11/30/2010

CTMH December Stamp of the Month Blog Hop - All You Need is .................Amore!

Welcome to the Close to My Heart December Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!  We are featuring the December Stamp of the Month, Amore, a set of 13 stamps, that is only available during the month of December.

If you have arrived from Traci Godbee's Blog you are on the right path.  This month we have over 60 Close to My Heart Consultants sharing their creations using the December Stamp of the Month and other great Close to My Heart products on their blogs.  Following the Blog Hop is simple to do - just click on the link at the end of the post on each blog to move to the next one.  So, here we go!

First, let me share with you that I am not a Valentine type girl.  All of the shmooz drives me crazy and at first when I saw this stamp set, I was at a loss at what to do with it. The stamps are shown below.


My 10 year anniversary is tomorrow (December 1st).  I decided to multitask and make an anniversary card for my hubby.  Usually I give him a card and then take it back to show my customers.  This time I think I will let him keep it!


Well, I used our Christmas Paper, Mistletoe, for an anniversary card and look how cute it came out.  I wanted a masculine type card and I wanted it kind of elegant.  I also wanted to use the pattern from the Heart 2 Heart Challenge this week.  I really liked it and it worked with my card.

The ribbon is from our Cocoa Collection.  I don't think you can see it real well but it is the cordoroy type ribbon.  The ribbon was too light in color so I colored it with my cocoa marker and was surprised how well and fast it took the ink.  The hearts are actually from our Dimensional Elements Hearts Collection.  They are plain white chipboard shaped like a heart and stamped and embossed with the heart stamp from the Amore Stamp Set.  The stamp is larger than the dimensional element heart, but that was just fine because it covered the entire piece of chipboard with one stamp.  Embossing it was loads of fun since there was nothing to hold onto.  I finally covered a piece of cardboard with aluminum foil and then placed the chipboard heart on top to melt the embossing powder with my craft heater without burning my fingers!

Here is the inside of my card.  Check out the red sparkles (can you see them??) on the pattern of the Mistletoe Paper at the bottom of the card.  Believe it or not ............. I did not cut the paper so that the red dots were evenly spaced on the bottom.  That was purely an accident, but I was delighted when I saw it.  I just love it when a card goes together easily.


Products Used
  • Stamps: December Stamp of the Month, Amore (D1445) and February Word Puzzle (D1269)
  • Paper:  Mistletoe My Reflections Level 2 Paper Pack (X7130B)
  • Inks:  Cocoa (Z2114), Desert Sand (Z2118), New England Ivy (Z2135), Bamboo (Z2103) and Cranberry (Z2116)
  • Marker  Cocoa (Z2314)
  • Embellishments: Ribbon Rounds Cocoa Collection (Z1316), Sparkles, Red, Pink and Purple Assortment, Dimensional Elements Heart (Z1278), Clear Embossing Powder (Z671) and Versamark Pad (Z891)
  • Other Products:   Adhesive, sponge daubers, and Craft Heater (Z555)
Now "Hop" on over to Dawn Heuft's Blog  to see her work!  Be sure to visit all of the Consultant's blogs to get some great ideas on how to  use this versatile stamp set.  

Remember that the Amore Stamp Set is only available from December 1-December 31, 2010.  Contact your CTMH Consultant or click here to see how you can get this stamp set at a discount or even free.

23 comments:

  1. Your card is beautiful! I love that you paired the stamp set with Mistletoe!

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  2. Beautiful card! This set looks so elegant with Mistletoe.

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  3. oh- very pretty!! love the heart chipboard- looks great!

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  4. Beautiful card! ...HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!

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  5. Oh, I LOVE this - I am totally going to copy this!

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  6. Nice Christmas combo with this set!

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  7. Nice card, very original to use the Christmas papers for an anniversary card!

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  8. Oooooo...I really like this! Nice Job!

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  9. Wow, lovely card! Happy Anniversary!

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  10. I love this card...one of my faves in the hop. :)

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  11. LOVE this card! This one made me go "WOW!"

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  12. This is a gorgeous card - so rich looking. Fantastic with Mistletoe.

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  13. Absolutely beautiful! The dark colors make this so elegant.

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  14. Very nice card . . . I love that paper!

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  15. Great job with the sketch Melinda! Love that pop of red on the heart! Happy Anniversary to you both and I'm sure that he will "adore" this card! Thanks for playing along with us at Heart 2 Heart challenges!

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  16. Love how you used the December SOTM with Mistletoe! It turned out Beautiful!!

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  17. Gorgeous card, I love how you used Mistletoe with that stamp set. Thanks for sharing with us at H2H.

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  18. This is Awesome, I really like the out of the box use of the christmas paper and colors for your card!!!

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