Tuesday, July 18, 2017

12 Days of Christmas in July Blog Hop - Day 5!

Hi, all!

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas - - - at least, in my mind it is!  Outside it's still hot hot hot - but I'm dreaming of snowmen and Christmas trees and fun gift ideas!  I hope you're enjoying the hop as much as I am - and we've got three more stops today!


Tuesday, July 18th


Marian of Seams To Be Sew, Cindy of Stitchin' at Home, and Anita of Domestic Felicity have a nice variety of gift ideas to share with us, all destined to become part of your "must-make" list!

Hop on over and visit their blogs - and remember to leave a comment (here and on their blogs) so that you'll be entered in today's giveaway!  For more details on that, click here and scroll down.  Lots of Holiday Homies by Tula Pink up for grabs, thanks to the wonderful folks over at Free Spirit Fabrics!!

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Have you been following along with the tutorial for the Santa's Trip Around the World quilt?  If so, we're at Day 5, in which (finally!) we will be making the last strip set panel!  The directions can be found here.  Hang in there - tomorrow we get to do something different!  

And while you're working on that final panel, I found some fun things to share with you.  One of my favorite ways to decorate at Christmastime is to replace some of my pictures with printables.  (If you don't want to replace things in frames, you can also pick up inexpensive clipboards and just clip them in.)  With an inexpensive color inkjet printer and some cardstock, you can have fun seasonal art!









There are even free printable gift tags!  At our house, we usually use a different wrapping paper for each recipient, but this year I may try printing out cute tags and using all white wrapping paper and pretty ribbons instead.


Don't see exactly what you want?  Just search "free Christmas printable" on Google or Pinterest - there's a lot of wonderful art out there just waiting for you!!  You can find the links for all of these on my Pinterest page, 12DCIJ Pins.

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Feeling inspired?  I know I am!  Be sure to visit today's blogs on the hop and leave a comment (to be entered in today's giveaway) and come back tomorrow for the next step in the Santa's Trip Around The World tutorial and some more great Christmas ideas!

Hugs!

Sarah

Here are the blogs participating in the 12 Days of Christmas in July blog hop!

Friday, July 14th


Saturday, July 15th


Sunday, July 16th


Monday, July 17th


Tuesday, July 18th


Wednesday, July 19th


Thursday, July 20th


Friday, July 21st


Saturday, July 22nd



85 comments:

  1. Christmas printables are always fun to hangup and give as gifts.

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  2. Plain paper and printed tags, what great ideas. Love your quilt hanging there by the trees.

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  3. I agree with Nancy, Christmas wrapping paper here, and especially gift tags are very expensive and I will be printing my own this year. I love the sentiment of wanting to drink cocoa and watch Christmas movies.

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  4. Hello on day 5, I am having trouble leaving a comment on domestic felicity because I cannot find any mention of the blog hop on her blog

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  5. Excited for another day of Christmas hopping!

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  6. Love the idea of the free printables - I must try this!

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  7. I am enjoying all the daily posts and connecting blogs. I have used handmade ornaments as gift tags. D.Weeks (aka Momma Llama)

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  8. Almost caught up on the panel sewing, hopefully I will finish up today. Keep the directions coming.

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  9. Oh gosh! After seeing all the wonderful tutorials in the hop so far, I find my teaching skill lacks and must practice on writing a tutorial. Thanks for the hop and putting so much effort into it. I am actually learning a lot from visiting all of our quilty friends~

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  10. So many great ideas--You're going to keep me busy for the rest of the year with all these--thank you!!

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  11. Great idea for using prints to decorate!

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  12. I am so excited about Santa's trip. Now to fin a Santa for the centre of the quilt top. Thanks, Jan
    Janice.snell@gmail.com

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  13. Your imagination is endless or is it bottomless. whichever it is great.

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  14. I may have to figure out how to make my printer work! and I really love how the green in your trip quilt goes with your grass!

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  15. Oooo...this is a great idea! I'm going looking for snowmen...my favorite Christmas decoration...in Florida...funny, I know!
    Debbie
    ollieami@aol.com

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  16. What an inexpensive, simple, and fun way to add an extra holiday touch during the Christmas season! Thanks for the great idea!

