Thursday, October 1, 2015

October 2015 Stamp of the Month

Welcome to our Stamp of the Month Blog Hop! We will be featuring October's SOTM, which is "Twinkle" a set of 15 stamps. If you have come here from Michelle'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 47 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!

Single Page Lay-out

This single page layout is packed with possibilities for additional pages, additional pages can be added to match any of the colors used on this layout.  The White Pines B&T Paper Pack is the perfect complement to our October Stamp of the Month.  I love Christmas Stamps for their versatility, this stamp set can be used for both scrapbook layouts and card-making.

Tools: Trimmer, Scissors, Heat Tool, Cricut, 1/8" Hole Punch and Acrylic Blocks 

Cricut Cartridge: Artiste

Stamps: Twinkle (S1510)

CTMH Products Used:

  • White Pines B &T Paper Packet
  • Fern Cardstock (1 included in White Pines Paper Packet)
  • White Daisy Cardstock (2 included in White Pines Paper Packet)
  • Cranberry Cardstock (1 included in White Pines Paper Packet)
  • Black Ink Pad
  • Peacock Ink Pad
  • Cranberry Ink Pad
  • New England Ivy Ink Pad
  • Crystal Blue Ink Pad
  • Versamark Ink Pad
  • Ranger Superfine Silver Embossing Powder
  • Red Enamel Gems
  • Red Shimmer Trim
  • Hemp Twine
  • Red Baker's Twine
Dimensions and Instructions:

A -  Lay Out Base - 12" X 12" Fern Cardstock
B -  Chevron Patterned Paper - 7" X 9"
C -  Cranberry Cardstock Photo Mat - 5.5" X 7.5"
D - Cranberry Cardstock 2.25" Circle (use punch or Cricut)

Cricut Cut Guide:
Label Frame (Cut 1)

Ornament (Cut 3)
  1. The base layer (Layer A) for this single page layout is a 12" X 12" Fern Cardstock.
  2. Stamp the double circle star image from the Twinkle stamp set using a black ink pad on the center of layer A
  3. Add layer B using a tape runner 1.5" from the right side of layer A centered.
  4. Add layer C using a tape runner on the center of layer B.
  5. Using Versamark Ink, stamp the sentiment "December 25" on the center of a 2.25" Cranberry Circle Cardstock.  Add Ranger Superfine Silver Embossing Powder and Heat set with a Heat Tool.  When the powder melts, you will get a shiny smooth raised image. (see picture below)
  6. Using 3D foam tape add the embossed sentiment to the bottom right hand corner of layer B.
  7. Use a Black Ink Pad and Stamp the frame image on the label frame cut out.  Use Peacock Ink Pad and stamp the sentiment "Believe" on the center of the frame.  Adhere to the left of the circle sentiment using 3D foam tape.
  8. Cut (2) 2" strips of the Red Shimmer Trim. Cut tails on one side and add to the left of the label cut out.
  9. Form a triple bow using the Hemp Twine and adhere using glue dots on top of the shimmer trim.
  10. Using New England Ivy, Crystal Blue and Cranberry Ink Pads, stamp the diagonal stripe image on each of the Cricut cut ornament images.
  11. Stamp the string image using Cranberry Ink Pad on the top left corner of layer A.  
  12. Punch a hole using 1/8" hole punch on top of the ornament and tie a string of Red Bakers twine to all 3 of the ornaments.  Adhere the ornaments using 3D foam tape and hang on the stamped string.
  13. Add Red Enamel Gems to the string and on the bottom right hand corner of the page.
In addition to tape runners, I also recommend using CTMH Liquid Glass or Bonding Memories glue pen to adhere the layers and 3-D Foam tape to give the accent dimensions. Feel free to add your own touch to this fun and easy scrapbook layout.

Now "Hop" on over to 
Lori'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 October SOTM is only available until October 31st, 2015! Contact your CTMH Consultant (or click here) to see how you can get this stamp set at a discount!

Happy Crafting!



  1. Nice layout, you do a great job with your instructions as well.

  2. A lovely layout, and it uses so many of the stamped images from this set...great job!

  3. I love that star border along the middle of the page and the subtle use of the red enamel gems- well done!

  4. Lovely! I'll be scraplifting your layout! I always do a page each year with a picture of my Christmas Tree and this is just perfect idea

  5. Gorgeous! Love how you've toned down the busy-ness of the patterned B&T with the Fern cardstock.

  6. Great LO design. Love your embossing!

  7. Such a pretty layout! The chevron paper really makes it pop!

  8. Very nice page! Really like the nice, clean look to it.