Stamp of the Month Blog Hop

Welcome to the Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!  We will be featuring February’s SOTM, Thoughtful Tidings, a set of 11 stamps.  If you have come here from Nicole’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 over 60 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!

Thoughtful Tidings is a set of eleven stamps.  Six of the stamps have coordinating Cricut images.  The coordinating Cricut images make matting a breeze! This card was created with a variety of Close To My Heart products, which will all be available to order 2/1/12!  The new Spring/Summer catalog goes live on 2/1/12!  I can’t wait to share all of the new products with you.  All supplies by Close To My Heart:

Z1686 Cricut Art Philosophy
G1033 WOTG Pemberley Kit
S1202 Thoughtful Tidings SOTM
C1494 Card Word Puzzle
Z2118 Desert Sand Ink
Z2130 Indian Corn Blue Ink
Z2140 Outdoor Denim Ink
Z1732 Seam Binding Ribbon
Z1708 Sparkles Flourishes

Design Tips-The top pattern paper was created by stamping the floral stamp from the Card Word Puzzle set with Desert Sand Ink onto Vanilla Cream Cardstock.

The seam binding ribbon was colored by sponging on Outdoor Denim Ink.

The flower is from page 70 of the Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridge.  I cut the flower at 3 5/8”.  I sponged on Indian Corn Blue ink and inked the edges of the flower.  The flower was rolled with a quilling tool.  The leaves are fussy cut from a piece of B&T that is included in the WOTG Pemberley Kit.

The saying was cut with the shape from page 67 of the Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge.  The top layer was cut at 2 ¼”, the mat was cut at 2 3/8”.

This card is based on this week’s Mojo Monday Sketch #226. I chose the square version at 5" x 5" for my cardbase.

Here is a sampling of other projects by Close To My Heart-

Now "Hop" on over to Tamra’s Blog to see her work! Be sure to visit all the Consultants at their Blogs to get some great crafting ideas! Remember, the February SOTM is only available until February 29, 2012. 

I have also entered this card in the following challenges:
Crafty Sentiments  -Punches &/Or Dies
Creative Craft Challenges –Bingo (Ribbons, Flowers, Gems, Blue)
Die Cuttin' Divas - must include a Die-cut -#50 Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Absolutely love it! Great job. Maureen

  2. Great job; great color combo; great detail work with the bling.

  3. I haven't been a fan of Pemberley but I've seen a couple of things that might just change my mind...this card is one of them! TFS!

  4. Stunning Card! and your attention to detail has not gone unnoticed :) I love that seam binding ribbon, so versatile :)

  5. Oh, what a cute card - love the bling! Love how you tipped the flower with color! What a great job! Just something about a deep blue and browns!

  6. This is a beautiful card. I love the flower. Thanks for the joining us at DCD.


  7. A gorgeous card.Thank you so much for sharing this with us at Crafty Sentiments this

  8. wowzers i love this!!!! that handmade flower is amazing,thanks so much for joining us at creative craft challenges in our bingo theme,
    hugs sandra Dt
    p.s we have a dt call open till
    21st feb for those who are interested in trying out. x

  9. Beautiful card!

    A big thank you for sharing with us this week over at crafty sentiments, Punches &/or dies challenge this week!

    Good luck!

    Jo xxx

  10. Such a wonderful card! Lovely color combination and stamping!

  11. So pretty. I love the rolled flower. Thanks for sharing with the Stampin' Sisters in Christ Challenge.

  12. Oh how pretty and your flower turned out lovely. Thanks for joining the Die Cuttin' Divas challenge this week--Pat N.

  13. Your card is just over the top! I love all the features. Plus, you have given me so many ideas to try out.

  14. I just love the colors you used on your card. It is stunning! Thanks for joining us at DCD.

  15. OMG this is an amazing card Alllisa...thanks for the viewing pleasure!


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