24 November 2014

12 Days of Christmas Blog Hop--Day 1

Welcome to Day 1 of the 12 Days of Christmas Blog Hop!  You should have gotten here from Lori's blog.  If you just happened upon my post, head over to Lisa's blog to get started and see everyone's great projects!  This hop will take place November 24 through December 5, and the new postings each day will be posted by 8 am Eastern standard time.  This hop will be full of wonderful ideas and inspiration to get you well on your way of creating all of those beautiful Christmas projects!  This is an awesome way to get a lot of your Christmas cards and scrapbook layouts finished, home decorations completed, and maybe even be inspired to create something using a new technique that you have never tried.  There will be a new project posted each and every day by all the wonderful amazing ladies in this hop, and we will also have a guest designer or two for you to visit each day.

Most of the projects I will be sharing with you for this hop are Christmas cards I made this year during a Christmas in July challenge.

I found this idea on Pinterest and thought I'd try it myself.  I wanted to use non-traditional colors, so I chose blue and went through my button jar to find several blue and white or clear buttons I could use.  I stamped the sentiment first, so I didn't have to deal with the lumps from the buttons.  After drawing a circle very lightly, I adhered a piece of blue ribbon, then glued down (using glue dots) the buttons around the circle and filling in the center with as many buttons as I could fit.  I'm really happy with the way this turned out!

Here's the entire hop lineup for Day 1 in case you get lost:

1.  Lisa
2.  Scrappin Madge
3.  Beth McGee
4.  Amy E.
5.  Denise
6. Cely
7.  Pam
8.  Alicia
9.  Anna
10.  An'Jenic
11.  Angela
12.  Heather
13.  Jessica
14.  Miranda
15.  La-Vie Borde-Perry
16.  Sandy
17.  Carla
18.  Lori
19.  Ashley W <= YOU ARE HERE!!!
20.  Robin L. <= GO HERE NEXT!

Now it's time for you to head off to Robin's blog!  I know you're going to love seeing her project today!

Thanks for stopping by!  Don't forget--this is a twelve day hop, and there will be a different project each day.  Hope to see you back tomorrow!  Happy scrapping!



Beth F. said...

Such a fun Christmas card!
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Sarah J. B said...

What a cute card! I love how you used the buttons!

C'est La-Vie Designs Unlimited, LLC said...

I’m excited to be in this hop with all of you talented ladies!

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Pamela Lash said...

What a great idea for buttons - TFS!!

Christine Kiehl said...

Very creative Christmas card idea! Great way to use up some buttons too! Thank you for sharing!

AJ Scrapbooking and Cards said...

Aww how cute!! I love your button wreath.

lindaplus3 said...

I love your card,, I think I will give this one a try :)

Lori Apgar said...

What a cute card!! Love the buttons!

sue k said...

Very cute, great colors and buttons.


mamawcindy said...

So Cute! Love the colors of the buttons. Thanks for Sharing

Dawnette Cress said...

Yay! Now I know what to do with all my buttons! Great idea.

Frances Desjardins said...

What a terrific idea for a card to make with my kids.

Iris said...

Such a fun card - I love using buttons on my cards too.
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Marianne Grimbly said...

Great idea to use the buttons as a wreath. Cute card!

Cely said...

aw, so adorable!

jean said...

nice ideas

Miranda said...

Super Cute!

csped2 said...

I've seen buttons to create trees but like this wreath that is one color family. Thanks

Rhonda Helm said...

a fun card.

Angela Corcoran said...

i love the blues! great card!

Beth said...

Cute button ribbon wreath.

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Lori Comeau said...

Cute card, great use of buttons.

Golden Goddess Designs said...

i love the non traditional colors! great idea!

Ruth G said...

Cute as a button! Lots of fun! TFS!

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Tina Campbell said...

I agree cute as a button :) and a good way to use up some stash