Monday, July 23, 2012

MFP Christmas in July - Day One

Welcome to Mark’s Finest Papers, a Heinrich Company’s Christmas in July blog hop!  We are so glad that you joined us.  We hope that you will enjoy the tutorial each day and the projects on each of the blogs.  The blog hop will run July 23-29, with a new tutorial and project each day of the hop.  Please note, if you are not a member of Speedy TV you will need to join the site before you can view the tutorials.  Joining is quick, easy and FREE, just click the tutorial link below and it will take you right to the home page where you can join.  The sign up button is on the right hand side of the page.

    Monday July 23rd —Christmas Cards in a Gift Box
    Tuesday July 24th —Stocking Stuffers
    Wednesday July 25th—Gift Bag
    Thursday July 26th—Gift Card Holder
    Friday July 27th —Ornament with Shrinky Dink
    Saturday July 28th —Glass Block
    Sunday July 29th —Decorated Tissue Box

Below are the designers participating in the hop. Some may have a project each day and some may not.


I am participating in today's hop.  I love making Christmas cards, whether it's in July or December or August -- doesn't matter.  You can't have too many Christmas cards in your stash!  Today's tutorial was how to make a gift box with Christmas cards in it.   Here's my project:

Here's a photo of just the cards:

I used several of the cardinal images from Christmas Cardinals, along with several different supplies from one of the MFP Premium Paper Craft Packs.  If you haven't gotten one of these packs, you're missing something.  They include cardstock, coordinating designer papers, and lots of embellishments.  Everything you need (except adhesive) to make quite a few different cards.

Thanks for stopping by my blog during our Christmas in July celebration.  I'm participating in a total of four of the hops, so I hope you come back again soon.  I'll have projects on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.


Pat said...

Gorgeous project.

stampingbowd said...

Stunning!!! What a fabulous boxed set!

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Like the Christmas Cardinals stamp set and how you used it.
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

KelliJo said...

Just fabulous Lois!!!!

Kathy Bradley said...

Beautiful and elegant set of cards and lovely gift box!

Kathy Bradley said...

Beautiful and elegant set of cards and lovely gift box!

Unknown said...

Beautiful cards and box. Cardinals are my favorite. The colors are perfect and love the background papers. The red box with the gold trim and red and gold ribbon is very elegant. I love Christmas cards and I love these. Merry Christmas in July.

Winnie and Patty said...

Oh Lois--what a beautiful set of Cardinal Christmas cards!!!! I love them all! Great job with the cards in a box set! TFS

Bonnie Lynn said...

I love these Lois!!

Ravengirl said...

Beautiful work! I love that all four of your cards are different!

Lagene said...

Beautiful box of Christmas cards!

Lagene said...

Beautiful box of Christmas cards!

Golda said...

Beautiful work! I have to say, the card with the rays coming out is my favorite.