Thursday, July 8, 2010

Inklings Christmas Blog Hop

Welcome to The INKlings’ Team’s Christmas in July blog hop.

You may have arrived here from Amy'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!



I have been having a lot of fun over the last month playing with the Stampin' Up ! Sweet Treat Cups. As well as holding sweets they also make great Snow Dome Cards.

The first card I made was this one using the raindeer from the Winter Post stamp set. He is just the right size for the sweet treat cup.

To keep the glitter inside the sweet treat cup I sealed it with a piece of acetate. The hole in the patterned paper was made using the 1 3/4 inch circle punch which fits the sweet treat cup perfectly. This is the finished card.

  • Cardstock - Baja Breeze, Whisper White, Baja Breeze Designer Paper
  • Ink - Chocolate Chip
  • Stamp Sets - Winter Post, Best Yet
  • Accessories - Gold brads, Chocolate Chip Ribbon

Just to be a bit more adventurous I tried putting water in the Sweet Treat Cup to make it look like a real snow dome. This worked really well but I don't think I would risk putting it through the mail !

This picture shows that there really is water in there ! Just one tip, don't let any water drip onto the adhesive around the Sweet Treat Cup.


  • Cardstock - Whisper White, Glossy White, Riding Hood Red dsp
  • Ink - Riding Hood red
  • Stamp Sets - Holiday Lineup, Short and Sweet
  • Accessories - Gold brads, Riding Hood Red Stripe Ribbon

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

Christmas in July Blogs
1. Christie
2. Dani H
3. Carol
4. Michelle D
5. Jayne
6. Kylie
7. Kari http://
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


  1. wow!!.. i love the idea!.. and awesome putting water in! :D

  2. hehehehehehe i adore that holiday line up set-the faces especially on the reindeer just crack me up! your snow globes are divine fiona as always!

  3. Love the snow dome cards Fiona - I've never been game enough to try making one with water...but it looks so cool and sparkly!

  4. Ohhh sparkly snow domes! I love them! And your gorgeous line-up! What a blinky nose he has! ;)

  5. Wow, love the snow globes. I have a sweet treat cup but have not used it yet. Just may have to do so!

  6. Fantastic work with sweet treat cups.

  7. Love your snow globes Fiona1 the first one is so elegant ... yet would appeal to the child in anyone!!! Love it!

  8. Gotta love the snow domes!!

  9. Great ideas Fiona, thanks for the tip on the water, I haven't been game to try that yet, now I will give it a try! Very effective :)

  10. I keep saying I am ordering sweet treat cups in my next order and keep forgetting. I have wanted to make some snow dome cards and these are gorgeous!! They are on top of my next order!

  11. These are fantastic. I love them. But certainly wouldn't want to post the water filled one :)

  12. Snow globes, what a great idea!! So creative!

  13. That is so clever. I love it & can't wait to try it

  14. Lovely cards

  15. Beautiful cards, Fiona; they both look fantastic.

  16. I bought the sweet treat cups but haven't yet used them. Now I think I might have a project or two in mind - thank you.

  17. They are even more beautiful in real life. THANK YOU so much.