Friday, July 26, 2019

Essentials by Ellen Christmas in July Hop


I may have mentioned I'd be back with even more Christmas in July holiday cards, right?  Today I'm hopping with the Ellen Hutson Design Ambassadors and we're hoping you'll join us as we stock up on our holiday card stash!  The Notable Nest's Kelly Griglione once again put plenty of pressure on me to perform - thanks, Kelly!! 

As with most Hops, there will be a prize for one random & lucky commenter just by hopping along and leaving a comment at every stop... we appreciate that you'll share your time with us!  We've got a super fun prize: $25 to the EH shop!  Comment before Wednesday, July 31st at 11:59pm PST. Winners will be notified by email.  [if you are a no-reply commenter be sure to check back at the EH blog for the winner announcement!]

Okay!  I have two cards for you today... I had too much fun using two non-Christmas sets in very Merry ways!!  First up?  That Leading Gentleman - there's no doubt he's dressed and ready for decorating - and doesn't mind playing Santa in his spare time!



of course I had to put my spin on the inside!

[See how I Copic colored the clear bulb he's holding!]

 

Next are three of the Good Egg gals … who are tuning up for caroling!!  But, of course, they are French Hens - don't believe me?  I Googled French Hen!!

 

 

My own me, me, mes… and another sentiment from me on the inside! 
The 'baton' is the straw from Life is a Picnic!! he hee!
Here are the Copics I used... 

Pretty fun, huh?  As if there wasn't enough pressure from Ms. Kelly... it's Sandy Allnock up next - now you know Sandy will knock our socks off, right?! 
 
Thanks so much for stopping by!!  Here is the complete list of stops for the Hop, just in case!
 
·         Therese Calvird
·         Emily Midgett
·         Laurel Beard
·         Carolyn Peeler
·         Ardyth Percy-Robb
·         Lisa Spangler
·         Adelina Starace
·         Kelly Griglione
·         Michele Ferguson
·         Sandy Allnock
·         Carly Tee Minner
 
ONE more detail... yep - a three day Christmas in July sale!!!
Here's your LINK - merry shopping!  Don't forget the code!
 
<|=]  Michele 

 


 

 
Products used today:
Santa Hat borrowed from MFT Sweet Holiday Penguins and coordinating die
EBE Good Egg and dies
EBE straw from Life's a Picnic and dies [for baton =]
EBE Mountain Holiday for dotted details under the 'Conductor' 

62 comments:

JulieP said...

Your cleverness never ceases to amaze me! Santa Dad, Caroling Hens. LOVE!

Debbie Rumpza said...

I LOVE your idea of using the hens for three french hens. And your sentiment! What a great clever card!

Bonnie said...

Two very clever and fun Christmas cards, Michele! Great job on coloring the bulb and the three French hens are hilarious! I can hear that caroling now!

Karthikha said...

Fun and creative cards!! :)

Marcia Hill said...

Cute, CUTE cards Michele, but I'm especially in LOVE with your 3 French hens! Your sense of humor just blows me away...love it!! :0)

Kelsey Thomas said...

I really like those chickens! :)

Wendi J said...

These are so cute. Love your sentiments. The 3 French hens is so clever and funny. Thanks for sharing.

Kristi H. said...

So clever! Love those French hens.

conil said...

Lady, you're a freaking genius. I know a whole lot of folks who'd love to get either one of these non-traditional cards. I'm surrounded by them. Clever, fun and, oh so, funny...PERFECT!

Cat Craig said...

Love em all Michele...especially le hens.

Lisa Elton said...

That fella could totally be Tom with a fake beard!! Love the light bulbs, this is extra fun Michele! And the french hens...caaaUTE

Isabel Z said...

I love Ellen Hutson and blog hops because they inspire me to create. Thank you!

Judy said...

Love your 3 french hens....lol....love the play on using stamps outside the usual way....thanks for sharing

Edith Demshar said...

Too too cute and clever! Love the bulbs! And the super cute chicks!

Barb Ghig said...

So clever and fun, Michele! 'French Hens warming up for caroling'??? You are a RIOT!!! Love your Mr. Santa, too...and the oversized lightbulbs...really fabulous cards, my friend!

MadeByMeghanK said...

I love that guy and his... HEY GIRL sentiments! Cute hens too!!!!

Karen F. said...

My favorite is the french hens! How adorable!

Janet D. said...

LOVE these cards!

Jean said...

Super cute! Thank you for the inspiration!

