Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Sparkle N Sprinkle Christmas in July Blog Hop

Welcome to the Sparkle N Sprinkle Christmas in July blog hop!  If you've arrived here by way of Angie's fabulous creations, you're in the right spot! If not, you may want to start at the beginning (the Sparkle N Sprinkle blog) so that you can become eligible to win one of five - yes, FIVE - great prizes from Sparkle N Sprinkle.
My first card is a Double Z fold card using Stampette set #443 Snow Family.  It is stamped on Vanilla cardstock and colored with Copics, then cut out with Spellbinders Beaded Ovals.  The glitter oval behind it is cut out with my Silhouette and Sticker paper, then glittered with Green Nugget.  The ribbon is from Really Reasonable Ribbon. The Snow at the bottom of the oval is from Mudd Puddles and can also be purchased at Sparkle N Sprinkle.








The sentiment inside the card is embossed in Red Apple.  Complete directions for this card can be found here.











My second card is a Spring Card (like in jumpy, not the season!) using another Stampette set, #442 Christmas Basket.  It is also colored with Copics and the basket is touched up with Fall Leaves glitter.  The card folds flat for mailing and then "springs" up when taken out of the envelope.  I also like that it stands up like an easel card. Very unique!






Here is a view of the back:

Complete directions for this card can be found here.


Thanks so much for stopping by and don't forget to leave a comment so that you will be eligible to win one of the five fab prizes!  Then hop on over to Brenda's blog to see what our Divine Design Team Coordinator has in store for you!

Don't forget, all of the Christmas and Winter, Jewish and Christian stamps, as well as a selection of complimentary embossing powders, glitters, glitter tinsels, and flocking,  are on sale this month at Sparkle N Sprinkle!  Happy Hopping!
Gerlinde

46 comments:

  1. Wow, these are fantastic. Love the beaded oval for the image on the first card and the green mirror layer on the second card really makes it pop!!

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  2. Gerline, you've captured my uhh ahh. Love the folds, but the colors are magnificent.

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  3. You've chosen some great folds for your cards.Each of your cards are so Christmasy. Very Pretty.

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  4. Your folded cards are so pretty! They would be keepers in my collection!
    Blessings,
    Cindy

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  5. What fun folds to make interesting cards! And great colors on both! Great cards Gerlinde!

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  6. I always love cards with fancy folds, and these are just so festive! I adore snowmen and I love your glittery touches!

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  7. The Snowmen are so adorable!

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  8. wonderful holiday project!!!

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  9. I like cards that are not always flat. Now, I'll have to get crafting!

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  10. What bright and cheery cards! I love the folds too! You did a great job!

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  11. These are awesome cards! Love the glittery accents and snowmen! :)

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  12. I really like that you did unusual folds for the cards. Hoping that others see that hard to make, and try it. Your cards are cheerful and very holiday feeling.

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  13. Gorgeous cards and I have always loved these sets! Love the unusual fold and am going to try that! Great coloring.

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  14. Love both of your unusual folds for your cards. The spring card is so easy to do and so is the other! Love the "out of the box" cards... Your coloring is gorgeous and you've done a fabulous job on both cards!! Love them both.

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  15. Love to make those folded cards. Great ideas and colors. Alice L.

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  16. I love all the different ideas for folding cards. Your cards really "bling"

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  17. I am very into different folds for card making! Thank you for the ideas!

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  18. What absolutely stunning cards you created. I sure enjoyed viewing them and can just feel the holiday spirit seeing them.

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  19. What beautiful cards. I love the folds you've used on them.

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  20. I just love making cards that do "things"! Your gate fold card is terrific and the "spring" card is right up my alley. Thank you for sharing.

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  21. I love cards that use different folds. The Snow family remind me of myself and my little brother. Thanks.

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  22. Your cards are beautiful and I love the folds you used!

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  23. I love folded cards! I love the glitter! I love the snowmen!
    Can't wait to hit the Sparkle and Sprinkle booth at Oaks tomorrow!

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  24. Great cards I realy like the spring card can't wait to try some. Elaine

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  25. What Gorgeous cards. Love the Style and the papers and colors the Snow people are Super. love the Spring card its a super cool way to open. thanks for sharing your Beautiful work.
    abbraddock@msn.com

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  26. Beautiful Cards Love the colors.. What a cool idea with the spring card.

    Donora

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  27. Great cards, excellent colors. I really like the spring card

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  28. Beautiful cards. love the mud puddles.

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  29. What a gorgeous pair of cards. They are both so full of fun and detail. Great job.

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  30. Love all the fancy folds! I'll have to give them a try sometime because yours came out fabulous!!

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  31. These are great. I love the way you've incorporated your folds.

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  32. Pretty winter cards! Its been so hot here in the south, they are cooling me off. :) Thanks!
    Kim
    Kasot@aol.com

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  33. oooooh! Gerlinde! Such BEAUTIFUL cards. I'm surprised how similar colors are completely transformed on your unusually-folded cards. Darling! Who wouldn't love receiving them? The attention to detail in your embellishments, textures and glitter really make your cards look remarkably eye-catching. The satin bow is gorgeous. Thank you for sharing such pretty and creative designs!

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  34. I love your really pretty & glittery cards.The stampette sets you used are two of my favorites. I like how the second card lays flat for mailing & "springs" up when removed from the envelope.

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  35. Wow! Beautiful cards. I love special folds. I have made Z Fold cards but need to try that spring (as in jump) card.
    BTW, off topic, but I enjoyed your duck layout & card too.
    Thank you,
    Stephanie K

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  36. How beautiful! thanks for the inspiration!

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  37. Your cards are both so beautiful and festive! They will look so pretty on someones mantle for the holidays!
    Thanks for sharing! :)

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  38. Very attractive cards. Is it Christmas yet?

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  39. Love your cards. Such beautiful paper, so festive. TFS

    Babe
    youiesmom@att.net

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  40. Love the dimention with the cards!!! Awesome!

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  41. Beautiful papers with your work! Love it!!!

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  42. Marvelous cards! Love the different folds, colors, paper, and the way you put these cards together. Lov seeing what you did with the inside of the first card.

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  43. Oh my gosh, Gerlinde! Here we go again with me not knowing which Christmas card I may get . . . but already wanting one of each! Great job!!

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