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.
Your next stop on the hop is Adelina Starace’s blog! Here’s the full list if you’re just joining in the fun:
- Therese Calvird
- Emily Midgett
- Laurel Beard
- Carolyn Peeler
- Ardyth Percy-Robb
- Lisa Spangler < you are here :)
- Adelina Starace
- Kelly Griglione
- Michele Ferguson
- Sandy Allnock
- Carly Tee Minner
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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