Close to My Heart Christmas Card Blog Hop

Welcome to our Christmas Card Blog Hop! For this hop we are showcasing a variety of Christmas cards using all current Close to My Heart products. If you have come here from Melinda Everitt’s Blog, you are on the right path! The blog hop is a great big circle, so you can start here and work your way all around. If you get lost along the way, you’ll find the complete list of participating consultants on Melinda’s Blog.

This month Close To My Heart Consultants are sharing their creations using this month’s SOTM and other great CTMH products on their blogs. To follow along just click on the link at the end of the post on each blog to move to the next one! Here we go!

Supplies used are all Close to My Heart: Silver & Gold Paper Packet, Gold Glitter Paper, Archival Black Ink, White & Gold Ribbon, Basics Ribbon Pack, Gold Glitter Gems, and White Daisy Cards & Envelopes Value Pack.

Using the Picture My Life cards that come as part of the current paper packets is a great way to put together some quick cards! And here’s a little tip when stamping with this black ink. I had a piece of lint or something on my stamp so when I stamped the image there was a “bad spot” within the nativity scene. I just took my Marvy Journaling Pen and filled in that spot and it worked perfectly to fit the flaw.

Now “Hop” on over to Michelle Stewart’s Blog to see her work! Be sure to visit all the Consultants at their Blogs to get some great crafting ideas and other fun ideas!  Visit my website to get any of these great products to create your own holiday cards!

Christmas Card Ideas

Here are a few Christmas cards from the Holiday Expressions Idea Book. Check back on Friday for a Christmas Card Blog Hop and even more ideas!

4¼” x 5½” Happy Holidays Card (Vertical)
Z4046 Beary Christmas Cardmaking Stamp + Thin Cuts
X7225B Beary Christmas Paper Packet
1385 White Daisy Cardstock
Z2816 Cranberry Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad
Z2835 New England Ivy Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad
Z2509 Basics Exclusive Inks™ Mini Pigment Pad Set
Z4038 Beary Christmas Dots
Z1799 Silver Shimmer Trim
Z2088 Ranger™ Clear Super Fine Embossing Powder
Z1151 3-D Foam Tape
Sewing Machine
Die-cutting Machine4¼” x 5½” Happiest Holidays Card (Vertical)
Z3378 Gingerbread Friends Stamp + Thin Cuts
X7225B Beary Christmas Paper Packet
1385 White Daisy Cardstock
X5978 Glacier Cardstock
Z3271 Archival Black Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad
Z2816 Cranberry Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad
Z2827 Almond Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad
Z2833 Pebble Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad
Z2850 Fern Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad
Z2509 Basics Exclusive Inks™ Mini Pigment Pad Set
X7225C Beary Christmas Complements
Z1263 Bitty Sparkles
Z3216 White Twine
Z1151 3-D Foam Tape
Die-cutting Machine

4″ x 4″ Merry Moments Card
D1743 My Acrylix® Gingerbread Friends Stamp Set
X7225B Beary Christmas Paper Packet
X5975 Cranberry Cardstock
X5978 Glacier Cardstock
Z2816 Cranberry Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad
Z1263 Bitty Sparkles
Sewing Machine

4¼” x 5½” ‘Tis The Season Card (Vertical)
C1689 My Acrylix® Silver & Gold— Cardmaking Stamp Set
X7226B Silver & Gold Paper Packet
1385 White Daisy Cardstock
1386 Black Cardstock
Z3312 Gold Glitter Gems
Z2805 Black Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad
X7226C Silver & Gold Complements
Z1151 3-D Foam Tape
Z3169 Cricut® Artbooking Collection
Cricut® Shapes: Artbooking 3½” Icon (cut 3, p. 74)4¼” x 5½” Noel Card (Vertical)
C1688 My Acrylix® First Noel Stamp Set
X7226B Silver & Gold Paper Packet
1385 White Daisy Cardstock
Z3271 Archival Black Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad
Z891 VersaMark™ Ink Pad
Z3312 Gold Glitter Gems
Z3364 Basics Ribbon Pack
Z2066 Ranger™ Princess Gold Embossing Powder
Z1151 3-D Foam Tape
Z555 Craft Heater

3″ x 3″ Good Cheer Card
M1177 My Acrylix® Good Cheer Stamp Set
X7226B Silver & Gold Paper Packet
1385 White Daisy Cardstock
Z891 VersaMark™ Ink Pad
Z3312 Gold Glitter Gems
Z2066 Ranger™ Princess Gold Embossing Powder
Z1151 3-D Foam Tape
Z555 Craft Heater

3″ x 3″ Seasons Greetings Card
M1175 My Acrylix® Season’s Greetings Stamp Set
X7226B Silver & Gold Paper Packet
1385 White Daisy Cardstock
X5975 Cranberry Cardstock
Z3271 Archival Black Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad
Z2816 Cranberry Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad
Z2852 Poppy Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad
Z3312 Gold Glitter Gems
Z1151 3-D Foam Tape

Fundamentals Special

The Just for FUN campaign is all about Fundamentals! You can take part in the “fun” with discounts on Fundamentals paper packets, Complements, and ribbon packs! There are two ways to save during the month of November. First, you can purchase Fundamentals products individually at 30% off the retail price. Second, purchase a Fundamentals bundle containing the Fundamental paper packet, Complements, AND ribbon, at 40% off the retail price!

