Saturday, November 30, 2013

December Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!

Welcome to the December Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!  I'm so excited that you've dropped by!

If you've arrived here from Dawn's blog, you're in the right place!  If you've gotten lost along the way while hopping, here's a list of all the hoppers in order.  :)

Have you seen the December stamp of the month yet?  Here it is!  Some are Cricut shapes, and some are not.  I ended up cutting some of mine out by hand.

This card was designed by my friend and team member, Mindy.  I love the bling on the strip going across (that's the zip strip from the paper pack.)  Thanks, Mindy!

Supplies Used:
December Stamp of the Month - Special Care
For Always Paper Pack (retired)
Cricut Artbooking Cartridge (Heart) (Z1906, $99) 
Cranberry Card Stock (1272, $14.50 for 24 sheets)
Glitter Paper - Silver (from Z1829, Black and Grey, $5.95)
Glitz Glitter Gel - Silver (Z1482, $2.75)
Black Stamp Pad (Z2105, $5.25)

Bitty Sparkles (Z1263, $2.95) This super cute bag was designed by my friend, Shelley.  As you know, I have a Washi Tape Phobia, so she was helping me with that.  We both got these cute little bags and paper straws from a booth at the Queen & Co booth at CKC recently.  She had the idea to use them as flower stems.  

It would be fun to fill this bag with sweet treats.

Supplies Used:
December Stamp of the Month - Special Care (S1312)
Crafted With Love (B1399, $13.95)
Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridge (Flowers) (Z1686, $99)
Card Stock:  Pear, Creme Brulee, Sunset
Glitz Glitter Gel: Almond (Z1769), Green (Z1771), Pink (Z1770) - $2.75 each
Outdoor Denim Ink (Z2140, $5.25)
Embellishments - Aqua Dots (Z1853, $3.95); Pink Glitter Gems (Z1807, $3.95)
Green Glitter Paper (Z1847, $5.95)
Party Washi Tape 3-pack (Z1908, $14.95)

Queen & Co. (gasp!) paper straws and bag
Yellow Frizz (paper shreds)
Washi Tape (brand X - hahaha)

These two, I actually did myself, although I had a lot of help.  The lagoon overlay and "baby" are from the Cricut Artbooking cartridge.  The overlay and cartridge are SUPER cool!  

The Artbooking cartridge can cut your scrapbook layouts proportionally so no matter the size you tell it, it all works out to look "right."  

My photo was 4".  Here are the 2 sizes I cut first - at 5" and 11".  Just like Goldilocks - Too small and too big...

8" was just right!

By the way, that "baby" in the picture is my now 18-year old son.

Supplies Used:
December Stamp of the Month - Special Care
Card Stock:  Lagoon, Outdoor Denim, Slate
Cricut Artbooking Cartridge (set at 8")
Light gray paper is B&T from the new Babycakes paper pack.
Corner Rounder 

This is a cute heart-shaped box/holder.  I wanted to put Hershey Kisses in it, but I didn't have any.  Get it?  Kisses required...

Supplies Used:
December Stamp of the Month - Special Care
Card Stock:  Cranberry, White Daisy
Ink:  Black
Glitz Glitter Gel, Silver (Z1482, $2.75)
Fabric:  Sparkle & Shine Textiles (Z1884, $8.95)
Base & Bling Floral Accents (Z1883, $4.95)

I hope some of these have inspired you to use this stamp set!  If you're wanting to get a set for yourself, click here to shop online

Now hop on over to Pamela's Blog to see her beautiful art!

Thanks for hopping by!