Sunday, August 31, 2014

September SOTM blog Hop- Family is Forever

to our monthly Stamp of the

Today we will be
featuring the EXCLUSIVE
September Stamp of the
Month (SOTM), 
which is called 

What a BEAUTIFUL, stamp set…I can’t WAIT to see what my fellow consultants created with this set!! J
2014 - September SOTM - Family is Forever

If you have come here from  Shirley Ross’ Blog
and saw her beautiful creations, you are on the right track! J

The blog hop is a great big circle, so you can start here and work your way all around. If you get lost along the way, you’ll find the complete list of participating consultants here HERE

This month we have over 80 Close To My Heart Consultants (yes our LARGEST group ever!!)
sharing their creations using this stamp set!
So, sit back and enjoy your tour as you click on the link at the end of the post to see what EACH Consultant has created!!

I really like the images on this stamp set, but wasn’t sure how to use them at first. J

So, off to my Handy-Dandy Wishes How-To book to decide on a pattern! How-to_Wishes_9041
I looked at the “Medallion” pattern in the 5x7 section & decided to to go with that to give myself a bit more room in creating with this larger stamped image. 

Take a peek at my card I created…
Sept 2014 SOTM_Family Is Forever card_
As I thought of Family - I think of Heritage…and therefore brought in the neutral colors with a touch of color.

I used TWO different paper packs - Snowhaven & Yuletide,both winter/Christmas paper packs,  for the designer papers. 

I also wanted to add dimension to the card, so I used the hearts as accents &
popped them up with our fabulous 3D Foam tape - now available in 2 different thicknesses!

Here is a close up shot…
Sept 2014 SOTM_Family Is Forever card_CU_hearts
I really enjoy our NEW embossing folders, and because our folders are the 5x7 size - it was PERFECT to add to the bottom of the card!! 

The embossed honeycomb shape was a perfect compliment for this piece.I inked the edges in Champagne ink…just to give it a touch of color. 

Sept 2014 SOTM_Family Is Forever card_CU_honeycomb embossing
In the new Idea Book (Annual Inspirations) you will see that we have added another 4 designs to our 5x7 embossing folder collection!!

I hope this has inspired you & allows you to see ANOTHER way this EXCLUSIVE stamp set can be used!!   J

Products used on this card…
X7188B Snowhaven Paper
X7187B Yuletide Paper
X5770 Champagne Cardstock
Z1686 Cricut Art Philosophy
Z1851 Scallop Border Punch
Z1995 Honeycomb Embossing Folder
Z1985 Gold Shimmer Trim
Inks used: Champagne, New England Ivy, Ruby, Desert Sand & Black

Now head on over to Alyson Mayo’s Blog  to see what she has created using this stamp set!   

Be sure to visit ALL the Consultants at their Blogs to get some great crafting ideas and other fun ideas!  We always love to hear any feedback you’d like to share as well, so feel free to leave a comment. J

****Remember, the September SOTM
~ Family is Forever~
is only available until September  30th! J

It can be yours at the retail price of $17.95 OR pay $5 when you purchase $50 in CTMH items

Contact your CTMH Consultant (or click here if you need a consultant J) to see how you can receive these EXCLUSIVE items for ONLY $5 each!!!  

Blessings to you for a WONDERFUL day!!!
Krista J


  1. Great card! Love the use of Snowhaven and Yuletide papers.

  2. Pretty card; love the paper choices!

  3. lovely card! I really lie the texture and combination of paper collections you've used!

  4. Your card turned out so lovely Krista! Love your use of Snowhaven & Yuletide Carol papers on this card!

  5. Very nice card. Like how you just used a portion of the tree, and the embossing.


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