Saturday, August 1, 2015

August Stamp of the Month Blog Hop- Framed

Welcome to our MONTHLY
Stamp of the Month (SOTM) Blog Hop!!

If you have come here from
you are on the right track!!

This month, we will be featuring the EXCLUSIVE August SOTM stamp set called “Framed”.  

This blog hop is a great big circle, so you can start here & work your way around to the many consultants on this "hop"!  

If you get lost along the way, you’ll find a complete list of PARTICIPATING CONSULTANTS by clicking HERE

This month we have over 50 Close To My Heart Consultants that will be sharing items they have created using this month’s stamp set! So, sit back & enjoy your tour as you click on the link at the end of the post to see what EACH consultant has created!!

Take a peek at this FUN, exclusive Stamp set only available in August!!!J

AND....drum roll please...notice the RED outline around the shapes.  

This means it is CRICUT compatible....and with Close To My Heart's NEWEST Cartridge that was just released TODAY!!  It's called Artistry!! 
(come back here in 6 days, and join us for our Artistry Blog Hop!) 

I'm SO EXCITED to share the FUN card I created today!!  
I used BRAND NEW products, that just debuted at CTMH today, August 1st!! 

Here is my set of cards....  

I used was INSPIRED by the NEW Artistry Cricut Cartridge, and all of my Cricut cut shapes came from Key #5 of the Artistry cartridge.

So - was this a card design on this new Cricut cartridge? 
No, it's not - but with a quick click of a few buttons in the new Design Space for the Explore machine, I have a very fun CARD!!!

To create the card, I brought in 2 of the coffee cups, and a rectangle.  I layered them together like in the picture - and then WELDED them all together to create the card!! 

(***Some of you asked for the Design Space file...and I'm happy to share!  I've never shared files before...since I'm still learning Explore....but here is the link that should work because my file is public.  Enjoy!) 

Then I used our WONDERFUL score board....and created the score lines so it would fold perfectly to make it a card! J

I used our NEW Zoe paper collection for these fun card.  Take a look at the inside, and you can see I used the SAME paper for both cards, but just used the opposite side - I LOVE the double sided paper we carry at Close To My Heart!!J

I did use our 5x7 striped dry embossing folder to add some lines to the easy to do and it adds so much! J 

Take notice of 2 new products on this card!!!  The Coral colored Shimmer Trim is a NEW color we now carry.... 

.....and the beautiful Enamel & Glitter Duos- green triangles are now orderable from your CTMH consultant! J

Here is the list of products I used on this card in case you'd like to create one of your own!  Happy Crafting! J 

August 2015 SOTM card
S1508                Framed (only available in August 2015!)
X7197B              Zoe paper pack
                     Sweet Leaf Cardstock
Z3018                Stripe Embossing Folder
Z3167                ARTISTRY Cricut Cartridge - NEW!!!
Z3088                Coral Shimmer Trim
Z3123                Enamel & Glitter Gems- green triangles
Inks used:  Slate, Sweet Leaf, Sorbet 

Now head on over to Donna Digby's Blog to see  what she has created using this stamp set!  J

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

~ Framed~

is only available until August 31stJ

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. So cute! Thanks for the instructions.

    1. Thanks Judy! :) I just added my Design Space file to this post if you have the Explore machine and would like to use it! :) Just wanted to let you know!

  2. Love, love this idea!! Great job.

  3. Great shaped card and love the idea of using the embossing folder to give the corrigated look

  4. Oh Krista, cute, cute, cute!! I love these!!

  5. So super cute! Great idea to make into a card!

  6. OMG ! Love this card! Thank you for sharing! I will definitely be trying to re-create this card!

  7. Oh. My. Goodness. I absolutely LOVE THESE! You really outdid yourself!

  8. WOW! Will you give me explore lessons? ;^) Jk Love these cards, now I'll have to go figure out that machine.

    1. You are TOO funny Priscilla! :) I feel like I'm the one who needs the lessons - LOL!! Still learning, with tons more to learn, but was REALLY excited when I figured out how to create this card!! I'm just AMAZED at the limitless options that are available by using the Explore....and I was one that wasn't going to get this machine right away :), but couldn't pass up the opportunity to get it for $140 :) Oh well - I did share the Design Space file hope this helps! :)

  9. Very cute cards! You are very clever, indeed! Can you share the DS cutting file please?
    :) Marie

    1. Hey Marie....I just added my Design Space file to this post if you have the Explore machine and would like to use it! :) I'm a "newbie" when it comes to hopefully I shared it correctly! LOL!! Enjoy!

  10. These are just adorable, and thank you so much for the file! Off to create my own now.

  11. Very cute card Krista! Thanks for sharing the DS file!

  12. Fun & Fabulous! Love the little bit of glitter you added to the cards.

  13. I love this. An explore just might have to make it on to my birthday wish list :)

  14. You are brilliant! These are adorable!

  15. Oh my goodness Krista, these cards are genius!! Thanks for the picture tutorial & for sharing your file!

  16. This is so cute! Thanks for the instructions.

  17. These cards are absolutely adorable!

  18. Great cards! Thanks for sharing how you create them.

  19. LOVE IT! I've been looking for a template that I can use on my Cricut Explore and you just saved my life! Thank You!


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