My son is serving overseas and I want to send him a card every week. I saw these beautiful stamps from Close to My Heart and thought they would make some great cards for him, so I bought them to play around with.
One thing I don’t really like about stamping is that if you want to pop the image up, you have to cut it out by hand. I’m not that great a cutter, so I really liked it when CTMH issued the two Cricut cartridges, Art Philosophy and Artiste and the stamps they made to go with some of the cuts. You cut out the shape perfectly with the Cricut, then stamp on it. Pretty cool, but these particular stamps don’t appear on any Cricut cartridges, so I made my own svgs to go with three of them. Here are the cards I made with the stamps and my svgs:
I didn’t have an acrylic block large enough for the flag pole or the lady liberty stamps, but you know what? You don’t need one! You can use a CD case!
If you would like to purchase them and don’t already have a Close to My Heart consultant, you can order from my online site by clicking here or on the CTMH button on the right. These stamps are a limited release and will only be available for purchase until July 31. Close to My Heart is donating $3.00 from each Courage stamp set and $5.00 from each Home of the Brave stamp set to the USO.
There is also a Canadian version whose proceeds go to the Canadian Hero Fund, but I don’t have that one, so I didn’t make an svg for it. Love that Mounite, though!