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 28, 2014

Christmas in July Blog Hop

Welcome to the Exploring Cricut and More Christmas in July Blog Hop.  If you are following the Hop you should have arrived from Donna'a blog,   If you just happened by and would like to atart at the beginning go to Exploring Cricut and More for the Blog Hop list.
The theme, as I said, is Christmas in July.  There is blog candy available for some lucky winner along the way if you are a follower of Exploring Cricut and More.

I wanted to make a shaped card for my project.  Except for the words, everything was cut at 5 inches.  The papers came from a Recollections pack called 'Botanical Noel' which I bought at Michaels.
I used the following Cricut cartridges to made this card:  Small Talk, Frames and Tags for the background shape;  Winter Wonderland for the snowflake; and, 3 Birds on Parade for the words.  (I ended up cutting the words once at 1 1/4 inches and once at 1 inch and using the words of similar size for this card.  Originally, one is smaller than the other.)
There is a crystal rhinestone in the center and I added silver lines along the snowflake to glitz it up.  I wish it showed up better in the photo because it looks great.
Thank you for stopping by and I hope you enjoy the blog hop.  Your next stop is Emily at
Happy Creating
Rae Ann


  1. Beautiful card my friend. Love that snowflake.

  2. Gorgeous card! Love all the glitz on the snowflake:)

    My Mind's Dust Bunnies

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  4. This is so cute and creative. Perfect for teachers.

  5. Gorgeous card! I really like that snowflake.

  6. I love the dimension and color choice! So elegant; it would make a gorgeous tag on a basket or other gift!

  7. Wow...this is gorgeous!

    Carol (Carol's Creations)

  8. This is beautiful! Love the snowflake and the glitter! :)

  9. Gorgeous-love all the sparkle and the fun shaped card!

  10. What a wonderful card Rae Ann!! I love the snowflake and the sparkle! And the shape is great!!! :)

  11. That snowflake is absolutely stunning. I just the bit of sparkle paired with the red. Great job.

  12. Absolutely GORGEOUS!!
    Would love for you to join us at Craftin Desert Divas Linky Party.
    Have a wonderful day,
    *Crafting With Creative M*

  13. Fantastic card! I love shaped cards, I get so tired of squares & rectangles....