Tuesday, September 30, 2014

October Stamp of the Month- Home for the Holidays

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What a FUN stamp set we have to share with you this month!! 

Welcome to our MONTHLY Stamp of the Month (SOTM) Blog Hop!!

October 2014 Home For the Holidays Stamp SetIf you have come here from Dana Kessler's Blog and saw her BEAUTIFUL creations, you are on the right track!!

This month, we will be featuring the EXCLUSIVE October SOTM stamp set called “Home for the Holidays”.

This blog hop is a great big circle, so if you can start here & work your way around this circle!  If you get lost along the way, you’ll find a complete list of PARTICIPATING CONSULTANTS by clicking HERE

This month we have OVER 70 Close To My Heart Consultants that will be sharing items they have created using this month’s stamp set!  So, sit back & enjoy your tour as you click on the link at the end of the post to see what EACH consultant has created!!

Here is the card I created this month.J

The polar bear was so adorable, I couldn't resist using him - even though he will be a popular one to use in this stamp set!!

For my first card, I chose to use the Snowhaven Paper pack from CTMH.  Take a look at these beautiful papers!!!
I used our Make It From Your Heart book #1, pattern 24 for my card designs.
I also decided to pull out my spray pen & some whisper re-inker mixed with water to add some “texture” to the background of this card.  I love the soft touch it gave this card!

I LOVE the fact that this stamp set IS Cricut Compatible!! 

Did you notice the images outlined in RED on the stamp set image?  Those RED lines tell us that those shapes coordinate with one of our
FOUR Exclusive Cricut Cartridges at CTMH!! 

I also pulled in another favorite winter stamp set of mine - Perfect Fit-Holidays for those “extra words” - WARMEST WISHES.

Isn’t this stamp set a PERFECT fit? LOL!!
I enjoy using our EMBOSSING FOLDERS…and this time I used the Striped folder!! 
But...there are no stripes!!  Did you notice??  I turned my paper in the folder, and instead of stripes I now have DIAGONAL!!!

As I was finishing up this card, I had another thought (dangerous, I know! J )…what would this card design look like if I traded out Snowhaven paper with the BRUSHED paper???  This is the result of that thought. 

I hope you enjoyed my card, and it has inspired YOU to get creating on your own!!  

Here is a list of Products I used on these cards in case you'd like to create one of your own!  
X7188B Snowhaven Paper
X7190B Brushed Paper
Cranberry Cardstock
Z1686 Cricut Art Philosophy
Z1960 Honeycomb Embossing Folder 
Z1380 Spray Pen
Z2272 Whisper re-inker
Z2009 Enamel Hearts
1985 Gold Shimmer Trim
Inks used: Cranberry, Juniper, Whisper

Before you start creating - be sure to head on over to  Pamela Ellison’s Blog to see  what she has created using this stamp set!  J

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

October 2014 Home For the Holidays Stamp Set

****Remember, the October SOTM
~ Home for the Holidays~
is only available until October  31st! 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. The detail (close up) shots are awesome! Thanks so much!

  2. awesome cards! thanks for the inspiration...I will need to pull out that stamp set as the images and sentiments are perfect for this SOTM too!

  3. I am beginning to fall in love with this bear - this card is so cute!

  4. I agree-- falling in love with this bear:) Wonderful cards!

  5. Love your cards!! All the little touches just make it!

  6. Love all your layers...great card!


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