Friday, October 12, 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! 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 Stephanie of then you are in the right place!

 I made two projects with this fun stamp set. The first is a basket that you can put a treat in. This is great for teachers or co-workers. The basket was cut using the Artiste Cricut Cartridge (Z1790) on page 73. For the snowflake handle I used the Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge (Z1686). It is on page 64, font layer. I used the Pear & Partridge (X7162B) paperpack for both projects. The second project is super easy to make. I made holiday bag clips, using clothes pins. Use these to as a cute way to close holiday gifts. I used the Artiste cartridge according to the stamp set. I topped it off with our clear assortment sparkles (Z1752).

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

  1. Lucy ~
  2. Darla ~
  3. Michelle ~
  4. TinaGale ~
  5. Jennifer ~
  6. Carolyn ~
  7. Stephanie ~
  8. Amanda ~

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


  1. I love my Artiste cart! So much on it! Thanks for the inspiration!

  2. Love your project...i am waiting for my artiste cartridge! Thanks for sharing

  3. Wow!!! love your stuff!!! Just signed up as your newest follower.. would to have you visit/follow me at


  4. Both your creations are fabulous love the basket and those bag clips are fabulous what a great idea. TFS

  5. Love your projects! The treat box and the Bag clips are so darn cute and such a great idea! Love both projects!

  6. Holiday bag clips... what a great idea!!! I am always putting tape in the middle of the gift bags to hold them close and then thinking oh I hope they're careful pulling this off so they can reuse the bag... I am definitely making some of these

  7. what a great idea! love the bag clips!! and so much more fun than doing laundry... TFS
    Janet Royer

  8. what a different way of decorating bag clips, who would've thought?

  9. Love both project! I especially love the creativity of them both, and was really interested in the clothespin closures! Never saw those before - love the idea! Thank you for sharing with us!

  10. I love the little treat basket! What a cute idea!

  11. Love your projects Amanda! The bag clips are a great idea!

    TFS :)


  12. Fabulous idea for the clips! Adorable basket. Thanks so much for the inspiration!