Saturday, November 30, 2013

December Stamp of the Month- Special Care

Welcome to our monthly
Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!

Today we will be featuring December’s Stamp of the Month (SOTM), which is called “Special Care”.  What an ADORABLE stamp set!! J


This stamp set will go perfect when you are creating anything regarding “little people”!  Let’s get right to the Blog Hop J 

If you have come here from Nikka Geers' 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
 55 Close To My Heart Consultants sharing their creations using this Special Care 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!!
 When I first saw this stamp set, I KNEW I would pair it up with one of my favorite children’s sets - Happy Day. J 
These adorable sayings are  PERFECT with anything to do with children!!!  Sticky Fingers, feed frequently, tickle gently, handle with care, etc…

I decided this time around to not use a certain designed paper kit by CTMH, but instead I pulled out my cardstock and inks and created a background of my own.

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Here’s a closer look at the background…
Special Care_Dec SOTM_ close up_gentle wash DSC_0696when stamping your own background, do not start on the edge of the card, but rather in the middle OR off the card, so that your background doesn’t look like you “purposefully” stamped it.

I used whisper ink on the background stamping, and then stamped the little girl & her puppy in Slate ink.  

At the bottom of the card, I wanted to create a “road” of some type for her to walk on.  I LOVE how pairing the lagoon houndstooth washi tape with crème brulle cardstock gives the washi a totally different look!  I then finished off the bottom piece by wrapping the grey baker’s twine around the piece.

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Here is a list of items used on this card…

Products used 
Happy Day stamp
Special Care - Dec SOTM stamp set
Crème Brulee & Lagoon Cardstock
Lagoon Houndstooth Washi Tape
Slate Polka-dot Washi Tape
Micro Tip Scissors
Ink Colors: Slate, Whisper & Smoothie

Now head on over to  Priscilla Gotham’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 December SOTM is only available
until December 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!!   

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


  1. Love, love, LOVe this card! Now I am sad I didn't buy that stamp set!

    1. Adeline, do you mean the Happy Day stamp set? It's a Cricut compatible stamp set...meaning, it is still current and orderable! :)

  2. So sweet Krista! Great job once again :)

  3. I love your card! Very Creative!

  4. WOW! Love the stamping on top of other stamps! What a great card! LOVE IT!

  5. Love the stamp pairing, Krista! Great job! :)

  6. Adorable!! Love the two stamps together!

  7. Too cute! Fab idea with using the stamp as a background. :)

  8. This card is so cute! The stamp sets are perfect together and as usual your workmanship is beautiful.

  9. I love this card! Your creativity really came through loud and clear! Thanks for sharing. Vicki

  10. Absolutely DARLING!!! Love the kids set too, but never really knew what to do with it!

  11. Really clever! It goes perfectly with that stamp set. Those kids are ADORABLE!!

  12. WOW Krista, what a fabulous card. I actually forgot that this stamp set was still available. It goes perfect with the sotm.


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