Saturday, July 10, 2021

Christmas in July Blog Hop

Hello Crafty Friends and welcome to our Christmas in July Blog Hop sponsored by The Paper Funday Challenges and The Inspiration Station Challenge! Please hop along with us today for some fantastic holiday crafting inspiration and there are Prizes too!

If you were directed here from Christi's amazing post, you are in the right place. Should you get lost, please start at The Paper Funday Challenge blog and work your way through the hop.


For this blog hop there will be 6 prizes awarded, randomly chosen from all the commenters. Each designer will ask a question in their post and you must answer the question in your comment in order to be eligible for a prize. I'll save my question for the end of the post!
My project started with a digital image from Polkadoodles from the Winnie Winterland Collection called Cosy Christmas. I knew I wanted to try out using small lights in a framed image and I thought this was perfect for lighting either the fire, the tree or the candles on the mantel. I chose the fire using 3 lights from Pear Blossom.
I have to say, I've never used lights before, because it seemed like I needed an engineering degree, but Pear Blossom EZ-Lights were so simple! Just poke a small hole in the image that you want to light up and thread the tiny lights through it. The lights are attached to a battery holder. The battery comes with the set - you just slid it in the holder. I taped everything down on the back with scotch tape. Probably took 2 minutes. Why did I wait so long?
  • The other products I used for this project:
Michael's - 4" X 6" Wood Frame (glass removed)
  • To be added at a later date: Creating a "Press Here" sticker from:
Here are the Prizes for the Blog Hop. Be sure to comment and answer all the specific questions. Lots of inspiration and a chance to win a prize...what could be better than that?
1. Spellbinders JOY Die
1. Maymay Made It Silhouette Stamp Set
1. Gina K. Designs Tidy Towel Stamp Cleaner
1. Park Lane Dimensional Embellishments
1. K & Co. Chipboard Adhesive Embellishments
1. $10 Gift Card to The Greeting Farm
OK...my question is...what was your first hobby? Mine was sewing. My mom taught me to sew when I was about 9 and we created matching outfits!

Thanks for joining us today, be sure to hop along to Nana Connie's post and see what creative goodness she has designed! Good luck!

*Some of the links in this post are affiliate links. This means if you click on the link and purchase the item, I will receive a small affiliate commission at no extra cost to you. All opinions remain my own.
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Hello, welcome to Stampin With Anita. I love crafting in all forms. It gives me great joy to create something special. I hope you enjoy your visit.

25 comments:

  1. Beautiful - the lights add a perfect finishing touch.

    Helen x

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  2. Gorgeous, I've got to try a light up project! Thanks for being a part of the Paper Funday Team and participating in our first ever Hop! Donna

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    1. Thank you Donna and for all the work you do for the team!

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  3. I haven't tried to light up a card yet. I understand it's a bit easier now. Your card is definitely lovely. My first hobby was crocheting. Mama said I made up my own pattern. I thought I did what she showed me. Oh well.[Bunny]

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    1. You'll have to try lights! I didn't think I could do it, but the Pear Blossoms lights make it really easy.

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  4. Gorgeous light up card with that sweet scene.
    My first hobby was embroidery.
    xxx Margreet

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  5. Beautifully coloured and great addition of the lughts.

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  6. Lovely card. Thank you for your inspiration on the blog hop.
    I think my first hobby was readinng. I had a few others over the years and I started making cards with stamping in 1995 and scrapbooking in 1999.

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  7. What a stunning project this is! And so pretty!! And of course, I love the light up fire. So cool. My first hobby was cross stitching. My Mom taught me when I was about 21 and it just progressed from there into paper crafts. We used to go to all the craft shows together. I miss those days!

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    1. Thank you, Becca. I love hearing the stories how our moms taught us our first hobby. I learned cross stich too as a young girl and now my daughter is an avid cross stitcher! Her work is beautiful. Thank you again for your kind comment.

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  8. I love your light up card. My first hobby was 3d Decoupage. I used to go away on weekend courses at the young age of 16! Lisa J

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    1. Thank you, Lisa! 3d Decoupage - I bet you made some beautiful projects! Thanks for commenting...I appreciate it!

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  9. This is adorable! I’ve never tried a light up card! I actually think my very first craft was needle point taught to me by my grandmother. The other grandma taught me how to crochet.💗💗💗fun memories.

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  10. Sweet image with beautiful coloring! Love the lights!
    I have tried lots of hobbies, but I think the first was decoupage Easter eggs made with paper napkins.

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    1. Thank you, Denise! Sounds like a fun first hobby!

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  11. Wow, this is amazing. Love the image and your colouring is amazing. Love the lights too.
    My first hobby was cross stitching.
    Valerija xx

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    1. Thank you Valerija! I learned cross stitching at an early age too!

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  12. Anita your cars is so darn cute. Love the added lights. I remember doing Paper Mache when I was younger. I am happy to feature your sweet Christmas in July card at Love Your Creativity.

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    1. Thank you so much, Linda! I look forward to your blogs every week and to be featured on one is really special.

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  13. Thank you so much Anita for picking me as the winner of the prize on your blog.
    Have a good week. best wishes

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