Monday, November 1, 2021

November SOTM: Created to Shine Blog Hop

Welcome to the November Stamp of the Month Blog Hop featuring a really fun stamp set called Created to Shine. I grew up going to Sunday School, and as soon as I saw this set, I was immediately transported to the basement of First Baptist Church in Tacoma, WA singing, "This little light of mine, I'm gonna let it shine."

Before I get too carried away, a little blog hop business. You should have come from Michelle's Show and Tell with Michelle blog, but don't worry if you started here. The hop is a circle, so just keep going until you get back to where you started. If you get lost along the way, head to Melinda's blog for a complete list of all the participants.

I've been on a tags kick for the past few hops, and this one is no different, although I used the Buildable Tags Thin Cuts in a slightly different way this time.

To create my window, I centered the window panel from Buildable Tags with the largest of the Stitched Rectangle Thin Cuts. I then attached the medium size coordinating rectangular shaker foam and acetate to it. Next, I stamped my image on the card base, stamped the centers in Papaya, Peach, and Shortbread, then added both Gold Loose Sequins and Gold Star Sequins to my shaker. I finished off by stamping the sentiment and hand cutting it out to layer over the top.

This could easily convert to a Christmas card by using red and green inks for the light centers and adding a Christmas sentiment, like one from the For All Occasions stamp set. Or you could stamp the lights in something neutral like Shortbread and fill your shaker with the Red and Green Loose Sequins.

Now you're off to Maureen's blog. I'm right behind you because I can't wait to see what all of our talented Makers have created with this awesome set.

Until next time,


  1. Oh my gosh! What a great idea to make a shaker card! I love it!


  3. I think this is my absolute favourite card using this stamp set! thank you for sharing

  4. LOVE the shaker window with the lights!

  5. WOW OH WOW OH WOW! I knew you were on a Buildable Tags Thin Cuts kick, but I would have never thought to layer them with other Thin Cuts. Can I just say that I LOVE this card?!?

  6. LOVE the shaker with the buildable tag!! Wonderful!

  7. I love your window scene and your color combo is perfect! Love the colors you incorporated with the gold sequins.

  8. Really adorable card. Love how you used the buildable thin cut.


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