Monday, October 31, 2011

BLOG HOP ~November Stamp of the Month

Welcome to our Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!
We will be featuring November's SOTM, which is Cherish the Day, a set of 44 stamps.
11-11 SOM imageIf you have come here from Nikka's Blog, you are on the right path! 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.
This month we have over 55 Close To My Heart Consultants sharing their creations using this month's SOTM and other great CTMH products on their blogs. This Blog Hop is simple to do - just click on the link at the end of the post on each blog to move to the next one!
Here we go!J

I did get a chance to work on TWO projects using the Nov SOTM– YAY!!!  BUT since we are STILL out of electric from Saturday’s snow storm (snow storm in eastern PA in Oct?!?!?)…I didn’t get a chance to completely finish the tag booklet.  
The FIRST item I created using this ADORABLE November SOTM set is this card!
Nov SOTM card - dreamin'
Thank you to fellow consultant Aaron Brown for her inspiration in creating this! J  As you can see I used the November SOTM tickets to create a background!  What FUN!
Nov SOTM card close upI used our WONDERFUL fall paper pack called Dreamin’ to create this card…I did add a piece of Colonial White Cardstock for stamping the ticket images too. 

For the beautiful scalloped square, I used our AMAZING Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge!!  I cut a 2 3/4” <square2> shown on page 33 of the Cricut booklet. 

I used chocolate ink to stamp the ticket images and I also used chocolate to sponge the edges of the colonial white square AND the goldrush colored scalloped square.

For the words “cherish the day”, I thought it might be nice to use our Cocoa embossing powder and heat embossed the image. 

As a finishing touch, I used the FABULOUS Glitz Glitter Gel!! (as most of you know, I can’t get ENOUGH of this glitz! LOL!!J )
My 2nd Project is still in the creation process J, BUT I will share with you a few pages that are almost complete.

When I first saw this November stamp set – a coupon booklet came to mind. J  So…here is the front cover of this book.  What A PERFECT gift for the upcoming holiday season! J
Ticket Coupon book - cover khershberger
An inside page…Ticket coupon booklet - July close up - using Nov 11 SOTM
If you would like to see some more pictures of the inside pages, please feel free to scroll down towards the bottom of this post….

BUT if you would like to continue on this Close To My Heart, November SOTM blog hop - "Hop" on over to Kristine’s Blog to see her work!

Be sure to visit all the Consultants at their Blogs to get some great crafting ideas and other fun ideas! Remember, the November SOTM is only available until November 30th!!! Contact your CTMH Consultant (or click here) to see how you can get this stamp set at a discount or even free!
I thought this ticket coupon booklet would be something that the children and I could create for Dad.  So…we have an EARLY Christmas gift in the works! J

I still haven’t decided on what each coupon will say – I wanted each of our children to think of something that they can give to Dad too…so we will work on this over the next month or so. 

Here is the inside cover of the booklet.  On the left side, I will place the wording for the coupon that he can use for January.  As you scroll down through the pictures, you will notice a pocket page with smaller tickets in them.  These are the “reimbursement tickets” that Dad can use to cash in his ticket.  Silly me, I didn't want him to pull the coupon book apart! J

As I was creating the wording for the tickets, I decided I would print them using my computer.  As I printed them out, I thought about how nice it would like if they were cut in a ticket shape….hmmm, how will I do THAT? J

Never fear – the Cricut Expression 2 is here!!!  Did you ever notice the “Center Point” button on your Cricut Expression machine?  I didn’t notice this "special" button until about a month ago.  This button is FABULOUS!!!!!  The Cricut, once again, has made my creating easier!!!

I moved my Cricut blade into the middle of the wording…so the knife was in the blank white area under the “e” in “chose”…maybe a bit to the right. J  I set my ticket size to 2 1/2”, made sure the ticket shape was the image I was going to cut. (pg. 64 – <rctngle3>) and hit the cut button! 
It turned out BEAUTIFUL!! The wording was aligned PERFECTLY in the middle of my 2 1/2” ticket! ticket coupon book - march - using Nov 11 SOTM
ticket coupon book - june - using Nov SOTM
Ticket Coupon booklet - july - using Nov SOTM
ticket coupon - november ticket
At the back of this little book, I made a pocket where Dad will be able to pick his ticket and “cash it in”!  I can’t wait to see what coupons the children will be giving him. J ticket coupon book - small tickets back cover
The items I used to create this coupon booklet are as follows…
Z1686 Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridge
E1021 Trinity Alphabet
D1481 Vintage Type stamp set
C1464 Blue Ribbon stamp set
Z1364 Green asst. brads
Z1464 Milepost Shapes
Z1393 Mini Medley Black
Z1266 Just Blooms – Spring Blossom
Ink colors that I used…
Z2118 Desert Sand
Z2165 Juniper
Z2167 Crème Brulee
Z2105 Black
Z2157 Vineyard Berry
I hope this inspired YOU to get your own copy of the November SOTM!!!!  Have a wonderful day!!!
Blessings to you! J


  1. Absolutely love that coupon book. Great idea!

  2. Love the coupon book! I wanted to try something like this but could not figure out how to do it - thanks for the inspiration :)

  3. What GREAT projects Krista!! Your coupon book is genius! THANKS for inspiring me with your creativity!

  4. very sweet - we do coupon books here too, and now I know what ours will look like this year! :)

  5. GORGEOUS card Krista and I LOVE the coupon book.
    I'm so glad you are now a part of this blog hop. I LOVE your creativity!!!

  6. Hi Krista,
    Not only is it beautiful but so much FUN! With your permission, I will have the kids make on for Dad too. It's a great idea and executed beautifully.


  7. Thanks everyone for your kind comments! :)

    Of course, Corina feel free to use whatever you see! That's why I LOVE these blog hops!!! I am inspired each and every time!!

    Happy Creating everyone! :)

  8. Great card, but that ticket book is fabulous! He's going to love it!

  9. What a gorgeous card and ingenious gift!

  10. What a busy lady! I love both projects...the ticket mini album is super cute and I love the paper's you've used for your card, well done Krista!


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