Monday, October 1, 2018

October Stamp of the Month Blog Hop - Thanks & Giving

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

This month, we will be featuring the EXCLUSIVE October SOTM stamp set called "Thanks & Giving".

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 many 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 OCTOBER 2018. 

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

Look at this BEAUTIFUL stamp set...and what a FABULOUS price point! :)   

I chose to create a card with this stamp set...take a look :)  

I was inspired by a 2 fellow consultant and the CTMH Art Department for this card! :)  (thank you Brenda Rose, Becca Whitman & our Fabulous art department) AND....would you like to know where the card design came from??

Take a look to the card on the right....

while the card I created above- is NOT the same as this card design, :)  it IS where my card design idea originated from!!  This card comes from our FABULOUS cardmaking Workshop kit called "Hugs for You".  EACH of our WYW kits, found in our Holiday Expressions Idea Book INCLUDE directions & card or scrapbooking sketches!! 

I also chose to use the BEAUTIFUL, fall toned paper pack, named "Grateful Heart".  I love the tones in this paper pack...isn't it beautiful?!?!!

Let's take a closer look at the Grateful Heart papers...and then we'll talk about my card creation. 

One of my FAVORITE new products are the NEWEST Thin Cut sets (metal dies)....take a look at our Decorative Border Thin Cuts.  OH the possibilities!
So I was determined to use them in this card design. :) 
Let's take a close up look at this card....

I used the notebook paper edge, the double stitched die to create a border around the outside as well as adding them to the White Daisy "notebook" paper too!

The circle - was created by using our STITCHED Circle Thin Cuts (metal dies)...and it was the perfect addition to add more "stitching" to this card! :) 

For the birdhouse, I used paper from our 6 pack of paper called "Seasons Mix-In".  What a WONDERFUL pack of papers that coordinate with everyone of our paper packs in the Holiday Expression book!! 

Here's a peek at these paper designs...

The row of hearts comes from one of the Grateful Heart paper pack "zip strips"....if you aren't familiar with zip strips...all CTMH papers, have this FABULOUS 1/2" strip at the top of our paper collections!! 

On one side, the coordinating colors are listed, and the other side is a beautiful pattern design that you can use on any of your creations! :)

You may have noticed the indented "x's" at the bottom of the card.  Those are created with the Decorative Border Thin Cuts too :) 

To finish off the card, I stamped the leaf branch with New England Ivy ink onto fern cardstock, then just trimmed it out. 
The final touch was adding the Gold Glitter Gems & adding a piece of white & gold skinny ribbon.  


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 Kathy's blog to see what CRAFTY item(s) 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 Stamp of the Month (SOTM) –
 ”Thanks & Giving” – is ONLY available until October 30, 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. I like how you used the paper from the Season Mix In Paper Packet!

  2. Super cute card! I can't wait to get those decorative borders! They are on there way! Now I need that ribbon too!

  3. I love how you used inspiration from several places to come up with your card. It's fabulous!! Thanks for the shout out.

  4. Great card! I love that we find inspiration in so many places and your card is wonderful.


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