Sunday, September 30, 2012

October Stamp of the Month - A Very Merry Christmas

Welcome to our Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!  This month we are featuring A Very Merry Christmas, a set of 11 stamps.  If you have come here from Pamela O'Connor's Blog you are on the right path!  The blog hop is a great big circle, so you can start here and work your way around.   If you get lost along the way, you'll find the complete list of participating consultant's HERE  

We have over 50 consultants participating in the hop. Following the hop is easy, just click on the link at the end of the post and it will hop you right over to the next blog!

I love this set!  It has 5 images that coordinate with the new Artiste Cricut Cartridge plus 4 great sentiments.  I made 3 cards and 2 gift boxes with our Pear & Partridge Paper (X7162B).

For details and close up views on each item, continue reading below.

This card was created using the
Artiste Cricut Cartridge. (Keys: "q" Card and "Q" Shift Card)  It is a postcard with a removable band wrapped around it.  The card is 4 1/2". There was no guessing on the band measurement because I used the same measurement as the card and it cut just the size I needed to wrap around!  I used one of the zip strips from the paper pack for the center of my decorative band.  Slip off the band, and the sentiment is revealed.

For this card I used Sketch #26 from the Make It From Your Heart book (9035).  Our Colonial White Rosette Ribbon (Z1800) adds a nice soft touch.  Bitty Opaques Pearls Adhesive Gems (Z1707) decorate the ornament and the Cranberry Twine (Z1751) wraps is all up!   

I love these mittens and couldn't wait to add them to a card.  The Artiste Cricut Cartridge cuts the perfect size!  I stamped the mittens in Olive ink and adorned them with Mocha Opaque Adhesive Gems.  A piece of Natural Hemp keeps the mittens together. This card is Sketch #25 in the Make it From Your Heart book.

This little gift box is perfect for hiding a gift card!  I set the measurement at 4" and used the <Noel> Card key to cut.  It makes a nice interlocking wreath in the center.  I cut a tag using the <3> 3D Object Shift key.  After addting Bronze Glitz Glitter Gel (Z1483) for sparkle I tied the tag around the wreath with Cranberry Twine (Z1751).

My last item is a fun little gift bag.  I cut the gift bag from Cashmere Cardstock using the <Noel> 3D Object key on the Artiste Cricut Cartridge setting the measurement to 5".  I created a border at the bottom of the bag by stamping only the top portion of the "Do not Open until..." stamp with Olive ink.  I added a Festive Velvet Rub-on (Z1743) and then added the "Holiday Treat" stamped on the coordinating Artiste image.  I stamped it first in Cranberry and again in Olive punching out the Olive to layer on top of the cranberry image.  My bag is tied up with a piece of Burlap Ribbon (Z1760)

I hope you enjoyed all my festive creations!  
Remember! This is available ONLY during the month of October!  You can purchase it for just $5 when you purchase $50 in Close To My Heart products!

Now, hop on over to Annette Green's blog and see what she has created for you!


  1. Oh, I love your collection of projects! Great job on it all. =)

  2. You've created a beautiful collection of projects!

  3. Beautiful Gina! :) I love the postcard/band card...that is a key I've been using often on the Artiste! :) I also love how you brought in the rose ribbon...something I was trying to do and didn't accomplish...yet :)

    1. Gina...I nominated you for the Liebster Award!!! Check out my October 2nd post for details on how you can accept it! Hugs! :)

  4. What a beautiful collection of projects! Thanks for sharing!

  5. Wow! Pretty stuff...lots of great projects!

  6. So many fun projects! When I saw your artwork in this post, my first thought was "Now that's what I'm talking about." Hehe.

  7. That's an awesome collection of projects! I love them all, but this that gift box is my favorite!

  8. Great set of cards. That shaped one is my favorite!!

  9. OH! look at all the goodies you made for us! What eye candy! They are all very good!

  10. Love those card - so CUTE. And the treat bag? I want one!

  11. I love all of your artful creations - impossible to pick one!


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