Thursday, July 8, 2010

The Inklings Christmas In July Blog Hop

Welcome to The INKlings’ Team’s Christmas in July blog hop. You may have arrived here from Kari Hughes's blog or just be visiting my blog, whichever way once you’ve checked out my creations you can continue the hop through the link at the end of this post to the next team member.

How quick is this year going! Have you started to think about your Christmas cards and projects yet? The INKlings team has and we thought that this month was the perfect time to host a Christmas in July blog hop. You'll find lots of great ideas provided by 17 team members’ fantastic blogs.

Want to win some Blog Candy? Simply leave a comment on each blog and then email Christie Wallace and let her know you’ve done so and you’ll be in the running for a fantastic prize of 17 handmade cards plus other goodies.

Sorry Blog Candy prize not available to SU! demonstrators but you're more than welcome to leave us a comment!

Well I don't know about you but I always have heaps of trouble at Christmas Time finding something to get for some people on my Christmas List who seem to already have everything. I then end up giving them chocolates or a gift card which is a little impersonal. So I thought this year it'd be great to give those people something from the heart. Something handmade. And something they can use. I made a Christmas Stationery Box. Which would be great to give as a gift a month before Christmas as a Getting Read for Christmas Stationery Box. You'll see why...

Here's the box closed with the lid on...

Take the lid off and you get... Oooh Pretty! Everything you could need for Christmas.

There is a bunch of Christmas Cards to give out... (I plan on making more but just didn't get the time this week)

Here's a pile of them

Next there's some cute little love note sized (3"x3") cards to add to presents

And a cute handmade notebook to write Christmas Present lists in, Card lists, Anything you like. I haven't secured it in properly so it can be removed to be written in or kept in your handbag. Please mind my handwritting!

There's also some little gift tags in there which I forgot to photograph, a little spot to put stamps to post your cards and there's also a Pen which wasn't attached when I took the photos. Yes it's been a really hectic week! If you are back on my blog in the next few days you'll find out why! I really hope you enjoy my project and get lots of inspiration to get you Christmas Projects started soon!

Well that’s all from me. Next stop on the INKlings’ Team Blog Hop is Beth Stewart. Have fun and don't forget to leave a comment on each blog to win some great Blog Candy.

Here is a list of all the blogs involved in the Hop just in case you loose your way

1. Christie
2. Dani H

3. Carol
4. Michelle D
5. Jayne
6. Kylie
7. Kari
8. Dani F
9. Beth
10. Nicky A
11. Clare

12. Amy

13. Fiona B

14. Michelle Frost-Stevenson
15. Fiona Poirier

16. Divya Rao
17. Rachel Jackson

Have Fun and hope you get lots of inspiration! And please (regardless of weather your a demo or not) give all the girls some comment love. They have all been working hard to give you some great projects.



Christie Wallace said...

Love these stationary boxes Dani. Great idea to make one for christmas

daniholland said...

Wow! It's gorgeous Dani!

Fiona said...

Great idea Dani. I think that will be my project for the weekend away.

Spardha said...

WOW!!!.. the box is sooo innovative! :)

Crafty Cow said...

what an awesome idea! do you have a template so i can case it please pretty please!

Kari said...

So gorgeous Dani! Love the DSP! LOL! The cards and lovenotes ot go in there are awesome too!

stampinground said...

How gorgeous Dani!

Rachel said...

beautiful cards and the stationary box looks fab.

Sarah said...

Great ideav for the person who has everything! Lovely.

Liz said...

The Stationery Box is amazing Dani! I especially love the notebook - good for anytime of the year!!!

Divya Rao said...

Awesome project!

Michelle said...

Great idea! I've always wanted to make one of these, so when you get your template ready can I have one please??? mwah!

Becky said...

Fantastic idea, this looks really good, and I love the idea of having a kit to give people before christmans :)

Heather M said...

Fantastic Stationary box and cards. What a great gift idea!

Kylea said...

Great present idea. I also love the colour combination.

Alison Steele said...

Gorgeous card box - love the nic nak things

Dinky Di said...

I love the idea of 'pass-along' gifts and this has given me an idea - or twenty. Thanks for sharing.