Sunday, November 1, 2009

Around the Block – November Stamp of the Month Blog Hop

Welcome to November’s Stamp of the Month Blog Hop where we will be featuring the Around the Block stamp set from Close to My Heart. If you have come here from Lori Brown’s blog, you are on the right path! This is simple to do - just click on the link at the end of the post on each blog to move to the next one! Here we go!

The inspiration for this month’s creation comes from another CTMH consultant, Karen Pedersen, who used this set to create a gingerbread house card. I took it one step further and created a housewarming gift box that contains some mini gingerbread cookies.

I used white embossing powder for the windows, roof and door and clear embossing powder for the gingerbread men on the sides. The icing on the gingerbread men is white gel pen. Red and green gems were used to accent the roof and the buttons and add dimension.

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CTMH Products
Cardstock – Brown Bag, White Daisy
Ink - Chocolate
White Embossing Powder
White Organdy Ribbon
Colonial White buttons
Stamp Set – Around the Block

Other Products
Martha Stewart Gingerbread Men border punch
PTI – Holiday Button Bits stamp set (Gingerbread Man)
Clear embossing powder
Red and green gems
Nestabilities dies

Now "Hop" on over to Caren Goldstein’s blog to see her work! Be sure to visit all the Consultants at their Blogs to get some great crafting and other fun ideas! Remember, the Around the Block stamp set is only available until November 30th! Contact your CTMH Consultant or email me at to see how you can get this stamp set at a discount or even free!

NOTE: If you get lost on the hop or find links that aren't working, click HERE for a complete list of participating blogs.


  1. Great Idea! That house looks SOOO Yummy.

  2. Love the gems and gingerbread man!

  3. Really love the ideas for the boxes using this stampset and yours is great!! Thanks for sharing!

  4. HE'S SOOO CUTE! What a great idea!

  5. Cibele, I love this!! Great project!!

  6. Oh MY GOODNESS! So very cute! Love what you did with this.

  7. I just love t his idea! I'm obsessed with gingerbread men; I may even need to add that PTI stamp to my wish list.

  8. Your gingerbread house is great! Love the touches of red and green.

  9. That gingerbreat man is super cute! What a great idea!

  10. Such a great box! Love the gingerbread man!

  11. That is so very cute and fun! What a fantastic package to deliver a treat in.

  12. This box is so stinkin' cute! I can't wait to try the gingerbread idea for myself.

  13. Cibele -

    I thought the same thing when I saw your project - great minds think alike! Love your version too - especially the red gems! I'll have to see if I have any of those left!


  14. Oh my goodness, your treat bag is adorable!!

  15. How adorable this is! I love to make boxes to give with gifts. I haven't got my SOTM yet but am excited to play with it. I can almost smell the cookies baking.

  16. What a fabulous creation! The gingerbread man looks so yummy! Beth

  17. This is too cute for words! Fabulous!

  18. What an ADORABLE box and the gingerbread man is just the perfect touch - TFS!


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