Saturday, August 18, 2012

August CTMH Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!

Welcome to our August CTMH Stamp of the Month Blog Hop! Each month we will showcase the Stamp of the Month which can be purchased exclusively through a Close to My Heart Independent Consultant.

We're so excited to be doing this hop and we have a fabulous lineup with some very talented ladies. There will be lots of fun projects.

This month we will be showcasing the August Stamp of the Month "Baroque Borders". This stamp can be used in so many different ways and we hope to inspire you with our creations!

If you just happened to come to this blog, you should start at the beginning at Lucy's blog -

My project is ... Personalized Stamped Stationary

As this is my second SOTM hop, I had to stretch my imagination to come up with a new product using the same stamp set.  With this amazing set it was easy.  There are so many possibilities from backgrounds, vines, damask prints, and more.

I have to admit this hop killed two birds with one stone for me.  I needed to make a sample for my next craft night where we will be making Personalized Stamped Stationary as gifts.  The Baroque Boarders were used for all but the letters and are stamped in a tone on tone color to allow for the note writer to write over those areas if needed.  The color turned out a little more orange than I would like but I made it work.

I also made a "box" to hold the cardstock and used triangles of cardstock to lift the top edge (to make it easier to get them out.  This box was made by hand but there is a Cricut version that I will be using for the workshop. I finished this project with some CTMH bakers twine in cocoa and a brown cardstock tag with matching orange eyelet and a small matching stamped square for a gift tag.

 In case you missed it, here is the card a made for my other hop and in my card workshop (see full post with video here).

Thanks for stopping!  Don't forget about the giveaway I have going on for the July Stamp 

The next stop on your blog hop fun is Julia.

Here is the list of all the talented consultants who are participating in this months blog hop:

  1. Lucy ~
  2. Darla ~
  3. Judith ~ 
  4. Carolyn Heniges
  5. Amie Kiger ~
  6. Ryan
  7. Joanne
  8. Pam Stewart -
  9. Kindred Hearts -
  10. Julia Hammond


  1. Now that is beautiful! I love how your showed a pic of your supplies before you used them! GREAT idea!

  2. Your stationary turned out beautiful! Great use of this stamp set. Thanks for sharing with us.

  3. Beautiful stationary and great card. Love those flip cards.

  4. I think personalized stationary is a great idea. Lucky ladies who get to attend your craft night!

  5. Great idea with the stationary and really love the card!

  6. Love the idea of making personalized stationary! TFS


  7. Clever use of the stamp...thanks for sharing the super creative cards.

  8. Very pretty and creative.


  9. so pretty! what a great idea to make stationary! love the card too

  10. Lovely cards! Glad to see you in the SEM green room :)