Friday, November 30, 2012

December Stamp of the Month BLOG HOP!!!

Welcome to our
Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!

This month we will be featuring Close To My Heart December SOTM, which is called “Year-Round Cheer” a set of 12 stamps, that are GREAT to use all year long!! J

Take a look at the variety of images!!
If you have come here from Brae Montgomery'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 60 Close To My Heart Consultants sharing their creations using this month's SOTM!!
Wahoo- 60 DIFFERENT ideas in using this stamp set!!
This Blog Hop is simple to do…just CLICK on the link at the end of the post on each blog and move along to the next one!!!

Have FUN and happy hopping!!!

Here are the 3 cards I created using a few images in this stamp set! There are SO many options and ways to use this set!!!

When I first saw this stamp set…I knew I had to “cut apart” my stamps right away!
Make sure to use a SHARP tool when cutting apart your stamps, I took my Micro-tip scissors, and cut the wording off of each individual stamp.

Now, when I place my stamp image on a block, I can butt the stamps together, making them look as one (no one will know the difference) OR I can use my words separately on another part of my creation!

The card I am going to focus on today, is the card pictured on the right…”Hello Sunshine!”

If you would like to continue on this hop, you can hop on over to Tamra Pope’s BLOG


If you would like to learn more about how I created the “Hello Sunshine” card, scroll down for all the DETAILS!
I used the mesh image from my FAVORITE background stamp set, Universal Backgrounds, to stamp the base of my card.

Paper products I used…Colonial White cardstock, Crème Brulee Cardstock and the “zip strip” from a designer paper in the Clementine paper pack.
Paradise-Paper-FlowersZ17105I wanted to create a flower to add to my card and thought of our GREAT Paradise Paper flowers, So, I used this for my smallest center flower J

I wanted to try some NEW flower shapes because the color flower I needed – had been already used from the pack! So, off I went to explore the Artiste booklet!!!
(check out the 700 images on this ARTISTE cartridge! I’m STILL AMAZED that so many images can be on ONE cartridge! It’s WONDERFUL!!)

Check out the “r” key in the Artiste book…

I FOUND my flowers!!! I cut out the two different shaped flowers on the Accent 2 button.
Dec-SOTM-blog-hop_hello-sunshine-carAfter cutting out the flowers..I took my bone folder and scored a line down the center of my 1 3/4” lagoon colored flower.
Next, I layered the sunset 1 1/4” flower on top of it. Then, I added the yellow paper flower next.

I finished this flower by adding an adhesive backed BLING from the boutique assortment.

I also thought it would be nice to add something to my “lemonade” to give it a special look…

Look carefully J
I stamped the top part of the lemonade stamp in SUNSET ink

Next, I stamped the bottom “liquid” in Crème Brulee ink.

To finish the lemonade – I used some stardust Glitz Glitter Gel! I was very excited at how it turned out!!!

Now that CTMH has 7 different glitz colors…I have a colored glitz for ALL of my embellishing needs!!!

I hope you enjoyed the details of this creation but MOST OF ALL…
I hope it has INSPIRED you to create something of your own! J

Next stop is Tamra Pope’s BLOG!!! Hop on over to check out what she has created with this beautiful stamp set!! J
Be sure to visit ALL the Consultants at their Blogs…and feel free to leave comments as you go through the Hop! We all enjoy reading your comments about each piece of artwork!

This stamp set Year-Round Cheer”
is ONLY available from
December 1st- 31st
…so contact your CTMH Consultant (or feel free to shop with me at my website J) to see how YOU can get this EXCLUSIVE stamp set for an AMAZING discount!!

Happy Creating,
Krista J
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  1. Great projects Krista....I too cut my stamps :)

  2. I love the Happy New Year card- neato.

  3. Love how you created a grouped background on the New Year card - great way to use the images. I wish CTMH had "cut" the stamps for us...sending it in as a suggestion!


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