Wednesday, September 2, 2015

September Worldwide Blog Hop

Welcome to our Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!  We will be featuring September's SOTM, which is Paper Garden, a set of 10 stamps.

If you have come here from Angela's Blog, you are on the right path! The blog hop is a great big circle, so you can start here and work your way all around.  If you get lost along the way, you’ll find the complete list of participating consultants on Melinda’s Blog.

This month we have over 40 Close To My Heart Consultants sharing their creations using this month's SOTM and other great CTMH products on their blogs. This is simple to do - just click on the link at the end of the post on each blog to move to the next one! Here we go!

Today I am sharing two cards that feature the September SOTM.

This first card features the background stamp stamped with second generation Sorbet ink three times to make a fence-like background, then I stamped the flower over it in Pear. I matted this in Sorbet cardstock and then added a sentiment in Pear and accented with our new Green Glitter Triangles.

I love the way the subtle background pattern shows through the flower, and adds some dimension to the stamped image.

This second card is very soft, with three neutral panels and a simple stamped sentiment.

I stamped one of the Paper Garden images in Versamark ink and then used clear embossing powder to give it a shine, as you can see in the photo below.

This gives the card a subtle image, and is aimed at being a sympathy card with a soft floral theme suitable for both males and females.

Now "Hop" on over to Michelle's Blog to see her work! Be sure to visit all the Consultants at their Blogs to get some great crafting ideas and other fun ideas! Remember, the September SOTM is only available until 30th September!  Contact your CTMH Consultant (or click here) to see how you can get this stamp set at a discount!

I have also created a card and box set made using this Stamp of the Month.


  1. Love your first card!! They are both great.

  2. Love the simplicity of design in both of these!

  3. both very effective cards, i would be glad to receive something like this in the mail

  4. Love your cards Lauren! So lovely :)

  5. Very pretty. I really like the Flaxen color and tend to use it for neutrals often also.

  6. Love the second card especially. I'll be trying that one!

  7. You're right, the background effect is soft, subtle and perfect!

  8. Sweet cards, both the layers with the net stamp background and the clear embossed subtle image for a sympathy card.

  9. Beautiful cards! I like the subtle images.

  10. Both cards are fantastic. I love the soft, but completely different, look of them.

  11. Great use of the "chicken wire" on your first card.


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