Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Jump On It July Blog Hop

Welcome to our Jump On It July Blog Hop!  During the month of July, Close to My Heart is offering a fantastic deal on their Stamp of the Month and Hostess stamp sets.  When you purchase $25 in current, retail priced stamps, you qualify to receive either the July Stamp of the Month FREE or any one of the Hostess Rewards stamp sets featured in Annual Inspirations 2014–2015 or Seasonal Expressions 2 for only $5!  The Hostess Rewards stamp sets have previously only been available as part of the Hostess Rewards program, which means now is the perfect opportunity to get those special stamp sets you’ve had your eye on!

If you have come here from Jennifer'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 35 Close To My Heart Consultants sharing their creations using any of the Hostess stamp sets. The hop 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!

There are 13 hostess stamp sets to choose from for this deal!  They can be found on pages 5-10 of the Annual Inspirations book and pages 4-5 of the Seasonal Expressions 2 book.

I chose to use the Exotic Flower set from the Seasonal Expressions 2 catalog.  This is a single stamp that is approximately 4" x 4".  Using the Exotic Flower Stamp, I created 3 different cards using the same layout.  For each card, the image was stamped 3 times, cut and layered using thin 3-D foam tape.  Each card has the original square image, the flower shaped image and the circular center.  Here is a side view to see the layering.

For the first card, I tried a technique I have seen posted around the internet.  The image was stamped onto black paper and embossed using white embossing powder. The white lines were colored using several shades of ShinHan Touch Twin markers. A small strip of green glitter paper and a pair of silver sequins topped off the card.

The second card is my contribution to "Christmas in July!" The image was embossed using gold powder on white, cranberry and ivy cardstock. The "Merry Christmas" sentiment stamp is from another hostess set, Sing Glory. This card used a small scrap of Yuletide Carol paper and two gold sequins to finish it off.
The last card uses the zip strip from my favorite Blossom paper line. The colors in this paper are beautiful together!  The image was stamped and embossed with white powder again, but no coloring was added to the image.
Thanks for stopping by!  I hope you enjoyed my creations.  I'd love to hear which card is your favorite!  

Here is a list of Close To My Heart Products used to create these cards:
B1477 - Exotic Flower stamp set
C1587 - Sing Glory stamp set
B1438 - Banner Wishes stamp set
Z3042 - Coral Reef Sequins
Z2013 - Sequins, Silver Assortment
Z2012 - Sequins, Gold Assortment
Z891 - VersaMark Ink Pad
Z2066 - Ranger Princess Gold Embossing Powder
Z2068 - Ranger White Super Fine Embossing Powder
Z1847 - Green Glitter Paper
X7187B - Yuletide Carol Paper Pack
X7196B - Blossom Paper Pack
X254 - Cards and Envelopes, White Value Pack
Z2060 - Thin 3-D Foam Tape
ShinHan Touch Twin Markers in Vivid Green, Pastel Green, Tender Pink and Cerulean Blue Light
CTMH Cardstock in Glacier, Sorbet, Pear, Cranberry, New England Ivy, White Daisy, and Black

Remember, only during the month of July can you take advantage of this great special! To get your FREE SOTM stamp set or your $5 Hostess Rewards stamp set, simply place an order for $25 of any current, retail priced stamps. Spring into action and jump on this deal before it’s gone! 
Now "Hop" on over to Cat's Blog to see her creation! Be sure to visit all the Consultants at their Blogs to get some great crafting ideas and other fun ideas! 


  1. Love the different techniques used with this stamp set. Very nice!

  2. Wow, these turned out great!

  3. Amazing Cards! really awesome!

  4. Beautiful! I love they way the same pattern can look different when you change up the colors.

  5. Beautiful cards! I love the different techniques you used!

  6. Oh my! Your cards are stunning! I love the Christmas one.

  7. These are gorgeous, especially with the image embossed! WOW!

  8. Absolutely gorgeous cards! I am happy I don't have to choose a favorite because I don't think I could. All are stunning!

  9. Love how you made different styles with the same exact stamp

  10. Gorgeous- that Christmas one is stunning!