Welcome to our Stamp of the Month Blog Hop! We will be featuring August’s SOTM, which is School Year, a set of 9 stamps. If you have come here from Melinda Everitt’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: Basic Fundamentals Paper Pack, Cranberry Cardstock, White Daisy Cardstock (for base), Alphabeet Embossing Folder, School Year Stamp Set (September 2017 SOTM), Charcoal Ink, Black Ink, Marvy’s Uchida LePen Journaling Pen, and Red Enamel Gems.

Normally, I try to use the SOTM in a way you wouldn’t expect but this one just screams school and was perfect for these photos. I really wanted to stamp within the lines on this patterned paper, so I lined it up on my Versamat and attached it to a White Daisy cardstock base. I only put adhesive in the middle so I could add the embossed Cranberry cardstock in the corners. Once I had everything in place, I secured all the papers with more adhesive. In the end, I didn’t do the stamping like I had originally planned but I did use it as journaling space!

Now “Hop” on over to Cat 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 School Year Stamp Set is only available until August 31, 2017! Visit my website to see how you can get this stamp set at a discount!


Brenda L · 08/01/2017 at 9:29 pm

Super cute layout!

Emily · 08/01/2017 at 10:17 pm

Love your use of three embossing folders on this creative design!

Melissa Robinson · 08/01/2017 at 10:50 pm

LOL So cute! Love the photo comparisons; great for the use of this stamp set!

Sheila Bennett · 08/02/2017 at 3:33 am

Cute expressions, and a great idea for a scrapbook page.

Ellen "CardMonkey" · 08/02/2017 at 7:04 am

Oh my gosh, those expressions!! How could you NOT scrapbook this? I love the simplicity of your design and use of these perfect stamps.

Michelle Stewart · 08/02/2017 at 8:20 am

Love this, the photo for the end of the school year is too funny. Great layout.

Brandi R · 08/02/2017 at 10:51 am

OMG she is adorable! I love the different facial expressions, the excitement then the sadness. I love your layout, wonderful job!

Darlys · 08/02/2017 at 1:01 pm

Precious layout, so adorable, perfect use of the 1st and last day stamps. love the stitching and embossing.

Jean McNulty · 08/02/2017 at 2:02 pm

Such a cute layout…love the pictures 🙂

Amy Ulen · 08/02/2017 at 6:48 pm

So adorable! I hope her teacher gets to see this layout!

Catherine Nowak · 08/02/2017 at 9:31 pm

What a great layout! I love embossed corners.

Haley Dyer · 08/11/2017 at 3:42 pm

What sweet pictures! Cute LO!

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