Sunday, October 1, 2017

Christmas Tunes CTMH SOTM Blog Hop

Welcome to the October 2017 SOTM Blog Hop featuring the stamp set Christmas Tunes. This month there are about 25 bloggers sharing projects they created with the CTMH Stamp Of The Month. If blog hopping is new to you, we try to keep it easy: just keep clicking on the link to the next blog (typically near the bottom of the post) to visit the next stop. Our blog hop is circular so visiting the next blog will take you back to where you started.

You should have arrived here from ***Brandi Robinson's crzy4scrapbooking***. If you get lost along the way, Melinda Everitt keeps a list of participants on her blog at If You Bling It.

I really love this stamp set so I created two cards for this hop. I really wanted to use this "O Holy Night" stamp. I did not have a plan, I just tried different things until I came up with something I liked.

I used my fingers to shape the banner so it was raised in the middle and was flatter at the ends. I used 3-D Foam Tape to help it keep its shape.

The card below was inspired by a card on page 66 of Holiday Expressions. If you hopped with us for the Holiday Expressions New Product Blog Hop, you might recall I cut the "Christmas Tree" stamp apart to use it with Mistletoe Kisses (M1182). I fit the pieces back together on the block and removed the word "Christmas" before inking with New England Ivy. Then I fit "Christmas" back in, removed the other pieces and inked with Cranberry.

Before you visit ***Stampin' Maui by Jean McNulty***, the supplies I used to create my project are listed below.

All supplies are from Close To My Heart except where noted:

If you do not have a CTMH Independent Consultant, you may purchase all of the supplies I used on my Consultant website.

Before you leave I would be delighted if you left me a comment letting me know what you think of my cards. Thanks for hopping with us! So you do not have to scroll back up, the next stop on the hop is ***Stampin' Maui by Jean McNulty***.


  1. Love the plaid embossing on your first card. It really is superb. The second card is lovely I like the gold accents.

  2. Love both cards! Cutting stamps leads to great options that otherwise couldn't be achieved - do it all the time :)

  3. Lovely cards and thanks for sharing your tips for the banner and stamping the tree

  4. Really like how you divided the tree stamp and used it with different ink colors.

  5. Love your background! I have that embossing folder on the way!

  6. Beautiful cards! Love the plaid embossing.

  7. Yes, I cut the stamp. I ended up cutting I again to stamp the bottom in a different color too. I posted a photo of my stamp. It is on my next post. Here's a direct link:

  8. Never ever thought of cutting a stamp!! Love it :)
    Do you use a stamp platform to make sure it all fits?

    1. The stamp pieces will fit together right on an Acrylic Block, but I do occasionally use a stamp platform when I am trying to create a border or stamp within a frame.


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