Good morning! Welcome to Bugaboo's 4th Annual Christmas in July Blog Hop; our theme for today is "Show Us Your Santa"! Please join us for a week of fun challenges; not only can you get a head start on your Christmas cards, there are prizes! It's a win-win!
If you have arrived from Jen's blog you are on the right track, if not you will want to click here so you won't miss her amazing Santa creation:
I went with Gus for my Santa creation...you can never go wrong with Gus! The image is colored with pencils and I've embellished with die cut cookies and Bella Dots.
Note to self: Next time consider real cookies.... I've had the die in my stash for a long time, but had never used it. I had no idea how tedious it would be to actually "make" the cookies! Here's how it went: Die cut each cookie in 2 colors. Remove "chocolate chip" from second die cut with tweezers and glue onto cookie, being careful to line it up "just so" while not squishing the glue all over. Ooops! The chocolate chips can be pushed through the cookie leaving a hole! Hmmm, what to do? I decide I can rotate the cookie, so that the "chocolate chips" don't line up, and glue second die cut to the bottom of the first die cut. Wait! First I must trim around the die cut so you can't see it.... Yep, that's how it went! After all that hard work I really needed a real cookie to reward myself, plus I think it would have been faster to whip up a batch from scratch! LOL
Image: Bugaboo "Christmas Gus-Got Cookies?" Digital Stamp
Paper: G.P. 110, SU! Real Red, PTI Dark Chocolate, Coordinations CS (cookie), Bella BLVD. Patterned Paper
Embellies: Bella Dots
Extras: Prismas/Goo Gone, Spellbinders Nestabilities, QuicKutz Die, Foam Tape
Next up is Becky, click here to see her awesome Santa creation:
Addicted to Stamps: Holiday
Crafting By Designs: Use Die Cuts
Inky Chicks: Christmas in July
Jingle Belles: Shopping Our Stash (I've had the cookie die for years...first time using it.)
Shopping Our Stash: Christmas Card Using Something from Your Stash (I've had the cookie die for years...first time using it.)
Simply Create Too: Christmas in July
Remember to leave a comment at each stop on the hop...there are prizes involved! Click here for the details. One random commenter from my blog will win the image I have used today! Enjoy the hop!
Thanks for stopping by!