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3rd Thursdays Blog Hop - July 2020

By Angie McKenzie for the Third Thursdays Blog Hop; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring the Christmas Layers Dies and Beautiful Boughs Dies for creating early Christmas cards along with the Snowman Season, Peaceful Boughs and Itty Bitty Christmas Greetings stamp sets; #diecutting #naturesinkspirations #christmascards #nature #beautifulboughsdies #christmaslayersdies #linenthread #whitebakerstwine #elegantfacetedgems #spongefliptechnique #pinewoodplanks3dembossingfolder #rectanglestitcheddies #nature #snowflakes #christmasinjuly #makingotherssmileonecreationatatime
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Thanks for visiting the July 2020 edition of the Third Thursdays Blog Hop!  Are you enjoying your summer?!?!  I'm enjoying my early morning walks before the day gets hot, that's for sure!  Thankfully today's been a rainy day so the grass shouldn't be quite so crunchy underfoot.  Today's theme is perfect for imagining cooler days ahead during these hot, summer  days.  So sit back and enjoy your favorite cuppa as you peruse the inspirations on today's blog hop featuring Christmas in July!!!  

By Angie McKenzie for the Third Thursdays Blog Hop; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring the Christmas Layers Dies and Beautiful Boughs Dies for creating early Christmas cards along with the Snowman Season, Peaceful Boughs and Itty Bitty Christmas Greetings stamp sets; #diecutting #naturesinkspirations #christmascards #nature #beautifulboughsdies #christmaslayersdies #linenthread #whitebakerstwine #elegantfacetedgems #spongefliptechnique #pinewoodplanks3dembossingfolder #rectanglestitcheddies #nature #snowflakes #christmasinjuly #makingotherssmileonecreationatatime

Two weeks ago, I had fun playing with a new-to-me technique, the Sponge-Flip Technique, so I thought I'd try it with softer colors for Christmas!  Today's cards use Pear Pizzazz, Mint Macaron and Pool Party.  The technique worked great for a background for the snowflakes from the Christmas Layers Dies.  The Elegant Faceted Gems are the perfect embellishment for adding a hint of sparkle.

By Angie McKenzie for the Third Thursdays Blog Hop; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring the Christmas Layers Dies and Beautiful Boughs Dies for creating early Christmas cards along with the Snowman Season, Peaceful Boughs and Itty Bitty Christmas Greetings stamp sets; #diecutting #naturesinkspirations #christmascards #nature #beautifulboughsdies #christmaslayersdies #linenthread #whitebakerstwine #elegantfacetedgems #spongefliptechnique #pinewoodplanks3dembossingfolder #rectanglestitcheddies #nature #snowflakes #christmasinjuly #makingotherssmileonecreationatatime

The scraps from the largest die cut from the Stitched Rectangles Dies for the card front were perfect for replicating the layers for the inside.


Snowman Season and Itty Bitty Christmas Greetings had my favorite sentiments for the card front, while Peaceful Boughs had the perfect sentiment for the inside.

By Angie McKenzie for the Third Thursdays Blog Hop; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring the Christmas Layers Dies and Beautiful Boughs Dies for creating early Christmas cards along with the Snowman Season, Peaceful Boughs and Itty Bitty Christmas Greetings stamp sets; #diecutting #naturesinkspirations #christmascards #nature #beautifulboughsdies #christmaslayersdies #linenthread #whitebakerstwine #elegantfacetedgems #spongefliptechnique #pinewoodplanks3dembossingfolder #rectanglestitcheddies #nature #snowflakes #christmasinjuly #makingotherssmileonecreationatatime

By Angie McKenzie for the Third Thursdays Blog Hop; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring the Christmas Layers Dies and Beautiful Boughs Dies for creating early Christmas cards along with the Snowman Season, Peaceful Boughs and Itty Bitty Christmas Greetings stamp sets; #diecutting #naturesinkspirations #christmascards #nature #beautifulboughsdies #christmaslayersdies #linenthread #whitebakerstwine #elegantfacetedgems #spongefliptechnique #pinewoodplanks3dembossingfolder #rectanglestitcheddies #nature #snowflakes #christmasinjuly #makingotherssmileonecreationatatime

And as I was preparing the snowflakes, my mind started picturing wreaths using the same colors... so I die cut a nice handful of the Beautiful Boughs dies for the wreaths while adding some to one of the snowflake cards.  The labels from this die set tied the cards together which would also make a nice gift card set for someone.

