Everything’s Coming Up Roses

Posted by Mairi from mairidesign

My love is like a red, red rose
That’s newly sprung in june;
My love is like the melody
That’s sweetly played in tune:

As fair art thou, my bonnie lass,
So deep in love am I:
And I will love thee still, my dear,
Till all the seas run dry.

By Robert Burns, 1794

We each hold a favourite colour of rose and we may also attach some sentimental meaning to particular colours, but ultimately, the rose is seen as a timeless symbol of love.

The team have selected their rose flower items to share with you today, enjoy!

Judy Merashoff from JAMsCraftCloset says:

 

This hand-painted, heart-shaped glass serving tray would make the perfect gift, especially with the pink roses, which symbolize gratitude, grace, admiration, and joy. Share the LOVE…

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Hand Painted Pink Roses Platter

Sandra Darlene from SDDigitalDesign says:

 

Roses are my favorite flowers. They are beautiful and elegant and are an effective way to communicate without having to say a word. Roses send a clear message of love and whisper what words cannot say. They speak volumes in their own language.

I designed this floral print for those times we need to express ourselves but aren’t exactly sure what to say. Who will you share a rose with today?

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Printable Wall Art

Cristal Hughes from DesignsbyCristal says:

 

Roses are one of my favorite flowers. I had red roses in my wedding bouquet and white roses were given to me the day before my wedding by my now husband. I still get my favorite red ones here and there during the year.
I love them so much that they are used in my aroma therapy machine. It smells so good in my home!!

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Pink Rose Martingale Dog Collar

Lizzy and Boo from LizzysBibsandBobs says:

 

Roses mean a lot to me because they remind me of my Dear Sweet Mother – both the sight and smell of them will always evoke fond memories of her. She spent many happy hours in her garden tending to her Roses and there was always a vase full of these beautiful flowers sitting on her sideboard or dining table! I love this beautiful gold Rose pin and I know my mother would have too…

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Long Stem Gold Rose Brooch

Nancy Duncan from EponasCrystals says:

 

Pink Rose Stud Earrings – Pink roses are my favorite! Light Pink roses represent gentleness and admiration.

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Pink Rose Earrings

Elisabeth Perez from LizPOriginals says:

 

For Kids who suffer from Cystic Fibrosis — the kids cannot pronounce it and call is 65 roses–this charm is to support that cause.

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65 Roses cystic fibrosis key chain

As the rose is seen as a timeless symbol of love, I wanted to design something that not only symbolized love but also a showed off of a few of the things I love. My favorite color is blue and my favorite bead to work with resembles a satin bead.

These elegant dangle earrings are perfect for that lady who likes simple but classy accessories. They are light-weight and so easy to wear for a long period of time. A perfect gift idea! She’ll love them! You have to see them to appreciate them.

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Elegant Rose Stud Blue Silver Dangle Earrings

 

 

 

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National Love Your Pet Day

Contributor post by Catherine from DesignsbyCnC

February 20th has been designated as Love Your Pet Day.  This “unofficial” national holiday is a day set aside to honor our pets that show us love and devotion each and every day.  This is a great day to focus on your relationship with your pet by spending extra time with them or pampering them with a new toy or special treat.

Our Christmas In July Team shared some of their favorite pet stories along with some wonderful pet items from their shops:

Kelly from ColourscapeStudios says:

We have a little fluffball, Shelly, who we got from the RSPCA when she was only 4 months old. We’ve had her 12 years now, and she loves nothing more than to nap her day away. Occasionally we’re treated to a smooch from her.

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You Are The Cats Meow Typography Print

 

Anastasia and Catherine from CutesyPieBoutique shared this:

The best part of working from home is all of the time you get to spend with your pets. Our dog is truly a member of the family and insists on accompanying us whenever the door is open.

 

https://www.etsy.com/listing/174460481/personalized-pink-heart-shaped-dog-tag?ref=teams_post

Personalized pink heart shaped dog tag

 

currynpepper from CurrynPepper said:

We adopted our two little pups about three years ago, and it’s the best decision we’ve made in our lives. They bring so much joy, happiness and health too in our lives! One loves to indulge in good food and the other loves to go running. They are quite a duo. Who rescued who?

