Sunday, October 1, 2017

October SOTM Blog Hop - Christmas Tunes

Welcome to our Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!

We will be featuring October's SOTM, which is "Christmas Tunes", a set of stamps.  If you came here from Tracie Cassidy's blog you are on the right path! The blog hop is a great big circle, so you can start here and work your way all around.  If you get lost along the way, you’ll find the complete list of participating consultants on Melinda’s Blog: HERE.  This month we have approximately 26 Close To My Heart Consultants sharing their creations using the October SOTM and other great CTMH products on their blogs.  This is simple to do - just click on the link at the end of the post on each blog to move to the next one!  Here we go!

I love the new Beary Christmas Paper Packet.  
I masked the tree stamp and first stamped it in fern 
and then used cranberry for "Christmas". 
All stars were colored with the Golden Yellow ShinHan markers. 
 Random sparkles were also colored yellow with the markers. 
Bitty sparkles were added to the some of the stars on the tree 
and one regular Sparkle was added to the top star.     
The twine is from the Enchantment Ribbon Pack.
The tree was backed with Fern CS and lifted with foam tape. 
The wreath was stamped in Fern ink and instead of the banner I added 
The holly leaves were colored with Fern using the watercolor brush 
and the Bitty Sparkles, colored them with Lavender ShinHan markers, 
were  added as Holly berry clusters. 
The wreath is framed with layers of Thistle and Gold Foil Paper
O Holy Night was stamped by masking the banner and adjusting the curve, 
three gold sequins with a thistle colored sparkle in the center 
were added to balance out the sentiment. 
The wreath is stamped in Fern and the banner was stamped in Thistle
A thin layer of  gold was added with the Gold Shimmer Brush
The holly leaves were colored with Fern using the watercolor brush 
and the Holly berry clusters were water colored with Thistle ink. 
The wreath is framed with layers of  Gold and Thistle card stock. 
The bottom panel is a layer of Thistle Card Stock and Gold CS 
topped with the Thistle ribbon from the Whimsy Ribbon Pack. 

Now "Hop" on over to Janna Gray's blog  to see her inspiring work!  Be sure to visit all the consultants at their blogs to get some great crafting ideas!  Remember, the October SOTM is only available until October 31!  Contact your CTMH Consultant (or click here) to see how you can get this stamp set at a discount!


  1. Love all your cards. I really like seeing cards in non-traditional colors!

  2. Fantastic cards. I really love your Thistle cards with Gold. Gorgeous!

  3. I love the first card, it is really stunning. I also love that you went with non-traditional colours. Great job.

  4. The thistle paper & gold foil go really well together - great combo!

  5. Love the non-traditional colours and the ribbon across the wreath - unique idea!

  6. Really like how the tree card looks to be gift wrapped.