Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Christmas in July Blog Hop

Welcome to our Christmas in July Blog Hop! 



We recently opened up an affiliate program through Share-a-Sale (a way for us to give back to those of you who spread the word about SNSS - affiliates get a small % of any sales generated from their affiliate links of our products) and we are SO EXCITED to be teaming up with some of our brand new affiliates for this hop! Hooray! There's lots of inspiration along the hop... and that's not all...

Since Christmas is a time of giving, we thought Christmas in July should be too! There's a drawing for a fabulous $50 gift code to the Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps shop from all of the comments at all of the stops along today's hop. So be sure to leave a little love as you hop about!


Comment Giveaway - $50 gift code to SNSS
Comment Deadline - 11:59 pm ET July 31, 2019
Winner will be randomly selected from all the comments on all the blog posts linked below.
Winner will be announced here on the blog on August 1, 2019




If any links misbehave along the way, you can always hop back over here for the full list!

But that's not all! We're also kicking off a Christmas in July sale today! Through July 31, all stamp sets in our Christmas and Winter categories are 25% off. No code needed! It's the perfect time to pick up some supplies to get a jumpstart on your holiday crafting!


Now for my card for today. Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps has so many timeless Christmas sets! I love a good Christmas card that puts the reason for the season right up front and center and these stamps make it so easy!


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For this card I pulled out two of my favorite Christmas sets, O Holy Night and We Three Kings. I thought the star of wonder sentiment would pair so beautifully with the nativity image.

 I first sponged peacock feathers distress oxide on a piece of cardstock, then embossed the nativity silhouette in white over the top of it.  I cut this with a circle die and then matted with thin foam for some dimension.

I decided to follow the current Mojo Monday sketch for the layout, so stamped and embossed the star of wonder sentiment from We Three Kings in the upper corner of my card panel.  Next I masked off a section and blended with peacock feathers and broken china ink. I added some of the teeny star images from O Holy Night in white pigment ink for some texture.


Next I cut a horizontal strip of black cardstock and then a slightly smaller one of  white and embossed it with the silent night sentiment.  I finished off with a bit of washi tape at the bottom for accent and a star rhinestone embellishment from my stash.

That's all the creative details on this card! Next stop on the hop is my blog, Poetic Artistry where I'm treating you to another Christmas creation.

In other news, Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps is celebrating hitting 10,000 likes on their company page on Facebook. If you haven't already, be sure to head over there for a SERIOUSLY awesome giveaway!

38 comments:

Phyl said...

Beautiful combination of colors and stamps. I love the saying!

glitter queen said...

This is a beautiful card. This card makes me want to start my Christmas cards for this year.

Christine said...

Julee, this is absolutely lovely! Such a meaningful sentiment, keeping Jesus central in Christmas. I love the beautiful star that completes the Christmas scene.

vickie said...

Beautiful card, I love your color combination.

Unknown said...

Beautiful colors and a great saying

Donna Oates said...

Fresh colors and I love this stamp set! Gorgeous card and it keeps the meaning of Christmas where it should be - on the Savior!

Mitzi said...

Stunning card! I like the use of the aqua blues on a Christmas card and just noticed the washi tape actually matches. Beautiful sentiments also.

Kelsey Thomas said...

What a fun card! :)

daniela said...

Beautiful card! It is getting me excited for the season. I love that it is focused on Christ.

Cynthia said...

Lovely design and great colors, Julee!

Christine Kiehl said...

Yup, I agree with all the others in that this card is amazing and LOVE the color choice!

sharon g said...

I love the scene with Jesus, Mary and Joseph. And the star.....this is so simple, and keeps the focus on Jesus' birth.

Lee Seul said...

I love the religious sweet cards made with the pictures and sayings, items not easy to find. thankyou- Lee

Esther Asbury said...

What a gorgeous Christmas card - I love the color you used and that awesome star rhinestone.

Jules Jewels said...

Beautiful card! This is my Distress oxide favorite color!

Paper Creations, ETC said...

Another gorgeous card.

Cynthia said...

Love the sentiment on this pretty Christmas card!

Kentucky Daisy said...

Last year I used the Nativity scene stamp shown here on all my Christmas cards, so you know I LOVE that stamp set! But this card is a great new way to use that stamp!!! The words from the classic hymn and the star add a totally new feel and I am captivated by the beautiful results!

Anonymous said...

Marisela Delgado said: Awesome stamps and card. mariandmonsterd@yahoo.com

Jana said...

Thank you all the cards are amazing

cghundley said...

Beautiful design and
great color
Carla from Utah s

Bev Gerard said...

I just love this Christmas creation in awesome unexpected colors! Beautiful combination of stamp sets too.

Denise Bryant said...

Gorgeous card! I love the beautiful manger scene from the O Holy Night set! Lovely colors and details!

DJ said...

What a lovey card. I look forward to the hop to see more inspiration.

Kathy J in Ellicott City said...

What a beautiful card!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Oh how fabulous! Thanks for the inspiration! Off to hop!!!

Patti J said...

This is so pretty! Love the stamp set, and you've showcased it so beautifully!

Dee Earnshaw said...

so very pretty - love the sentiment - perfect with the image

Karenladd said...

I try to make my Christmas cards all through the year so this is a fun hop. LOVE this elegant and beautiful card

Deborah L. said...

What a beautiful stamp set!

KATHLEEN MILHOUSEN said...

This card is Absolutely BEAUTIFUL. I LOVE IT!!!!! <3 <3

Karen Decknick said...

Gorgeous card, Julee!

Unknown said...

Love the composition and expressing the real meaning of Christmas

Beverly said...

How beautiful and serene! Love the colors, the design, the sentiment!

Wickcliss said...

this is stunning Julee. Love it.

nancy dempsey said...

Love the colors and composition. Beautiful card!

Sue D said...

Beautiful card design and choice of colors. I enjoyed all the Christmas inspiration on the blog hop.

ionabunny said...

Wow, gorgeous card. Hugz