Saturday, October 13, 2012

A Very Merry Christmas Blog Hop

If you are looking for the October Calendar Girls Blog Hop, please click here.

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!)

Very Merry Christmas

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, you're in the right place!  I'm your first stop.  Here's my creation using the Very Merry Christmas stamp set:

So as you can see I decided to make a couple of Christmas ornaments using this very versatile stamp set.  I used our exclusive Artiste Cricut cartridge which just happens to coordinate with this stamp set. Basically that means, that the shape of the ornament stamp from the set can be cut using the Artiste -- I didn't need to use my scissors to cut out the image!  

The image can be found on page 79, E9, Shift, 3D Object, < HoHoHo > cut at 3".  I stamped the images with Cranberry and Olive ink.  Each ornament is made from 6 of the ornaments.  Obviously, you can add more of the images to make a "fuller" ornament.

Artiste Cricut cartridge (Z1790)
Very Merry Christmas stamp set (S1210)
Cranberry Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad (Z2116)
Olive Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad (Z2137)
Baker's Twine - Harvest Assortment (Z1751)
My Acrylix Block - 3" x 3" (Y1006)

Your next stop on our Very Merry Christmas blog hops is Darla of Caution: Crafting is Contagious.

Here is the complete lineup in case you get lost along the way:
  1. Lucy ~ Love 2 Create  YOU ARE HERE
  2. Darla ~ Caution: Crafting is Contagious  YOUR NEXT STOP
  3. Michelle Stewart ~My Creations With Michelle
  4. TinaGale ~ My Scrappy Ideas
  5. Jennifer Kramer ~ 4 Hearts Scrapbooking 
  6. Carolyn Heniges ~ Nuts 4 Scrappin'
  7. Stephanie Feist ~ The Quilted Scrapper
  8. Amanda Cortez ~ 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.

Have a wonderfully crafty day!



  1. Lucy, what a great creation! I love these ornaments. They are the perfect project for my and the grands some Sunday! Thanks for sharing!

  2. i just order the artiste cartridge to go with my brand new Expressions2 cricut...i just got it out of the package! i am so excited. (i got it for my 29 and holding birthday) Thanks for sharing.

  3. Very cute card!!! Can't wait to use my cart!!!

  4. Love your ornaments! Gorgeous!

  5. What a stunning ornament - beautiful. TFS and off I go to hop along:-)

  6. love your ornaments! you're always so creative! TFS
    Janet Royer

  7. those would look cute around the house!

  8. Oh Lucy - you did the 3-D version of the ornament, love it!! I'm going to have to try one of those here soon.... :O)

  9. Just love those ornaments! Can't wait to try this!

  10. thank you for sharing just what you can really make from this cartridge! now i am off to try this my self! thank you lucy!

  11. Oh I just love this! I was not planning on getting this stamp set either! Well, guess what I ordered? ;)

  12. These are awesome. I can't wait till my order arrives with that stamp set.

  13. I left a comment yesterday, but it's not here! Drats. I love these and can't wait to get my order of these stamps to play with.


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