July SOTM (Highlight Reel) Blog Hop

Welcome to our Stamp of the Month Blog Hop! We will be featuring July’s SOTM, which is Highlight Reel, a set of 23 stamps. If you have come here from Krista Hershberger’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 Close To My Heart Consultants are sharing their creations using this month’s SOTM and other great CTMH products on their blogs. To follow along just click on the link at the end of the post on each blog to move to the next one! Here we go!

Products used are all Close to My Heart: Highlight Reel stamp set (July 2018 SOTM), Quotable Words stamp setInstalife Album – Blush, Bashful Cardstock, White Daisy Cardstock, journaling cards from Story by Stacy, Charcoal Ink, Raspberry Ink, Instalife Black Overlays, and Marvy Uchida LePen Journaling Pen.

So what if you have one of these little mini albums or want to get one for a project but just don’t know what to do without page protectors? I’ve got a solution for you! I cut my own pages and when they are complete I plan to laminate them for protection. I made this album for my daughter to write in while we are on vacation. I am so excited to see her favorite things and memories! Throughout the trip when she needs something to do or we have a break or a time of waiting, I am going to pull this out and have her write in it. It is going to be a great keepsake. You could also do this with the new Story by Stacy albums.

I cut my pages 4 5/8″ x 4 1/4″. I marked in pencil where to punch the first holes and then used that as a guide for the rest of the pages. I chose Bashful because (1) it matched the album (2) it’s light enough to write on and (3) I have a lot to use up. 🙂

One thing to note if you are using double-sided cardstock is to alternate between the light and dark pages.

Now “Hop” on over to Catherine Nowak‘s Blog to see her work! Be sure to visit all the Consultants at their Blogs to get some great crafting ideas and other fun ideas! Remember, the Highlight Reel stamp set is only available until July 31, 2018! Visit my website to see how you can get this stamp set at a discount!

Here are some projects from corp that were made using this Stamp of the Month:

4″ x 6″ Mini Travel Album
S1807 My Acrylix® Highlight Reel—July Stamp of the Month
X7231B Central Park Paper Packet
X7234B Documented Paper Packet
1385 White Daisy Cardstock
X5949 Almond Cardstock
X5979 Juniper Cardstock
X5963 Poppy Cardstock
Z2829 Espresso Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad
Z2865 Juniper Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad
Z2852 Poppy Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad
X7234E Picture My Life™ Cards—Love Us
Z1263 Bitty Sparkles
Z1151 3-D Foam Tape
Z2060 Thin 3-D Foam Tape
Sewing Machine
12″ x 12″ Highlight Reel Page
S1807 My Acrylix® Highlight Reel—July Stamp of the Month
X7231B Central Park Paper Packet
X7234B Documented Paper Packet
1385 White Daisy Cardstock
X5949 Almond Cardstock
X5979 Juniper Cardstock
Z2819 Bashful Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad
Z2827 Almond Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad
Z2829 Espresso Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad
Z2851 Saffron Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad
X7234E Picture My Life™ Cards—Love Us
X7234C Documented Complements
Z3274 Clear Sparkles
Z1263 Bitty Sparkles
Z4196 White Ribbon
Z3132 Watercolor Paints
Z3188 Paintbrush Set
Z2060 Thin 3-D Foam Tape

Operation Smile Stamp Set

Let’s not forget about this super cute stamp set that supports Operation Smile. With each purchase of the Punny Pals stamp set, Close to My Heart will donate $7 of the proceeds to Operation Smile, a non-profit organization that provides surgeries to repair cleft lips and palates for children around the world. Give a smile today!

Central Park Workshop Your Way Kit

On August 3, 2018, we will be creating the Central Park Scrapbooking Workshop.  If you are in Club, this is the time to order.  You need to order by July 6, 2018 by contacting me or joining the correct gathering on my website to receive it by the scheduled workshop date.

The Central Park Workshop Your Way Scrapbooking Kit includes:
1 – Central Park paper packet (X7231B)
1 – Central Park Complements (X7231C)
4 – cardstock sheets (1 Pacifica, 3 White Daisy)
1 – Central Park sequins (Z4178)
1 – Central Park alphabet (Z4197)
Printed instructions

Download Instruction Guide: On my website

With this kit, you will be able to complete three 2-page layouts (shown above).

Additional Picture My Life Layout: To create the Picture My Life layout for this workshop, simply add:
Design 2 Pocket Plus Memory Protectors
Design 4 Pocket Plus Memory Protectors

Additional Cardmaking Project: Make 6 cards, 2 of each design, using your remaining workshop materials and just a few extra supplies!
Central Park Cardmaking Stamp + Thin Cuts
Glacier Ink
Mink Ink
Pacifica Ink
White Cards & Envelopes Value Pack
Thin 3-D Foam Tape

Coordinating colors for this paper (cardstock and inks): Bashful, Glacier, Lemon, Mink, Pacifica, Poppy, White Daisy, Willow

Other coordinating products:
C1715 Central Park – Cardmaking stamp set
D1775 Central Park – Scrapbooking stamp set
X7231E Picture My Life Cards – Birthday Cheer

When you place an order of $50 or more, you get the Stamp of the Month set for only $5.
The Stamp of the Month is:
Highlight Reel

The current Constant Campaign is:
Stampaganza is back! During July, buy any two My Acrylix® stamp sets at the full retail price and get a third stamp set of equal or lesser value free! Choose from stamp sets in the current Annual Inspirations or Seasonal Expressions 2, plus the popular Solos number and letter stamp sets that we’ve brought back just for July! Solos stamp sets can also be purchased in two different bundles, one for letters and one for numbers, for even more savings! See below for the complete list of Solos stamp sets included in Stampaganza.

Stamp Sets for Cards

Great as stand-along images, these stamps also pair nicely for decorating the insides and outsides of your cards.

B1586 New Two Stamp

B1588 Grateful Wow Stamp

Central Park Cards & Card Box

Here is a set of cards and a matching box to go with them using the Central Park Paper Packet. I’ve altered some of the designs to use different stamp sets.

Supplies used are all Close to My Heart: Central Park Paper Packet, Central Park Complements, Blue Burlap Ribbon, Sending Smiles stamp set, Many Congratulations stamp set, Sending Prayers stamp set, White Ribbon, 2″ Scalloped Circle punch, and misc embellishments.

Design credit: Cassie Ingersoll