Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Anniversary Cards Using "Highlight Reel" - July Stamp of the Month

I've been having fun with this month's exclusive stamp set, Highlight Reel, from CTMH. Although designed more for scrapbooking than cardmaking, I love to stretch my stamps for both. Here are a couple of anniversary cards I made using this set:


This card went to my daughter and son-in-law. My daughter loved the movie UP, and she sent a text to say how much she liked this card when it arrived.


This card uses four different stamp sets, the only part from Highlight Reel being the dot border along the top and bottom. (NOTE: supplies and shopping links listed at the end of this post). Maybe it's the author in me, but I love playing around with multiple sets to create customized sentiments. I often store stamp sets which compliment one another in the same plastic case to encourage cross-use.

A number of products used on these cards will be retiring soon, which also means they won't be available if supplies run out before September 1 when the current Seasonal and Annual catalogs expire. I've noted these products with an asterisks (*) in the supply list below.

Let me plug one in particular: this year's color of the year, Bashful (used on the lines of hearts above). I've seen next year's catalog already and the new color of the years is another pink called Sugar Plum. It's very pretty. I'll certainly purchase it. But it's not Bashful which, in my opinion. is the prettiest pink CTMH has come out with in the twenty-five plus years I've been either a customer or consultant. I was very much hoping they would add it to the regular line but it didn't happen. **Sadness** I'm stocking up on paper, re-inker, and glitter paper so I never run out!! Here are the other colors which will be retiring in case you need to stock up on them:



While we're on the subject of the new catalog, here's some more important news: Prices are going up. Not much - only a dollar on most items - and not unexpectedly after the number of years prices have held firm.

While you are stocking up on those items, be sure to take advantage of Stampaganza! This promotion is a buy two, get one of equal or lesser value free on stamp sets. Any stamp set! But it also includes the alphabet and number "Solo" sets which retired a number of years ago and have been brought back for this month only.

Okay...that's enough news for the day. I need to get up to my office and return to writing book three of the Montana Brides series. I think I finally - FINALLY - figured out the beginning.

Until next time,
Becca

Card #1:
July SOM: Highlight Reel
Happiness Lives Here - retired (no shopping link)
*Momento Black Ink
Charcoal Ink
*Adventure Fundamental Paper
MFT Wonky Stitch die cuts
Various Copic Markers (no shopping link)


Card #2:
July SOM: Highlight Reel (dot border)
*What Matters Most ("Love")
*Documented - Scrapbooking ("story")
Colorful Texture (heart and "best")
*Bashful Ink
Pomegranate Ink
Heather Ink

1 comment:

  1. The card (is it two cards??) is just beautiful - I would be thrilled to get this in the mail! I love how the Highlight Reel set is turning out to be SO versatile - and I know I can look to you for inspiration! Thanks for another good one!

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