Stamp of the Month Blog Hop

Welcome to the Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!  We will be featuring December's SOTM, Mad About You, a set of 14 stamps.  If you have come here from Kristine’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 here.

This month we have 56 Close To My Heart Consultants sharing their creations using this month's 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 have fell in love with the Designer Rhinestone Brads and find myself adding them to almost all of my cards.  They pack an awesome amount of bling in one little brad!  All supplies are by Close To My Heart.

Z1686 Cricut Art Philosophy Collection
S1112 Mad About You Stamp Set
1385 White Daisy Cardstock
1272 Cranberry Cardstock
Z2116 Cranberry Ink Pad
Z1103 Cranberry Grosgrain Ribbon
Z2163 Bitty Sparkles
Z1360 Designer Rhinestone Brads

I cut the hearts with the Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridge in White Daisy and then stamped the coordinating stamp in Cranberry Ink.  I added a pop dot for dimension and mounted onto Cranberry Cardstock.  I made my own B&T paper by stamping the swirl design, that is included in the stamp set, onto White Daisy cardstock with Cranberry ink.   Added a little bling and called it done.  A quick and simple card for Valentine’s Day.  (It was really hard to write that, considering Christmas has yet to arrive!)

Now "Hop" on over to Casandra’s Blog to see her work! Be sure to visit all the Consultants at their Blogs to get some great crafting ideas! Remember, the December SOTM is only available until December 31,2011. 

In the spirit of entering challenges, this card was based on the sketch this week at FreshlyMade Sketches.  Check out their site for more inspiration! Here is the original sketch design:

I have also entered this card in the following challenges:
The Paper Shelter-Anything Goes
A Gem of a Challenge-Monochromatic with Sentiment

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Very nice Allisa!! Love the border you created with the flourish! Very creative!

  2. So pretty done in red and white! Love that extra sparkle! So glad you joined us at Freshly Made Sketches!

  3. This is very pretty and that brad is gorgeous!! Thanks for joining Freshly Made Sketches this week!

  4. This is beautiful! I love the sketch - off to check out freshly made sketches :)

  5. Allisa, I love how you created a patterned paper with the swirly stamp. The two-tone colors are beautiful and really make the stamping pop. Great job on this gorgeous creation!

  6. Alissa, this card is jaw-dropping gorgeous!! I love how you used the decorative element to create that panel and the bling just tops it off perfectly!!

  7. I love your card. It's so simple and elgant.

  8. Beautiful clean and simple design. Thanks for playing with us at The Paper Shelter.

  9. How fun to see a Valentine's Day card in December! The red and white together make a beautiful, bold card! Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches!

  10. Lovely! A great Valentine card. So fresh and fun! Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches.

  11. What a gorgeous card ... love the red and white and i love your beautiful bling on the ribbon!!!
    Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches!!!

  12. What a beautiful card - I love the striking contrast between the red and white. The bling in the center of the bow is a fantastic touch. Thanks for playing along with Freshly Made Sketches this week!

  13. Gorgeous card! I love the DSP, the stamp set and the rhinestone brad! Thanks for playing with Freshly Made Sketches this week!

  14. How pretty!! I love all the sparkle on this! So glad you joined us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!

    Jen Timko

  15. Beautiful card! And what a pretty bow!

  16. You have really taken advantage of this stamp set! Love the simple red and white and the extra bling on the hearts! fantastic!

  17. I love the monochromatic and clean look of your card.


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