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Sunday, September 6, 2015

National Stamping Month (Hello Life) Blog Hop

Welcome to the Close to My Heart National Stamping Month (Hello, Life!) Blog Hop!

If you came from visiting Kathy Burrows, then you are in the right place.  If you just happened upon my little corner of the blog world, simply start here and continue hopping until you return here -- our fun hop is one big loop for your viewing pleasure.

For full details on the Hello, Life! campaign, please reference my September 1st blog post.

The hop's featured stamp sets are 


For today's project, I created my first ever pocket letter for a swap hosted by Jody over at SpiegelMom Scraps.  I used the new Zoe paper packet, the fabulous Artistry Cricut collection, and of course, the super fun Hello, Life! stamp sets.  These sets are simply wonderful.  They are trendy, versatile, and coordinated perfectly.  While each set is geared toward a particular group of papercrafters, when combined, all three come together for a rockstar stamp collection.

I also used Michigan stamp set from the newly released States and Provinces collection. These mini stamp sets come with the state/province stamp as well as name and abbreviations stamps.  How fun are these??  For a full list of available stamps in this collection, please click here.

Now for the pictures...

A close-up of the shipping tag which slides out of the left-center pocket

Supplies used:
*Artistry Cricut collection
*Zoe paper packet
*Zoe complements
*Hello, Life! - Cardmaking stamp set
*Hello, Life! - Scrapbooking stamp set
*Little Things stamp set (Hostess Rewards exclusive)
*Michigan stamp set
*Holiday Tags stamp set (for the word "from")
*Opportunity stamp set (Consultant exclusive)
*Slate Exclusive Inks stamp pad
*Glacier Exclusive Inks stamp pad
*Sorbet Exclusive Inks stamp pad
*Sweet Leaf Exclusive Inks stamp pad
*Silver sequins assortment
*Whisper extra thick baker's twine
*Bitty Sparkles
*Boardwalk washi tape (retired)
*Diamond embossing folder
*Ranger White Super Fine Embossing Powder
*Craft heater
*Watercolor paints
*Paintbrush set

*Shipping tag from SpiegelMom Scraps
*Mini glassine bag from SpiegelMom Scraps

To order these or any of our other fabulous Close to My Heart products, please visit http://jddesigns.ctmh.com.

Thank you for visiting me at JD Designs and for hopping with us on the Close to My Heart National Stamping Month (Hello, Life!) Blog Hop!  Next up on the hop is Wendy CoffmanI hope you'll hop on over to her blog for more inspiration.

Until next time, remember to design it with {heart}!


  1. Awesome. I need to buy the michigan stamp. Love how you used it in your project

  2. Neat, your swap partner is going to really like the pocket letter you designed for her

  3. You did a great job. Love all of your artwork.

  4. My favourite is the hello from Michigan!

  5. Absolutely GORGEOUS pocket cards! Every special touch is fabulous!

  6. GREAT pocket letter set! This makes me want to make one!

  7. Have been wanting to try a pocket letter. Thanks for the inspiration through your work.

  8. Love the pocket letter idea....this turned out pretty sweet.


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