It's time once again to share Close To My Heart's wonderful Stamp of the Month! November brings to mind a time for giving thanks and this stamp set will certainly make it easy for you to express that. If you're coming from Jean's blog, congratulations on making it through the whole hop! Did you get lots of wonderful ideas? I'm the last in line this month, but if you've stopped here first, you can keep the hop going by continuing on to Helen's blog for the beginning.
The November SOTM, A Little Thanks, has a lot to offer...16 stamps to be exact!
Makes creating those much needed thank you cards a snap...well, if you can decide on which stamps to use, that is. I couldn't decide on just one card, so I made a couple of things to share.
The first card is very simple, just a little dry embossing and sanding to give interest.
Inks: CTMH Vineyard Berry, Outdoor Denim
Papers: CTMH Vineyard Berry, Outdoor Denim, Brown Bag, Colonial White
This next card uses one of the sentiment stamps to create a subtle background...they aren't just for focal points!
Inks: CTMH Barn Red, Chocolate
Papers: CTMH Olivia Reflections Kit, Chocolate
I used ribbon from the new Sunset Mini-Medley Collection, a couple of edge anchors from the Heritage Collection, and created a scallop with our 1¼ Circle Punch to finish the look.
A couple of weeks ago I hosted my Tricks and Treats workshop. As a thank you to my guests, I created these candy tubes filled with M&M's.
(A big thank you to Angela Tutton for her wonderful tutorial!)
Inks: CTMH Cocoa, Barn Red, Honey
Papers: CTMH Barn Red, Honey, Colonial White
And now for something completely different, take a look at my final card:
Inks: CTMH Olive, New England Ivy, Cocoa, Cranberry
Papers: CTMH New England Ivy, Cocoa, Colonial White
How about a Christmas tree? It's filled with Red Sparkles, though Knock-Out insists I find a star to put on top. The Gratitude sentiment is stamped in Cranberry and cut out. I then flipped the stamp over and stamped the backside in Cocoa and cut it out to create the border piece. I love that we can do that with our My Acrylix stamps!
Well that's all I have for this Blog Hop. If this was your first stop, be sure to continue on to Helen's blog for the beginning of the hop and you'll find inspirations galore with the other participants!
If you're interested in purchasing "A Little Thanks" or even want to earn it for FREE contact me!
P.S. Thank you for all the comments on the Christmas tree card! To answer a question, yes Sheila, it is made with the little "weed" stamp.