Monday, June 25, 2012

6 Months 'til Christmas Hop

Welcome Crafty Friends!

Did you know there are only 6 months until Christmas? This hop was started a few months ago to create two cards per month until the holiday season to help eliminate some of the stress at the holidays. I am extremely happy that I am part of this group, so I do not have to worry at the last minute. 

Here are my Christmas projects:
~ Die Cut ~
 Loving the crinkled ribbon even more since I figured out how to bunch it. 
red, white, and grey card stock
green pattern paper from scrap box
Jolly Holidays Cricut cartridge ~ stocking cut at 3"
Wild Card Cricut cartridge ~ Cheers (p. 78) cut at 3 1/2"
red and white round buttons
Martha Stewart twine

~ Digi/Stamp ~
K&Company paper ~Elizabeth Brownd Visions of Christmas 
white card stock
stamps ~ Inkadinkado tree and Craftsmart sentiment
Tim Holtz distressing ink ~ peeled paint green
burgunday gems

Christmas Goodies:
Since we are counting down to the holidays, I have a gift for one lucky person. Be sure to include your blog address (if you have one) and your e-mail. The winner will be announced Friday, June 29th .
Here is this month's line-up:

If you are interested in joining next month just leave a comment. You could get a jump start on your cards too.

Don't forget to leave a comment for a chance to win some 2nd Blogoversary goodies!

Stay Creative,


  1. What a great idea starting now to create Christmas cards!
    I love the crinkle ribbon, specially the way you have scrunched it up....Great card:)

  2. What beautiful cards Georgiana!! LOVE the crinkle ribbon bow!
    I should really take your lead and start some Christmas cards but of course I wont and will end up scrambling in Nov to get them done and in the mail :)
    TFS and hope you have a GREAT day!!

  3. Georgiana your cards are beautiful. I am especially drawn to the secong one, I love the pearls/embellishments you added to the tree looks amazing! Super giveaway too :)


  4. This is awesome! I love the stocking card! So me. These are great and this is a really good idea.

  5. Gorgeous cards Georgiana! Love that little stocking and the bling on that tree is so perfect!
    Not here for the candy!

  6. Awesome cards Georgiana! Thanks for the inspiration.

  7. Oh that crinkle ribbon is stunning on your first card! I have always been luke warm about it on cards until I saw it here!!! Now I want to getmy hands on some lol

  8. Hi!Let me tell you how Awesome is your cards!!!My favorite one would be the Stocking because its a Cutie!!!My favorite holiday is Christmas.My friends are always laughing about how much I enjoy the shopping,the crowds,the pushing and thats only on black friday..LOL.From the first cold breeze in October I am already in my Christmas mood.I laugh more,smile more and give out more of my love everyone to those who know me.....I am so excited for this year's christmas!!!

  9. Georgiana, wow both cards are fantastic! I love the whimsicle look of the elf shoe and I love the elegance of your second card! Great job sweetie!


  10. Georgiana, this post made me SO EXCITED! I adore Christmas (all year round) and am elated to see your festive creations! You captured both the whimsical and elegant feels of the season so beautifully. Lovely designs, gorgeous focal points, perfect embellishments. :o) I can't wait to make a Christmas card soon! Thank you for the opportunity to win.. you are so very generous. :o) Have a beautiful day!

    Hugs and blessings!
    KaleidsoscopicSparkles at yahoo dot com

  11. what gorgeous collection of Christmas cards! I love the Christmas tree idea with the bling!! Lovely!!

  12. Both your cards this month are great. I like the crinkle ribbon on the first card and the elegant look of the gems on the second. Hugs!

  13. Oh My Gosh I love the red ribbon its beautiful. Great Card and love that your doing Christmas cards. Me too :). Happy Monday!


  14. Oh wow, such pretty cards---I love that pretty red bow in the top one and the red pearls on your tree image! So festive---can't believe it's 6 months away!!

  15. Hi Georgiana, OMG! both of these cards are GORGEOUS, I love the stocking cut and I hope to use my cartridge this year since I got mine late last year and didn't get to use it:) Fantastic idea to create Christmas cards up till Christmas!! I can't wait to see more... Thank you for sharing and have a fantastic day!!

  16. Two completely different styles and they are both great. Love the ribbon on the first one and the cute stocking. The second one is just so stylish.
    Hugs Sally xxx

  17. Georgiana Love both the cards love the whimsy of the first the more traditional feel of the second. Karen

  18. i wish is would have thought of doing Christmas cards way back when... love that stocking.. what is the secret to using the crinkle ribbon..looks awesome. The other card is very elegant.. love them both. hugs

  19. This makes me totally happy and totally sad. Happy because I love Christmas, but sad that time is going by so fast! This is a wonderful idea to get a jump start on some Christmas cards this early. Usually I let time slide and don't get anything made. Thanks for the inspiration!

  20. Such a fun Christmas card, love the ribbon and buttons!! Great job.


  21. what a beautiful selection of holiday cards! I have started a few myself.

  22. The cards are so pretty. Starting now for Christmas is a great idea. Thanks for the chance to win.

  23. What a GREAT idea! I'm usually pretty good about getting my Christmas cards done early because if I don't there will NOT be homemade cards from me and I really dislike purchasing cards if don't have to!

    Your cards are really nice!

  24. Adorable Christmas cards! I love the buttons with twine on the first one! I really like how you added the gems to the Christmas tree too! Thanks for the chance to win! :)


  25. Both of your cards look awesome! It's a great idea to get started early :) I'm always a last minute kinda gal hehe. Maybe I'll try to get a couple done and feel like I have accomplished something.


  26. Both of your cards are so gorgeous, Georgiana!! I love the beautiful ribbon you used on the first one and the pretty gems added to the tree in the second!! I admire you for getting your cards done early...I need to find time to work on mine too so I'm not so overwhelmed in December :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  27. Awesome cards! You guys are way ahead of us! is so hot outside I can't even think of Christmas. I just love you cards...that ribbon is amazing on the first card....and the second card is so elegant! Great job!

  28. Love your Christmas cards the 2nd one is just so elegant :) TFS hugs Nikki C

  29. Beautiful cards, G. I think I'd like to get in on this. Give me the deets when you get a chance. Love how you gather that ribbon. Will need to know how to do that if I ever get some of it!--Pat

  30. These are great!!! Love the stocking, the ribbon and the great buttons! The digi is so so pretty!! :)

  31. Such Beautiful cards! I'm really loving that crinkle ribbon!

  32. Such a fun festive card-- makes me think of happy jesters!


  33. These are so great! I love that Christmas tree!

    I was thinking maybe one weekend to pull all my Xmas supplies out and see how many cards I can make. I know I am going to regret making ZERO as is comes closer!

  34. Your card as well as your other creations are fabulous!
    Thanks for sharing.

  35. Wow these christmas card are beautiful.Before you know it you are all caught up with christmas cards.

  36. Georgiana-

    I'm interested in doing the blog hop. Could you send me more information.


    Craftin Desert Divas

  37. It's great to get a head start on Christmas!
    Fab cards :)


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