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Sunday, November 1, 2015

Stamp of the Month Blog Hop -- November: Cheers, 2016!

Welcome to the November Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!

If you came from visiting Dana Kessler, 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. 

The month's featured stamp set is S1511 Cheers, 2016! (pictured below).  This set is only available until November 30th and is only $5 with a $50 Close to My Heart purchase.

For today's project, I started by creating a simple card with the new Confetti embossing folder and some gold embellishments.  After creating the "Dream Big" card, I decided to step up the design a little with an additional layer.  I used one of the beautiful black & white patterns from the La Vie En Rose collection.

 Which design do you like better??


I also used the stamp set to create a coordinating envelope.  In my opinion, a matching envelope is the perfect finishing touch to any handmade card.

Supplies used:
*Artistry Cricut collection
*Cheers, 2016! stamp set
*5 1/2" X 4 1/4" White Cards & Envelopes, Value Pack
*12" x  12" Black card stock
*12" x  12" Pomegranate card stock
*12" x  12" White Daisy card stock
*Pomegranate Exclusive Inks stamp pad
*Black Exclusive Inks stamp pad
*Confetti embossing folder
*Gold shimmer trim
*Bling gems gold assortment

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 Stamp of the Month November Blog Hop!  Next up on the hop is Carol TaggioI hope you'll hop on over to her blog for more inspiration.

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


  1. Really love the colours you used on these cards and the bling!

  2. Gorgeous cards, I like the Dream Big one best :)

  3. Beautiful cards. The black really makes the red pop and the shimmer trim is a perfect touch.

  4. I love this card! The bling makes it so fun!

  5. Clean design and a lovely card and envelope set!

  6. They both turned out nice, but I think I like the pop of the pomegranate against black that the "Dream Big" card has. Love your matching envelope too!


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