Cards / CTMH

October SOTM Blog Hop – Thanks & Giving

thanks & giving card

Thanks & GivingWelcome to the October Stamp of the Month Blog Hop where we are full of Thanks & Giving!

I’m so inspired by this beautiful stamp set as it is a wonderful reminder to give thanks. I hope that you, too, will be inspired by all of the amazing artists along the Thanks & Giving blog hop.  Remember that blog hops are a big, fun circle and that you can hop on at any point.  If you are coming from Brenda Lapp’s blog, you are on the right track.  If you ever get lost, you will find the complete list of participants on Melinda’s blog.  Remember to give my fellow consultants some love along the way by leaving comments.

My Thanks & Giving Art

thanks & giving cardDid you know that CTMH has new Watercolor Pencils?  You can use them with or without water.  For this card, I colored directly on to Kraft paper.  I used pairs of watercolor pencils to give the leaves some dimension.  In addition to using the Stamp of the Month, I added the “for you” sentiment from the Just a Little Something (C1730) stamp set. 

thanks & giving cardThe stitched borders were added using a Thin Cut from the new Decorative Borders (Z4241) collection.  I’m pretty sure it is my favorite product from the new Idea Book!  I can’t stop using them…especially this stitched border.

So, here is a question for you…does this card seem complete?  thanks & giving cardI debated with myself about adding sequins or bling, but I was going for a clean and simple look with the leaves as the star of the show.  Once I added the white embossing, the leaves became a little muted and now I wonder.  Let me know in the comments if you would add some bling or leave it as it is.  While you are at it, let me know what you are thankful for at this very moment!

Shop & Hop

The Thanks & Giving Stamp of the Month is available October 1-31, 2018, only. The regular price is $18.95, or you can get it for only $5 with a $50 purchase. You may purchase this stamp set as well as any supplies you see listed above on my website.

Thank you for visiting my blog. After you leave a comment, it’s time to hop on over to Melissa Robinson‘s blog to see what she has made with this adorable stamp set.

Make Kraft Pop with Colored Pencils - StudioScrapping with Amy Ulen
About Author

My adventures as a CTMH consultant began in April of 2007. My goal was simply to meet my minimums so that I could enjoy the consultant discount. Little did I know that my passion for the products and teaching scrapbooking and stamping techniques would lead me to so many new friendships. I've had the good fortune to travel to a variety of CTMH events and was even asked to teach at the Studio J Boot Camp in 2011, Convention Extravaganza in 2012, and on the main stage at Convention 2015.


  • Brenda L
    October 1, 2018 at 5:36 pm

    Gorgeous card!

    • Amy
      October 1, 2018 at 5:50 pm

      Thanks, Brenda!

  • Alayne Fleming
    October 1, 2018 at 6:06 pm

    The card makes me feel like Autumn. I like it!

    • Amy
      October 1, 2018 at 6:08 pm

      Thanks, Alayne!

  • Kathy Burrows
    October 1, 2018 at 6:47 pm

    Love your random stamping on the craft paper. Great idea!

    • Amy
      October 1, 2018 at 7:46 pm

      Thanks, Kathy! I’m on a bit of a random stamping kick right now. 🙂

  • Ronda La Duke
    October 2, 2018 at 5:13 am

    This is so pretty on the craft paper! Love it!

    • Amy
      October 2, 2018 at 2:56 pm

      Thanks, Ronda!

  • Krista Hershberger
    October 2, 2018 at 12:23 pm

    Such a pretty card…and stamping on kraft – love it! Was your white…a gel pen or watercolor pencil? TFS!

    • Amy
      October 2, 2018 at 2:57 pm

      Thanks, Krista! I used a white gel pen for the dots. The sentiment is white embossing powder.

  • Joy
    October 3, 2018 at 7:31 am

    I don’t think your card needs bling – the colors and white on the kraft paper are enough. I would not have thought to do this but I LOVE it. Thanks for the inspiration!

    • Amy
      October 3, 2018 at 3:10 pm

      Thanks for the feedback, Joy!

  • Catherine Nowak
    October 7, 2018 at 5:51 am

    WOW!! Love this card! What a great fall felling card with the kraft paper and love how the white pops.

    • Amy
      October 7, 2018 at 11:41 am

      Thank you! I love the white embossing powder and gel pen so much. I’m glad you like it, too.


Leave a Reply