Saturday, October 1, 2016

October SOTM blog hop - Yuletide Joy

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

If you have come here from Tracie's  Blog, you are on the right track!!

This month, we will be featuring the EXCLUSIVE October SOTM stamp set called “Yuletide Joy”.

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 37 Close To My Heart Consultants that will be sharing items using this month’s stamp set.  So, sit back & enjoy your tour as you click on the link at the end of each post to see what EVERY consultant has created.  
So, would you like to see the stamp set? 
It's a beautiful one...take a look!

When I saw this stamp set, I knew I had to bring out the heat embossing tool...and out it came. :) 

A very simple card, taken from the pattern design of one of our current card workshops..."WYW Happy Holidays Cardmaking Kit".  I was also inspired by my fabulous friend Gina Brandstetter & her amazing card she created with our new overlays.    

Let's talk about those overlays!  I took this picture with a glare - on purpose! :)  That way, you can see how this reflects light & adds a bit of shine to this Christmas card.  

Did you know that CTMH has a WONDERFUL pack of 12x12 overlays that can be cut to the size that you need?  

In our Annual Inspirations Idea Book, you can find the "All About the Gold" Fundamentals are the pattern designs included in this kit, and keep in mind these are ALL overlays (just like transparencies)   

The red arrow paper in this card design, comes from our Swan Lake paper collection.  This paper is perfect for so many occasions!
I backed the gold embossed star with SEA GLASS cardstock (eeek...I adore this "COLOR of the YEAR" shade), and mounted it with some 3D foam tape. 

I used clear sparkles & then colored them red with my ShinHan alcohol markers! Yes - alcohol markers can be used to change the color of anything...shimmer trim, sequins, sparkles & more! 

I hope you are enjoying this blog hop & are getting LOTS of ideas for when you get your own set of this months’ SOTM stamp set.  Happy Crafting to each of you! 

Now – it’s time to head over to Jen's blog to see what FABULOUS items she has created using this stamp set!

Be sure to visit ALL the Consultants at their blogs to get some GREAT crafting ideas!!  We always love to hear any feedback you’d like to share as well, so feel free to leave a comment below. 

The October SOTM – ”Yuletide Joy” – is ONLY available until October 31, 2016.
It can be yours at the retail price of $17.95 OR pay ONLY $5 when you purchase $50 in CTMH products this month!!!

Contact your CTMH Consultant (or click here if you need a consultant ) to answer any questions you many have. 

Blessings to you for a WONDERFUL day!!!


  1. Cute, I like non-traditional colors!

  2. Nice card! Love all the gold accents.

  3. Beautiful! I have made use of the overlays yet.

  4. Love the use of the overlay. This card is STUNNING!!!!

  5. Very pretty card. I have not used the overlays yet but after seeing your card, I need to pull them out and work with them.

  6. This is so pretty with all of the gold!

  7. Brilliant to use the gold overlay! I'm going to have to use them on some cards. Love it!


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