Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Stamp of the Month Blog Hop - October: Home for the Holidays


Welcome to the Stamp of the Month Blog Hop! This month we’re featuring the October set Home for the Holidays, a set of 7 stamps. 

If you have come here from {Jen Rubio’s blog}, you’re in the right place! There are more than 70 independent Close to My Heart consultants participating. Click on the link at the end of the post on each blog to move through the Hop.

The Blog Hop is a great big circle. Start here and work your way around. If you get lost along the way you’ll find a complete list of participating consultants here. You can use this list to pick up where you left off.

Off we go!



I love it when I am able to use something from my stash for a project! 

My October swap assignment was “no limits,” which means I had to use a pre-determined paper packet with the Stamp of the Month to create anything I wished. I had tossed around a few ideas with picture frames, but when I went to my stash to find said picture frames, I didn’t have enough of the same color. However, I found these tins I’ve had for ages and knew right away they were perfect!

Once I had the tins my idea came together pretty quickly. I cut the background paper and rounded the corners. I used the Art Philosophy cartridge to cut out the ornaments – one from Champagne cardstock and a slightly smaller one from Background & Texture paper. I stamped the ornament in Ruby and then cut out the center. I stamped it again in New England Ivy and cut out the tree.



I used one layer of 3-D Foam Tape under the tree and a double layer of it under the ornament. I tied a piece of Baker’s Twine to the top and tucked the long piece behind the background paper before adhering the whole thing to the inside of the tin.



To finish it all off I put a Bitty Sparkle in the star on top of the tree and attached a piece of the zip strip off the B&T for the sentiment. Finally, I attached the bow and loop to the back of the tin with Liquid Glass.

Here is what I used. All products are Close to My Heart except for the tins:



Now “Hop” on over to {Nancy Womersley’s blog} to see her work, and be sure to visit each consultant’s site to get some great crafting inspiration and other fun ideas! Don’t forget, this exclusive stamp set is only available through October 31st! Click here to order yours today!


13 comments:

Lela said...

WOW, the tin idea is SUPER cute for an adorable Christmas ornament. I love the idea

Tina Lovell said...

This is such a clever idea... I am blown away. Thanks for sharing!

Melissa Robinson said...

Oh my! And guess who has some of these tins? Hee hee Creative!

Dawn said...

Wonderfully creative project!

Gina Brandstetter said...

Love this!!

Kristine Ponte said...

great project, love all the fussy cutting

Pam said...

Perfect is right, this turned out so lovely! I love your layering on the ornament!

Vicki Price said...

Ladies, thank you. I am humbled by your very kind words.

centralNYscrapper said...

This is wonderful. What a great idea.

Jean McNulty said...

Gorgeous!!!

Sheila Bennett said...

Really like the 3D 'window' on your ornament.

Nancy Womersley said...

What an adorable project!

Janet McCormick said...

What a great idea!! So cute and will look great on the tree at Christmas!