November is the perfect time to stock up on Fundamentals paper packets, Complements, and ribbon. With a bundle of coordinating products, you can craft with confidence, knowing that the parts and pieces of your projects match!

Merriest Wishes Cardmaking Workshop Your Way

The Workshop Your Way Merriest Wishes Cardmaking Kit includes:
1 – Exclusive workshop stamp set
2 – Beary Christmas sheets
3 – Cardstock Sheets (2 Cranberry, 1 White Daisy)
1 – Silver Glitter Paper Sheet
1 – Bitty Sparkles (Z1263)
12 – White Card Bases & Envelopes

Download Instruction Guide: On my website

With this kit, you will be able to create 12 cards.  You can use the instructions to create them as is or you can change them up to create your own designs.

Additional Supplies needed: 
Z3271 Archival Black Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Z2816 Cranberry Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Z2850 Fern Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Z2835 New England Ivy Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Z2853 Sweet Leaf Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Z3318 Thin Cuts – Basic Circles
Z2060 Thin 3-D Foam Tape

How I changed up the cards:

Beary Christmas Scrapbooking Workshop Your Way

On December 8, 2017, we will be creating the Beary Christmas Workshop.  If you are in Club, this is the time to order.  You need to order by November 3, 2017 by contacting me or joining the correct gathering on my website to receive it by the scheduled workshop date.

The Beary Christmas Workshop Your Way Scrapbooking Kit includes:
1 – Beary Christmas paper packet (X7225B)
1 – Beary Christmas Complements (X7225C)
6 – Cardstock Sheets (2 Cranberry, 1 Fern, 3 White Daisy)
1 – Beary Christmas dots (Z4038)
1 – Silver Shimmer Trim (Z1799)

Download Instruction Guide: On my website

With this kit, you will be able to complete three 2-page layouts (shown above).

Additional Picture My Life Layout: To create the Picture My Life layout for this workshop, simply add:
Pocket Plus Memory Protectors Design 1
Pocket Plus Memory Protectors Design 3

Additional Cardmaking Project: Make 8 cards, 4 of each design, using your remaining workshop materials and just a few extra supplies!
Z4046 Beary Christmas Cardmaking
Z2816 Cranberry Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Z2850 Fern Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Z2060 Thin 3-D Foam Tape
X254 White Cards & Envelopes Value Pack

Coordinating colors for this paper (cardstock and inks): Charcoal, Cranberry, Fern, Glacier, New England Ivy, Pebble, Pewter, Tangerine, White Daisy

Other coordinating products:
X7225D Beary Christmas Coordinating Cardstock
X7225C Beary Christmas Complements (included in workshop)
Z4038 Beary Christmas Dots (included in workshop)
Z1799 Silver Shimmer Trim (included in workshop)
Z4046 Beary Christmas Cardmaking Stamp + Thin Cuts
OR C1691 Beary Christmas – Cardmaking Stamp Set
Z4047 Bear Christmas Scrapbooking Stamp + Thin Cuts
OR D1730 Beary Christmas Scrapbooking Stamp Set
D1744 Season of Sweetness Stamp Set
B1559 Warmest Wishes Stamp Set
B1566 Frosted Christmas Stamp Set
Z3378 Gingerbread Friends Stamp + Thin Cuts
OR D1743 Gingerbread Friends Stamp Set
B1560 Christmas Stamps Stamp Set
M1176 Little Saint Nick Stamp
M1174 Snowflake Stamp
Z4053 Christmas Paper Doll Stamp + Thin Cuts

When you place an order of $50 or more, you get the Stamp of the Month set for only $5.
The Stamp of the Month is:
Through the Year

The current Constant Campaign is:
Just for Fun – 30-40% off Fundamentals!

My completed projects: I created my layouts the same as the directions but I changed up the cards in this workshop by using different stamp sets. If you want to create your cards like mine, you will need an extra set of the Z4038 Beary Christmas Dots and I used the Gingerbread Friends stamp set + thin cuts and Beary Christmas-Scrapbooking stamp set + thin cuts.