Saturday, July 10, 2021

It's a Chrismas in July Blog Hop!

Hello Crafty Friends and Welcome to the Paper Funday and Inspiration Station Challenges "Christmas in July Blog Hop"!  The design teams from both challenges are hopping today with loads of holiday inspiration and Prizes too!

My card today features a Stained Glass Die that I was awarded in a draw.  The die was included with the  Die Cutting Essentials Magazine, Issue #30 and it creates a lovely card.  In my design, I die cut 5 different colors of card so it's a paper piecer's dream.  I find paper piecing relaxing so I didn't mind at all however this die can be used in so many different ways.  My card measures 5.5" square.

Now for the Hop Details.  It's a Christmas in July Hop and we would love you to hop along to see loads of Holiday Inspiration.  6 prizes will be awarded to 6 random commenters, gathered from all the stops along the hop.  To be eligible for a prize, please comment below and answer this question:  What Issue of Die Cutting Essentials Magazine did this die come with?

Please visit the stops along the way, post a comment and remember to answer the questions posed to you.  Have Fun and until next time, Happy Crafting!


Blog Hop Stops should you need to find you way again:

Donna < ------- You Are Here

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  1. Love your card, Donna. Thanks so much for all your work setting this up.

    Helen x

  2. The die came with Die Cutting Essentials Magazine, Issue #30
    You made a gorgeous card with the Stained Glass Die. It looks very real.
    xxx Margreet

  3. Issue #30. Love your pretty card! The stained glass look is always a fave for me as well as the square card.

  4. Great paper piecing to that die - fabulous card for Christmas.

  5. What a wonderful card Donna - Issue #30 of the magazine
    Stay safe

  6. Lovely card. The die came from issue 30. Thank you for your inspiration on the blog hop.
    Also thank you for joining Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas challenge. Hope to see you again next time.

  7. Donna you are an awsome admin and moderator, thank you for the opportunity, thank you for the effort, thank you for organizing this event, each and every post to perfection and being such a sweet soul.
    love, Marci - DT

  8. Love this stain glass card - what a great die! Thank you for the hop and the answer to the question is Die Cutting Essentials Magazine, Issue #30

  9. Beautiful card, Donna. Stained Glass - always a classic and you've picked out great colors!

  10. Hi Donna. Your window card is very traditional. Love it! Lisa J

  11. I forgot to answer the question in my last comment!! Issue 30 is the answer! Lisa J

  12. This is gorgeous! It looks just like stained glass. Thank you for joining us at SAS4Kids!

  13. Beautiful stained glass design!
    issue #30

  14. Wonderful card. I love it!
    The die came from issue #30.
    Valerija xx

  15. Found you Donna and the card is lovely. I am so glad you liked the prize and have put it to good use. Cxx

  16. Gorgeous card Donna. Love your paper piecing!
    Thanks so much for joining us for our Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge #161 Christmas in July sponsored by The Paper Shelter and Leann's World 101.
    We hope to see you again soon,
    Lou DT xo
    JemLou Productions

  17. Very cute christmas card. Thank for playing with us at Di’s Digital challenge this week.
    Nathalie DT

  18. Wonderful card. Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge.

  19. Lovely card! Thanks for joining our challenge at Let’s Craft and Create Good luck and I hope you’ll join us next time again.
    (DT member)

  20. I love this die! I also find paper piecing fun. Great card and thank you for your submissions to the SAS4Kids challenge this month!

  21. Oh what a lovely card :) :) Thank you for joining us at IKEsWORLD this month. Hugs Mimi DT xxx

  22. Love the traditional design! Beautifully done! Thanks so much for sharing with us at A Place To Start!
    Chana Malkah, Owner

  23. Congratulations! You were selected as a Rising Star at A Place To Start for the week of July 19-26, 2021! Thanks for a wonderful submission to our challenge. Please stop by our blog and grab your badge!


  24. What a beautiful card for Christmas in July. Thank you for sharing it with us at Through the Purple Haze Challenges.


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