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VATA Paw-Paddums Blueberry Dog Treats

 

National Weddings Month

Contributor post by Alicia from AliciasFindings

February is National Weddings Month due to many wanting their wedding on Valentines Day or on the Leap Year.

Here at Christmas in July we want to feature your Wedding items along with a story about your item.

Kelly from ColourscapeStudios says these tags are perfect for the couple (like my fiance and I) who have taken a bit longer to get themselves down the aisle! My gift tags are personalized with the couples name and date of their special day and are perfect to be used on table decor like candles or on guest’s bonbonnieres.

https://www.etsy.com/listing/256822336/personalised-wedding-favor-tag-we?ref=teams_post

Personalized wedding gift tags

Richard and Tatiana from DesignsTheLimit states that  they specializes in weddings year round and have been waiting for the arrival of spring wedding season. We specialize in providing happy couples with the perfect gifts to add to their gift registries and we often include a link for interested couples to start a registry on Etsy as well.

n addition to offering toasting flutes, unity candles, sand ceremony sets, and registry gifts, we specialize in toasting sets for the entire wedding party. We have an entire section of our shop devoted to groomsman and bridal party favors. As with any product in our shop, customers have the option of choosing from our designs, submitting their own, or having us create a custom theme design for them.

If you are getting married soon or will be attending a wedding this year, stop by our shop and message us so we can make your gift giving experience as personal as the unique monogrammed gifts we provide.

Start your Etsy Wedding Registry Today at www.etsy.com/registry

https://www.etsy.com/listing/174538168/black-tie-affair-personalized-wedding?ref=teams_post

Wedding Champagne Flutes

Stock Lane Studio from StockLaneStudio discussed that We offer wonderfully romantic confetti hearts hand punched from vintage French language book pages. These would make a fun addition to the wedding plan. Slip one into each wedding invitation or use as reception table decorations.

https://www.etsy.com/listing/265722141/french-love-paper-heart-confetti-2-inch?ref=teams_post

French Love paper heart confetti

Amy Hills from SkyPixieCornhole says they specialize in wedding cornhole bags. Many couples incorporate a special game of cornhole (bean bag toss) into their weddings. We personalize their bags with the colors of their wedding along with anything from a simple monogram to custom logos. SKP offers general wedding designs, as well as customized designs. Couples have even used their cornhole bags to announce their engagement! Need an engagement gift, wedding gift or bridal shower gift? We truly enjoy working with each client to create a personalized gift /memory.

https://www.etsy.com/listing/248653471/wedding-cornhole-bags-mr-mrs-cornhole

Custom Embroidered Cornhole Bags

Annie from DesignedbyAnneliese states Who doesn’t like roses at a wedding. They might be in the bouquet, the flower arrangements or maybe rose petals down the aisle! These pretty rose punches are perfect to add to invitations, thank you notes or to the tables as confetti and can be made in any colour!

https://www.etsy.com/listing/229025552/50-pink-rose-white-rose-paper-punches?ref=teams_post

50 pink rose paper punches

Valentine’s Day

Contributor post by Alicia from AliciasFindings

Valentine’s Day is all about love, lovers, cards and so much more…

Here at Christmas in July we want to know what offerings you have to Cupid and a little about the item.

