heARTful stamping challenge – 2 weeks Anything Goes!


This month’s theme and monthly prize

Anything Goes + a stamp

Dec 17 – Dec 31

Welcome to this week’s Anything Goes heARTful stamping challenge – well, it will actually run for TWO weeks because Christmas Eve falls on a Sunday and that’s when our family celebrates.   This also gives my design team a little holiday break too.   That means you can enter a total of 4 during that two week period!

If this is your first visit here, there are normally weekly Top 3 winners and a random winner from all of the participants receives the monthly prize drawing.   I am celebrating my First Anniversary with Close To My Heart and thought it would be fun to have a special prize package so I’m working on that now!  Stay tuned 🙂

This Week’s Inspiration

I’ve been having a great time working through all of the cute and fun images and sentiments in CTMH’s December Stamp of the Month called A Little Bit of Pun.  I mean who can resist s’mores?  I love how this card turned out and it was so easy.  I used to really struggle mixing papers and patterns but find I can do it easily with CTMH’s paper packs.  Phew!  Check out some of my other cute punny cards here.

CTMH A Little Bit of Pun - Dec 2017 STOM | handmade card | punny sayings

CTMH supplies:  A Little Bit of Pun Stamp of the Month, White Daisy paper, Basics Fundamentals paper pack, Dreamin Big paper pack (orange) – retired, Watercolor pencils


I have been stamping and holding card workshops for a long, long time now.  That means I have accumulated quiet a few card kits that were leftover from various events.  I found these pretty papers from my amuse studio days and finished them off with some gold embossing.  I think the ornaments and sentiments from CTMH’s Silver and Gold cardmaking stamp set look very elegant here.  I really love the mix of fonts in the sentiments included in this stamp set.  I die cut a brown paper bag in the large scallop border since it’s easy to scrunch and manipulate.

CTMH Silver and Gold cardmaking stamp set | gold embossed | handmade Christmas card

CTMH supplies:  Silver and Gold cardmaking stamp set


The other day I posted this question in my Stamped Blessings VIP facebook page…Do you make your own Christmas tags or do you buy them?  Or do you do both?!  I do both…but I do admit, I recycle and reuse my best homemade ones.  tee hee.  This year I had a blast making a whole bunch of new tags with CTMH’s it’s The Thought That Counts stamp set.  This set coordinates perfectly with their thin cut tag die set.  There are 10 great (kinda snarky!) sentiments and a few tiny images that help fill things in and make each tag unique.  So fun!

CTMH The Thought that Counts | sassy little Christmas tags | DIY tags

CTMH supplies:  The Thought that Counts stamp set, Cranberry, Fern, Lemon and Glacier ink, Tag thin cut dies, White Daisy cardstock

 I hope you join us!

Looking for past winners?  Check out this link here.

It’s simple to play along:

  • 2 entry limit per week or a total of 4
  • no digis please! 
  • please link back to this heARTful stamping Challenge to be eligible for the monthly prize!

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