Monday, June 30, 2014

July Stamp of the Month Blog Hop ~ Circus Alphabet

July Blog Hop
to our monthly Stamp of the

Today we will be featuring the July Stamp of the
Month (SOTM), which is called “Circus Alphabet”.

What a FUN, alphabet stamp set!! J
2014 - July SOTM - Stamp Image for Blog Hop - edited
If you have come here from Joy McHargue’s Blog  

you are on the right track! J

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 40 Close To My Heart Consultants sharing their creations using this Circus Alphabet 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!!

With Close To My Heart’s annual convention, I didn't have a lot of time to create multiple projects…so I just created this simple card - at first. J

2014-7 July SOTM_card1

This stamp set is a PERFECT stamp set to create your own wording…like I used it on this card!!

I used the soon-to-be retiring paper pack - Jublilee & the soon-to-be retiring Jute ribbon on this card. 

As I was creating, I thought what other stamped images could I add to this card, without pulling in another stamp set? 

Good question!!!  That’s a hard thing to do when you are only working with an alphabet stamp!  LOL!!! 

Well, I did come up with something…take a look below. 
2014-7 July SOTM_card2
Can you see the difference in the 2nd card?

I used the letters to create some extra borders!!  The letter “C” was used for  my corner borders, and to create the border on the top & bottom of the “howdy” piece! 

As I though some more about how to use this alphabet set…I believe you could create flowers by stamping a letter in a circle…give it a try!!  J

Now head on over to Michelle Johns’ 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!  We always love to hear any feedback you’d like to share as well, so feel free to leave a comment. J

****Remember, the July SOTM
~ Circus Alphabet~
is only available until July 31st ! J
2014 - July SOTM - Stamp Image for Blog Hop - edited
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. Love your cards (one of my favorite paper packs)! I like the second card with the letters used for borders.

  2. LOVE it! The border on the 2nd card is pure genius!

  3. Well I just have to say Howdy, I really like this card - simple but so well done!!

  4. Perfect card for a workshop using the B & T paper and today's letter is "C"!

  5. Great card. You are always so inventive!

  6. Love your card Krista! Very ingenious of you to make the border out of the "C"!
    And I really enjoyed your class at Convention! Thanks for the inspiration!!

  7. Cute "Howdy" card. The jute goes so well with those papers.


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