CTMH September SOTM Blog Hop – Family is Forever

Welcome to our Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!  We will be featuring Septembers’s Stamp of the Month, which is Family is Forever, a set of 7 stamps.  If you have come here from Morgan Vogt’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. 



Love Card by Wendy Kessler

Products used are all Close to My Heart: Family is Forever Stamp Set (September SOTM), Inks (Cranberry, Olive, and Chocolate), Olive Cardstock, Sponge Daubers, and Colonial White Cards and Envelopes.

I think the tree on this stamp set is so beautiful!  I first inked it in Chocolate Ink, then using a sponge dauber and Olive Ink, I applied green to the leaves and stamped.  Next, I stamped the tree in Cranberry Ink on a scrap paper, cut out the hearts, and attached to the tree with glue dots.  I stamped the word LOVE with Cranberry Ink and fussy cut.  Leaving a small outline around the hearts and the word gave it a little bit of a shadow when attached with glue dots and makes them appear 3D without the dimension.

Now “Hop” on over to Peachy Iris G. Lamb’s Blog to see her work! Be sure to visit all the consultants’ blogs to get some great crafting ideas! Remember, the Family is Forever Stamp Set is only available until September 31st!  When you place a $50 order from my website, you can get this stamp set at a discounted price of only $5!


  1. Peachy G. Lamb Says:

    Wendy, I love all the techniques that you used in this wonderful card!

  2. Paige Says:

    Sweet card! I love the fussy cutting on the word!

  3. Catherine Nowak Says:

    Beautiful card!

  4. Kristine Ponte Says:

    love the fussy cutting and how you’ve used the sponge dauber to add more ink!

  5. Haley D. Says:


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