September SOTM Blog Hop - Poster Tidings

Welcome to the September Stamp of the Month Blog Hop.  This month I am following Connie Walsh's Blog.   We have almost 60 Close to My Heart Consultants participating in this month’s Stamp of the Month Blog Hop.   
The September Stamp of the Month is entitled Poster Tidings (S1309) (Set of 2). Here is a picture of this stamp set:

I am totally in love with my Cricut Artbooking Cartridge.  All of the die cuts are cut from this cartridge.  And this week the Gypsy software was updated to include this cartridge.  I am head over heels in love with it now.

Do you like my little tree?  It seemed to go well with the Autumn saying from this stamp set.  The leaves were cut by cutting the tree multiple times in different cardstock colors and then just dropping the color of leaf I wanted where it belongs.  I can easily do that by cutting out my leaves and leaving it on my Cricut mat until I am ready to use them.  Then I know the exact position of the leaf and can just pluck it off of the mat, ink the edges, and then using a little 3D foam tape, adhere the leaf in place.

Cricut Artbooking Cuts:
Tree - Saddle Cardstock:  pg 72 at 8"
Leaves - Ruby, Honey and Sunset Cardstock - cut trees 3 more times and only use leaves
Cat - Black cardstock: pg 70 at 4"
Pumpkins - Sunset Cardstock: pg 55 at 4" and 3".

Here is my card.

 Everything is edged with Saddle Ink.  The card base is made of Barn Red Cardstock.  The next layer is Topiary Cardstock.  The sentiment is stamped on Champagne Cardstock and matted with Barn Red Cardstock.  That patterned paper is from the Sarita Paper Pack (X7171B).

I added a little dimension to my pumpkins with the stamp set Distressed Backgrounds (D1544) using Sunset Ink.  The stems are colored by dragging them through our black pigment ink.

The next stop on the blog hop is the Fabulous Kathleen Androlewicz's Blog.

The Postal Tidings Stamp Set can be purchased for $17.95 or if you purchase $50 in CTMH products, you can add this stamp set to your order for and additional $5.  This stamp set is only available between September 1 – September 30, 2013. You can purchase this stamp set as well as any of the above supplies here:  on my website.  

Here is a list of our September Hoppers.  Just click on their name and it will take you to their website.

Melinda Everitt
Kathleen Androlewicz
Elizabeth Mindemann
Michelle Johns
Wendy Coffman
Kim Schnoor
Traci Godbee
Allisa Chilton
Susan Brooks
Beth Naumann
Georgia Hauglid
Lucy Kelleher
Helen Onulak
Michelle Jones
Dawn Heuft
Tamra Pope
Maria Myers
Vicki Price
Judy Burger
Laurie R. Newton
Carla Ironside
Teresa Scrivens
Melissa Laverty
Maureen OSullivan
Pamela Ellison
Michelle Loncar
Jen Patrick
Priscilla Gotham
Haley Dyer
Lisa Sargent
Brae Montgomery
Krista Ritskes
Krista Hershberger
Jen Rubio
Nikka Geers
Shirley Ross
Joy McHargue
Wanda Riley
Adeline Brill
Sheila Bennett
Sarita Schraeder
Jill Lucas
Lori Brown
Angela Tutton
Dawn Ross
Kami Welter
Katy Taylor
Mary Eisen
Lalia Harris
Gina Brandstetter
Karen Fullam
Nancy Womersley
Kristine Ponte
Jean McNulty
Judy Faye Garner
Pam Jarrett
Terry Ann Diack
Connie Walsh


  1. Awesome idea..h... thanks for the idea!

  2. Love the idea! I may make this card:)

  3. Very nice card, Melinda! Love how you created the little scene with the tree, pumpkins, and cat.

  4. love that saddle tip- looks like the perfect Fall color for edging. Gorgeous card-TFS>

  5. Nice layering, reminds my of a crisp fall day.

  6. I love your little tree, and the adorable little cat too!

  7. I love the leaves! Did you attach them with 3-D foam tape?

  8. What a cute card! Thanks for the measurements.

  9. Wow Melinda this is absolutely darling!!


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