Wednesday, October 20, 2010

The CCM HOLIDAY Blog Hop is here !!

Good Morning Papercrafters!  Today is the Creative Cuts and More HOLIDAY Blog Hop and I am so excited.  I know we will be seeing a wonderful variety of holiday projects to get us motivated and inspired!  Thanksgiving and Christmas are right around the corner.

This is a circular blog hop, so if you arrived to my blog from the CCM Die Cut Diva Blog, then you are right on track.  If you didn't, then you will want to hop over to the Die Cut Diva Blog to begin the hop.  If there are any prized or discounts, they will be announced there.  I am posting early because I have to make sure my post is up before leaving for work. 
This blog hop does not start til 8am EST.

I couldn't do just one project.  I love both holidays.


My first idea has to do with gift giving.  In the past I have done ornament swaps with co-workers.  So I thought the "Cupcake Box Set" would make a perfect ornament holder / gift box because of the little insert that goes in the bottom.



Check out the little "Christmas Ornament die".  There are larger ones as well.  CCM has lots of "Christmas dies" you can use for your papercrafting projects this year!


I will list all the other supplies I used at the bottom of the post.

And of course I needed a matching card. 


I used one of the "CCM A2 Cards" for this one in this gorgeous shimmery Curious Metallic papers - Gold Leaf.  The stamp set is one of the new release
Cling Art Stamps by Layers of Color.  Layers of Color is a Spellbinders Preferred Stamp Company!  This one is called "Poinsettia Frame".  This particular image coordinates with Labels 16 !  I didn't use it here.  If I had there would have been a border.

I"ve been getting really busy with Fall projects the last couple of day as well.



I actually posted this one Monday.  But I knew I would have some new traffic with the blog hop so I'm showing it again!  I used the "Large Cake Slice Box" for my treat container and the "Small Filigree Square" (on the name plate and napkin ring).



 You can check out all the details for this ensemble HERE.

So this wraps it up for me today.  I will be posting lots more Fall and Christmas idea's in the upcoming weeks.  If you don't want to miss a thing, you can subscribe via the feedblitz tool and recieve email updates (see left column).

All of the designers now have a discount codes.  So when ordering your CCM products don't forget to use your favorite designers code.  I'm sure you will find it posted on their blog somewhere.

The next stop is


And don't worry, if a link is not working, you can check the Die Cut Diva Blog for a full list of all the designers.

Supply List :

Ornament Gift Box
DP : Bo-Bunny Noel Rejoice
Christmas Chipboard embellishments : Bo-Bunny Noel Icandy
Red Ribbon : Stampin' Up
Lace : Offray
Pearls : The Paper Studio - Pearl, colored with copics
Border Punch : Fiskars

Christmas Card
Stamp : "Poinsettia Frame" by Layers of Color
DP : Bo-Bunny Noel Rejoice
Red Cardstock
Lace : Offray
Border Punch Fiskars
Copic Markers
Stickles : Christmas Red, and Gold (CCM does sell some Stickles)
Pearls : Making Memories Mistletoe Collection brad combo
Glittered Bird Button : Joann's Craft Store Favorite Findings, I think
Rub-on sentiment : Making Memories Rub-on Book - Christmas (old, but I think I got it at Hobby Lobby)

Check this post for all the supplies for the Fall Place Setting.

30 comments:

Sammibug said...

Gorgeous projects! Thanks so much for playing in our inking technique challenge at Stamping With The Dragon.

Scrappin Cheryl said...

Melisa I am loving these! So pretty and practical, too! I need to get on the ball - Christmas will be here in soon!

Chrissy D said...

ohhh Melisa - these are BEAUTIFUL!!! Love those papers and stamps.

Lisa Somerville said...

Beautiful projects Holly, love how you decorated the Cupcake Box for Christmas!

Justine said...

Hey I didn't see that absolutely AMAZING Christmas set last night but I am in love that you placed and ornament into it vs a cupcake. So clever Melisa, thanks for the inspiration

Noelle Reese said...

BEAUTIFUL! I absolutly LOVE everything! Your work is fantastic!! :)

Dawn said...

Just gorgeous, Such fun ideas

mylaughingmagpie said...

Melisa! These are beautiful projects! I absolutely adore the colors you used both, but especially the 2nd project! I am sorry I didn't comment on it Monday! Cheers!

ashjoy said...

Beautiful projects!

silvia said...

Fabulous projects!!

downrightcrafty said...

wow stunning sets both of them, thank you for sharing them with us at Stampin with the Dragon
Hugs Kate xx

Karen Gale said...

I LOVE how you used the cupcake box as an ornament box. Your decorating on all of your items has so much texture. I'm a tactile person and LOVE anything with texture! What a beautiful job!

dragonllew said...

They all look great thanks for joining us at Stampin with the Dragon.
Jenny x

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Gorgeous projects, love them all, not only it is pretty to give away, it is practical too!
Thanks for stopping by my blog to say hello!

Holly said...

Melisa!!!!!!!! *thud* These projects are GAW-JUS!!!!!! Oh my heavens........ such beautiful papers and ribbons and accents everywhere........ I think I need to peek into your craft room one of these days. :-)

lisa808 said...

Your box & card are gorgeous. I love the border and lace trim.

A Sarasota said...

those are gorgeous projects!
happy blog hoppin'

Patti J said...

Beautiful! I'm workin' on an order!!! Hugs!

HappyCrafter said...

I love that box and card, the glittery cardinal and your flowers are all so gorgeous!

Sudha - Art Admirer said...

Beautiful projects Melisa, so cheerful.

Hugs
Sudha

mustangkayla said...

Wow...what incredible projects! Just beautiful! Quite stunning!

Joan Ervin said...

WOW, Melisa...your projects are all FABULOUS!!!!! Your eye for color and details is amazing and everything you touch turns to beautiful!!!!

Laura - Layers of Color said...

Wowza Melisa!! Holiday goodness abounds my creative friend! You're amazing!

Mummylade said...

gorgeous project! So glad you liked my bingo challenge at Allsorts this week. Thanks for playing and good luck!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

These are stunning Melissa!! I can't pick a fave. Gorgeous work!!

Betty Benton said...

Well, you've been busy churning out gorgeous stuff! Love each and every one, especially the ornament box!

KimL said...

HI Melisa, Your projects are just beautiful! So sophisticated,I love them. Hugs Kim L.

Steph Zerbe said...

Gorgeous projects!! Love the distressed look!!

Trinh said...

Just saw your set on the CARDS blog - gorgeous!! Congrats on the feature!

Jeannette said...

WOW, Melisa...your projects are all FABULOUS!!!!! Your eye for color and details is amazing and everything you touch turns to beautiful!!!!

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