Monday, October 14, 2013

Holiday Gift Guide Bloghop - Hooray!

I'm so excited about Close To My Heart's Holiday from the Heart Gift Guide, which starts today, October 15 and goes through December 31!  Haven't seen it yet?  Click on the (red) link to see the the entire Holidays From the Heart Gift Guide.




WINTER SPECIAL:  When you place a $100 order from the Holidays From the Heart Gift Guide and/or Autumn/Winter Idea Book, you get a "starred" item in the Holiday Guide for free!  Yippee!  Just another way Close To My Heart is saying 'Thanks for being a great customer!' (Check out the Guide for the "starred" items.)
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Just like the Stamp of the Month Bloghop, you hop around from blog to blog, checking out what people have done with the 'new stuff.'  If you've arrived here from Jean's blog, you're in the right place!  

If you get lost along the way, here's a link to the complete list of hoppers. (It's on the left hand side of the page.)
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I LOVE owls (and penguins and hedgehogs...).  So I HAD to use this stamp set that comes with the Seasons Tweetings Gift Bag Kit.

The kit includes 6 super cute fabric bags with drawstrings (3 red, 3 green), 6 die cut tags and a super cute stamp set with a wreath, owl, 2 birds, mistletoe, Santa hat, flower and banner (which is a Cricut shape).  All for just $14.95 (and you can buy extra bags if you like).

Here's the stamp set:



And here's the cute bags that come with it (you get 3 of each color):



Here's the card I made with it:



Don't recognize the polkadotted paper?  It's in the Holidays From the Heart Gift Guide, as well.  It's called Sparkle and Shine.  The back side is super cute, too.  Candy cane stripes.

I colored the wreath with Pear markers (both light and dark) and colored the berries with Cranberry markers (both light and dark) and Glitz Glitter Gel, plus Liquid Glass on the white ones.  I cut it out and mounted it with foam mounting tape.

Supplies Used:
Season's Tweetings Gift Bag Kit (Z1913, $14.95)
Sparkle & Shine Paper Packet (X7176B, $9.95)
Card Stock:  Cranberry, White Daisy
Stamp Pad Colors:  Topiary, Cranberry, Pear (for edge distressing)
Markers:  Pear, Cranberry (both light and dark shades)
Glitz Glitter Gel:  Almond, Silver, Pink, Green
Sponge Dauber
Baker's Twine, Harvest Assortment (Z1751, $4.95)
Other:  Foam Mounting Tape



Here's another card I made with the Stamp of the Month, Scandinavian Christmas and the Sparkle and Shine polkadotted paper:


It's a 4x4 card, but I didn't want to cut off the Baker's Twine
So easy to make a lot of these!  I really like the special touch that the red/white Baker's Twine adds.  Grey would be really cute, too.

Supplies Used:
Scandinavian Christmas (October Stamp of the Month) (S1310, $17.95 or just $5 with your $50 order)
Countdown (B1390, $9.95)
Sparkle and Shine Paper Pack (X7176B, $9.95)
Juniper, Cranberry Stamp Pad
White Daisy, Cranberry Card Stock
Sparkle

You could dress it up with some Glitz Glitter Gel or sparkles.

Want to get some goodies so you can start creating?  Click HERE to go to my website to shop.

Ready to hop on over to the next creative consultant?  Hop on over to Wendy's blog to see what fun she has for you to see!

Lisa