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  17. Oh, Sarah!... There are SO many great, inspiring ideas and projects in this endeavor of yours!!!
    **Thank you!!**
    I know this sort of thing is a lot of work... But, WOW!... The wealth of information from you, and at all the blog stops, is amazing!!
    (By the way... That "beauty shot" of your quilt today is wonderful!... I love it!)
    Pat T.

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  18. having a great time following all, not enough hours in the day to do all i have seen . hjrogers@sympatico.ca

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  19. I always save pretty Christmas cards from years past and put them in frames to set out each year.

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  20. I am so enjoying following along, and seeing all the ideas!! Thanks so much for sharing with us!!

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  21. I like that idea! How easy to replace pictures for the season, especially with a little clip board.

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  22. Replacing photos in frames with printables is a great way to decorate. I received a really nice Christmas card one year and kept it to put in a frame for the holidays.

    I love the idea of printable gift tags too. We do the same thing here, everyone gets their own wrapping paper.

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  23. Printing your own gift tags really makes it a little more special.
    There are three more great posts in today's line up. Thanks for putting this together.

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  24. I have a collection of mini and small Christmas wall hangings that I tack up all over, like your printables.

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  25. Love the printables. I have been looking for the little red truck with the Christmas trees and now I know where to find it. Thank you.

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  26. What a great idea to use the same color ribbon/paper/tag for a given person! My mom was a teacher, so as far back as I can remember, part of opening presents was learning to read (for me, being the youngest). Everything was a learning opportunity in her eyes. Luckily, we just had Mom and Dad and the three children. Mom and David had no siblings, so we just had five grandparents - no aunts, uncles, or cousins. Yes, I said that right five grandparents. My entire life my dad's aunt with her sister (my dad's mom) and her sister's husband (my dad's father). When my dad was in high school, he moved in with his aunt to help take care of someone in the family who was ill and she needed help in the night with the patient. When he went to college, his parents moved the 1/4 of mi to the other house and then they all just lived together the rest of their lives. I bet the tongues in our community wagged and I never thought anything of it until I was much, much older. Anything to make Christmas happy for a family is a "GO" in my book. I love the printables. Christmas is hectic for me. I have an invisible disability and am exhausted. So, anything time saving is great. That's something my four year old granddaughter could help me do and she could help make something for her mother and grandmother. She hasn't seen them in 17 months. But, we can be prepared, in case they do plan a supervised visitation. Thanks for the great tutorial, too. The quilt is beautiful.

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  27. It's fun to see all of the ideas.

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  28. The gift tags are cute! Great idea for your gifts this year!

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  29. thanks for sharing these cute printables.

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  30. I usually forget about using printable gift tags. I'll have to remember this year. Thanks for the reminder. kthurn(at)bektel(dot)com

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  31. What a cute idea the printable art is!

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  32. I like the idea of free printables. Those holiday decorations can get pretty pricey for just a week or two. Thank you.

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  33. Those printables are so cute, especially the one about cocoa. Who doesn't love chocolate?

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  34. I love the idea of printables! I admire them every year, but I have yet to actually print any! I should get on that!!!

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  35. I used to make gift tags, I think I need to get out my paper stash !

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  36. GREAT idea!!! Love the old truck.

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  37. Sorry for some reason I left my comment on yesterday post. I was totaly smitten with today's sewn card by Domestic Felicity and the snowman pillow @ Stitchinathome. I will be making both of these.
    I'm going to make Marians into coasters, just downsizing them a little.

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  38. Saw more lovely projects on the hop today, thanks!

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  39. Like your picture lineup. I guess I am onto Pinterest next😀
    Swoot@att.net

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  40. The printable idea is nice--I once framed a beautiful scene from a Christmas card in a small frame and it made a great small gift for co-workers.
    barbkaup(at)(yahoo)(dot)com)

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  41. Thanks for the tag printables. I will use them with the cloth bags that we recycle each season.

