You are invited to share with me the Joy there is in creating Art. I mean the "I can do it" and "it's fun" and "it's beautiful" kind of art, whether it is "museum quality" or not. Here you will find some of what I like to do and, I hope, share some of your joy, too.

Welcome to my blog, Rae Ann.

Monday, July 15, 2013

"Christmas is July Blog Hop at Exploring Cricut

Welcome to our Christmas in July blog hop.  Our hop starts at Exploring Cricut so if you want to join in from the beginning, click here.  You should have arrived here from Georgiana's blog.

My card was created with the 'A Quilted Christmas' cartridge.
This cartridge can do phenomenal cut-outs at larger sizes.  For smaller cuts, like this 3 inch cut, the simpler version works well.  A hunt through Christmas paper scraps provided the colorful framing.

Please, join this challenge with your own Christmas in July project and enter it at Exploring Cricut.  Until then, enjoy the blog hop and the wonderfu projects created by each member of our design team.  You might find some blog candy along the way as well.

Your next stop is Emily.  Here is the list of the stops in case you get lost.

Rae Ann --- You are here

Thanks for stopping by.  Keep cool.  Enjoy creating.
Rae Ann


  1. Rae Ann I love this cute! Thanks for being on our team!

  2. So Sweet!

  3. Hi Rae Ann - thanks for the lovely display of your kid pulling that sleigh - This is a great cartridge and I am hoping my name comes up to win it as I do not own it - thanks for the Christmas in July Hop! thanks for the hop and Christmas in July challenge this week - enjoy your crafting days!

    utb 01[numbers] @ att [dot] net

  4. Very cute card! Love the image!

  5. Your card is adorable, love the tips you gave us on sizing, so helpful. The border paper is perfect too!

  6. This is a wonderful card-love that cart! Isn't it grand to use up scraps? Great job!

  7. This is such a sweet card! The image is adorable and you found just the right paper scraps to go with it!!

    We're also having a Christmas in July challenge at My Craft Spot! I'd love for you to link up your card there too!

    Small Bits of Paper

  8. Love your card!!!SOOOOO VERY CUTE!!!

  9. Very cute...such a sweet face on the image! May have to check this cartridge out again:)

    My Mind's Dust Bunnies

  10. This is fabulous Rae Ann! I love this image and how you framed it. Great papers, too. :)

  11. Love how you framed the image! Making me think maybe I would like this cute!

  12. Super cute card! Love the framed out look and love the background lightbulb paper!
    Sherrie K

  13. Oh my Rae Ann this card is adorable!!! I need to get this Cart!
    Thanks for sharing and for your kind comments :)
    Have a wonderful day!