Saturday, July 9

A Divalicious Christmas in July Blog Hop !!!

Welcome to the Creative Scrapbooking Divas Christmas in July Blog Hop!

It may not feel like snow outside in the northern hemisphere, but if we get started on holiday projects now, we might be ready by December--we would love for you to plan and play along!  Please join us as we share with you the wonderful holiday projects of CSDivas.  Comment on our blog hop thread starting July 9, 2011 to begin!

If you are just joining us now, you can go to Luisa’s blog to start at the beginning so you won’t miss a hop stop and be eligible for the blog hop prize.  If you came over from Sandy's Blog, then you are on the right track.

I love Christmas for a lot of reasons, but just to name a few: snow angels, caroling, cute and fuzzy reindeer, kids opening gifts.  Oh, and don't forget the ***jingle bells***.    For my project, I had a stack of paper that I purchased right after Christmas and hadn't got to use yet (ooohhh, early present for me, right there...LOL).  The stack is called Harvest Holiday, by Cloud9 and boy oh boy is it nice!  I really like the embossed metallic accents some of the design papers have and the prints are so festive.  I wanted to stick with my CSDivas theme/group, Home Decor-Gifts, so I decided to make a decorative garland.  I will post some step-by-step pictures at the bottom of this post if you are interested in learning more about how I achieved these results.

In case you get lost along the way, here is
Our Tour List: Luisa - Creative Designs by Luisa-
Sandy - ScrapBook Blessings-
Stephanie – The Magic of Ordinary Days-
Jessica- Jessica's Craft Shaque-  ***YOU ARE HERE***
Yolie – Just Yolie, Just Create-
Vanessa – Creating Sensations-
Alecia - Welcome to Alecia's-

Here is the CSDivas Divalicious Christmas Blog Hop Grand Prize:
To earn a ticket, you need to:
1)  Leave a comment in each of the hop stops
2)  Leave a comment at the CSDivas Blog when you are done

After you are done doing that, you can earn extra tickets by:
a)  Becoming a follower of our blog
b)  Becoming a fan of our Facebook Fan Page  
c)  Add a Christmas Project to Mr. Linky back at the Diva Blog Mansion

Divas—don’t forget to comment on the main Diva blog when you are done.

Post your project entries to Mr. Linky (back at the Mansion) by July 12, 7 pm Eastern, to earn extra entries to win.

Step-by-Step and Recipe
Diamonds cut using Classic Font @ 5" (emerald green cs)

 Wreath and Tree cut using Gingerbread (layer) @ 4 3/4" from Pine Holly Print dp
NOEL cut using Jasmine (Shadow) @ 4 1/2" 

NOEL cut using Jasmine (Shadow blackout) @ 4 1/2"
Wreath and Tree cut using Gingerbread (shadow) @ 4 3/4" from Red Holly Print dp

Affixed all layers together using Scotch Quick Dry Adhesive

Pine Garland

Decorative Velvet Bows

Placed small hole punch at top of diamonds to affix bows
Fed wire foil through hole to affix bows to the diamonds and the diamonds to the pine garland

 Got out the ***JINGLE BELLS***

 Used a deep red yarn trim to hang the jingle bells from the diamonds

 Affixed with scotch tape

And the garland was ready for it's final photo shoot.

 Now, after you leave a comment, please head over to Yolie's fantastic blog where you will get some more inspiration for your Holiday Crafts!!!

Thanks for hopping!
Jessica, CSDivas DT


  1. Ohmygoodness, love that BANNER!! And the hanging bells are so perfect.
    happy blog hop,

  2. great banner I love it

  3. Love that banner/garland!:) definitely another great project idea!:)

    Congrats to CSDivas for the new mansion!:)

  4. Fabulous banner, jingle bells and all! ;)

  5. So cute. Love the pine garland and the little bows.

    papercompulsions dot blogspot dot com

  6. I love banners too! You added so many wonderful touches from the ribbons to the bells, flat out fun! Thanks for sharing the tutorial!
    See you around the office! :)
    ~ Stephanie

  7. Great banner.... My daughter wants one for her room:)

  8. Fantastic. Love the bells that you put on it, looks great.

    Smiles Sher

  9. Hi Jessica, nice tough for christmas, the flags!

  10. The banner is great. I have a treat for you on my blog. Thanks for all the great ideas.

  11. I always love banners, and this one is so cute! Thanks for the tutorial!

  12. Wow, that is such a pretty project! Thanks for the great tutorial!

    Be sure to stop by my blog to enter my 500 followers giveaway!

    XO ~ Amy Jo
    amyjrockstar at gmail dot com

  13. Jessica, this is so awesome! I love the bows and the hanging bells! This is so creative and awesome and now I can't get "The First Noel" out of my head! I'll be singing Christmas songs all night ;) Fabulous project - thanks for sharing! I hope you had a great weekend :D


  14. Your banner is wonderful! Thanks so much for the step-by-step photos!...Nancy :o)

  15. Hi Jessica - stop by my blog when you get a chance...I have awards for you :D


  16. Cuteness!!!! I am a banner gal and was so happy to see that you did one! Love it.

  17. Hi Jessica!
    Thank you for linking up this banner for Christmas in July over at MBC:) The jingle bells and bows are so cute:)


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