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  42. Just love your ideas. Thank you

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  43. This blog hop is so much fun. The printables are perfect for decorating and card making :)

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  44. Thanks for the cards and I do the tags.
    patsystitch@gvtc.com

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  45. Printable photos would be great for the kitchen and bathrooms. I love the tag idea. One paper and different tags. Maybe I'll look for the youngest baby picturs for everyone and see if they can find themselves. Merry Christmas!

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  46. I don't do cards, but like to make my own tags so this was added to my files. Thank you for sharing all these great ideas.

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  47. I am really loving this Christmas Blog hop! I loved all the ideas for today and plan to make them. I've been making Christmas cards for years but never thought about using fabric. I will try that now. I've answered on every Blog but some of my responses get kicked out, not sure why.

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  48. Having fun seeing what you all have come up with!

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  49. Almost inspired. Another good night's sleep ought to push me over the top, and then I'll come back to these posts!

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  50. The printables are a fantastic idea to decorate easily for the holidays. Thank you!

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  51. So many ideas. Thanks for the hop.

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  52. Well I just HAVE to print and frame that "drink cocoa and watch Christmas movies" quote for my daughters. SO them! Again, terrific ideas, and thinking of snow helps to cool me off on a hot day (and more to come, and the AC on the fritz, of course)...

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  53. Great idea for holiday art work!! For gift tags, I cut the fronts off last year's cards to reuse. I love recycling and who REALLY needs to SAVE the old cards for all eternity?!?!

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  54. The printable gift tags are so nice! I get tired of the same old stick-on ones that come in a pack of 1oo. These add a personal, vintage touch that every Christmas gift should have! Thanks for sharing and thanks for hosting the blog hop, Sarah!

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  55. Those are very nice printables. Almost make feel Christmassy on this very hot day. Now if I can just get my printer to work.

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  56. The gift tags look great! I like to make something special for each grandson and these would be so nice to add to their present.
    nikilsend(at)outlook(dot)com

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  57. I LOVE printables! I have frames that I change out from time to time all year round. Plus I have several projects that the kids can pick up and run with after they're printed out.

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  58. Thanks for these printables, Sarah. I always keep my eye out for Shutterfly deals on art prints, and then print up some of the free printables into very nice pieces of art, as gifts or to display.

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  59. Great inspiration! Thank you for the printables!
    kcummings71@gmail.com

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  60. Nice prints!-I do have some Christmas prints I always put up at Christmas-but a couple more sure would be nice! Thank you for sharing, Susan

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  61. The printables are a wonderful idea

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  62. WHAT A SIMPLE WAY TO CHANGE UP THE DECOR AND IT DOESN'T NEED A LOT OF STORAGE SPACE TO KEEP UP WITH IT AFTER THE HOLIDAYS ARE THROUGH. READINGTIRZAH AT YAHOO.COM

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  63. thank you for the link to your pinterest board. i love all the ideas. will be looking at the often. great ideas

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  64. Oh, man, I fell behind again, yesterday. I think I'm afraid to visit your Pinterest board, but it's nice to know that I can find the projects later.
    Now off to visit two sets of blog posts.
    Pat

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  65. Using Christmas printables to decorate is an excellent idea! Thanks!

    Please click on the delaineelliott above for my email link.

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  66. I just finished my son's quilt last night and managed to finally pull my fabrics out for The 12 days. Hoping to get them ironed after a doctor's appointment.
    Jeri Oldtisme@aol.com

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  67. What a fun thing to do in the summer...Christmas in July. I'm finally able to get started on my trip around the world quilt today.

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  68. Your ideas are wonderful. Thanks Sarah!

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  69. I like the idea of printed tags and plain paper. Thanks for sharing!

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  70. I usually make my own tags from last years Christmas cards. Sometimes I frame a really nice card.

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  71. White paper with ribbons and special tags sound beautiful!

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  72. what a great idea to clip prints into existing frames thanks

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  73. Oh, so many fun ideas! Now to find the time for everything on my list!

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  74. You have found some cute print ideas. They would liven up any space for holiday decorations!

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  75. I love using printable gift tags-- they are so pretty and I don't have to run to the store when I run out :)

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