Friday, November 1, 2019

CTMH Family Time SOTM Blog Hop - November 2019

Welcome to the November 2019 SOTM Blog Hop featuring the stamp set Family Time. This month there are about 20 Consultants sharing projects created with the CTMH Stamp Of The Month Family Time. Our blog hop is a circle; visiting the next blog (typically via a link near the bottom of their post) will take you back to where you started.

Family Time Blog Hop Badge
You should have arrived here from ***Melinda Everitt's If You Bling It***. If you get lost along the way, Melinda Everitt also keeps a list of all participants on her blog at If You Bling It.

Family Time SOTM Stamp Set
I enjoy creating cards and I hope when they are received they brighten that person's day. To that end, here is a recent card I created.

Card created for the Family Time (November 2019 SOTM) Blog Hop
I wanted to highlight the beautiful fall colors so I selected some new colors that remind me of autumn. I cut the cardstock strips from the Art Philosophy collection. So the white of card did not show through the bottom scallop strip I trimmed ⅛" off the bottom of the card front. To aid with layering and spacing the cardstock strips I lightly drew a horizontal line at the center (from top to bottom) of the card and then horizontal lines at the top and bottom center of those halves (creating four sections). I placed adhesive at the top of each lighter strip and lined them up at the top fold and each line (as I write this I wish I'd taken photos). Then add adhesive at the top of each darker strip and shimmy the top under the lighter strip and press down once you are happy with the appearance.

Before stamping I tried to make sure covered the entire front with the Anti-static pouch. I used a stamp platform to stamp because I knew I would need to have a nice juicy image to compensate for an uneven background. When removing the excess embossing powder, I was extra careful to pick up the card from the top so the embossing powder did not sneak into the scallops.

Here is where I have to admit I did not test my adhesive to make sure it would hold up under heat. While I heated the embossing powder the adhesive failed and I had to piece my card front back together. I think it turned out OK in the end; I hope you do too.

Before you head to ***Brandi Robinson's crzy4scrapbooking***, the supplies I used to create my project are listed below.

All supplies are from Close To My Heart except where noted:
If you are not already working with a CTMH Independent Consultant, you can purchase many of the supplies I used on my Consultant Website. The Art Philosophy collection is available on Cricut®'s website – my Cricut® Affiliate Link will take you there.

If you have a little time, please leave a comment letting me know what you think of my card. Thank you for hopping with us!

So you do not have to scroll back up, the next stop on the hop is ***Brandi Robinson's crzy4scrapbooking***.


  1. I love this - the colours flow so naturally together. The joys of embossing after adhering layers... thanks for sharing your ideas ;)

  2. Love the scalloped borders! Great card!

  3. Great use of a large stamp on a card. Love the colors!

  4. Pretty reminds me of a Pinata! what adhesive would be better?

    1. I think the red liner tape can withstand heat. I am usually not patient enough to know if a wet adhesive would work - I often do not have enough time to wait for it to dry. :-)

  5. This will definitely brighten someone's day!

  6. Loving how you used that silver! Thank you for joining the SOTM hop. I can’t wait to see what you create next!💙☕ Miss. Carrie

  7. LOVE the colors and the dimension the scallop strips bring!


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