Roses Workshop from RosesWorkshop  says I love roses, but they don’t bloom naturally in February in the UK. I have created one that will last all year long, and packaged it in a perfect little heart-shaped gift box.

https://www.etsy.com/listing/176737895/valentine-rose-handmade-red-rose-brooch?ref=teams_post

Felted red rose brooch

Stock Lane Studio from StockLaneStudio  said To me, chocolate is a big part of Valentine’s day. It’s a must-have all year long, every day!! (in my dreams). Dangle a good piece of chocolate in front of me and I have been known to change my mind.

https://www.etsy.com/listing/248446588/chocolate-valentine-card-funny-valetines?ref=teams_post

Chocolate Valentine Card

Marjorie Scenna from mscenna states red hearts are symbolic of Valentine’s Day and a heart shaped gift is perfect. This red one of a kind glass beaded key chain is a great gift idea!

https://www.etsy.com/listing/252324998/valentines-day-gift-heart-keychain-red?ref=teams_post

Red Heart Key chain

Lia Russo from Ghirlandiamo discusses how On Valentine’s Day people generally buy gifts or flowers: that’s very nice, but l think there are also other ways to celebrate this romantic day.

l prepared these tiny wreaths with hearts thinking of an intimate romantic dinner and a smart table set with little, particular accents, like napkin holders.

https://www.etsy.com/listing/220063435/valentines-romantic-napkin-holders?ref=teams_post

Felted red rose brooch

Carola Bartz from CarolaBartz says I love to remember my daughter when she still went to elementary school and each child brought little Valentines for the classroom Valentine party. I always made mini cards and then my daughter would sit at the table and write the names of her classmates on the cards. She was so concentrated on the job, the tip of her tongue wandered from one corner of her mouth to the other. She was happy when she was done and hadn’t messed up.

https://www.etsy.com/listing/263811025/classroom-valentines-with-giraffes?ref=teams_post

Classroom Valentines with Giraffes

Tanya Hardman from TheWoollyTangle states I love this since it’s one of the first items I made that looked how I saw it in my head! Hangs on a lovely quirky angle and moves wonderfully with you.

https://www.etsy.com/listing/218858906/beaded-wire-heart-necklace-valentine?ref=teams_post

Beaded wire heart necklace

Dawn Whitehand from DeeDeeDeesigns  discussed how I have lots of Valentine gift ideas in my shop for him and her….necklaces, rings… and even tableware for that romantic dinner!!

I especially have lots of ‘heart’ jewellery

https://www.etsy.com/listing/176802795/ceramic-necklace-love-heart-scuba-blue?ref=teams_post

Ceramic heart necklace

Annie from DesignedbyAnneliese says I had fun putting together these Valentines day themed mini cards.

https://www.etsy.com/listing/242944001/heart-mini-cards-valentines-day-cards?ref=shop_home_active_3

Heart mini cards

Ina from InaSudjana states that Love should be celebrated every.single.day. So we should really have valentines day every day! Appreciating our loved ones daily, appreciating our friends and appreciating everything that we have really.
Here’s one wall hanging that can help us remember to celebrate love!

https://www.etsy.com/listing/262443256/baby-elephant-pure-wool-felt-cloud?ref=teams_post

Pure wool Cloud Mobile with hearts and elephant

Melissa R from missy69 says I am still very new to wood burning, but I wanted to make a few things for Valentines Day. This is just a simple wooden picture block, with Calla Lilies, Roses, and hearts wood burned to the block. There is a spot for personalizing, too.

https://www.etsy.com/listing/263641663/love-joy-happiness-wood-burned-spinning?ref=teams_post

Wood burned spring flowers/hearts spinning block picture frame

Wendy CN from CardNotions discusses that this is a humorous Valentine’s Day card inspired by a Fushia and Chartruse sea anemone photo I took years ago. Just a little Photoshopping created a lovely anemone heart for the front of the card! (Did you notice the little hermit crab in the front photo?)

Next, I thought about how other sea creatures might say “I Love You”. Surely, they would need to spell it out with their bodies. So, when the card is opened, a jelly fish in the shape of an “I”, an octopus holding a red heart, and an eel in the shape of an “U” pop forth in bright colors to say “I love you”.

https://www.etsy.com/listing/120994641/3d-i-heart-you-card-with-anemone-octopus?ref=teams_post

3D I heart you card

Evelyn and Lucy from artsyEve states I think this quilt would be perfect for Valentine’s day–perhaps for a February baby or for an older friend to use as a lap quilt. It’s beautifully made with appliqued hearts–perfect for Valentine’s Day!

