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Monday, July 12, 2010

It's Christmas in July!!!

Welcome to another great Creative Cuts & More blog hop!!
AND hoppers can have a chance to win this FABULOUS Christmas Card Kit (as well as a chance for a kit from us - The Scrap-a-Teeny Girls - by leaving a comment here!)  Keep reading to find out how to win both of these great prizes!!

Everyone seems to just love Christmas time! And, it's never too early to be working on those goodie boxes & gifts or just simply working on your favorite pix, thinking of the nice cold weather during these hot summer months!!

Hopefully you've followed the links & came to us via Steph Zerbe's beautiful site! Amazing work huh?! You will definitely want to peruse her archives for even more inspiration!!  If you didn't arrive here from Steph's blog, you don't want to miss what all our designers have in store for you! The CC&M "Christmas in July" Blog Hop starts at the Die Cut Diva blog first.

If for some reason one of the links is broken along the Hop do not worry, HOP back over to Die Cut Diva where you will find the complete list of all our bloggers!

Let's get started...For this month's project, I wanted to work with the Pyramid Box & the Pyramid Flat Top Box.  I knew that I could layer these two to make a fun Christmas Tree with a hidden treasure inside!

After monkeying around with the image of my daughter in PSE, I cut various papers from Making Memories "Fa La La" collection & some fantastic BoBunny paper called "St. Nick in Toyland" (available in one of our Christmas kits on sale in our Etsy shop!) into the triangle shape for the top of the tree. I used the fabulous Killer Red Tacky Tape in 1/4" to put the pyramid all together. Once that was done, I inked the edges of all the paper triangles with TH Walnut Stain Distress Ink before adhering the paper to the pyramid. I just love that pic of my daughter hugging Santa!!! (For those that live in the Denver Metro area, The Barn at Castle Rock has the greatest Santa, you can take your own photos & NO lines!!! All for FREE!!)

For the bottom, Flat Top Pyramid Box, I first used Olive Vine & Sunflower Glimmer Mist (I think I might be becoming a GM addict!) to get the same tone of green in the paper's I was using. I rubbed on a little image from Webster's Pages "Ting-a-Ling" collection on the front, a little "25" cut out from a piece of the MM "Fa La La" papers & glued it all together (including the lid to the top Pyramid) with more of the Killer Red Tacky Tape! Next, I used more of the Killer Tape to run that FABULOUS fiber across the top (also from Webster's, but unfortunately we sold out of those kits! SPEAKING of kits...we'd like to GIVEAWAY Christmas-themed kits one of our great to one lucky reader! Just leave a comment at the end of this post, telling us which kit you'd like of the 4 in our Etsy Shop & we will randomly select a winner!!)

Even though I wired the top & used a little ribbon from my stash, because of the hidden treasure inside, the tree is really too heavy to hang. (Also, if you use this pyramid box as an ornament, be sure to punch through all your holes in the flaps inside BEFORE adhering all the triangles together! I found out the hard way that I couldn't get through all my holes because of the way I sealed it up! Hindsight!!)

My little "treasure" inside, is just that...a little book of some favorite memories of Maggie during the 2009 holiday season! After printing a contact sheet (this is a great way to get tiny pix for these kinds of projects all at once!) in PSE of the photos I wanted to use, I cut all my papers from the Webster's Pages "Ting-a-Ling" & "Winter Wonderland" collections, as well as some more of that great BoBunny paper roughly into a 2x2 inch squares & whipped it out in no time!

If you'd like to see more of the inside of this tiny album, scroll on down! If you've seen enough & want to move on to the next blog in our "Christmas in July" Blog Hop, click HERE to see Jan Tantatomir's amazing projects as our July Guest Designer for Creative Cuts & More! She really has a beautiful touch! Hope to see you soon! (BTW, we do this every month!)
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Oh, I almost forgot!
You don't want to miss the August Creative Cuts & More Hop! We'll be doing some amazing Wedding & Baby ENSEMBLES!
So, stay tuned!!!

Ok, if you're still are some more photos from the mini-album. I really tried to keep it simple, with the exception of a little accordion fold inside to allow for a few sequential photos. Like I mentioned above, I used mostly the Webster's papers, but threw in a few others from my stash. You'll see a couple of those great rub-ons again as well as tons of dymo labels! I LOVE my WRMK label maker with all the different font wheels (Dymo makes one now too)!!! Let me know if you want any info on anything I might have missed telling you about here! Enjoy! And thanks for reading!

 TTFN, Becky!
PS - Kim had to skip the Hop this month because she is recovering from ankle surgery. But she will hopefully be working on some projects for our regular posts on the Die Cut Diva blog over the next two weeks! And she's got some great things planned for the Creative Cuts & More August Hop!!


Chrissy D said...

WONDERFUL project - LOVE the photograph on the top of the triangle. Just beautiful. TFS!

Steph Zerbe said...

Becky, how fab are you?!!!
Love this project and all the details you gave us in your post. You work is so inspiring. I am so ready for Christmas after seeing this project!!!
I have to put all these die cuts on my wish list now, thanks!!
Fabulous project!!!

A Sarasota said...

Get well soon Kim!
Amazing pyramid project, and can you teach me how to make such a WOW mini book? :-)
happy blog hopping

~jan said...

What a wonderful project, Becky-so fabulously creative!! Love this cool "tree"!

Beverly S. said...

You did an awesome job with the that fringe with the "balls" on it. Pretty! Fun blog hop.

windycindy said...

What inspiration?! I love the mini card set
and the upcoming book...
Many thanks for sharing, Cindi

Carla said...

This is so clever and well done! It is something that will be treasured for years to come!

Jennybean said...

I like the Dash Away All kit.. and your mini album is fantastic!

Kim Ross said...

WONDERFUL! Love that the pyramid box looks so much like a Christmas tree! :)

Penny said...

Love this little tree! What a great place to hide a Christmas treasure/goodie!

connie said...

I love this~ I will be scraplifting that mini book. Would make great stocking stuffers. My favorite kit is Dash Away All.

mustangkayla said...

Super cute! So creative too!

Sue D said...

Great mini album! I would pick the Farmers Wife kit.

Lisa Somerville said...

Great projects, wonderful mini album!

Bev said...

Becky, amazing project and i am lovin xmas in July...

silvia said...

Fabulous treasure holder!!! LOVE the mini book!!

Sharlotte Hughes said...

Love your blog! :)

Die Cut Diva said...

Such a great tree, Becky you did an outstanding job -- very creative and out of the box, so to speak. Loved it

Holly said...

This is so clever!! LOVE your album hidden inside the pyramids!!

mylaughingmagpie said...

Thanks to everyone for the wonderful comments!
I will be choosing a winner shortly!!!

Claudia said...

It so cute!