Simon Says: Christmas in July Blog Hop!



Hi all and welcome to another week on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge

Thank you for joining us for the Sparkle Challenge and we hope you will all join us again this week too.

This week we are getting ready for Christmas with a blog hop!

Christmas In July Blog Hop!

Did you know that there are only 21 weeks left to Christmas! It’s time to make a start on your preparations!

We are showcasing the fabulous Tim Holtz Products this week! You don’t have to use them to join in, but I think most, if not all, of us have at least one of his products in your supplies so please use them!

The lovely folks over at Simon Says Stamp have been busily packing 4 surprise Christmas gift boxes for 4 lucky entrants!  All you have to do is hop around all the stops along the way and find where the hidden gifts are.

All you have to do is hop around all the stops along the way and find where the hidden gifts are, leaving comments along the way AND you must enter the challenge to be eligible to win.

All winners will be chosen randomly from the comments on the blogs with the hidden gifts.

Good Luck to everyone! The Design Team is looking forward to seeing your Christmas makes and will pop around to visit you ASAP!


Remember to click on the person’s name to see all of the details of how we made these creations and leave these wonderful girls some comment love


We are sharing some little sneak peeks of what everyone has made! You will need to visit everyones blogs to see their whole projects!

Karolina used Metal Word Bands and Layered Angel Wings Bigz Die.

Andrea used Great Outdoors stamps, Symphony tissue tape, Scribbles and Splat thinlits dies, and Framelits Tag Collection dies.

Anna-Karin used Festive Sketch and Tattered Christmas Rubber Stamps and Mirrored Stars 

Barbara used  Sizzix Mechanicals folder, Mini Swirly Snowflakes and  Swirly Snowflakes Dies.

Cheiron used the Sizzix Layered Holiday Wreath die and the Classic Kraft Stock Paper Stash

Emma used the Tattered Poinsettia die, a medium Etcetera tag and the Holiday Postmarks stamps.

Kath used the Tattered Poinsettia Die and Mini Swirly Snowflakes and Tattered Christmas stamps

Lols used a Snowglobe Die and a Village Christmastime Die 

Macarena used Tim Holtz Sizzix Tree Line die, a lot of  Idea-ology Paper Dolls and Idea-ology Fluted Fasteners.


Maura used the Festive Scribbles die, Layered Tattered Poinsettia die, and the Holiday Script Layering stencil.


Sandra used Mechanics 3D Texture Fades, Tree Line Thinlit die, Holiday Words Thin Thinlit die and Christmas Clippings stickers.

Zoey used Distress Mixed Media Heavystock #8 , Idea-ology Found Relatives Portrait, Idea-Ology Quotations Metallic Stickers and Idea-Ology Gilded Alpha Remnants

So now it’s YOUR turn to get out your inks, paints and all things arty and start creating! We are looking forward to seeing what you make!

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You have until Monday  8am Ohio time. 1pm UK time, 2 pm CET to join in

We will also be choosing a selection of our entries to put in the spotlight. This is a special honor where we talk about why we loved that entry in particular and award a special badge too! For the full rules please read the challenge rules posted in the side-bar here on our blog.

We currently have a Kids Vacation Challenge running for all of the young budding designers! Click HERE or on the pic to go directly to the post.


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  1. How exciting!!! I love to look at everyone’s projects and see all of the beautiful inspiration!!

  2. Most educational blog hop and these ladies have talent plus plus, I would love to be sitting along side each DT to learn their skill….thanks for a journey.xx

  3. Thank you for the challenge and the Hop was fabulous! Saw all the presents – and those with hidden gifts as well – have a blessed week! Merry Christmas! In July that is!

    1. mentioning the hidden gifts isn’t necessary, the main thing is to make sure you left a comment as the winners will be randomly picked from those comments ;-)

  4. Having trouble accessing Zoey’s post through the links…decided to try through the sidebar here and it didn’t work for me either. Keeps coming up as a blank white page.

    I’ll go make my entry and try Zoey again later

  5. Hi, I enjoyed the blog hop! So many creative posts! Now to go and use my Tim Holtz Christmas Stamps! I post from fliker and the name is chicken lady. All of my comments say Jackie or Jacqueline!
    Thanks for the inspiration!

  6. Oh my word … what fun is this Christmas in July; what a creative crew !

  7. This is super exciting, I love gathering inspiration from your design team, they do such incredible work, and the added bonus will be creating something of my own for the holiday season in advance. Thanks so much for this opportunity!

  8. Fabulous hop full of such beautiful and AWEmazing inspiration. I am going to try to get something done for the challenge…

  9. Hmmm….I guess I should have started here! Then I might not have spent so much time scrolling up and down on a blog that didn’t have the gift, looking for it. Ha! Ha! But the view was FANTASTIC! I’m almost through the hop, and I’ve never been more inspired to get started with my Christmas creating! What an amazing group of girls you have showing us their beautiful Christmas projects! Love this blog hop and of course, the opportunity to win one of those gifties!

  10. Thanks Simon for the fun challenge that guided me to my collection of all things Tim!

  11. Suprise hop! Love it. Not sure I have much TH stamps.. but I do have a platform!

  12. Great Christmas in July Hop. I got some great tips and ideas from the ladies.
    Off to craft now.

  13. What a great challenge, who doesn’t like Christmas In July or Tim Holtz?! Off to hop around and then get to work on a Christmas project to link up, thanks for the fun inspiration! Deb xo

  14. What a great idea a blog hop and challenge all in one! Plus it a Christmas theme!

  15. Love all these gorgeous Christmas goodies. Makes me anxious to start on my Christmas cards. Need to stock up on some new supplies!

  16. I just finished the blog hop and all I can say is WOW! I saw so many amazing creations by this talented team! I was particularly taken by all the vintage works – it is not a style I create myself so I was so impressed with the details and gorgeous vintage images. Thank you for inspiring!

  17. I did not realize until I completed your wonderful blog hop that the idea of the challenge was to use Kraft paper. Duh! “Krafty” Christmas. And then the light bulb came on. Perhaps I could blame the cold medicine I’m taking? Today I have Krafty cards to enter.

  18. Thank you for the lovely Blog Hop!!! I enjoyed all of the mixed media Christmas project inspiration!!! truly wonderful!!! I just linked up my project…. thanks for another fun challenge.

  19. What a great way to inspire us to get moving on those holiday projects! One card finished lots more to go! Thank you Simon Says Stamp!

  20. Wonderful sneak peeks! Looking forward to visiting the DT blogs! My card will follow after hopping!
    Thank you for hosting the blog hop and a chance to win!

  21. Oh my what a Hop, so much inspiration and fabulous Christmas projects from the DT – love all the mixed media – layers, texture and I’m inspired to get out some kraft card too

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