Tuesday, September 30, 2014

October Stamp of the Month Blog Hop

I have started my posts several times this year with - "where did this year go?" and today is no exception!

If you have been hopping with us, then you have arrived from Casandra's blog here and you have checked out her stinkin' cute layout!  If you get lost along the way, you can always return to Melinda's list here for a complete list.

This month's stamp of the month is all about Christmas..  WHAT?  Christmas already?!  My husband has not started complaining but he will be soon.  

This stamp is a collection of tags and I was trying to think outside the box, but that project is in the works.  Hopefully I will get it done later in the week.  

I decided to create a tag box using the CTMH Artiste cartridge.  I created the design found on page 49 here.

In the Cricut Explore, the design comes in grouped and I enlarged it to fit the 12" x 12" sheet of paper.  It looked like this.  You will find the CRICUT EXPLORE FILE HERE.

I added a strip of New England Ivy cardstock .75 x 4.75  and scored each end at .75.  I changed the top and created a decorated flap instead of a slide-on top.

I am not real happy with the photo as my tablet does not take as nice pictures as my Nikon.  It is going to be a long 2 months until Christmas....  I cut a sheet of tags in both White Daisy and Colonial white.  You can find the CRICUT EXPLORE FILE HERE.


X7187 Yuletide Paper Pack

Z2170 Ruby Stamp pad

Z2135 New England Ivy Stamp pad

Z2118 Desert Sand Stamp pad

Z2174 Champagne Stamp pad

Now it is off to Melinda's blog here to check out here absolutely darling card using this stamp set.


centralNYscrapper said...

I love this. It's a great little gift idea.

Casandra Bennett said...

Great idea to use this stamp set to create gift tags!

Pam said...

Such a clever idea! Love it!

Lela said...

Wow, what a great little gift with Christmas tags, how fun!

Kristine Ponte said...

Fantastic project !

Melissa Robinson said...

Ooh! Ooh! This is cute!

Tina Lovell said...

Love it. Now I am going to make some gift tags too! Thank you for the inspiration.

Sarah Gardner said...

Love it, so nice of you to give the files too.

Morgan Vogt said...

What a great way to keep Christmas tags on hand - I love it!

Sheila Bennett said...

Very nice set of gift tags!

Jean McNulty said...

Love love love!!

Carol Taggio said...

What a unique idea. Thanks for the explorer file!

Haley D. said...

What a great way to reuse your scraps! Instead of recycling, you were actually reusing and repurposing