Tuesday, May 1, 2018

May SOTM Blog Hop - Classic Summer Bash

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

This month, we will be featuring the EXCLUSIVE May SOTM stamp set called "Classic Summer Bash". 

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 25 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 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 May 2018. 
I LOVE that we have an EXCLUSIVE stamp set available at a DISCOUNT each & every month!!

I ADORED this stamp set, the moment I set eyes on it, and was excited to start creating with this beautiful stamp set! 

First, let's take a look at the finished card, and then I'll talk through some FUN details on how I created it!  

I used our Make It From Your Heart, vol 1 How-To-Book, and this is from sketch #27.  

The paper I used to create this card, comes from the BRAND NEW, just released TODAY, "Beautiful Friendship" collection.  So many beautiful colors & prints in this collection...take a quick peek!

If you'd like to learn more about the DETAILS of the creating of this card, continue to scroll down.  
If you'd rather hop over to the NEXT person in this Blog Hop - please head on over to Darlys' BLOG.  

 OK...let's share some MORE details about the creation of this card. 

I stamped the jar, using CTMH's Archival Black ink, onto vellum paper.  I then used my heat tool to "set" the ink.  This worked WONDERFULLY & I know I'll be remembering to use this technique more often!! :)  

The "liquid" inside the jar...
I stamped the mason jar image with lemon ink ONTO Lemon Cardstock, then trimmed the jar out.  After it was cut out, I torn away the top of the "jar"...making sure to tear away from me, so the white core of the Cardstock would not show through the vellum.

Making the straw & lemon look real...
I took my xacto knife, and made a slit in the vellum to "tuck in" my straw & to attach a slice of lemon to the top edge of the mason jar!  
By adding a dab of tape runner to the back of the straw & the back of the lemons inside the jar...they are held in place & won't be sliding around anywhere. 

In this picture above, you can see that I used two different patterned papers, from the Beautiful Friendship paper pack, for the bottom of my card. I'm not sure if I like the strips or doily paper design better??

A last minute "thought" turned out to be a great idea!!  I wanted to use the dotted line that is included in the stamp set, but wasn't sure how to do that.  That was UNTIL I thought to add these dots as an accent around the white mat for the Jar - yay!!! 

Here are a few more tips showing you how I decorated some more items on this card. :) 

 Next, I pulled out my CLEAR Shimmer Brush, and colored my lemons on the card!! It's amazing what a little bit of clear sparkle will do to any creation!

Let's take a look at the ribbon....
 I didn't have a "lagoon colored" ribbon that I could use for the large amount of cards I was creating (I made a total of 15 cards for a monthly stamp card swap). 

So, I used our NEW White Ribbon, and then used the "turquoise blue" ShinHan marker to turn the white ribbon to lagoon colored!! 

My final part of the card, was to stamp the words "Join Us" on the front of the card. 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 check out Darlys' 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 May Stamp of the Month (SOTM) –
 ”Classic Summer Bash” – is ONLY available until May 31, 2018.

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

Blessings to you for a WONDERFUL day!!!


  1. Wow!! What detail and fine work.

  2. The polka dot B&T make the card pop! Sweet!

  3. Love this! I love the yellow lemons with the Beautiful Friendship, super cute!

  4. Love your card! Thanks for sharing all of the tips to make something similar.

  5. Love this design, it is so fun, and thanks for sharing some tips. Love the shimmer on the lemons.

  6. LOVE this stamp set with this paper...and the shimmer!!!

  7. Love your card! It's so bright and cheerful. The details you included are really great, too.

  8. Beautiful! I love all the details you included.

  9. Beautiful card, I love those colors!

  10. What a spectacular card Krista!! I love everything about it! :)


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