A Very Merry Christmas Blog Hop

Welcome to our October Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!

This month Close to My Heart is offering a stamp set called "Very Merry Christmas". This set can be purchased exclusively through a Close to My Heart Independent Consultant for only $5 with a qualifying purchase of $50. (That’s a $17.95 value!)

In this hop, you will see projects featuring this fun stamp set from many talented crafty ladies! Enjoy our blog hop - we hope we inspire you to create your “very” own Merry Christmas projects!

We are having a giveaway – that’s right blog candy for you hoppers! Carolyn of Nuts 4 Scrappin is giving away a stamp set to one of our hoppers! She is giving away a stamp set called "Bonjour". You can see a picture of the stamp set on her blog. All you have to do to be eligible to win is to leave a comment on each blog and become a follower of Carolyn's blog.

If you have just hopped onto my blog, please start at the beginning at Lucy's blog – Love 2 Create. If you came from Carolyn of  Nuts 4 Scrappin' then you are in the right place!

To create this frame I first mixed the cream acrylic paint, CTMH pearl paint and sweet leaf reinker. I painted the frame with two coats. After that I applied the reinker directly onto the frame with a cotton ball. After that I misted the frame using the CTMH white reinker and mixing it with water and pearl paint in a CTMH Spray Pen.

To create the mittens, I cut them at 2 1/2 " with the Cricut Artise Cartridge (available exclusively through your Close to My Heart Consultant) and strung them together with the baker's twine.

For this altered frame I used the following products:

Close to My Heart Sweet Leaf Reinker
Close to My Heart Create a Shade Pearl Paint
Close to My Heart White Daisy Reinker
Anita's Acrylic Craft Paint, Cream
Close to My Heart White Daisy Cardstock
Close to My Heart Blue Denim and Cranberry Ink
Close to My Heart Baker's Twine Harvest Assortment
Close to My Heart clear buttons

Your next stop on our Very Merry Christmas blog hops is Carolyn of Nuts 4 Scrappin'.  Here is the complete lineup in case you get lost along the way:  

  1. Lucy ~ Love 2 Create
  2. Darla ~ Caution: Crafting is Contagious
  3. Michelle Stewart ~My Creations With Michelle
  4. TinaGale ~ My Scrappy Ideas
  5. Jennifer Kramer ~ 4 Hearts Scrapbooking
  6. Carolyn Heniges ~ Nuts 4 Scrappin'
  7. Stephanie Feist ~ The Quilted Scrapper
  8. Amanda Cortez ~ Scraps of Love

Thanks for hopping along with us - we hope we were able to inspire you to create your own "Very Merry Christmas" projects.


  1. Love this layout! All of the projects in the background look awesome too!


  2. Love your layout. thanks for sharing!

  3. very nice picture frame.


  4. Fabulous frame and love how you used the mittens for the banner. TFS


  5. Love your photo frame. Love the mitten garland! So cute!

  6. love the frame and the garland is super cute! TFS
    Janet Royer

  7. your layout is beautiful, i might have to borrow it LOL

  8. Love the technique you shared about how to use the pearl paint and colors and the pen to get a beautiful texture! Thank you for sharing with us! Beautiful!

  9. Such a darling frame! Those mittens look adorable!

  10. What a great idea to alter a frame and use this stamp set! TFS :)


  11. Great idea for a frame! I am loving banners on everything right now!

  12. Lovely frame with the hanging mittens.


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