Saturday, July 27, 2013

Christmas In July Blog Hop ~ Anything Goes!

Welcome to the 4th and final Christmas In July Blog Hop! The theme for this week is Cricut Christmas~Anything Goes! We've got a lot of talented Cricut crafters who have created Christmas projects, using their Cricut, to inspire you! And don't forget the prizes! We have a Christmas Village cart to give away to one lucky blog hopper! Just follow my blog {use the Join This Site option so I can verify you are following} and leave a comment on this post to be entered to win. Also, you will get an additional entry for each blog in the hop that you leave a comment on. After the drawing for this week's cart, all the entries will be added to the entries from the first 3 weeks and a winner will be drawn for a Christmas {Noel} solutions cart! So be sure to follow, comment and hop!

My project for this week is a faux decorative "tray". Although it resembles the popular wood trays, it's all cut from paper!

First, cut the scallop circle and then the scallop with frames. I designed the frame in CCR using an image from the Stamped cart and rectangles from Craft Room Basics.


Use the cutouts from the frame to cut decorative pieces of paper and glue those to the large scallop circle. Use the frame piece as a guide. The papers do not have to be cut "exactly" to the opening size because all the edges will be covered when you glue on the frame.


Then glue the frame piece over the decorative papers and cut images or use photos to decorate your faux tray! I used Christmas images from a variety of Christmas carts. I had originally planned to add a ribbon to the back to hang the finished piece, but since my front door is metal, I decided to add a magnet to the back.


That's my project for this week. I hope you enjoyed it! Before you hop away, be sure to follow my blog and leave a comment if you want to be entered into the drawings for the Christmas Village cart and the Christmas solutions cart. Thanks for visiting!

Here's the blog hop line up:

Paulette at http://scrapalette.blogspot.com/  <<<START
Sis at http://papercraftscissors.com/ <<Go Here Next


The winner of the Trim the Tree cart from last week's hop is:
Sherri, send me an email to scrapalette@gmail.com with your address and I'll get your cart in the mail! Congratulations!


26 comments:

  1. Paulette what a cute project and totally creative to do the blocking in CCR. Must be we were on the same wave length this week! You'll see when you visit my blog. Thanks again for organizing this blog hop I have truly enjoyed it both making my projects and hopping!!

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  2. Very cute project! Thanks for letting me be a part of this blog hop!

    http://happyscrapper64.blogspot.com
    HappyScrapper64@bex.net

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  3. Love your "faux" decorative Christmas tray! Great techniques and inspiration. Thank you for a wonderful and inspiring month!

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  4. Where do you come up w/ all of these ideas?? Super neat!! Love it! :-) Thanks for all of the inspiration! :-)

    What a fun blog hop you organized! Thanks for letting me be part of it! I also had a ball hoppin' along! :-)

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  5. What a fun project. Love the different patterns you used for this. Had a blast being part of this months activities.

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  6. Like it? I love it! I am so impressed with the scalloped frame and am now inspired to make something like it using Graphically Speaking. I love your blog and am so happy I discovered it through the blog hop! I'm now a follower =)
    jilliene designing

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  7. Very creative idea and very inspirational project Paulette! I've enjoyed all the Christmas projects and want to thank you for organizing the hop!

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  8. I love the projects you come up with and this is great! Thanks for organizing the hop every week! It has been lots of fun!

    Tracy

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  9. I think this is amazing! I love the idea of recreating one of those trays from paper. You are very crafty, Paulette! :D
    I have really enjoyed the past four weeks and all the wonderful inspiration! Thank you for arranging the hops every week.
    Colleen

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  10. What a great project. I bet it looks wonderful on your door.
    This has been so fun. Thanks for organizing it.
    Congrats SherryB.
    D~
    http://designsbydragonfly.blogspot.com

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  11. Your tray is such a cute idea!

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  12. Very Clever! You could use this for every holiday,birthdays, etc.
    Pam in KS

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  13. What a cute idea. Thanks :)

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  14. I love this tray! I could use this as in place of wreath. :)

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  15. Great project Paulette! Loved this blog hop! Thanks for all of your hard work.

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  16. Love your fun, creative project -- it turned out great!!

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  17. I am always late but finally found my way here! Adorable project and clever too!

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  18. Cute project. Thanks so much for putting these Christmas in July hops together!

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  19. Loved the blog hop Paulette thanks for putting it together. The tray is a fabulous idea!

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  20. This is fabulous idea...now I just need some magnetic chocolate chip cookies. You are whiz in CCR. Clever and cute!

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  21. How do you get the rectangles to stay within the scallop border and not cut through? I'm going to email you with this same question... TIA!

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