Friday, September 30, 2011

CTMH's Stamp of the Month Blog Hop for October - Holiday Magic

Welcome to the Close to My Heart Stamp of the Month Blog Hop for October. This month we are featuring the stamp set "HOLIDAY MAGIC".

Along this month's Stamp of the Month hop you'll find dozens of fabulous creations using this stamp set - all brought to you by a very talented group of CTMH Consultants! If you've come here from Fancy Melissa's Blog, you are on the right path. If this is your first stop on the hop, that will work too (just keep hopping till you get back here again).

To continue along the hop, just follow the link at the end of each post to go to the next site. We hope that following the hop will give you lots of inspiration and ideas for using this month's festive stamp set, along with the many other great CTMH products you'll see in each post!
My creation for this month's hop is a layout!  I wanted to go a little out of the box with this stamp set - so I stayed away from a festive project.  I decided to use one of the Christmas tree images in the set to make a pennant banner.  Love how this turned out!  I made the flower embellishments by cutting several circles, distressing the edges, spritzing them with water, scrunching them up, then unscrunching them & layering them.  Cute & easy!
The design for this layout was inspired by Sassy Lil' Sketches September Week #2 Sketch.

Materials Used (all supplies are CTMH):
- Roxie Level 2 Paper Pack
- Holiday Magic stamp set (October 2011 stamp of the month)
- Kraft Borders
- Black Brads
- Cork Alphabet
- Circles were cut with the CTMH Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge
- Black waxy flax
- Ink: Black & Tulip
- Cardstock: Black, Tulip
The "Holiday Magic" stamp set is available from your consultant from October 1st to 31st! You can purchase it for the great low price of $19.95 or get it for just $5.50Cdn with every CTMH order of $55 or more placed in the month of October!

Thanks for stopping in!! To continue on the hop, visit ADELINE's BLOG to see what she has created for you!


  1. Love using the "trees" for a banner Carla - was thinking about something similar, but it didn't come together. great use of that great Roxie patterned paper!

  2. Beautiful! I was thinking... wait, am I on the right page? where is the Oct SOTM? What a GREAT idea to use the trees as pennants!

  3. Great layout! Love the colors and use of the tree as a pendant.

  4. Beautiful layout! I love using the set for something other than CMAS and the flowers are gorgeous!

  5. Ok you win! The first time I looked I couldn't see where you used the stamp set! Great job out side the box!

  6. Aha! That's what I said when I figured out your creative banner! Love your layout & those Roxie papers!

  7. Beautiful layout Carla!! I love how you used the SOTM!!! The flowers are gorgeous too!!! Thanks for sharing a new and different way of using this set (:

  8. What a great idea to use your trees this way. I love this layout!

  9. Girl this is over the top gorgeous!!

  10. Love your use of the trees for banners...very creative. Beautiful layout!

  11. I am soooo lovin' it as a banner Carla! thanks for the inspiration!

  12. What a beautiful layout! Love the flowers.

  13. LOVE IT!! Great job I love how you used the "tree" for a banner. So dang cute!


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