Sunday, September 1, 2019

September Stamp of the Month Blog Hop - Random Act of Cardness

If you have come here from Jen Rubio's Blog, you are on the right track!! (I'm sure you saw some AMAZING artwork from Jen! :) ) 

This month, we will be featuring the EXCLUSIVE September SOTM stamp set called "Random Acts of Cardness".

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 EVERY $50 CTMH purchase in September 2019. 

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

I really enjoy WORD stamps...and I can't WAIT to see what my other consultant friends created with this stamp set! :)    

Today - SEPTEMBER 1st -- is a pretty exciting day in "Close To My Heart Land". It's the day that our TWO new Idea Books are released!! Woot!! Woot!!

Let's take a peek at the cards I created today AND you'll get the opportunity to see some BEAUTIFUL new products!!

Here are my cards...   

I found today's card our Make It From Your Heart (MIFYH), vol 4 --- pattern #1. If you follow me here or on my other social media accounts, you KNOW that these How-To books are one of my FAVORITES things that we carry at CTMH! 

Let's talk about this NEW paper collection!!  We call it "Every Little Thing" and it SURE is a BEAUTY!!  

Do you see that PRETTY green color in this paper pack? 
I'd like to INTRODUCE to you our "Color of the Year" --- Julep!

You will find this color intermixed with many of our items & you also find things ALL Julep's a peek!

Ok...back to the card...and DETAILS!!  

There are a LOT of things NEW in this photo above!!

1. Vellum Diecuts
2. Spectrum Noir Triblend Alcohol Markers
3. Shimmer Brushes -- Julep & Wisteria
4. Every Little Thing paper pack  

You'll want to make SURE to contact your CTMH Consultant to get your hands on the NEW Idea books....there are so MANY beautiful things inside of them!

In the butterfly above, I also used the Black Shimmer brush for the body of this insect. 

I used a piece of our Black Shimmer Trim to give this card a bit of sparkle.  If you "know" our shimmer trims, you may notice it's a bit skinnier than what our shimmer trim usually is. 

It's an easy fix & one you'll need your paper trimmer for.

I put a SMALL amount of adhesive on the base of my paper trimmer.  Lay the shimmer trim in the middle of the lines....and pull my shimmer trim "taunt" for the entire 12 inches. 

Next, I'll close the cutting guide...and make sure my blade is resting in the MIDDLE of the shimmer trim. 

When it's all ready to go...ta-da!!  Cut ...and you'll now have 2 SKINNY pieces of Shimmer Trim! 


I hope you are enjoying this blog hop & are getting a lot of creative inspiration 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 the talented 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 September Stamp of the Month (SOTM) –
 ”Random Acts of Cardmess” – is ONLY available until September 30, 2019.

It can be yours at the retail price of $18.95 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 love these. The sentiment you chose fits perfectly at the top for this design and the vellum die cuts add just the right touch.

  2. Great tip for the glitter paper to cut small pieces. I love the pattern you choose from the MFYH volume four book! :)

  3. Your cards are super pretty! Great job!

  4. Wonderful cards Krista. They are beautiful.

  5. BEAUTIFUL cards Krista!! <3 I really appreciate your tip on how to cut the shimmer trim thinner. Very inspiring!

  6. Love that you pulled a design from the MIFYH, it was a great choice.

  7. Absolutely love your cards and the use of the shimmer!

  8. Fabulous cards, LOVE, LOVE, LOVE them. So beautiful!

  9. Nice cards. I'm looking forward to using the vellum die cuts. Great to see them "in action".

  10. I love this layout design and how you made each card a little different.

  11. Beautiful cards! I love this card sketch and it works perfectly!!


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