Rose said...

Actually had to laugh at the three french hens"..this is SUCH a fun card, thanks!

Eileen M said...

Such creative ideas! Love the French hens in particular!

~amy~ said...

Clever as ALWAYS.

MiamiKel said...

Oh Michele, you did just fine - this is an adorable stop on the hop! Im SMILING at your "hey Girl' and those light bulbs! Clever idea! The chickens are too cute! TFS!

Denise Bryant said...

Fun cards! I really love those hens!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Your cards look so pretty and fun!!!

Shraddha said...

So funny! Love the no traditional themes! The 3 French Hens took me a second to “get,” but gave me a chuckle when it finally clicked! Or should I say “clicked.” 😂

Shraddha said...

Clucked*! Autocorrect ruined my already terrible punchline!

SD pooja said...

Indeed pretty fun !! Such clever ways to make fun Christmas cards ! Thanks a lot for inspiring us :)

stampcz said...

Love the hens!

Kathy said...

Love these, Michele; your trademark fun and creative style really at work!

Jeanne said...

You are absolutely on fire creatively and awesome in all ways. That is all.

ElizStewart said...

Cute beyond words!

Terri Emanuel said...

Love these cute and clever cards, so fun!

Rachelle Oltean said...

Michele - these cards are FANTASTIC! You got it goin' on Girl! : )

Margie said...

Love the light bulbs ! It reminds me of my husband getting tangled in them putting them on the house one Christmas !

Lagene said...

Super CUTE cards! I love the light bulbs!

Cyndi said...

I love those fun cards. The French Hens cracked me up!

Miriam Erdman said...

Really cute cards, you are very creative! I love the light string and those hens the most!

Bobby said...

Inside and out, these cards are humorous and cleverly done, Michele.

Mary Holshouser said...

Fun way to re-purpose stamps.
Love the hens. thanks for
sharing. txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

Papercraft Boutique said...

OMG, these two cards are amazing, Michele! The way you turned the leading gentleman into Santa is ingenious. I went back and forth between your card picture and the product pages. :-)
Your sense of humor always shines! The three French hens are so funny!
Hideko xx

Brebda said...

So cute and clever! I love the idea of using the cording to attach to the lights. And Chickens warming up in French, how funny! Thank you for sharing.

Jen W. said...

Okay the French hens sentiment took me a minute but now I am howling!! You are so brilliant, my friend!

Barbara-Jean said...

Your humor is great!

Sheri Witthoft said...

Creative, creative!! Love the light strands, love the French Hens! Woot woot

Denise Kitts-Wadlow said...

Ha!!! How creative! Love the Leading Santa, and the French Hens are a hoot! Love both cards.🤣🤣🤣

Kathy said...

French hens idea is cool! The Santa dad is cute too. Thanks for sharing.

Kristie Goulet said...

Very creative and fun cards, Michele! Awesome job!!!

nancy littrell said...

Two very creative and fun cards for the blog hop, Michele. TFS your cards and the sale info. Hugs..Nancy

Joy Meadows said...

Love both of these adorable cards, Michele! Just so cute.

Tracey Landt said...

Such clever cards Michele! Thank you for the inspiration.
T x

Lee said...

How fun! And super clever!! Made me laugh!

Anita in France said...

Your slender Santa is so dapper, Michele ... as ever, clever and so creative! Those French hens are fabuleuses ... perfect colouring of their plumage ... and so much fun! Hugs, Anita :)

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

Hahaha! Love the Santa card and sentiment!

DJ said...

Adorable cards. I love the Santa gentleman and the chickens are so cute.

Sue D said...

Cute cards. I really like the French hens!

Lisa Byers said...

Every time I hear a guy say “Hey Girl”, it reminds me of Ryan Gosling for some reason. So that to me is a Ryan Gosling Santa!! I love the French Hens card. That is hilarious!! So cute!!

Darlene DeSario said...

Creative idea, the card is great! Love the light bulbs.

Linda Callahan said...

Always inspiring and entertaining here - I laughed out loud at moi moi moi!

KimC said...

ABSOLUTELY DELIGHTFUL cards. Cannot wait to make your French Hens card. Me, Me, Me, (oops Moi, Moi, Moi) too funny!

Vikki H, southern Oregon said...

Oh, dear, hey girl and three hens are going down as two of the most hilarious cards of the season! So so cute!!

TK said...

Your cards are fearlessly awesome, and your "me" sentiments are fabulous!