Monday, January 9, 2023

Frosty Days - Jan 2023 SOTM...

It's been a while since I posted the EXCLUSIVE Stamp Sets that CTMH offers each month.

Each month you can purchase a new D-size stamp set valued at $19.95 for just $5—or you can get it for FREE as a VIP Customer! Qualify for this special pricing by placing an order of $50 or more in Close To My Heart products. This month’s set is only available January 1–31.

We call them Stamps of the Month and for January, it's all about CUTE Critters who appear to be "frosty" with their beanies, scarves, and warm beverages. 

Meet Frosty Days - set of 12 images perfect for those Wintery Cards/Layouts or just ADORABLE stamped cards. Recommended Blocks: 1″ × 1″ (Y1000), 2″ × 2″ (Y1003), 2″ × 3½″ (Y1009), 3″ × 3″ (Y1006), 4″ × 4″ (Y1017)

I FINALLY got back to my craft room this weekend, after a long break. I wanted to play with this set because #1 they're ADORABLE and #2 I'm not a "colorer" but I wanted to see what I could do with it. Although it's "Winter" here in Texas, it DEFINITELY IS NOT Winter (80-degree weather in January is NOT my idea of fun). BUT there are some images that can represent coziness aside from it being so warm outside....those are the images I started with.

My favored method of coloring is our Tri-Blend Markers. You get three shades in each marker when makes even my coloring look somewhat

I coupled the set with some Paper from Are We There Yet? and the Mix-In Collection (Jan-Mar 2023). The Bold Honey Butter together with the other soft colors just make this card...

I used the Oval Frame Thin Cuts (ON LOW QUANTITY but it's a MUST - so hurry and get it)...although I used just the inside oval on this card, the bracket frame will definitely be used in the future. The other Shapes in this center focal piece come from the Are We There Yet? Scrapbooking Stamp + Thin Cuts (there's a VERY VERSATILE tag shape in that set) and the Small Circle Shaker Window Thin Cuts

The sentiment is a result of some masking using the the "happy birthday" sentiment from the Are We There Yet? Card Workshop (it's exclusive to the workshop kit but any happy birthday sentiment should work). If you want to see this technique in action, head on over to my IG Account and watch my Reel (give me a follow while you're over there so you don't miss anything). 

I used my Black Journaling Pen to make doodle-dots all around the focal grouping and the all the Frosty Days images are attached using a combination of 3D Foam Tape and Thin 3D Foam Tape to get the varying degrees of dimension...

For the inside of the card, I brought the patterned paper over from the Mix-In Collection and then added a bold sentiment using the Sending Good Vibes Stamp Set. If you're looking to get into stamping your own cards, THIS SET is a good has multiple sentiments from various occasions...

 Thanks for stopping by!

Don't forget that this stamp set is ONLY AVAILABLE DURING JANUARY 2023 and can be purchased for a little as $5 or can be FREE if you're a VIP with a qualifying order. You can find out more about the SOTM Program here.

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