The October Stamp of the Month Blog Hop - Scandinavian Wishes

Welcome to the October Stamp of the Month Blog Hop.  This month I am following Jen Patrick's Blog.   We have almost 60 Close to My Heart Consultants participating in this month’s Stamp of the Month Blog Hop.   
The October Stamp of the Month is entitled Scandinavian Wishes (S1310) (Set of 12). Here is a picture of this stamp set:

Isn't this a pretty stamp set?  I was excited to stamp with it and chose to use our new Close to My Heart Frosted Paper Pack  (X7175B).   I have not opened that paper pack yet and was waiting for an excuse to open it.

One of the things I like about many of our stamp sets is that our Cricut Cartridges can cut out the shapes that we can then use to stamp our images on.  This is so cool because I remember how much cutting I used to have to do to create my artwork.  Now I just choose an image that has a red line around it like the house, the heart, the tag, and the ornament, and cut it out with my Cricut cartridge.  Also on our plastic carrier sheets, you will see that it lists which cartridge you need to use and what size.  That takes all of the guesswork out of it. 

This particular stamp set uses the Close to My Heart exclusive Art Philosophy cartridge (Z1686) and both of the images I used were cut out at 2 inches.  I found a beautiful card pattern at Mojo Monday and decided to use it for my card.  

I chose to use the round version.  Here is my card.

The edges are all ink distressed with our Cashmere Ink.  The stamped images were also slightly inked just around the very edge with Juniper Ink so that they would stand out from the gorgeous paper.  I used our Silver Trim, which is self-adhesive.  And I have to admit that I stole a couple of silver glitter gems and a bit of the Champagne, Colonial White, & Silver Baker's Twine from the Frosted Cardmaking Workshop on the Go (G1063).

Thank you for visiting my blog.  I would love for you to leave me a comment and then please go to our next artist, Michelle John's Blog.

The Scandinavian Wishes 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 October 1 – October 31, 2013. You can purchase this stamp set as well as any of the above supplies here:  on my website.  

I am entering this card in the Mojo Monday Challenge and the Shape Up for The Holidays Challenge at Jingle Belles.


  1. Love the layers, and the colour combination.

  2. Beautiful card Melinda. I didn't think about using the Cricut.

  3. Love the glittery sparkle ... such pretty ornaments ... so glad you joined our shaped card challenge at jingle belles.

  4. Your cards are always so beautiful!!

  5. The blue... oh, the blue! I love it!

  6. what an amazingly lovely take on both the mojo monday sketch and our shaped card prompt at JINGLE BELLES. i especially ♥LOVE♥ that gorgeous color palette!


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