Saturday, October 13, 2012

A Very Merry Christmas SOTM blog hop

Welcome to our October Stamp of the Month Blog Hop! This month Close to My Heart is offering a stamp set called "Very Merry Christmas". This set can be purchased exclusively through a Close to My Heart Independent Consultant for only $5 with a qualifying purchase of $50. (That’s a $17.95 value!)

In this hop, you will see projects featuring this fun stamp set from many talented crafty ladies!
Enjoy our blog hop - we hope we inspire you to create your “very” own Merry Christmas projects!

We are having a giveaway – that’s right blog candy for you hoppers! Carolyn of Nuts 4 Scrappin  is giving away a stamp set to one of our hoppers! She is giving away a stamp set called "Bonjour". You can see a picture of the stamp set on her blog. All you have to do to be eligible to win is to leave a comment on each blog and become a follower of Carolyn's blog.

If you have just hopped onto my blog, please start at the beginning at Lucy's blog – Love 2 Create. If you came from Lucy's blog – Love 2 Create then you are in the right place!

I actually felt a little guilty about how quickly my project came together for this hop. A quick couple cuts on the cricut with my Artiste cartridge... stamp, add a little extra ink on the mittens with a sponge dauber, stick the layer together and voila. Oh and of course a little bit of Stardust Glitz glitter gel to add a bit of sparkle to the mitten. Simple and easy card but I have to say I love the result.

Check it out:

Oh, and a side shot to show the dimension added by using some 3D foam tape for the banner and mittens.

The cuts I used were all from the Artiste cartridge  They are the mitten which can be found on page 79 as well as a banner shape on page 58 that I did distort in Cricut Craft Room as I wanted it to be 3/4" x 3 1/2" but at 3/4" height it was only about 2 1/2" long so I used CCR to keep the height at 3/4" and stretch the length out.
The card base is colonial white, 2nd layer is Cranberry and the patterned paper is from the Pear and Partridge papers. I also used some colonial white embroidery floss and a cranberry brad. The ink is all of course.. cranberry ink. Mittens and banner on 3D foam tape and a little bit of Stardust Glitz glitter gel added to the mitten for some sparkle.

Your next stop on our Very Merry Christmas blog hops is Michelle  ~My Creations With Michelle

SIDE NOTE: Michelle (your next stop on this hop) and I are offering an all day, 12 card Christmas class on December 1st if you're local here in Halifax, Nova Scotia. 6 cards will be designed by myself and 6 by Michelle. Contact either one of us for more info.
If you're not local but still want to make the cards feel free to contact one of us as well as I'm sure we can arrange to put a little card kit together for you to make at home.

Products Used:

Here is the complete lineup in case you get lost along the way:

  1. Lucy ~ Love 2 Create
  2. Darla ~ Caution: Crafting is Contagious
  3. Michelle ~ My Creations With Michelle
  4. TinaGale ~ My Scrappy Ideas
  5. Jennifer ~ 4 Hearts Scrapbooking
  6. Carolyn  ~ Nuts 4 Scrappin'
  7. Stephanie  ~ The Quilted Scrapper
  8. Amanda ~ Scraps of Love
Thanks for hopping along with us - we hope we were able to inspire you to create your own "Very Merry Christmas" projects.


  1. Love the added bling on the mittens! Very cute card.

  2. i just ordered the Artiste cartridge from my local CTMH dealer and am waiting for it. i love these mitts! Thanks for sharing

  3. What a cute card!!!


  4. I love your card...simple and beautiful! Great to reproduce a lot for holiday cards! Thanks!

  5. Wonderful card and I love the backing paper:-) what a great stamp set:-) TFS

  6. love your card and the mittens! TFS
    Janet Royer

  7. darla, you always make it look so easy BEAUTIFUL!

  8. Love me some red mittens and Pear and Partridge! This turned out so cute and it a great take on a similar design to mine for this hop, but shows the versatility of how it can look so different with just a different eye! Thank you Darla, for all you do!

  9. Love all the details on your card Darla! The glitter and popping it up are just great details that make it pop - TFS :)


  10. just adorable! love the mittens!
    thank you for sharing

  11. Perfectly simple is always a great option! Love it!

  12. Great card! simple is the best kind so you can make lots fo them. ;o)

  13. Cute idea. I needed some Christmas/winter card ideas and this is fabulous


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