Saturday, November 17, 2012

Christmas in November

Welcome to our Christmas in November blog hop where we are showcasing the exclusive Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge whic can be purchased exclusively through a Close to My Heart Independent Consultant.
It is hard to believe that it's already November and that Thanksgiving (for our American friends) 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.
if you just happened to come to this blog, you should start at the beginning at Luci's post.  If you came from Tammy's blog, then you are in the right place!
My project is a window Christmas card!

The cut outs for this card are all on page 47 of the booklet for this cartridge.  I was inspired by cards a good friend made last year with dangly bits and spinning in openings.  I used retired garden green and petal cardstockl  The card is cut out at the 4 inch size, then I measured the opening and made the ornament at 1 3/4 inch a bit smaller than the opening.  Cut the decorative layer twice for both sides of the ornament and sprinkled dazzling diamonds glitter (Stampin up) to make it shine.  Hung the ornament from some string with part of the cut out part glued to hold it in place.  Decorated the front with small snowflakes from the retired D1366 Holiday trinkets in white daisy ink, Happy Holidays is stamped in Gypsy ink from the Pear & Partridge Cardmaking workshop kit.

Now hop onto Traci's blog to see what she has created.

If you get lost on the way here is the entire blog hop list so you can find your way again:


  1. Lucy ~ http://www.love2createitall.com  
  2. Diana ~ http://dianasfreemoments.blogspot.com/  
  3. Carolyn http://www.nuts4scrappin.blogspot.com
  4. Kindred Hearts http://itmakestotalcents.blogspot.com
  5. Priscilla~http://priscillaspaperie.blogspot.com
  6. Tammy http://c2mh.blogspot.com/ 
  7. Arlene ~ http://arlenescreativespace.blogspot.ca
  8. Traci ~ http://www.papercrafting101.blogspot.com




Monday, November 5, 2012

Canadian Christmas card hop

Welcome to our first of 2 Blog Hops happening this month. In this Hop you will find that each consultant has created 3 Christmas Cards using non-Christmas paper! They were given the challenge to create these 3 cards using either card stock or another paper packet of their choice.

I used the Clementine paper pack
If you have just hopped onto my blog, you can start here as this is a circular hop, but if you want to follow us across Canada then please start at the beginning and join Deanne in NewFoundland. If you came from Suzette of croppaperscissors-sue.blogspot.ca then you are in the right place!
 I choose to use the Clementine paper pack to make my three happy snowmen Christmas cards, the above shot is of the three together.

This first card was inspired by a card in the latest "PaperCraft" magazine. I used the Clementine paper pack, The Perfect fit Holidays stamp set B1412 and the Flakey Friends stamp set C1506. The Twilight ink seems to give a nice match and softness to the card, I used our retired markers in Sorbet and Autumn terracotta and Cocoa to give him some life and colour. A bit of bling in the blue/green sparkles and he is finished.
This second card used different paper from the same paper pack. I used our new cricut cartridge Artiste to cut out the shape for the snowman and the doily in the back. I sponged ink on the doily in champagne and cashmere to give it some colour. The snowman is stamped in sorbet, which I popped up to give the card some dimension, wrapped it in Autumn terracotta bakers twine and three crystals for his buttons.
This last card, I made the base out of our kraft paper to give it a different look and used a Martha Stewart snowflake punch to cut the corners. I covered 2/3 of the base with the patterned paper and popped up the snowmen for some dimension. The snowmen are stamped in Champagne ink and coloured in Indian Corn blue and Autumn Terracotta, some bling for the buttons and card is finished.

Your next stop on the Cross Canada Hop is  Joanne of jagsscrapincorner.
Here is a complete list of the blog hop in case you get lost along the way:
Deanne ~ deannestamps.blogspot.ca
Thanks for hopping along with us - we hope we were able to inspire you to create your own version of Christmas cards. Join us again on November 15th when we showcase our versions of Advent Calendars.