https://www.etsy.com/listing/256204311/baby-quilt-pink-and-white-appliqued-with?ref=teams_post

Pink and white baby quilt appliqued with hearts

Mandi Leighs from leighswiccanboutique says Love is in the air and valentines day is just around the corner fast approaching. Why not go out of the normal and get her something that not only smells fantastic but is equally beautiful as well. This candle holder was created from found materials to create this unique piece adorn with crystal Quartz, Emerald, Black Onyx and Agate. Filled with a unique of Dragons Blood and Wine. The best part is once this candle is gone the holder is reusable with your favorite tealights or votive candles. A gift that can be used over and over again.

https://www.etsy.com/listing/263555673/dragons-blood-and-wine-blood-magick?ref=teams_post

Dragons Blood and Wine Candle,Protection Candle

 

Woolly Momo from WoollyMomo  states that I think giving your loved one the gift of warmth and comfort is once of the nicest things you can give them.

Valentine’s Day is always so cold here in London and so, in keeping with the red theme of Valentine’s Day, I knit this lovely red hat in a soft and cozy wool to keep a lover warm as the go out and about to celebrate with their much loved other half!

https://www.etsy.com/listing/254343158/red-side-cable-beanie-hat-handmade-and?ref=teams_post

Red side cable Beanie Hat

 

Sue and Misty from shabbyshopgirls state we love vintage Valentine’s Day cards and postcards! The sayings/greetings are so sweet and creative from years past. This is one of our favorites featuring a huge heart with a lid! Hope she finds some LOVE in there!

https://www.etsy.com/listing/265424737/valentine-greetings-postcard-little-girl?ref=teams_post

Antique Valentine Greeting Postcard

 

Cupid Has Us ‘Struck in Love’

Contributor post by Alexandra from EyeLoveKnots

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For as long as I can remember, Cupid has been an iconic part of my Valentine’s celebrations as Santa Claus has been an iconic part of my Christmas celebration. There are many other love-gods such as Juno Februata, and Eros as well as Saint Valentine. I reached out to my fellow Christmas in July team members to see how they celebrate and what kinds of traditions were out there.

Wendy from CardNotions shared this Pop Up Valentine Card with Cupids.

She says, “I loved growing up with the tradition of sharing those little die-cut Valentines Day cards with classmates. A few days before, the art project in every classroom would be to decorate a shoe box with everything Valentines – hearts, lace, etc – with a slot in the top to receive cards. We then would exchange silly cards that we spent hours picking out and even longer deciding the appropriate message to send each recipient. It was a pretty subtle way to let someone know that you had a crush on them… or not… since all of the cards we basically cute and silly with a similar message. I loved that it allowed everyone to connect, laugh and share.
With that in mind, I decided to create a pop-up card that was cute and silly with a couple of cupids and subtle message of love.
“Please by my Valentine!” request is on the front of the card, which becomes much more persuasive when the card opens to two cupids shooting arrows into a large pop-up heart. Hidden inside the heart you will see one arrow has found its mark and the words, “…a little cupid persuasion…” Maybe a little darker humor than you might expect to find in the Valentine’s shoe boxes.”

Richard and Tatiana from DesignsTheLimit shared this Personalized ‘Struck by Love’ Picture Frame.

They say, “We love to study the history of ancient Greece and Rome with a great fascination for the polytheistic religions of the ancient world. In the spirit of Valentine’s Day, we introduced this ‘Struck by Love’ Picture Frame which also makes a great wedding, anniversary or birthday gift for your significant other. 
Although not as popular as the other custom picture frames in our portfolio, the story of Cupid is one of our favorites and we were happy to see it persevere into the modern age. We are happy to post this listing all year long for anyone who is struck by Cupid’s arrow. We also have several other Valentine’s Day picture frame designs and will be accepting orders right up until the last minute!”

Have you been struck by one of those arrows? Do you have any projects you’ve designed inspired by Cupid, Valentine’s Day or Love in general? We would love to see them and hear YOUR story!