Tuesday, August 1, 2017

August SOTM Blog Hop - School Year

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

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

This month, we will be featuring the EXCLUSIVE August SOTM stamp set called "School Year". 

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 21 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.

Here is this months EXCLUSIVE stamp set, that you can get for ONLY $5 with your $50 CTMH purchase in August!!

What a perfect stamp set, as we will be beginning school shortly!!  

While this stamp set may lend itself to scrapbook pages, of course...I HAD to try and create a card! It was accomplished!!  

Take a look at the CARD I ended up creating with this "scrapbooking" stamp set! :) (I hope a lot of other friends chose to create cards too!) 

This fun, card came to "life" as I looked at our How-To-Books sketches.  This pattern began from pattern #24, Make It From Your Heart, volume 2....however, I didn't really end up looking like that pattern at all! LOL! :) 

I choose to use CTMH's Jack paper collection to create with this card.   
This entire collection will be retiring at the end of this month on August 31, 2017 on a While Supplies Last basis!

Here are the pictures of the Jack paper collection...what a "handsome" paper pack!
Click HERE to view the entire Jack collection!

Let's talk a few more details about this card....
I decided to white emboss the words, to make it look like chalk...so out came my Heat tool & I heat embossed those "first day of school" words, on top of the Juniper cardstock! :) 

I also wanted to use a few NEW products, that were just released today!!  

Can you find these new products???  

The set of scallops on the left side of the card, were cut using our NEW scallop Border THIN CUTS!! (yup, that's the name for our metal dies ;) ) 
I also pulled out my Cuttlebug machine, and used our NEW 5x7 Alphabet embossing folder!!  Wahoo!!


I hope you are enjoying this blog hop & are getting LOTS of ideas for when you create with your OWN Stamp of the month stamp set. Happy Crafting to each of you! 

Now – it’s time to head over to Janna's blog to see what CRAFTY 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 August Stamp of the Month (SOTM) –
 ”School Year” – is ONLY available until August 31, 2017.

It can be yours at the retail price of $17.95 OR pay ONLY $5 when you purchase $50 in CTMH products this month!!!  I have a few more cards to share using this stamp set, so feel FREE to come back to my blog, to see what OTHER goodies I've created throughout the next couple weeks. :) 

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

Blessings to you for a WONDERFUL day!!!


  1. Love this card! I just might have to lift it for my workshop!

  2. Love that you used non-typical colors for this card. It looks great!

  3. Your card turned out great. I can see you using it to write a special note to a child as they begin a new school year.

  4. Krista! I just LOVE your card, and would have never thought to use "Jack" but it is perfect!!! I love the nesting scallops border ...how great those new dies are. Nice hopping with you!

  5. Great card. good use of new products.

  6. This is a great card and I love that you used Jack, would not have thought that at all.


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