EH Christmas in July Blog Hop!

Howdy y’all! Welcome to my stop on the Ellen Hutson Christmas in July Blog Hop! I’m so glad you’re here!

I gotta tell ya, I LOVE making Christmas cards in July because it’s usually blazing hot here in Texas and they help cool me off! It’s still pretty toasty come December — we’re talking 80 degrees and shorts weather. So I came up with this little number and it’s just how I feel. Check it:

I pulled a bunch of different Essentials by Ellen sets together to come up with this card — I really love mixing things up this way. I had the idea to make a cactus standing in the snow, dreaming of a white Christmas and these stamps made it happen! I thought I’d do a quick run down for ya.

I started with the cactus from the Everyday Doodles set — that set is one of my all-time faves and I seem to use it allllll the time! Then I had to give him a Santa hat — doesn’t it look like he’s tipping it and saying “howdy, y’all”?! LOL!

Then I created a wintery landscape by combining the Alpine Snowfall die with the Alpine Windows — these two can also work for birthday cards as they look like confetti! Love getting more from my supplies that way.

Then I added some snowdrifts with the new Landscapes dies and glitter!

I finished off the card with the “dreaming of a white Christmas” from the Mountain Holiday set stamped in Rockin’ Red — this is the best red y’all — plus some clear droplets. PS. Did you notice I put one on the pom-pom of the Santa hat? :)

And that’s that!


We’ve got a super fun prize!!! One random & lucky commenter will win $25 to the EH shop! To enter for a chance to win, make sure to leave comments at each stop along the hop! Comment before Wednesday, July 31st at 11:59pm PST. Winners will be notified by email.

Hop On!

Your next stop on the hop is Adelina Starace’s blog! Here’s the full list if you’re just joining in the fun:


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Thanks so much for joining me, and if ever you have some snow you don’t want just send it my way! xo

55 Replies to “EH Christmas in July Blog Hop!”

  1. joy meadows says:

    Cute as can be! Love this whimsical card!!

  2. Tracey Landt says:

    Very cute card Lisa. Thanks for the inspiration.
    T x

  3. Amy Cooley says:

    This is so fun and different for the holidays!

  4. Lauryne Cunningham says:

    What a cute card! I love all the texture and dimension!

  5. Your card is adorable!!

  6. Lisascreativeniche says:

    Love the cactus in the snow!

  7. What a sweet card. I love the sparkle and the “pompom” on the hat. So cute!

  8. How fun with the cactus in the snow with a Santa hat!

  9. LOL Love this comical cactus dreaming of a white Christmas! Your card me me laugh……it’s very hot in Australia during our Christmas so this appealed to me greatly. Hoping your day is marvellous. Cheers Donna :)

  10. Darlene De Sario says:

    Love the snow background, im not a cactus fan but im from Ohio so traditional with snowmen is more my vision lol. Lovely card. Tyfs!

  11. Love your take on dreaming of a white Christmas, so clever! Such a fun card for my desert dwelling friends.

  12. Marisela Delgado says:

    awesome card

  13. Oh, golly, thanks for the best idea for my Arizona friends! Love that little cactus fella!

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