Saturday, 13 October 2012

October Stamp of the Month "Very Merry Christmas"

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!)

October Stamp of the Month
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 (add URL as link to blog name) 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.
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I made a series of 3 cards using different images from the SOTM and the retired Believe B & T Duos Paper.

This first card I cut the B & T paper at 4" x 5 1/4" to leave a white border. Then taking some White Daisy CardStock,cut at 3 3/4" x 3 3/4", I ran it through my cuttlebug using the Snowflakes folder. Then using the Artiste cartridge I cut the ornament shape that corresponds with the image on the SOTM. Then using Holiday Red Ink(retired) stamped the ornament. Next using Black Ink I stamped the Merry Christmas sentiment from Holiday Cheer stamp set(retired), then placed some 3D Foam Tape to pop the ornament and placed this round paperclip through the hole as the hanger.

For this card I cut my base the same leaving the outer border of card white. Then using the plaid side of the B & T Paper I cut a strip 4" x 1 1/2" and a second piece I cut 2 1/2" x 2 1/2". Using White Daisy CardStock, I then cut a square 2 1/4" x 2 1/4". Cutting the shape that corresponds with the SOTM from the Artiste Cartridge I then stamped the image, and popped it using some 3D Foam Tape.

This last card I used the Red Plaid for the base of the card. Then cutting a piece of patterned paper 2 3/4" x 3 1/2" I adhered a piece of White Daisy CardStock on top, cut at 2 1/4" x 2 3/4". The first mitten is adhered right to the cardstock, the second is popped using 3D Foam Tape. Then I had some sparkly twine and adhered it 2 both mittens. The mittens also have a corresponding shape to cut from the Artiste. The sentiment comes from the SOTM too.
What I love the most about this SOTM "Very Merry Christmas" is that it has 5 items that correspond with cuts found on the NEW Artiste Cartridge.

Your next stop on our Very Merry Christmas blog hop is My Scrappy Ideas

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. Great project! Love the stamp set!

  2. Love your project! So cute.


  3. very cute projects!!!


  4. WOW - fabulous cards and love the papers - they are such wonderful stamps. TFS

  5. super cute cards! TFS Janet Royer

  6. love blog hopping and your cards are gorgeous!

  7. I love how you made each of the stamps the centerpiece and focal point! Also, LOVE the Believer papers!! <3

  8. I love all of your cards! I think my favorite is the first ornament card! Super cute!

  9. I love your cards Michelle! What a great idea to stamp the sentiment on top of the ornament. I also really like the textured background on that first card. TFS :)


  10. I love your cards!ou have inspired me to go finally try my hand at using this cart!

  11. I really like these! The believe paper was before my time, or I sure might have a lot of it, lol! Love the little swirly guy at the top of the ornament!

  12. Your cards are beautiful and I love the Believe paper

  13. Beautiful cards, and I love the paper.


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