Get Cracking On Christmas (In July) Blog Hop

Hey there – you have no doubt hopped along here from the fabulous Libby Hickson’s blog but if you’re looking for the start of the hop jump over here to Jenn Shurkus’ blog.

If you’re wondering what this is about well it was an idea thought up by Jenn, Cahri and Cheiron way back at the end of last year.  They decided it would be fun to challenge themselves to create a holiday card every month so they would have a small batch ready before the usual last minute rush!  I thought this was an awesome idea so I have been playing along too!!

The idea of today’s hop is to encourage you to pull out some of those unloved supplies and create something for Christmas.  As the sun shines outside it’s actually quite comforting to think about those long, dark nights all snuggled up in front of the fire (my favourite time of the year 🙂 )


So onto today’s card …

I grabbed the Sunny Studios Merry Sentiments and Holiday Style stamps sets to create this festive little number!  I used Catherine Pooler Inks and my MISTI to make the fabulous two-tone lights and place my sentiment – where would we be without our MISTIS???  To finish off I covered each of the lights with Glossy Accents for a little extra something!!



If you get inspired to create a holiday card don’t forget to share it by leaving a link in the comments or tag us on Instagram using the #getcrackingonchristmas.

The next crafter on the list is Emily Midgett so off you pop and happy hopping!!!



  1. Lisascreativeniche says:

    So pretty!

  2. Lydia B Fiedler says:

    SO beautiful and happy and bright!

  3. Margan H says:

    Really love those soft green branches that fade into a background. They really make the lights pop!

  4. Marjorie DUMONTIER says:

    That’s such a cute card !!

  5. Beverly Jordan says:

    Merry and bright with all the lights and tree boughs! Gorgeous and love the shine on the lights too!

  6. Denise Bryant says:

    Awesome card! Love the greenery and the lights! Fabulous stamps and such pretty colors on your card!

  7. Andre M. says:

    Gorgeous colour palette and I love the leaves in this set.

  8. Dana M says:

    Beautiful and wonderfully festive card. Fantastic!

  9. Mary-Anne V says:

    Love this cute Christmas lights card and the great design.

  10. Marisela Delgado says:

    Super cute

  11. Sue D says:

    So cute with the colorful light bulbs.

  12. Cindy C. says:

    This bright and cheery card would bring such delight to the recipient!! Thanks for sharing.

  13. Teri W says:

    What an incredibly sweet colorful card!

  14. Mindy Drummond says:

    I love this card, it’s bright, festive, and fun! I love the old C9 Christmas bulbs, they remind me of decorating the tree when I was a kid. Thanks for the memories and a great card.

  15. Julie Booker says:

    I just love your colour choices. So bright and cheerful and very non-traditional. I was looking at that light set yesterday wondering if I should invest in it….

  16. This is a great card! Using the glossy on those lights really makes them shine! Love it! Thank you for sharing

  17. Cindy Thick says:

    I really like your card.

  18. I like the colors you chose for your awesome card.

  19. Dee Earnshaw says:

    cute card:)

  20. Theresa Grdina says:

    Your Christmas lights look like they can jump out of the computer screen and onto a tree!! So lovely!!!

  21. Leslie Kiley says:

    This hop is so inspiring to get me started with the big task of making my Christmas cards! Thank you. Love the bulbs and how special the gloss on them makes the whole card.

  22. Cassandra Macvicar says:

    This is lovely and so fun and cheery! Love this set! 🙂

  23. Larissa P says:

    Awesome card!

  24. Betty says:

    so cute with the old-fashioned lights and the bright colors!

  25. kathleen dumpert says:

    I love those vintage bulbs on a card!

  26. Debbie Rumpza says:

    Love those Christmas lights! I actually have that set and have not tried it out yet! This year!

  27. Sharon O says:

    Sweet little card!

  28. Chari Moss says:

    I absolutely love when glossy accents are added to Christmas light stamps! 🙂

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