By Angie McKenzie for the Third Thursdays Blog Hop; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring the Christmas Layers Dies and Beautiful Boughs Dies for creating early Christmas cards along with the Snowman Season, Peaceful Boughs and Itty Bitty Christmas Greetings stamp sets; #diecutting #naturesinkspirations #christmascards #nature #beautifulboughsdies #christmaslayersdies #linenthread #whitebakerstwine #elegantfacetedgems #spongefliptechnique #pinewoodplanks3dembossingfolder #rectanglestitcheddies #nature #snowflakes #christmasinjuly #makingotherssmileonecreationatatime

By Angie McKenzie for the Third Thursdays Blog Hop; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring the Christmas Layers Dies and Beautiful Boughs Dies for creating early Christmas cards along with the Snowman Season, Peaceful Boughs and Itty Bitty Christmas Greetings stamp sets; #diecutting #naturesinkspirations #christmascards #nature #beautifulboughsdies #christmaslayersdies #linenthread #whitebakerstwine #elegantfacetedgems #spongefliptechnique #pinewoodplanks3dembossingfolder #rectanglestitcheddies #nature #snowflakes #christmasinjuly #makingotherssmileonecreationatatime

The wreaths were definitely worth the effort and I will definitely be making more of these... I just need to decide which layout I prefer - portrait vs landscape - as I love them both!  And maybe even have a wreath on the left side of the card would be worth a try... hmmmm, this right-handed crafter may have a difficult time with envisioning that!  Which is your preference?!?  I'd love to hear what you think in the comments below.

By Angie McKenzie for the Third Thursdays Blog Hop; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring the Christmas Layers Dies and Beautiful Boughs Dies for creating early Christmas cards along with the Snowman Season, Peaceful Boughs and Itty Bitty Christmas Greetings stamp sets; #diecutting #naturesinkspirations #christmascards #nature #beautifulboughsdies #christmaslayersdies #linenthread #whitebakerstwine #elegantfacetedgems #spongefliptechnique #pinewoodplanks3dembossingfolder #rectanglestitcheddies #nature #snowflakes #christmasinjuly #makingotherssmileonecreationatatime



I hope that my project has inspired you in some way today.  Please continue along the blog hop for additional inspiration as I am sure you will not want to miss any.
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By Angie McKenzie for the Third Thursdays Blog Hop; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring the Christmas Layers Dies and Beautiful Boughs Dies for creating early Christmas cards along with the Snowman Season, Peaceful Boughs and Itty Bitty Christmas Greetings stamp sets; #diecutting #naturesinkspirations #christmascards #nature #beautifulboughsdies #christmaslayersdies #linenthread #whitebakerstwine #elegantfacetedgems #spongefliptechnique #pinewoodplanks3dembossingfolder #rectanglestitcheddies #nature #snowflakes #christmasinjuly #makingotherssmileonecreationatatime

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12 comments

  1. Angie, love this background technique. I am going to have to try it very soon. Love your card creations (like always), beautiful!

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    1. Thanks so much, Susan! The Sponge-Flip Technique has so many possibilities! I cannot wait to see what you create. :)

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  2. Your collection of cards are wonderful, Angie! I'm going to check this technique uot. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Thank you, Jan! They were definitely some of my favorite cards to make. You will love trying the Sponge-Flip Technique! I'm looking forward to seeing what you create. :)

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  3. Stunning selection of cards, love themx

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    1. Thanks so much, Kim! You made my day by hopping with us today! xx

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    2. aswww thats lovely, thank you, I enjoyed hopping with you, I shall not leave it so long next time xxx

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  4. Wow, I am not usually a huge fan of green, but these are just breathtaking! Thanks so much for sharing them on the hop today :-D

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  5. Gorgeous card, Angie! I especially love the wreaths on the woodgrain texture. The colors are amazing!

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    1. Thanks so much, Anne Marie! The wreaths are my favorites, too! ;)

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