Saturday, December 3, 2011

Christmas Cards Blog Hop

**For the Christmas Cards and Cookies Blog Hop click HERE**

Today is the Christmas Cards blog hop with Becka from Creations with Becka We have an exciting line up of ladies who have all created Christmas cards to give you ideas of homemade cards you can all make to send to your friends and family this holiday season. If you came from Carrie's blog then you are in the right place, if you just stopped by please start at the beginning of the hop at Creations With Becka.
I love Christmas!  Christmas celebrations, Christmas cookies, Christmas cards, Christmas cookies,  oops- did I say cookies twice!?!  Well, I'm not sure I'll make many cookies this year (I'm leaving most of them to my Sister to do), but I'm making tons of Christmas cards!!  I love making cards because I can put my special touches on them and make them specifically for one person (or family)- you can't get that in a store!

I have 2 that I HAVE to share!

The first one is from one of my favorite Cricut cartridges- Scandinavian Christmas Cards.  
LOVE this one!
This is a regular A2 sized card.
I cut the image out at 3.5" and glued it all together.
The background paper is Teresa Collins Christmas (wrapped up in some 3 Girl JAM Tuxedo Black Crinkle Ribbon) and topped off with some T.C. bling!
Lots of layers- but so fun to make!

For my other card, I used the Cricut Winter Frolic cartridge (that I bought at Michaels on Black Friday!)
This is a 5"x5" card.  
The background snow mountain image is cut at 4" and topped off with DecoArt Snow Writer.
The penguin was cut at 3.5"
The sentiment is from Pink Design.
I used the Snow around her hat and used stickles on the lollipop.
Her belly is made with 3 Girl JAM Sterling Silver Crinkle Ribbon and the bow down the side of the card is Tuxedo Black.
(These are 2 new colors available to purchase)

I am giving away the Celebrations Bundle (Tuxedo and Sterling) from 3 Girl JAM to one lucky follower who comments below and goes over the the 3GJ Facebook page and "Likes" them!

Your next stop is Heather!

Here's the whole line up in case you get lost:
Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Great cards, the penguin is so cute! Thank you for sharing these cards.

  2. Oh my what an elegant card, that is a beautiful cut! I will have to try that one! And your little penguin is just cute as can be, love the snow! Great cards for today's hop!

  3. You are so enabling me on the Scandinavian Christmas. So pretty. Also love the tuxedo on the penguin. Very creative!

  4. Beautiful cards. Love the colors on your JOY card and the puffy snow caps on the second card are really cool.

  5. Julie, both of your cards are wonderful I love how the first one is traditional and the second is cute and whimsical! Thank you for sharing them both!!!

    Lisa G

  6. I love the texture you added to the penguin. Great cards.


  7. Very cute cards! I love the Joy card with the text background! Beautiful!


  8. Your First Card is so Pretty, But my favorite is that Adorable little Penguin. Too Cute! I Love how you added Crinkle Ribbon to his belly. My goodness that's cute! I'm already a follower of yours. :0)
    cindymarshall63 at hotmail dot com

  9. Very, very pretty cards. I LOVE the first one. What a great cart. I think the 2nd is too cute. That lil penguin witht the crinkle ribbon is great.

    Be Blessed, Beckie

  10. Oh that is too cute how you put the ribbon on the penguins belly
    I am a follower

  11. Both cards atr very nice but I must say your first card is just stunning! TFS!

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  13. your cards are absolutely adorable!! I love how you used the ribbon for the belly of the penguin sooooo cute! thanks for sharing. i already like 3 Girl JAM on facebook.

  14. Both of your cards are wonderful! I really love the penguin and the way you used ribbon on his belly, how cute is that! Great job!!

    plese.cathy@yahoo dot com

  15. Your first card is so pretty! And love the adorable penguin! Great use of your fabby ribbon!

  16. Hi Julie!
    These cards are beautiful! Your ribbon looks so awesome on these :)

  17. Julie
    WOW awesome cards, I love how you used the ribbon in the penguins belly so cute!
    Thank you for being in the hop.
    Creations With Becka

  18. Both cards are spectacular! I love that you did both traditional and non-traditional! The belly of the penguin is awesome! Great job!

  19. Great cards! That penguin s so cute

  20. Great cards! The ribbon on the penguin's belly is very creative.

  21. I love the card using the Scandinavian cartridge and the penguin card is so cute too!
    jtg0398 at sbcglobal dot net

  22. Awesome cards Julie!! Great job and I LOVE uour ribbon!!
    Sherrie K

  23. I love both cards. I like the textures you added to the pinguin card.

  24. both cards are very different, but both very adorable.

  25. Hi love the ribbon!! its so cute on the card! I went over to FB and left a comment because I had already liked it!

  26. What great cards! I am so in love with the text background! Thanks for the chance to win! cjdempsey9 at msn dot com

  27. I am a follower,Super cute card,joydee1963 at yahoo dot com

  28. Julie, what a great idea using the ribbon on the belly...too cute!


  29. super cute card

  30. Julie, I just love the Penguin. The Ribbon on his little belly is so stinking cute. I missed all the fun this past weekend...trying to get Christmas stuff ready. Can't wait to visit the some of the blogs.

    Happy Holidays!