Saturday, July 16, 2011

Can it Be? Christmas in July, Day 2

Welcome back for Day 2 of the Christmas in July Hop hosted by Lisa of Scrapping with Lisa handmade with love. If you came from April of Curls and Grins, then you are in the right spot.

I am extremely thrilled that you have returned today for another project. I had a good time making this holiday card because I used a mosiac technique. I used some scraps that I had from last Christmas and created my own background paper. I love how it looks and how versatile it is. You can create a dozen of these backgrounds and none of them have to look alike.
Find out how you can make your own by reading below.
These were the materials I started with and then added solid red, white, and green cardstock.
 First, I used a rectangular piece of paper for the bottom layer. I wanted to be able to leave space between the boxes to add a framed look. Then, I cut the scrap paper into various shapes (squares and rectangles) and sizes. A glue pen was used to adhere the pieces.  
 Once my background was complete, I was able to cut an image. I selected a couple wreaths in two different sizes to see which one I liked best. One was cut from the Gingerbread cartridge (left) and the other was cut from Jolly Holidays (right). They were cut at 3 1/2" and 4".
I chose the wreath from Jolly Holidays  ~ 3 1/2". I added the swirl embossing and created a shadow (cut at 3 3/4") since it is not a feature on this cartridge. The red gems sparkle in the light, which make the card more attractive rather than the paper berries that were cut with the bow.   
The wreath has been adhered with foam squares to add dimension and the sentiment was cut from the Wild Card cartridge.

I have started another background to show you more options.
I hope you will try adding a mosiac look to your next card. Please come back and invite me to see your creation once you post it.

Remember: Since this hop is all about Christmas...I have a gift for one lucky person.
Please leave a comment each day for a greater chance of winning. The winner will be announced Monday evening, July 18th.

Thank you again for joining all of us for the
Christmas in July Blog Hop.
Until tomorrow,


  1. love your cards and the idea of using all those left over papers.

  2. Beautiful card! :-)

    -Sam :-)

    SamanthaJDesigns @

  3. That Mosaic technique is such a great idea!! Helps to get rid of scrap pieces of paper..I hate to through any of the paper away so this would work for every holiday..Great idea!!


  4. Beautiful! Great way to use up those scraps of the patterned papers.
    melissaseme at yahoo dot com

  5. Adorable!!Thanks for sharing hon, Have a scrappy day~
    Scrappingmamma ~

  6. Georgiana,
    This really reminds me of quilting. I love the look. The embossing and bling on your wreath makes a big difference too. Very nice. Thanks for sharing.
    follower, friend, fan and all. Ü
    vandyzfam at

  7. What a beautiful card love the idea of paper piecing like a quilt for a different background. TFS.

  8. What a fun card idea, and a great way to use up scraps. I esp love that you could make several cards with the same papers, yet not have any two that are identical.TFS!

  9. Love the wreath with the swirl embossing. love the quilted look too.

  10. So cute Georgiana.. you always make it look so easy.

  11. Love the cards,I am a follower,joydee1963 at yahoo dot com

  12. I absolutely love the mosaic look, Your cards a re beautiful
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  13. Love your cards!! TFS!

    amandawoodau at hotmail dot com

  14. Very Pretty! I love how you made your own background paper..

    joyfulhrt at gmail dot com

  15. Beautiful luv the colors in the background.

  16. Oh gosh, I just loooove this! I will have to give this a try. Love all ov the colors! Beautiful!!!!! :)

  17. Nice Cards Like the idea of using the scraps for background paper

  18. Great cards! The mosaic idea using scrap paper is so helpful...tfs!!
    jejaeb at cfl dot rr dot com

  19. Love that mosaic look--it's terrific! You've got such great ideas--love it!--Pat

  20. great cards. lovely papers. tfs.

  21. What a great idea using the mosaic technique!
    Love all the different looks you get from it.

  22. Love your card! I am ready for Christmas now :)

    Emily (coolcricutcreations at yahoo dot com)

  23. That mosaic technique is so awesome, Georgiana! It makes the cards absolutely stunning! Love them :)


  24. Cute! New technique to me!
    craftycardgallery at gmail dot com

  25. Wow! I love this mosaic effect you created! I'll be trying this technique myself this year. It will be time to start making Christmas cards and related items before we know it. Thanks so much for sharing.

    anniebeescraftroom at gmail dot com

  26. What a fantastic way to use up all those scraps!! I see TONS of potential! Great idea and wonderful card too.

    hugs, Cheryl

  27. Those are lovely.

    Smiles Sher

  28. Beautiful colors. I love your cards. Thanks for sharing them with us. I love using up my scraps as well.


  29. I LOVE to quilt and I like the quilted look background. Instead of paper, I have been wanting to use fabric on a card and see how that goes. COmbine my two loves!! :) thanks for sharing...I also happen to LOVe thats just a bonus!



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