Tuesday, September 1, 2020

CTMH Here for the Memories SOTM Blog Hop - September 2020

Welcome to the September 2020 SOTM Blog Hop featuring the stamp set Here for the Memories. This month there are approximately 20 Consultants sharing projects created with the CTMH Stamp Of The Month Here for the Memories. Our blog hop is a circle; visiting the next blog (typically via a link near the bottom of the post) will take you back to where you started.

Here for the Memories SOTM Blog Hop
Here for the Memories SOTM Blog Hop
You should have arrived here from ***Stressed is just desserts backwards from Colleen Dewis***. If you get lost along the way, Melinda Everitt also keeps a list of all participants on her blog at If You Bling It.

Here for the Memories Stamp Set
Here for the Memories Stamp Set

To create this card I did a little stamp surgery. For me and this particular project, it was easier to do that than masking. I tried to do this with masking and I kept getting the spacing between the words wrong.

card created for the September 2020 SOTM Blog Hop
card created for the Here for the Memories Blog Hop
I stamped the outline on the lighter side of Desert Rose with Intense Black first then stamped the shading in Espresso. I cut the Gold Shimmer Trim in half using the SureCut™ Deluxe Craft Paper Trimmer. I exposed the adhesive on either end of the shimmer trim and stuck it to the trimmer. Then I placed the blade in the middle of the shimmer trim (from top to bottom) and cut in one direction, then I cut in the other direction.

I miscalculated the space I would have left at the bottom of the Desert Rose cardstock so I had to adjust where I placed my die cut flowers and I had to search my stash for a different way to create "you". I cut the letters to feature the dark side of the Desert Rose cardstock. I colored the stamped die cuts with TriBlend™ Markers then attached them with a mix of 3-D and Thin 3-D Foam Tape.

Before you head to ***Becca Whitham's Expressions***, 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 may purchase all of the supplies I used at my Consultant website.

I love to hear what viewer think about the crafts I create. If you have a few moments, please let me know what you think of my card. I hope you are enjoying the projects created with Here for the Memories — the September Stamp of the Month. Thank you for hopping with us!

So you do not have to scroll back up, the next stop on the hop is ***Becca Whitham's Expressions***.


  1. Love, Love, Love this! Super cute card!

  2. I love, love, love this! :) I was thinking of this same idea, so I'm glad you did it so beautifully!

  3. Beautiful card! Surgery on stamps is a difficult call, but sometimes necessary. Love the result!


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