Welcome to another Close to My Heart Blog Hop.  The blog hop is a loop so if you are starting here you can just continue through until you are back here again.  This month we are featuring the November Stamp of the Month: Around the Block.  It is a set of 26 stamps that work great for home and family pages.

Nov SOM 2009

Here’s what I came up with:

Now I know there are some of you who are going to love this stamp set but it just wasn’t for me.  I took a different approach and used the cloud and swirl stamps as the background for this card and used the shutters to make my own window instead of using the house.  The card layout is from Wishes.  The frame was cut with my Lyrical Letters Cricut cartridge.  The owl in the window is from the Dream Big stamp set.


You will also notice from this picture that although my card is standard size, it opens to the side instead of flipping up.  Ink colors used are: Twilight, Sorbet, and Olive.  Ribbon is from Sorbet Collection and Designer Twilight.

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Haley D. · 11/01/2009 at 8:22 am

Your window idea is just darling! Great use of the swirls for the background too.

Carla I. · 11/01/2009 at 10:37 am

Great job on the random stamping!

Debra · 11/01/2009 at 11:09 am

I love how you used the stamps to create a background! Thanks for the inspiration.

Barbara Harris · 11/01/2009 at 12:11 pm

very cute! Great random stamping…..I didn’t join the blog hop this time but I’m still hopping anyway to see all of the gorgeous creations…lol

Jen · 11/01/2009 at 3:30 pm

Very cute, love the colors!

Sheila Bennett · 11/02/2009 at 8:49 am

Cute idea – your “windy” background looks really nice. Good choice of colors. And the open window is a great idea for the card.

Jena · 11/08/2009 at 8:06 pm

So cute – love the background you stamped and your cute little window – TFS!

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