Sunday, July 14, 2013

Crafty Chicks Christmas in July Blog Hop

Welcome to the Crafty Chicks second blog hop featuring Christmas in July!  We are so glad you are here :)



Last week I saw a super cute Birthday Explosion Box card in one of the facebook crafting groups I'm in and loved it!  I immediately thought this would make a super cute Christmas photo card.  Here is my Christmas Photo Explosion Box Card (say that ten times fast - lol).


Here are some detailed photos








And the finished product one more time


Tutorial on how to make these can be found here on Glitter Adventure
To make the card you only need one layer instead of three.

Materials Used:
Green Cardstock
Cranberry Flower
Cranberry Baker's twine
Color Ready Ribbon (dyed tan with Desert Sand Reinker)
Christmas Rub-on pack and stickers
Washi Tape

Like any good hop we have prizes :)    Krysthle is donating a Christmas Prize package of 20 sheets of pattern Christmas paper and 20 feet of Christmas Baker's Twine.  To be eligible to win you only need to leave a comment on each blog in the hop (there are only eight of us).  Then we have other options for you to earn extra entries.




a Rafflecopter giveaway

Our giveaway ends Next Sunday, July 21 at midnight and the winner will be announced on this blog (and in each blog on the above Rafflecopter) on Monday, July 22, 2013.  You will be contacted via e-mail (so make sure you leave your e-mail for us to contact you) and will have 48 hours to respond before a new winner is chosen.

Now you will Hop on over to Krysthle's blog and see what she created :)  Happy Hopping!!

Here is the full hop list
Elizabeth Mindemann - www.ejoym.blogspot.com
Krysthle Poitras - www.krysthle.com
Valerie Ward - www.valbydesign.com
Heidi Wunderlich - www.smileyguydesigns.com
Megan McCoy - www.creatingmegan.blogspot.com
Jessica Kephart - www.homespunelegance.blogspot.com
Nicole Robinson - www.scraptasticmemories.com
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Elizabeth

Elizabeth Mindemann alwaysdeeper@hotmail.com www.ejoym.blogspot.com
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64 comments:

  1. Love this it is super cute!!

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    1. Thanks Tasha :) This is the first time I've ever made one and it was fun :)

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  2. Beautiful memory project! Love how you think outside the box (pun intended) lol

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  3. I absolutely love this project, Elizabeth!

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    1. Thanks Val :) I had a lot of fun with this one!!

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  4. Love those explosion boxes! So cute :)

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    1. Thanks Megan - glad you stopped by and took the time to leave a comment :)

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  5. Elizabeth, I've seen these explosion boxes before and have never done one before. This one is really great and those kiddies of your are adorable! Great job!

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    1. Heidi I had never made one before either :) I was so excited when I saw a card version - it just screamed Christmas to me!

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  6. This explosion Box is gorgeous and your children are absolutely adorable!! But I am sure you already know that :-)

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    1. Thanks Nicole. I always say there are so many times where it is being adorable that keeps them alive - lol (just kidding). They have a ton of energy and it just wipes me out ;)

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  7. Awesome! I was just trying to come up with a 3-D item to make and you have inspired me with your beautiful box! Thank you for sharing.

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    1. Thank you Michelle! So glad you stopped by to hop along with us! Glad you have found some inspiration :)

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  8. This is just darling, Elizabeth! You never cease to amaze me with the projects you create!

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  9. love it! I'm excited to make one!

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    1. Have fun with yours Tina - they really are pretty simple :)

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  10. So well done. I want to try this soon.

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    1. I forgot to leave you my e-mail address. giveawayjean at gmail dot com

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    2. Thanks Jean for hopping :) I'd love to see a photo of your project if you try this!

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  11. Oh! I like this!!! I am going to have to make several of these and tuck a little surprise into each box... Thanks for the tutorial link up! Thanks for the candy too! :). My email is birdofparadise73 at gmail dot com

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    1. Angelica that is a super idea! Putting a small gift inside would be perfect ;)

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  12. This is so stunning, i love exploding boxes & your paper choice is gorgeous....Love it xxxx

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    1. Thank you Debbie! So glad you stopped by - thanks for leaving a comment :)

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  13. lovely ... its one of my favourite cards to make :P xx

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    1. Thanks Jane - I think it has become my new favorite :)

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  14. I love this idea!! This is awesome!

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  15. such a cute box! i have yet to do an exploding box!!

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    1. My first time Jessica :) I have seen them all over the place but had yet to try it myself - lol

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  16. Charming box/card - I love it - may steal the idea!

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    1. Thank you - happy you like it! Steal away - lol

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  17. I never thought about a christmas themed explosion box. Love it. Thanks for sharing.
    Kathy T

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    1. Kathy - so good to "see" you here! Thanks for stopping by :)

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  18. I have always wanted to make this project....maybe now is the time! Thanks for the inspiration!

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    1. You are very welcome! Glad you are inspired - thanks for stopping by :)

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  19. This is a wonderful gift and card all in one! I want to make one! :)

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    1. Do share a photo Sarah if you do make one :) I'd love to see yours!

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  20. How cute! This will make a priceless Christmas Card/gift ever!

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  21. Perfect!!! I love it and the idea of it. Thanks for sharing this with us. Wonderful job.

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    1. Thank you Amy! Glad you stopped by :)

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  22. That explosion box is just gorgeous!!!

    Tracy Godfrey

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  23. I love this. I would also need to make it in July, because I never get around to doing all the crafts I want to do at Christmas. Great post Elizabeth!

    Laura Hedgecock
    http://www.TreasureChestofMemories.com
    http:/www.twitter.com/LauraLHedgecock

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    1. Laura great to "see" you here! Thanks for stopping by :) and leaving such a sweet and encouraging comment :)

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  24. This would be a fantastic gift idea for grandparents!
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

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    1. I thought so too Sue :) Thanks for stopping by!

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  25. Oooh, love this adorable gift and box all in one! This would be wonderful for almost any occasion. I'm thinking a great bridal shower gift with photos of the bride-to-be and fiance!

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    1. That would be a great idea for a bridal shower gift Karen :) Thanks for stopping by!

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  26. I've never seen a box like this but wow, what a great gift it would be!

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  27. Wow! This is a great giveaway,and thanks so much! I have made these for my family...Love 'em!

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    1. I had fun with this one Debra - I think they would make great family gifts :) Thanks for stopping by!

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  28. When I saw this beautiful box card, I thought what a great way to share with Family and friends. This would be the gift that would make everyone smile. You did a beautiful job. I wanted to reach out and open it from the screen. Thanks so much for sharing, and the chance to win.
    ncjeepster@aol.com

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    1. Thank YOU Karen! So glad you stopped by :)

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  29. LOVE the explosion box!!! What a wonderful gift.
    <3 J

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  30. This is such a wonderful idea to send to family members and good friends. Thanks so much for sharing!

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  31. I just noticed that my name is listed as me in my post???? Oh well, It's Linda W. -I hope I didn't mess up my chance to win a prize.

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  32. Really cute explosion box. I like it because it looks simple. Thank you for sharing.

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  33. Love it! I really love the explosion box I haven't made one in a few years
    Lori Ann
    Craftymama3.blogspot.com

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