Sunday, July 31, 2011

August Stamp of the Month: Wicked

It's August and at Close to My Heart that means so many exciting things...a new Idea Book filled with amazing new products, lower prices, lots of inspiration, an EXCLUSIVE Cricut cartridge, TWO phenomenal specials (can you say THREE free stamp sets in August?!?! Wow, wow, wow!!), and of course a brand new Stamp of the Month!

I will certainly be sharing all about the other fun things VERY soon, but in the meantime, it's Blog Hop time! If you've arrived here from Helen's blog, you are on the right track. If this is your first stop, simply follow the link at the bottom of this post to get to the next blog and continue following the links until you arrive back here. We have over 60 talented consultants sharing their creativity this month, so you are sure to be inspired!

I know it's only August, but it's never too early to begin thinking about Halloween! Now you can begin creating all those tricks and treats with our August Stamp of the Month set, Wicked.

Wicked is just the type of Halloween stamp set I love - a touch of spooky mixed with a touch of whimsy!

I happen to be a huge fan of musical theater, and as soon as I saw this set songs from the show "Wicked" began running through my head, so I just knew I needed to create a "Wicked" themed card using my new Wicked stamp set. was my inspiration...

I decided to use the Black and Grey Wool damask B&T paper from the brand new Mischief kit along with Pear cardstock to create this wickedly simple 5x7 card! And yes...I sang the soundtrack the entire time I created it!
The red sparkle above the "i" on the sentiment piece is from the Red, Pink & Purple Sparkles Assortment and adds just that pop of red that is so eye-catching in the Wicked logo.

Do you like the shape of the sentiment piece? It was as easy as pie with the brand new Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge, available exclusively through Close to My Heart. Don't worry, you'll see lots more on the new Cricut cartridge from me in the coming weeks!

Are you ready for some more exciting news? Close to My Heart has introduced a new and improved Stamp of the Month program and now all of the Stamp of the Month sets, like Wicked, are now easier than ever to add to your collection. There are now two ways to get Wicked (and all other upcoming SOTM sets when they are available):
  1. Purchase is for the new LOW price of $17.95 (yes, that's a $5 price drop - LOVE it!)
  2. Add it to your order for only $5 when you spend $50 (before tax and shipping)
As if that wasn't enough of a celebrate our new SOTM program, when you spend $50 to add the Wicked set to your order for $5, you will also receive the exclusive A Typeset stamp set FREE (a $6.95 value)!

One thing that isn't changing it the time they are available, so you won't want to wait! The Wicked set is only available through August 31st.

Time to hop along and see what other trick and treats my fellow CTMH consultants have in store for you. Head on over to my friend Brae Montgomery's blog to see what wicked fun she has up her sleeve!

Be sure to check back here this week for all the exciting announcements that come along with the Autumn/Winter 2011 Idea Book!


  1. Nice the color combo.

  2. Love the inspiration, great card!

  3. I really like your card and how you based it off the Wicked theme! Tfs

  4. Beth - GORGEOUS card! I also thought of the musical Wicked, though not for my SOTM entry. ;-) LOVE yours! This is such a great stamp set!

  5. Love the colors you used, the pear green is beautiful with the Mischief papers..

    Peggy Lee
    (Creative Scraps)

  6. Great inspiration and great card!

  7. Love the color combinations you used. I would never of thought to use them.

  8. Gorgeous card. I LOVE the color combination!!!

  9. WICKED card! The set made me think of the musical too, and you used the inspiration well.

  10. Lovin this color combo and the little sparkle is a great detail!!

  11. What a darling card--love the little red bling in the "wicked"!