Friday, 15 November 2013

November Blog Hop-Mini Holiday Projects

Welcome to our November Blog Hop featuring creations made with products from the Mini Holiday With Heart Gift Guide.   To purchase any of the items seen in our blog hop today, contact ctaggio72@rogers.com.

We hope that you will take the time to leave comments on our posts, as we love to get feedback from our viewers....whether it was something that you really liked or some new technique that was used that you would like to learn how to do....by leaving us comments, we get to hear what you like, and what you want to see. Thank you… now on to our hop! 

If you have just hopped onto my blog, you can start here as this is a circular hop, but if you want to follow us across Canada then please start at the beginning and join Michelle at mycreationswithmichelle.blogspot.ca 
If you came from " Brae " ~of " The Braer" then you are in the right place! 

I really love Christmas and this year's  Close to My heart mini  holiday guide is just what I was looking for. I made two projects. 

The first one is the "countdown to happiness" or Advent calendar on page 3 of the holiday guide. 


The frame is actually from the  Close to My Heart Autumn Idea book.  Page 71- Z1880 - $26.95
I used the Magical Days stamps from the holiday guide pg 2-D1552 $17.95

I cut the little boxes at 1 1/4 inches using the Artiste cartridge - page 80 -3d object and the circles were cut with art philosophy pg 61 at 1/14 inches.
Inks used were Topiary and Ruby.






I stuffed the bags with tissue to make  them look like gift bags.
I embellished with Ruby chevron ribbon Z1846-$6.95 and made the rosette out of burlap ribbon-Z1760 -$ 7.95 and used red glitz glitter gel on the edges. Z1771. $2.75
Used Sparkle and shine assortment also to embellish Z1860 $5.95. 



This is going to my daughter and son-in-Law's  home to help our grandaughter celebrate her very first Christmas. After Christmas the boxes can be removed and pictures can be clipped to the wires that run across the frame. It's the gift that keeps on giving! 
Interested I. Learning how to make this project? Contact me for a workshop! ctaggio72@rogers.com

 My second project is the Season's Tweetings Gift bag set on page 11- D1913.
It  only took me 20 minutes to stamp and color the tags.
This cute set comes with 6 gift bags, 9 Die-cut tags and  a C-size stamp set)
All for 14.95 ! Wow. All ready for my homemade fudge for gifties !!!














Your next stop on the Cross Canada Hop is " Cheryl " of " ScrapperCheryl"

If you get lost along the way, you can head to Michelle's Blog at http://mycreationswithmichelle.blogspot.ca, as she has the complete blog list. I have posted a list  below.






  • Michelle ~mycreationswithmichelle.blogspot.ca
  • Rosalynd ~ inmyscrappinroom.blogspot.ca
  • Sheri  ~ sherisays-justscrapit.blogspot.ca
  • Brae ~ brae-er.blogspot.ca
  • Carol ~ craftycarol55.blogspot.ca
  • Cheryl ~ scrappercheryl.blogspot.ca
  • Brandy ~ canadianscrappers.blogspot.ca
  • Terry Ann~ terryanndiack.blogspot.ca
  • Ashley ~ ctmhashleydenny.blogspot.ca
  • Janet ~ worksofheart2011.blogspot.ca
  • Famida ~ getscrappinfami.blogspot.ca
  • Nancy ~ nancyklein.blogspot.ca
  • Karen ~ clearyprecious.blogspot.ca
  • Candra ~ paperdragonfleur.blogspot.ca



  • Thanks for hopping along with us - we hope we were able to inspire you to get creative using some of the designs, products and techniques seen along the way. Join us again in December when we will be featuring projects that would make great gifts.  We hope you will join us again on December 15th.

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