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Saturday, October 13, 2012

A Very Merry Christmas 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! I am giving away a stamp set to one of our hoppers! The stamp set I'm giving away is called "Bonjour" (B1414). All you have to do to be eligible to win is to leave a comment on each blog and become a follower of my blog by clicking on 'follow me' on the sidebar.  I will be picking a random winner on Saturday Oct 20th, so be sure to enter your comments and join my blog by Midnight on Friday Oct 19th.

For this blog challenge, I kept it fairly simple.  This is one of the cards I created for my 15 card Christmas Workshop.  I used the Artiste cartridge by Cricut (Z1790) which is only available through a Close To My Heart Consultant.  You can get more information about the cartridge at my CTMH website.  The two cuts I focused on are the mittens found on Pg 79 Accent 2 (no shift) and then the tag was cut from Pg 34 3-D Object (shift).  I used red bakers twine and made a small bow on the tag and then a piece strung on a red brad for the mittens to be hanging on a peg.  The background is made with three simple strips of the B&T Duo card stock from the Pear and Partridge paper packet (X7162B).  I did a little daubing with my Ponderosa Pine (Z2145) and Cranberry (Z2116) Exclusive Inks pads.  I added some of my FAVORITE bling, bittys (Z1263).  I also used some Glitter Glitz, silver (Z1482) for the cuff of the mitten and it draws up the Cranberry ink and makes it red.  I hope you enjoy it!

If you have just hopped onto my blog, please start at the beginning at Lucy's blog – Love 2 Create. If you came from " name of person " of " name of blog with URL link embedded" (the person before you in the lineup) then you are in the right place!

Your next stop on our Very Merry Christmas blog hops is Stephanie at The Quilted Scrapper.

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

Thanks for hopping along with us - we hope we were able to inspire you to create your own "Very Merry Christmas" projects.


  1. Great card! I'm feeling very Christmassy about now!

  2. i am looking forward to getting my artiste cartridge which i ordered this week. These projects are making me itchy to get it. Thanks for sharing, and for the giveaway.

    (i do the blog hops as a way to find new blogs to follow, so thanks for being here. i am a new follower)


  3. I really like your project!!! Just signed up as your newest follower! you can visit/follow me at

    Happy Crafting

  4. Your card is stunning - I love the papers and the stamps are fabulous. TFS and a new follower:-)

  5. Love your card! I love that you use two of the stamps from the stamp set. I love the paper pack too!

  6. love your project! I need to use this stamp set... getting some great ideas.. TFS
    Janet Royer

  7. i think those little mittens are too cute!

  8. Great card Carolyn! I love the glitter on the mittens - what a great touch! TFS :)


  9. Great combination of the papers and stamps. Glitter should be added to everything--perfect on this! :)

  10. Love your card and the colors. Mittens are a great touch.

  11. I am hopping and following - thanks for the chance to win the lovely stamp set.