Christmas in July with The Project Bin - Day 1!

Welcome to The Project Bin’s premiere Christmas in July Blog Hop!
We are so glad you are here!  
  The elves at The Project Bin have been very busy :)
For the next 2 days,  July 15 and 16, the design team will be showcasing the stamps and dies from the store and bringing you a hand-crafted Christmas! 
 You’ll see Christmas cards, holiday projects and ideas to inspire creativity to jump start your holiday planning. 

 Our sleigh ride will take you to each designer’s blog where you can peek at what they have showcased using The Project Bin’s stamps and dies. 
 AND since the holidays are known for gift giving, 2 lucky winners will receive one of the 2 generous The Project Bin gift certificate giveaways to use in the store!
If you are new to The Project Bin stamps and dies, you are in for a real treat!  
    The Project Bin offers clear stamps and metal dies ~ something for everyone. 

The hop begins at The Project Bin’s inspiration blog and has the full line up.
If you arrived from Barb's amazing blog, you are in the right place!

For my stop on the hop, I'm showing you a handmade Christmas project.
My son was super lucky to visit a private island for a weekend
 and brought home a piece of beautiful coral for me 
as he knows I love all things ocean ♥

I wanted to find a neat way to showcase the coral,
so I added it to a tall candle holder, filled it with sand, and added jute twine!
This is such a wonderful way to 'bring home the holidays'
and make gift giving special and personalized.

The tag is made from kraft cardstock, fiskars punch, gingham ribbon.
I ran it through the Cuttlebug with a nestabilities die, cropping off the the bottom die.
The Christmas Blessings is stamped in Stazon
and is from the Luke 2 stamp set

Next up, head over to Angela's amazing blog to see what she has to inspire you. 
Make sure to leave a comment for each of the stops on the hop ~
 you won’t want to miss it!

Here is the full hop line up for today:
Kelly Santi  ← You're here!

 Be sure to come back to The Project Bin blog tomorrow
 to see more holiday inspiration!
Remember, Christmas isn't about things costing a lot,
it's about giving from the heart :)

Big hugs, bigger blessings ♥


  1. Oh my goodness... I'm not normally a tag kind of person, but you might have changed my mind. This is the most gorgeous tag ever!!!

  2. Kelly, Your tag is adorable!!! I always seem to struggle with tags! Yours is so um can I say, perfect?!!! LOVE what you did with your son's coral too! What a precious gift and wonderful way to feature it!! Hugs!

  3. Your tag is adorable! I know what that set.... and the whole picture is just perfect!

  4. What a gorgeous gift! Loving the tag. Using the jute string on both projects just ties up the theme so well! Gorgeous Kelly!

  5. What a gorgeous way to display the coral...which is amazing!! The tag is beautiful!! Have a great weekend!! Big hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  6. FABulous project Kelly and I love your Christmas tag too..

    Luv CHRISSYxx

  7. your kraft tag is beautiful. love the gift. what a nice display

  8. Kraft AND a tag? You're rockin' Christmas in July, girl!

  9. Both the tag and the gift are gorgeous. The string on both items brings them together beautifully. Big hugs, Carol S.xxxx

  10. WOW this is awesome Kelly. The tag is TDF...just perfect..Well done my friend.

  11. Oh kelly how utterly captivating this wee tag is - especially when paired with the coral and how you have presented it.

  12. Great presentation of the coral, and just love your beautiful tag!

  13. What a lovely way to showcase your coral and the tag looks beautiful. Barbxx

  14. Kelly--this is so pretty! Way a great way to highlight Florida!

  15. Oh Kelly - this tag is so pretty! I am not a huge tag maker, but you might have changed that for me! Awesome

  16. I really like making tags - but find them hard to part with. Yours is perfect on kraft yet still festive. And your coral and how you have it displayed is beautiful - especially the addition of the jute. Love the look!

  17. Totally awesome, Kelly!!! WOW!!!

  18. What a wonderful idea and beautiful too.
    Sorry I'm awol, blogger doesn't add you to my list for some reason, would love to follow you on email, but you don't have the facility, I'll come by when you visit me and catch up with your wonderful work. Would be a shame to miss it all.