Tag Archives: Stamp of the Month

First Day of School

First Day of School Card

It’s that time of year–time for back to school!  In fact, today was the first day of school for my kids!

Close To My Heart’s August Stamp of the Month, School Year,  is the perfect stamp set for the start of school, end of school and everything in between!

CTMH August Stamp of the Month School Year

For this card, I stamped the pencil image in between the stripes of the Basics Paper Fundamentals and colored them in–that was the longest part of this card! The best touch while coloring in the pencils was using our Metallic Markers to color in the metal rim of each pencil.  It really added a nice touch to it.

The rest of the card went together super quick.  Here are the supplies I used to create the card:

  • School Year August Stamp of the Month (S1708)
  • Black Stamp Pad (Z2805)
  • Cranberry Stamp Pad (Z2816)
  • Basics Paper Fundamentals (Z3353)
  • Goldrush Cardstock (X5962)
  • Cranberry Cardstock (X5975)
  • Sapphire Cardstock (X5957)
  • White Daisy Cardstock (1385)
  • White Twine (Z3216)
  • Metallic Markers (Z1768)
  • ShinHan Barely Beige Marker (Z2445)
  • ShinHan Marigold Marker (Z2457)
  • 3-D Foam Tape (Z1151)
  • Thin 3-D Foam Tape (Z2060)

To shop for these or any other CTMH products, please visit my ONLINE CTMH STORE.

 

Don’t Miss Out!

July CTMH Stamp of the Month Storybook Alphabet

Today is the last day of July. Usually the last day simply means it’s your last opportunity to grab our Stamp of the Month.  But this month it means much more!

CTMH Stampaganza

It’s also the last day to take advantage of Close To My Heart’s Stampaganza. Buy any 2 stamp sets and get a 3rd one for FREE.  Pretty sweet deal!  Plus, they even brought back some popular retired stamp sets just for this special.

2016-2017 CTMH Annual Inspirations

Then there’s the biggie…it’s the final day of the Annual Inspirations Idea Book. There are a ton of items that are retiring and will no longer be available.  You can check out all the retiring CTMH items HERE.

Storybook Alphabet Dream Card

July CTMH Stamp of the Month Storybook Alphabet

Close To My Heart’s July Stamp of the MonthStorybook Alphabet is a fun, whimsical alphabet set.  It’s perfect to stamp and leave as is, or to grab your markers, colored pencils or even watercolor paints and have fun coloring the letters in for maximum impact!

Storybook Alpha Dream Card

My card today was quick and easy to put together–the longest part was coloring in the letters with my ShinHan Markers!

Closeup of Storybook Alpha Dream Card

And here’s a trick for you if you’re out of 3-D Foam Tape, layer your paper.  I cut out my cloud image 4 times using the Little Dreamer Scrapbooking Thin Cuts cloud die.   I glued them together using Bonding Memories adhesive.  I sponged some Glacier ink around the edges with a sponge dauber for added dimension.  Finally, I took the Clear Shimmer Brush and covered the entire cloud for some fun shimmer and sparkle.

Here’s a complete listing of the supplies I used to create this card:

  • Storybook Alphabet Stamp Set (July Stamp of the Month) (S1707)
  • Memento Black Ink Pad (Z899)
  • Glacier Stamp Pad (Z2841)
  • Little Dreamer Paper Pack (X7219B)
  • Little Dreamer Coordinating Cardstock (X7219D)
  • White Daisy Cardstock (1385)
  • Black Cardstock (1386)
  • Little Dreamer Scrapbooking Stamp Set + Thin Cuts (Z3334)
  • Clear Sparkles (Z3274)
  • Sponge Daubers (Z726)
  • Bonding Memories (1512)
  • Clear Shimmer Brush (Z3293)
  • Golden Yellow ShinHan Marker (Z2452)
  • Turquoise Blue ShinHan Marker (Z2465)
  • Tender Pink ShinHan Marker (Z2464)
  • Leaf Green ShinHan Marker (Z2454)
  • Vivid Green ShinHan Marker (Z2466)
  • Peony Purple ShinHan Marker (Z2462)

Remember, you can get the Storybook Alphabet Stamp Set for only $5 with a $50 qualifying purchase.  That’s an amazing savings; regular retail price for the stamp set is $17.95.  The Stamp of the Month is only available during the month it debuts.  If you like it, get it now!  Come next Tuesday, August 1st, there will be a brand new Stamp of the Month to enjoy.

To purchase the Storybook Alphabet Stamp Set or any other CTMH products, please visit my ONLINE CTMH STORE.

Thankful for You Card

 

Hello Foxy Thankful for You Card

Today’s card is another created with Close To My Heart’s June Stamp of the MonthHello Foxy. While a bit cutesy, this stamp set definitely is versatile!

Hello Foxy Stamp of the Month

A couple of fun things I really liked about this card and wanted to point out are:

1.) While the wreath in this stamp set isn’t specifically designed to go with our Wreath Thin Cut, I thought it wasn’t too shabby of a union.

Closeup of Hello Foxy Thankful Card

At first I was planning to fussy cut this image but right before I grabbed my scissors to do so, I remembered this die and wondered how closely it would match up.

Wood Slat Embossing of Thankful Card

2.) The second thing I did (which I really like how it turned out–even though it is super subtle) is to use our Wood Slats Embossing Folder with our Woodgrain Pattern (from our Rustic Home Fundamentals Paper Collection.)  It adds just a little more texture and a little more depth to the card.

Don’t forget, the Hello Foxy Stamp of the Month is only available through the end of June.  To get your own stamp set, please visit MY ONLINE CTMH STORE.

