Wednesday, 1 October 2014

Home for the Holidays S1410: CTMH Stamp of the Month Australasian Blog Hop

Welcome to our "Stamp of the Month" Australasian Close To My Heart Blog Hop.
If you have arrived here from Anne's blog then you are in the right place. If you landed here by accident, please join in by following the link at the end of this post.

I would like to share with you my Christmas design for decorating our My Creations Kraft Container Z1833.
It features our October Stamp Of The Month "Home for the Holidays S1410" available exclusively from CTMH throughout October for $27 or just $5 when you place a $75 order.


I have created my own printed paper using background stamping. This way you don't need any Christmas papers in your stash! Start with a sheet of Pear Cardstock X5764 and lie it on the foam back of the Versamat Z1279. Attach the Lolly stamp to one side of a 2"x2" My Acrylix Block Y1003 and the Candy Cane to the other side. Random stamp the images with Pear Ink Z2197 quite close together all over the cardstock. Cut a 1"x10" strip for the side of the lid, a 3"x10" piece to wrap around the container, and then a circle 2 3/4" across. Use the leftovers to make a card!

Next you will need to stamp three baubles, dreaming believing wishing, and the Do Not Open tag on White Daisy Cardstock 1385 with Cranberry Ink Z2116 using the 3x3" My Acrylix Block.
Cut these 5 pieces out with our Micro-tip Scissors Z534, leaving a small white border.
Cut 3 strips of Cranberry Cardstock 1272 each 1/2" x 10". Note there are only two in the pic, but I used three.
Cut 2 pieces of Silver Shimmer Trim Z1799, 10" long.

If you have the time to wait for it to dry, add Liquid Glass Z679 to the trees on the baubles and the stars on the dreaming title to make them shine! Leave them flat until they are dry. I also used Liquid Glass to adhere all the pieces to the container.

Adhere the circle of Pear cardstock to the top of the lid and then the Do Not Open tag to the top with Foam Tape Z1151. Wrap the 1" strip of Pear around the side of the lid. 
Adhere the Pear and Cranberry cardstock pieces to the container starting at the seam at the back, wrapping around and back to the seam. Next add the strips of Shimmer Trim.

Use the Sparkles Clear Flourishes-small Z1812 to decorate around the top. I used two of the curly ones in the middle. Adhere the dreaming believing wishing title to the front with foam tape. Then adhere the baubles on the sides and back with Liquid Glass. 
All finished! I hope you enjoyed my post.


During October we also have a promotion called Ribbon Revelry. With each qualifying order of $65 you will receive a bonus Chevron Ribbon for FREE! Each ribbon, Ruby or Outdoor Denim, has a retail value of $9.50. Which one will you get? It's a surprise.

Home for the Holidays SOM is only available until October 31st from your CTMH Consultant. I'd love you to leave a comment before heading off to the next stop, Mandy's Blog- Hall of Indulgence


  1. What a bright, beautiful project Georgia! Thank you so much for your inspiration. :)

  2. This is such a pretty canister!

  3. Love how cheery and bright this is!

  4. bright, eyecatching - such a cute gift canister!

  5. Lovely! I like how you used the stamps to create your backgrounds, always a good tip.

  6. Love the canister and you've taken some great photos along the way.

  7. this is so bright and cheery. Perfect for a Summer Christmas. Thanks for sharing your awesome instructions.