Welcome to the Stamp of the Month Australasian Blog Hop. This is a circular hop. If you arrived from Maz’s Blog, you are in the right place. Simply read through this post and click on the link to the next blog at the end of it. Keep reading and ‘hopping’ until you find yourself back where you started from. Each blog will showcase a project featuring the You Warm My Heart (S2011E) stamp set which is November’s Stamp of the Month from Close To My Heart.
So many creative options
- Will you have your pie with or without cream?
- Marshmallows floating on your hot chocolate or will it be mulled wine?
- Traditional red or a rainbow of candy cane colours?
- Cups stamped tone on tone or in contrasting colours?
- Christmas, catch up with the girls or baking theme?
Traditional Christmas scrapbook layout
I’ve gone with traditional colours, hot chocolate and red candy canes. I use the Love of Colour Vol 2 to find the shades of red and greens that work best together. This 4 colour combo of Scarlet, Evergreen, Fern and Mink are easy on the eye when backed by linen base pages.
I will add a title once I know which of this year’s Christmas photos will go on this page.
Stitched Square Thin cuts make designing easy
It was super quick to make the blocked layout. Two colours cut at once through my CTMH die-cutting machine with the two smallest squares in the set. I love that these dies give you a frame and a solid square from one cut.
Then it was a simple matter of mix and matching the 4 colours and making sure the squares were straight on the page.
Step your photos
Whilst the colour blocks are squares there is no reason some of your photos can’t be rectangles. You may need to creatively crop the photo that spans two pages, just keep the focal image on the LH page.
Order your Stamp of the Month
You Warm My Heart (S2011E) is only available during November, 2020. If you are Australian, be sure to order the set with E on the end of it’s code so your get Cosy instead of Cozy.
Full retail price is $34 but VIP’s can have this gorgeous set FREE when accompanied by an $80 order. If you are not a VIP, you will pay $9 with a qualifying order. But seriously…check out our VIP program first! Place your order with your Close To My Heart Consultant.
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CTMH products used in the Project
S2011 You Warm My Heart Stamp Set
9047 Love of Colour Volume 2
Z4259 Stitched Square Thin Cuts (set of 3)
X6049 Scarlet Cardstock
X6030 Evergreen Cardstock
X6053 Fern Cardstock
X5947 Mink Cardstock
5946 Linen Cardstock
Z2825 Mink Exclusive Ink Pad
Z2805 Black Exclusive Ink Pad
Z6526 Scarlett Exclusive Ink Pad