Hi there! Today is November 1st.. which means it's time for a new Stamp of the Month for our faithful Close To My Heart followers! I'll admit- I was excited about this set from the get go... then when I received it- I really didn't know what to do with it. Then I created a card that I really Really like... for a swap... that I mailed... without taking a photo AGAIN!! So I quickly whipped up this cute little gift idea to show you today.
So.. If you're joining the hop by visiting my blog first- you'll want to visit Jena's blog to start at the beginning(you may want to bookmark her site as the entire hop list is there so if you get stuck along the way- her post will help you out!). If you're coming from Caren's blog- you're heading in the right direction. When you're finished looking around my blog- hop on over to Dawn's blog to continue the fun.
I thought I'd share a gift idea with you today... because frankly I'm on card and layout overload at the moment and needed a break. I have a boatload of art to share with you as quick as I can get it all posted but I hope this will do for today:
I was hoping to make it look like a gingerbread house because what you can't see are the gingerbread men cookies in the bag on the inside. I used the new Twinkle glitter brads for some sparkle around the handle and in the crocheted flower to add the "fun" accent - Gingerbread houses make me think of sparkle and fun (and candy too but I didn't have anything that would work and wasn't real candy!)
The stamp set comes with a little wooden post type of stamp and so I used that to create the post on my sign. There is a great stamp that says "home" and if I'd have thought of it sooner I would have stamped" Home for the holidays".