Sunday, November 25, 2012

"1 Month til Christmas" Blog Hop

Welcome to our monthly blog hop.  Yes, you read the title correctly....1 month today is Christmas.  When we started this hop in February it seemed like such a long time until Christmas and it is almost here.  Time flies!!!  I am the first on our hop today.  The reason my BFF Shari and I started this small blog hop was so that we could get some Christmas cards ready without the pressure December brings.  A few other talented ladies joined us and we have been showcasing two cards each month ~ 1 using a die cut of some sort and 1 using a colouring medium.  This month we have changed that up a bit and we all have 2 Christmas projects to showcase ~ anything goes.

For my first project, I have made 2 cards using the same technique.  I got the instructions from an email sent by a friend of mine who sells Stampin Up but used the supplies I had on hand.  They are cards that "glow".

A whimsical version:


Card stock and vellum ~ Recollections
Stamps ~ Recollections
~ Michaels $1.50 bin
Embossing Powder ~ Stampendous White
~ Gelly Powder Santa's Candy Cane Scented (it is so old there is no smell anymore)
Spellbinders ~ Nestabilities Wonky Rectangles
Ribbon, bling ~"Use it Up' Inventory"

A classic version:


Card stock and vellum ~ Recollections
Stamps ~ Recollections
Embossing Powder ~ Stampendous Detail Silver
Spellbinders ~ Nestabilities Labels Eight
Buttons, ribbon ~ Dollar Store

and this is what makes them glow...a flameless tealight in behind the vellum cutout.

For my next project I made something just for me.  Last year I made some glittered Christmas ornaments for family and friends but never made any for myself.  I bought these cute little heart glass ornaments on Clearance last year and made 2 sets for myself ~ one is for my main tree of burgundy and gold and the other set of pink is for my craft room.  I used Cricut vinyl to cut out the monograms ~ one set of "A"s for our surname and one set of "P"s for Princess' Paper Projects (my business and blog name).


Glass ornaments ~ Michaels
Beacon Glitter It
Recollections Glitter ~ Gold, Garnet, Raspberry, Blush
Cricut Black Vinyl
Winter Woodland Cricut cartridge font
Ribbons ~ Michaels

Thanks for dropping by today.  Your next stop on the hop is my BFF, Shari.  The complete list is at the end of my post.  Have a great weekend and "Merry Christmas".

{{{{{HUGS}}}}},  Heather

1.) Heather:  (YOU ARE HERE!)
2.) Shari:
3.) Sara:
4.) Mary:  
5.) Kerry: 
6.) Georgiana: 
7.) Tara:


  1. Great projects Heather. I love the ornaments. I have to make another one for my husband as I broke his when I was putting the Christmas stuff away last year. I have enjoyed hopping along with you each month.

  2. Such pretty projects love your little light up cards what a sweet idea :)

  3. Great projects! I sure do like the flameless tealight and your "P" ornaments are going to look awesome in your craft room. : )

    Stay Creative,
    Carson's Creations

  4. Really nice Heather. That is what I love about this art.... you can take an idea and put your own twist on it. They turned out beautiful.

    Love the ornaments too.... think a trip to "M"s is in my future.

  5. Such fabulous projects and I love them both - so Chrismassy:-)

  6. WOW Heather I love both projects they are so creative :) love how the cards light up and the pink ornaments of course :) .

  7. Your cards are fabulous! I really wanted to try one like this, this year but it never made it to the top of my to do list. Oh well there is always next year :) Thanks for letting me tag along this year and get some great Christmas card motivation!

  8. Heather those cards are fantastic and I love the ornaments you made...super great job and very creative :)


  9. Very cute everything!
    wonder what the "P"s stands for? lol

  10. Oh Heather, wow! I LOVE your light up Chrismtmas cards, so amazing and gorgeous! andyour ornaments are wonderful! The A's will look awesome on your tree and the P's will look stunningin your Castle! I hung up my "S" and 'B" ornaments that you made formelast year just this morning!

    Amazing post BFF!

  11. WOW!!!! I so love both of your cards. The tradtional one is my very most favorite though. So beautiful!! And those ornaments are awesome!! :)

  12. Beautiful work Heather. Very clever card idea. Thanks for sharing.
    Hugs, Rosalee


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