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Tuesday, September 12, 2017

National Stamping Month Blog Hop

Welcome to the National Stamping Month Blog Hop!

If you came from visiting Gina Brandstetter, 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. 

In celebration of National Stamping Month, Close to My Heart is offering an exclusive card kit and stamp set called From the Heart.  The exclusive From the Heart card kit gives you all the materials you need for creating 12 interactive cards, including an E-size stamp set with heartfelt sentiments and stamps you can layer together for exquisitely artistic cards.  You can also purchase the stamp set separately as well as additional sets of card bases/envelopes.  For full details on this special, you can visit my CTMH website.

For today's hop, we were challenged to go beyond the kit and create original artwork using the stamp set and/or the kit components themselves.  I chose to set the kit aside and focus on the beautiful sentiments in the stamp set.  As a fun bonus challenge to myself, I decided to participate in the color dare #260 challenge from Color My Heart Color Dare -- using colors Willow, Raspberry, Bashful, White Daisy and Charcoal.

And if that wasn't enough to pack into one project, I found a 6x6 one-sheet wonder template on Pinterest to scraplift.  Have you ever tried a one-sheet wonder?  They are fun templates designed to help you get the most out of your patterned paper; some 12x12 designs even stretch your paper to create 20+ cards!  The pattern I chose was for 4 cards from 1 6x6 piece of B&T patterned paper.

For a larger / closer view of any of the cards, please click on the image below.



Supplies used:
*From the Heart stamp set (September Exclusive Special)
*Basics Fundamental paper packet
*Bashful glitter paper
*White cards & envelopes value pack
*Charcoal 12" x 12" card stock
*Raspberry 12" x 12" card stock
*White Daisy 12" x 12" card stock
*Bashful Exclusive Inks stamp pad
*Charcoal Exclusive Inks stamp pad
*Raspberry Exclusive Inks stamp pad
*Willow Exclusive Inks stamp pad
*Black Memento ink pad
*Waterbrush - small round
*Bitty Sparkles

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 Blog Hop!  Next up on the hop is Janna GrayI hope you'll hop on over to her blog for more inspiration.

Until next time, design with {heart}!


  1. What a fabulous assortment of pretty cards! I love how you varied the card designs yet used the same products and colors. We are so happy to have you take the Color Dare challenge this week. Please join us again soon!
    :) Marie
    Color My Heart Color Dare DT

  2. Jennifer, your cards are beautiful! How fun that you used a one-sheet wonder pattern to create this set! I love that you used each of the sentiments, and how you incorporated all of the colors! Thank you for joining us at Color My Heart Color Dare!

  3. Lovely assortment of stamps and all made using the same color challenge and use of the many sentiments...beautiful. Thanks for sharing with us at Color Dare this week. Hope to see you again in future color challenges.


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