Saturday, November 17, 2012

"Christmas in November"

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Welcome to our Christmas in November Blog Hop where we are showcasing  the exclusive Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge which can be purchased exclusively through a Close to My Heart Independent Consultant.

It's hard to believe that it's already November and that Thanksgiving is less than a week away.  And well, that means, it's almost Christmas!   We have created Christmas themed projects for you and hope to inspire you to get started on YOUR Christmas creations.

My projects is Santa treat bags!  I made them only using our Art Philosophy cartridge.  I am working on craft fair projects and had made some of these last year.  I decided to make a bunch more to sell this year and thought it would be a perfect project to share with you.  My original inspiration came another CTMH consultant.  Here's a link to her blog Catinksit.

I re-did the instructions to make it easier for you to re-create them if you wanted to.  These are the cuts I made using the Art Philosophy:

Hat Rim:  p. 36  B6  decorative layer - < Shape2 >  1 1/2" (White)
Beard:  p. 66  E6  shift - layer - < Shape5 >  2 1/2" (White)
Mustache:  p. 58 D8  shift - layer - < Tab2 >  2 1/2" (White)
Head:  p. 37  B7 < Shape7> 3 1/2" (White)
Hat Pom Pom:  p. 21 A1 < Circle1 > 1" (White)
Face:  p. 32 B2 < Oval2 > 1 1/2" (Champagne)
Hat:  p. 28 A8 < Shape11 > 2 1/2" (Cranberry)
Bag:  p. 23 A3 shift - font layer - < Square1 > 5"  (Cranberry)

You will take the beard (which is the flower) and fold it in half.  Also, take 2 of the inside petals and use them as the mustache.

I edged everything in Chocolate.  Then I just used a black pen from our Legacy Writers pen set to draw in his eyes.

I think that covers everything.  Thanks again to Catinksit for sharing her project!

Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge (Z1686)
Cranberry cardstock (1272)
White cardstock (1385)
Champagne cardstock (X5931)
Chocolate Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad (Z2111)
Sponge Daubers (Z726)    
The next stop on your blog hop fun is Darla at Caution: Stamping is Contagious.  

Here's the entire blog hop lineup in case you get lost along the way:

  1. Lucy ~ Love 2 Create   
  2. Darla ~ Caution: Stamping is Contagious 
  3. Diana ~ Diana's Free Moments 
  4. Carolyn ~ Nuts 4  Scrappin'
  5. Kindred Hearts ~ It Makes Total Cents
  6. Tammy 
  7. Arlene ~ Arlene's Creative Space
  8. Traci ~ Paper Crafting 101
Thanks so much for stopping by -- have a wonderfully crafty day!



  1. Love these Lucy! Thanks for making the list of cuts so much easier to follow. :)

  2. Hi Lucy - love your Santa treat bag project! I see you are a hopping participate lady! I will join in on this hop as well today - I enjoy seeing what everyone creates - so much fun - have a great day! Gail

  3. OMG, Lucy, that is absolutely adorable. Makes me look at the AP cart in a whole different way. TFS your creativity!!! Glad I found you on the other hop! ;-)

  4. i just picked up my first CTMH cart. the Artiste, and am thoroughly impressed, though i have yet to make one thing from it! Now i can drool over the Art Philosophy. Thanks for your great project

  5. These are so cute! So neat! Great Job!

  6. Very creative use of the different cuts you can make with the cartridge. Especially love the beard :)

  7. OMG!!These are the Cutest treat bags ever!!!Love!Love!Love!
    Have a wonderful weekend,

  8. Hi Lucy

    Your Santa bags are so cute ~ thanks for sharing.

    Denise Gifford

  9. Very cute Santa treat bags, I love them.
    Robin Lane


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