute card!! Thank you for leaving directions!!

Tanya said...

How darn adorable and easy too!! I may have to get all those punches!!

Olga Wright said...

simple yet very meaningful. it's all about Christmas and it is now fast approaching.
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