Monday, February 1, 2021

February SOTM Blog Hop - Doodled Borders


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

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

This month, we will be featuring the EXCLUSIVE February 2021 SOTM stamp set called "Doodled Borders".

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 a group of FABULOUS 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 a look at this month's EXCLUSIVE stamp set!!
Look at all those FUN borders!! 💗

 Did you know?? 
You can ONLY purchase this set during February 2021 AND you can get it for the DISCOUNTED price of ONLY $5? 😲. 

With EVERY $50 CTMH purchase you can pay $5 for this stamp set that has a RETAIL value of $18.95! ---PLUS---if you are a CTMH VIP customer === you will get this stamp set for FREE with your $50 purchase!!😍

It's time to take a look at the SHAKER card I created for today's hop!  
Let's check it out! 

Yes...these cards are basically the same---with two differences we'll talk about below. 

1. The first difference😊 --- the outer black frame of the card. 
For the card on the left, I used my Stitched Rectangle Thin Cut to cut out the black cardstock. After adhering it to the card front, I then coated the frame with our Clear Shimmer Brush. It's so pretty in person. 

2. The second difference -- Majestic Holographic paper.  I chose to center the stamped background on the right card, and the LEFT card, you can see a bit MORE of this GORGEOUS, holographic paper. It always AMAZES me how this paper changes color, according to what colors you place with it. 

See the "orange/pink" color around the outside?? So, so fun, when you turn the card in the light! It changes color!!😊

It's always a "challenge" to myself, to use as MANY stamp images as possible on my project. 😉
To do that with this stamp of the month, I had this idea ---I'll create my OWN background!! 

Out came my white embossing powder, my anti-static pouch, Versamark ink & my heat tool.  These stamps are a bit "shorter" than I liked for an entire background, but I was determined to make it work! 

After my heat embossing was complete, I then pulled in some of our LOVELY Distress Oxide inks! I used 3 different colors --- Peacock Feathers, Mowed Lawn & Chipped Sapphire. 

It is SO NEAT that CTMH created coordinating Shaker frames & acetate sheets to coordinate with our Rectangle & Square Stitched Frame Thin cuts!! It makes it a BREEZE to turn ANY card into a Shaker! Our NEWEST confetti is the Iridescent Flower sequins---aren't they BEAUTIFUL??

I really liked the small, stitched banner in this set too --and was determined to use it! LOL!! I was even able to add the heart image too!  The Green Apple banner was one I cut myself & used my journaling pen to draw an outline. 

I ADORE our Winter Penguin stamp/thin cut bundle we currently carry!! These guys are SO Popular & I won't be surprised when they sell out early! 💗 How CUTE are they?? 

I pulled in my Intense Black ink, along with my Tri-Blend Spectrum Noir alcohol markers to give this guy some color. 
Take notice of the "love" stamped inside the balloon --- can you find this image on the February Stamp of the Month stamp set? 😉😁  After coloring in the balloon, I used some Icicle Stickles Glitter Glue to give it a bit of sparkle & shine. 

I decided to finish the INSIDE of my card, but stamping the CUTE wording...and then using 2nd generation stamping with Green Apple & Lagoon inks for the images. 


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. 

Now – it’s time to head over and check out Katy's blog to see what CRAFTY item 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 February 2021 Stamp of the Month (SOTM) –
 ”Doodled Borders" – is ONLY available until February 28, 2021.

It can be yours at the retail price of $18.95 OR 
pay ONLY $5 when you purchase $50 in CTMH products OR when you are a VIP Customer --you get this stamp set for FREE!  

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

Blessings to you for a WONDERFUL day!!!


  1. WOW WOW WOW! I might just super love this card! ;)

  2. Cute card! Great use of the stamp.

  3. WOW....great cards and thank you for pointing out the differences in each and what products used. Sometimes it's hard to tell from photos.

  4. LOVE, love, love these cards. Love everything about them. Thanks for sharing them.

  5. Very cool idea - love the background you created.

  6. Love your color combination and the way you used so many of the stamp images to create your background strips. I will have to try this.

  7. I love all the details on these cards!

  8. Thanks for taking the time to show and explain the various details/differences in your cards. Both of them are adorable, but how can you go wrong with those penguins???

  9. Adorable! LOVE everything especially the colors!

  10. "Snow" very cute! (Sorry, couldn't resist!)


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