Thursday, September 1, 2011

September Stamp of the Month MINI Blog Hop

I love sharing artwork and providing inspiration with my Close To My Heart friends/Consultants.  I am blessed over the years to have met many women who share the same love for this company, the products we represent and this craft.

This month I am happy to be joined by eight Consultants who are sharing their artwork using the September Stamp of the Month, "Limited Edition", which has 21 images.  You can get this promotional stamp set during this month only for just $5 with a $50 purchase!  What a buy!

This hop is one big circle.  Just click and follow the links or feel free to refer back here.  Here is a list of the Consultants and their blog addresses:

1. Melissa Robinson -
2. Michelle Battitori -
3. Neely Dean -
4. Cherri Hardcastle -
5. Lorus -
6. Sheila Wilkerson -
7. Lisa Lawson -
8. Tawnya Patton -
9. Marianne Hancock -

If you have arrived here from Marianne's blog, you are on the right track!   It's time to begin/continue hopping! 

Initially I was not sure what I wanted to create with this set, being that it's a little more limited in the images, but then I thought...oooooh...CRICUT...  How awesome is it that I can so easily incorporate our NEW Cricut Art Philosophy catridge, exclusive to us?! 
 I cut the main template out as well as the decorate circles for the flaps, the Christmas tree, the tag (to stamp on) and the CUTE flower (poinsettia-like) for the inside of the card! It was so easy to assemble! While I created this first item with a Christmas-theme in mind - to nicely include a gift card inside - out of the Elemental paper packet, I am anxious to try out and experiment with other possibilities.
Thanks for stopping by.  Please visit Michelle's blog to see what cute creation she has designed with this stamp set!

As an incentive for providing some feedback and your ideas for other "uses" for this "box template"...simply provide a suggestion in the comment section below.  I will randomly draw a name based on the order the comment was submitted and announce the winner and the goodies they can look forward to receiving from me next week.

Happy hoppin'!


  1. Melissa, If you cut it big enough, it would be perfect for a CD!
    I love your Christmasy project!

  2. i loved this when you were making it last week :)

  3. Very cute card! You're always so creative!

  4. Love love love it!!!!!!!! What a great idea - makes giving a gift card a little more exciting! What size did you cut this? And which pattern is it?

  5. That box is so cute! Love it!!!

  6. Adorable! Believe it or not, that's the first box I've seen with extra paper on the flaps! it's so cute! Thanks for sharing!