Saturday, August 31, 2013

Autumn is arriving, with the September Stamp of the Month- Blog Hop

Welcome to our monthly
Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!

Today we will be featuring September’s Stamp of the Month (SOTM), which is called “Poster Tidings”, a set of 2 BEAUTIFUL stamps. 
9-13 SOM Image
I LOVE this stamp set, and I see SO MANY possibilities, even though there are only TWO stamps!!  I can’t WAIT to see how the rest of these blog hoppers have used this stamp set! J 

So, let’s get right to the Blog Hop…

If you have come here from Krista Ritske’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 HERE

This month we have over 55 Close To My Heart Consultants sharing their creations using this month's 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 loved BOTH of these stamps in this set, but decided to share my fall card with you today. (You are welcome to come back to my blog later on this month, to see other cards I created with this set!) J
Here is my autumn card… 
Sept 2013 SOTM_Poster Tidings_autumn card
The Artbooking Cricut cartridge created some fabulous cuts on this card! 

Here are the Artbooking keys I used-
The border was created using the F key…
F key- Artbooking
The leaves were created using the B key…
B key- Artbooking_autumn leaves
If you would like to check out the ENTIRE Artbooking handbook - CLICK HERE.

I LOVE the effect the autumn leaves have by cutting the base of the leaf with our Glitter Paper, and then using cardstock for the leaf top!
Sept 2013 SOTM_Poster Tidings_autumn card_close up artbooking border
Sept 2013 SOTM_Poster Tidings_autumn card_close up jute ribbon 
I also love the look it is to use our PIGMENT inks to stamp on our NEW Jute Ribbon!

How did I get just the word FAMILY inked with our New England Ivy Pigment ink? Use a sponge dauber!!! 
Sept 2013 SOTM_Poster Tidings_sponge dauber-jute ribbon

I was excited when I remembered a card fold I haven’t used in a while….so I used it on this card!!!  Check it out!! 
Sept 2013 SOTM_Poster Tidings_autumn card_full open card
Sept 2013 SOTM_Poster Tidings_autumn card_open card
Look at all of the extra room to write something J, or I could have added some more leaves inside too! 

I hope this has inspired you to try your own tri-fold card!  Measurements for this card are 5 1/2” x 10 1/4”.  Then you will score your card base at 4 1/4” and 7 1/4”…ta-da! J

Products used on this card
Huntington paper pack
Kraft Cardstock 
(only $9.50 for 24 shts!)
Autumn Terracotta & Olive cardstock
12x12 Brown/Tan Glitter paper
Z2503 Enchantment Pigment Inks 
Ink Colors: Desert Sand, Barn Red, Autumn Terracotta

I hope you enjoyed my card and now head on over to  Jen Rubio’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!

****Remember, the September SOTM is only available
until September 30th! J
Contact your CTMH Consultant (or click here if you need a consultant J) to see how you can get this EXCLUSIVE stamp set FOR ONLY $5!!  You won’t want to miss out on this ADORABLE stamp set!!

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


  1. This is such a beautiful and festive card :) Love the layers.

  2. Nice added texture with the Jute ribbon.

  3. I love how you got the ink to be so bold and crisp on the Jute ribbon. Great card!

  4. pretty border and love the pigment on the rope.

  5. Great accessorizing. Love the tutorial for the border cut. TFS!

  6. Love your Card! I hadn't even thought about stamping on the jute! I will have to try this now!

  7. Love your leaves and all the detail on your card. Beautiful card.


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