Thursday, July 31, 2014

August Stamp of the Month Blog Hop ~ What a Hoot

to our monthly Stamp of the
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Today we will be featuring the August Stamp of the
Month (SOTM), which is called “What a Hoot”.

What a FUN, stamp set…and don’t be fooled, this set is NOT just for Halloween!! J
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If you have come here from my friend Gina Brandstetter’s Blog

and saw her beautiful creations, 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 65 Close To My Heart Consultants sharing their creations using this What a Hoot 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!!

If you are familiar with Close To My Heart, you know that August 1st is a Special day…it’s the DEBUT of our NEW Annual Inspirations Idea Book!! J

Along with a new Idea Book…means NEW PRODUCTS…WAHOO!!!

Take a peek at the fall card I created…
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I’m excited about the TWO new border punches we carry…so I used the Triangle border punch & backed it with a scrap of our brown & tan glitter paper.

Here is a close up shot…
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See the NEW embossing folder??  It’s a woodgrain design!!  I inked the top of the embossed design with Champagne ink, and then rubbed the edges of the front square in chocolate ink. 

In the new Idea Book (debuting Aug 1st) you will see that we have added another 4 designs to our 5x7 embossing folder collection!!  J

Here are the NEW Products
I used to create this card…
D1609 Seaside Greetings (Birthday Wishes)
X7186B Pathfinding paper
X5770 Glacier Cardstock
Z1997 Triangle Border Punch
Z1996 Woodgrain Embossing Folder
Z2012 Gold Sequins

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

****Remember, the August SOTM
~ What a Hoot~
is only available until August 31st ! J
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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. First thing I noticed was the use of the new triangle border punch and the woodgrain embossing folder. Great work.

  2. Yay! You used the woodgrain embossing plate. That shows how well it goes with this stamp set. Love that you used this stamp set for a birthday card.

  3. I feel like your little guy is waving at me... love the fall feeling I get from this card.

  4. Great card! Love the glitter behind the triangle border punch out.

  5. What a lovely card Krista! I really like the woodgrain embossing & the glitter behind the triangle border punch!

  6. what a sweet Bday card, these colors are so fun with the owl image!

  7. Love the wood-grain embossing and the owl's little wave!!!


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