Close to My Heart December Stamp of the Month Blog Hop - Thoughtful Flowers

Welcome to the December Stamp of the Month 
Blog Hop! 

This month I am following {Cat Nowak's Blog.}   We have 27 Close to My Heart Consultants participating in this month’s Stamp of the Month Blog Hop. If you lose your place while traveling through our blog hop, the complete list of participants can be found here.      

The December Stamp of the Month is entitled Thoughtful Flowers (S1612) (Set of 14).   Here is a picture of this stamp set:

Do you like to color?  This stamp has so much potential.  You can stamp and color the flowers using our watercolor pencils, watercolors, ShinHan markers, or just leave the stamped image with no coloring.  And gold embossing would be gorgeous.

With that said, here is my card.

I have been pretty busy this week.  Christmas is such a wonderful holiday to craft for and I have been designing and cutting kits.  So today's blog hop kind of crept up on me.  I decided to challenge myself and go to Pinterest, type in Flower card and then copy the first card design I saw with this stamp set and Close to My Heart papers.

So, this is what I saw.
Sharon Burkert

And I copied the design exactly with Close to My Heart products.  In order to make cards, you do not have to come up with your own original ideas.  Sometimes a good page or card design is all that you need.  Then the only decisions you need to make are the colors and papers.  I have used paper from our Swan Lake paper pack and even a piece of red patterned paper from the My Crush Happy, Happy Christmas papers that I had left over from a different project. I did not have the stitched circle so I took my journaling pen and drew the dashes and dots in to add a little definition.  Super easy and very striking!

The Thoughtful Flowers Stamp of the Month 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 an additional $5.  This stamp set is only available between December 1 – December 31, 2016. 

Thank you for visiting my blog.  I would love for you to show me a little love by leaving me a comment and then please go to our next artist, {Terrie Shortsleeve's Blog} and see what she has made with this adorable stamp set.

You can purchase this stamp set as well as any of the supplies listed below on my website. 

Supplies Used


  1. I love your version of the Pinterest card, such striking colours!

  2. Really like the design of the card with the round contrasting with the vertical lines.

  3. Love your challenge and your card turned out fantastic!

  4. Fabulous card, Melinda! I much prefer the CTMH card to the SU card that inspired you. Thanks for sharing them both and for running this blog hop.
    :) Marie

  5. Great cards, Melinda. I really like the boldness of the red and blue one. Merry Christmas, CTMH sistah!


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