Sunday, December 4, 2011

December Pumpkin Spice Blog Hop

December Blog Hop - Sunday

Good morning hoppers! If you've come here from June's blog, you are in the right spot, otherwise start over at The Pumpkin Spice Blog.

Can you believe that Christmas is less than a month away? I love this time of year. I love all the decorating, shopping, cookie making, family get-togethers, and of course the holiday crafting.

To kick off the season, the Design Team from Pumpkin Spice is showcasing all the holiday paper collections from Echo Park. Shop Pumpkin Spice carries all these amazing paper collections in kits (complete with paper and embellishments), in 6x6 paper pads, and in individual papers and embellishments. As always, the prices are AWESOME!

I used the Echo Park "Holly Jolly Christmas" Complete Collection Kit.
   Echo Park - Holly Jolly Christmas - Complete Set - PumpkinSpice
You can find this kit here for $27.64.
It comes with the following:
  • 15 - 12"x12" sheets of doublesided cardstock paper,
  • 1 12"x12" Element Stickers sheet
  • 1 - 12"x12" Alpha Stickers sheet
  • 1 - Set of Brads
  • 1 - Set of Layered Chipboard
  • 1 - Set of 6"x12" Chipboard die-cuts
  • 1 - Set of Clear Stamps

I created a 12-Days of Christmas countdown advent calendar. I used 4 pieces of cardstock and embellishments from everything included in this pack.

Using my Gypsy and Cricut, I created these scalloped squares with a lift-the-flap in the middle. I used the Alpha Stickers sheet for the numbers and the brads to hold the flaps down.

This collection in just so awesome, I can't wait to make more creations using this line. It has a very cute and whimsical style. And I just love all the bright colors.

I am so excited to announce this month's Featured Designer Kit by the oh-so-talented Ann. It's called "Time and Seasons". Here is a sneak peek picture of her amazing kit. She will tell you all about it at her stop. The kit is for sale right now at Shop Pumpkin Spice for $24.95. Just click here for a link to her kit.

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Your next stop is the lovely Lenae. Hope you enjoy every one's beautiful creations.


  1. This is awesome! Echo Park is the best!!

  2. This is so creative! I love it! You did such a fabulous job.

  3. Love your advent calendar. Thanks for the inspiration and the Holly Jolly Christmas kit is wonderful. patnbobcuddy at gmail dot com

  4. How cute!! I love all the fun patterns!

    Luvscrappingtogether at gmail dot com

  5. I love your advent calendar very cute.
    DIANA L.

  6. This is absolutely beautiful, Carissa! I drooled over all of your perfect details :)

  7. This is so sweet! Love your advent calendar. That paper is wonderful and I love all your details.

  8. Oh my goodness this is too cute! What a fantastic idea, and lovely home decore too! THank you!!!

  9. Love, love, love it!!! It is soooo adorable! The colors/patterns are perfect!!

  10. what a great project thanks for sharing! im a follower

  11. Another creative idea, and flawless execution! It's adorable!

  12. What a cute idea! You did a great job on it! Thank you for sharing it!

  13. Wow, what an amazing project with so much detail, fabulous idea!Love this punch!
    Trish Munro

  14. This is a super fun idea and really like how you did the pockets for each day. I would love to make one! Thanks for sharing this idea!

  15. SUPER fun! And clever too! LOVE those pickets--I am def. bookmarking this for next year!

  16. Outstanding pop up project! Boy, I have some twin relative 4 year olds that would just adore this project. Just to see what is behind the next day!
    Tammy Louise

  17. Love all the added details on your advent calendar!! Perfection :D


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