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Friday, September 30, 2011

Holiday Magic (October SOTM Blog Hop)

Welcome to our Stamp of the Month Blog Hop which features the Holiday Magic stamp set from Close To My Heart.  This is a great Christmas set with stockings, trees, and a sleigh, all with varied patterns and a nice assortment of sentiments.

If you have come here from Krista's 'Simply Creating' blog, you are on the right path! With over 50 Close To My Heart Consultants sharing their creations using this month's SOTM and other  CTMH products on their blogs, you should be able to find lots of great creative ideas to use for your own projects.  Blog Hopping is simple to do - just click on the link at the end of the post on each blog to move to the next one!


For a very non-traditional Christmas card, this uses the Mischief paper packet, which is actually designed for Halloween. On this 5"x7" card, the tags for the sentiment and for the tree were cut using the Art Philosophy cartridge for the Cricut.  The tree was stamped using Sunset ink, and 'rolling' the edges of the stamp in Cocoa ink before stamping in order to add some color variety to the image.  Instead of using the standard 'tree stand' that is included in the Holiday Magic stamp set, I chose to use the small decorate image which matches some of the detail in the tree and the background paper. 
 
Now "Hop" on over to Jen's 'Roxybonds' Scrappin' blog to see her work!  Be sure to visit all the Consultants at their blogs to get some great crafting inspiration and other fun ideas!  Remember, the Holiday Magic stamp set is only available during the month of October.  The regular price is reduced to $17.95, or you can purchase it for only $5 with a minimum order of $50 in other CTMH products.




If you get lost on the Blog Hop or find links that aren't working, there is a complete list of all participating blogs on Helen's 'Hooked on Stamping' blog.
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10 comments:

  1. Neat idea Sheila!! Turned out great!

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  2. Love how non-traditional it is, and that tree stand is perfect!

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  3. Love the non-traditional - it is great. Great use of the embelishment stamp for the stand!

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  4. Very cool how you brought out the pattern of the background paper by using that small stamp.

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  5. Love the card and the colors! Great job!

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  6. Great card. Love the non-traditional colors.

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  7. Really love the paper choice. It worked out so well. Reminds me to challenge myself outside the box!

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  8. Sheila, my most favorite Christmas cards are those ones that come in non-traditional colors!! Darling!!!

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  9. Love it in Mischief! the orange and brown look fantastic!

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  10. Sheila, As one who has long been a fan of your artwork and your blog, I am awarding you this cute little blog award. See my post: http://bowlofstamps.blogspot.com/2011/10/blog-award.html

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Thanks for your comments! It is always nice to hear some feedback. :)