Hello Foxy Card

Hello Foxy Stamp of the Month

Have you seen Close To My Heart’s June Stamp of the MonthHello Foxy?  It is so cute!

Hello Foxy Card

Here’s a card I made using this stamp set.  I really like how it turned out.  I combined the stamp set with the *NEW* and wildly popular No Worries Paper Collection.

CTMH No Worries Paper Pack

 

And truthfully, it’s not hard to see why this paper packet is so popular–it has amazing papers that create awesome projects!

Side View of Hello Foxy Card

I love the unique look of this card. Granted, you have have to be selective on where you write on the inside of the card to ensure it doesn’t show through, but the creative layout of this card is worth it, I think.  Wouldn’t you agree?

Here’s a list of supplies I used to create this card:

  • Hello Foxy June Stamp of the Month (S1706)
  • Memento Black Ink (Z899)
  • No Worries Paper Packet (X7220B)
  • Kraft Cardstock (Z1375)
  • White Daisy Cardstock (1385)
  • Sapphire Cardstock (X5775)
  • White Burlap Ribbon (Z3323)
  • Blue Burlap Ribbon (Z3325)
  • No Worries Sequins (Z3322)
  • Watercolor Pencils (3505)

Remember, if you spend $50 (pre-shipping and tax), you can get CTMH’s Stamp of the Month for only $5!  To purchase CTMH products, please visit MY ONLINE CTMH STORE.

Live. Laugh. Love. Card

CTMH Seasonal Expressions 2 Catalog

There is always a bunch of excitement when new product is released. Consultants look forward to it.  Customers look forward to it.  It’s always a super exciting time filled with lots of creativity.

CTMH SE2 2017 Card Swap

An additional element that I always love is participating in a card swap featuring these *NEW* CTMH products.  Truly, it’s like Christmas when you open the box of swapped cards and see tons of new ideas with all the new stamps sets, papers and embellishments.

CTMH Live Laugh Love Card

Today I’m going to share one of the cards I received that was created by Jennifer because the timing couldn’t be better as she used this month’s Stamp of the Month!  Plus, I really love how she incorporated additional words to it to create a longer sentiment.  I will definitely be doing this myself!

Live Laugh Love May Stamp of the Month

You might have a sense of familiarity with the May Stamp of the Month as the style is very similar to a popular stamp set offered in the Seasonal Expressions 1 Catalog.  Live, Laugh, Love is a stamp set with 9 images that are perfect for coloring!

Here is a listing of the supplies used to create this card:

  • Live, Laugh, Love May Stamp of the Month (S1705)
  • Sending Smiles Stamp Set (from Cricut Flower Market Collection Z3285)
  • Black Stamp Pad (Z2805)
  • Crystal Blue Stamp Pad (Z2817)
  • White Daisy Cardstock (1385)
  • Black Cardstock (1386)
  • Raspberry Cardstock (X5788)
  • Cherry Pink ShinHan Marker (Z2450)
  • Tender Pink ShinHan Marker (Z2464)
  • Turquoise Blue ShinHan Marker (Z2465)
  • Leaf Green ShinHan Marker (Z2454)
  • Clear Sparkles (Z3274)
  • 3-D Foam Tape (Z1151)

Remember, with any $50 CTMH purchase you can get the Live, Love, Laugh Stamp of the Month for only $5!  It’s a savings of nearly 70%!  But this set is only available through the end of May. Don’t miss your chance!  Get your own Live, Laugh, Love Stamp Set at MY ONLINE CTMH STORE.

Happy National Cat Lady Day!

National Cat Lady Day Card

Did you know today is National Cat Lady Day?  I actually didn’t until I heard it on the radio this morning.  My daughter, a HUGE fan of cats, was delighted to hear the news. So in honor of the day, I whipped up this cute card.

Here are the supplies I used to create it:

  • Balloon Animals Stamp Set (S1602–retired)
  • Memento Black Ink Pad (Z899)
  • White Daisy Cardstock (1385)
  • Black Cardstock (1386)
  • Dreamin’ Big Paper Packet (X7218B)
  • Red Shimmer Trim (Z1848)
  • White Twine (Z3216)
  • Cricut Artistry Cricut Collection (Z3167)

To purchase any of these or other CTMH products, please visit MY ONLINE CTMH STORE.

Tea-rrific Shared Times Card

Tea-rrific Shared Times Card

Happy Friday!  Today I thought I’d share another project created with our March Stamp of the MonthTea-rrific.

March Stamp of the Month Tea-rrific

For this card, I did a split stamping technique with the stack of teacups from this set.  It’s a fun twist having the stamped image go from a uncolored look on one color of cardstock to a vivid, colored image on the white cardstock.

Here’s a complete list of supplies I used to create this card:

  • Tea-rrific Stamp Set (S1703)
  • Black Memento Ink Pad (Z899)
  • Dreamin’ Big Paper Pack (X7218B)
  • Glacier Cardstock (X5770)
  • Black Cardstock (1386)
  • White Daisy Cardstock (1385)
  • Poppy Cardstock (X5779)
  • Pastel Green ShinHan Marker (Z2459)
  • Mahogany ShinHan Marker (Z2456)
  • Turquoise Blue ShinHan Marker (Z2465)
  • Marigold ShinHan Marker (Z2457)
  • Gold Shimmer Trim (Z1985)
  • Bitty Sparkles (Z1263)
  • Thin 3-D Foam Tape (Z2060)
  • Basic Circles Thin Cuts (Z3318)

There’s only 1 week left to get the Tea-rrific Stamp Set!  To purchase this stamp set or any other CTMH products, please visit MY ONLINE CTMH STORE.