Close to My Heart December Stamp of the Month Blog Hop

Welcome to the December Stamp of the Month Blog Hop.  My blog is following Traci Godbee's Blog.   We have 60 Close to My Heart Consultants participating in this month’s Stamp of the Month Blog Hop and I am so excited that you are visiting my blog.  If you like what you see, I would love it if you would hit the follow button on the right side of my blog!
The December Stamp of the Month is entitled Year-Round Cheer (Set of 12). Here is a picture of this stamp set:

I think that this stamp set is so darling that I had to use all of the stamps in my artwork.  I loved the way each stamp stood for a different month.  So what did I make?  I made a Perpetual Calendar with our Dakota Paper Pack.  You ask what is a Perpetual Calendar?  My calendar consists of a month that can be changed as the month changes and 2 cubes that have numbers on them.  You turn the cubes to indicate what the date is.  

Dakota has turned into one of my favorite paper packs. I really like the wood grain on one of the patterned papers from this paper pack. It made a very realistic looking base for my calendar.  Let me show you a few of the months.




Look at my spooky black cat for October!

I wish that you could see it but my pumpkin pie even has a dollop of whipped cream on top.


I made a drawer that fits below the base to help stabilize my calendar and to store the months and each month's oval decorations.  The months are held on with our hook and loop dots.  

List of Supplies
Dakota Paper Pack (X7157B)
Year-Round Cheer (S1212)
Hero Alphabet (E1022)
Cricut Artiste (Z1790)
Cricut Art Philosophy (Z1686)
My Creations Collage Cubes (Z1737)
Foundry Binder Clips (Z1711)
Durables Round Studs (Z1706)
Hook & Loop Dots (Z1805)

The next stop on the blog hop is the Fabulous Pamela O'Connor's Blog.

The Capture the Date stamp set can be purchased for $17.95 or you can even get it for only $5 between December 1 – December 31, 2012. If you do not have a Close to My Heart Consultant, you can purchase this stamp set on my website.  


  1. Very cool. I love how you used the stamp. How did you make the base? Or did you buy it?

  2. Could you share a little more details about how you created your project, I LOVE IT!

    Judy Ashmore

  3. What a great idea. I'm going to have to pin this and make it for when my set arrives! Would make great gifts too!

  4. Cute ideas, Melinda! I love what you did with the little clip at the top. So clever!

  5. Cute ideas, Melinda! I love what you did with the little clip at the top. So clever!

  6. This is such a great project. Is it possible to get the directions so that I could create it to?
    Thanks for the inspiration!!

  7. WOW!!!! What an awesome project! The little images work perfectly to provide a lovely accent. Great use of the Binder Clip.

  8. I love your idea. I have been wanting to make a perpetual calendar. Is there any way you could email me more specifics as to the base, etc., as I would like to teach this during one of my crops! Thanks

    Stefanie Pingel


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