Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Stamp of the Month Blog Hop

Welcome to the Close To My Heart Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!


This month we have 73 Consultants featuring the October Stamp of the Month, Home for the Holidays, a set of 7 stamps.  This stamp set is only available during the month of October.  Place an order of $50 and get the Stamp of the Month for just $5.


If you have come here from Stefani Ewing’s Blog you are on the right path! If you get lost along the way you can find the complete list on Melinda’s Blog here.

 I created a simple card for the make-n-take for my All-Day Crop this month.

SOM 10 Home for the Holidays (1)

I used Glacier Cardstock as my base and created my own piece of patterned paper with the candy image stamped in Cranberry ink and used the Chevron Border Punch along the bottom of that piece of paper. 

The patterned paper is from the Snowhaven Paper Packet and I added a small strip of silver glitter paper from the Black & Grey Glitter Paper pack.

SOM 10 Home for the Holidays (2)

So I really wanted to use the postcard stamp with the polar bear.  (Side note, I just love to watch polar bears at the zoo, if I could own one I would.)  Now to really make the polar bear and this stamp stand out I stamped it 4 times.  That’s right, 4 times each in a different color, Whisper, Glacier, Black, Cranberry.

Since this image coordinates with the Art Philosophy cartridge I stamped it in Whisper ink on my Cricut cut so that I wouldn’t have to cut it out.  From the Glacier stamp cut out the large rectangle.  From the Black stamped image cut out just the polar bear being sure not to leave a black border around the image.  Then from the Cranberry image just cut out the scarf.  Then paper piece the images together.  So easy and a great look.

Now it is time to hop over to Jacquelin Green’s Blog to see what she has created!

Thanks for stopping by.



  1. Your card is ADORABLE!!! I love the use of Glacier cardstock and your candy stamped paper! :)

  2. love the layers of stamping and piecing of this stamp image...very cute card!

  3. This is such a great card! Love all the little details!

  4. Super cute card! Love the candy random stamping piece & the chevron border punch!

  5. I love the detail that the strips give, love that chevron border punch.

  6. What a sweet card, love the border punch detail.

  7. Love your card. The punch detail is very nice.