Today is all about October and November and the wonderful things that come with those months.....trick-or-treating, delicious sweet treats, hayrides, carving pumpkins and counting our blessings. Whether you have Halloween treats to whip up, special birthdays to celebrate or Thanksgiving cards to help spread some gratitude, we've got the products to help you do so in style.
Monthly Moments: October is the ninth in a series of stamp sets and other coordinating products that are designed to use with scrapbook projects so you can create, preserve, and share your memories or special events and everyday moments. Don’t just limit yourself to scrap booking with this series as it will be wonderful for card making and other paper crafting projects as well. The stamp set has great accents for Halloween and other fall favorites! (note that the ticket image coordinates with the Just the Ticket die).
- Monthly Moments: October will be available for purchase on October 15th.
- It will retail for $15.
- Monthly Moments: October contains a total of 19 images. The “october” is just under 3” wide and is just over 3/4” tall. The circle elements are 1 1/8” in diameter. The smaller pumpkin image is just under 3/8” in height and width.
- A coordinating die will be available for sale separately, retailing for $3. 2-7/8" x 3/4"
The coordinating Monthly Moments: Journal Card 5 die will be useful and versatile and you'll love it's star cut-outs! How fun are those?!
- Monthly Moments: Journal Card 5 will be available for purchase on October 15th.
- It will retail for $8.
- Monthly Moments: Journal Card 5 measures 2-7/8" x 3-7/8".
We are excited to introduce the Monthly Moments: October Journal Card Pad! This collection of journal cards is printed on high quality linen cardstock, making your layouts look polished and professional.
A total of 30 (4x6) sheets are included, two each of 15 designs. The pad of cards is gummed together on one side and provides easy, seamless removal. Features our signature wrap around cover to help keep all of the cards together for storage while also providing a labeled spine for easy reference.
Seven of the 4x6 page designs actually feature two 3x4 cards which can be left intact or cut in half for double the options. If you cut the double spreads in half, you will end up with...
- eight 4x6 card designs (two of each design, making 16 total)
- fourteen 3x4 card designs (two of each design, making 28 total)
This month's collection coordinates with Royal Velvet, Orange Zest, Simply Chartreuse, Canyon Clay and True Black.
- Monthly Moments: October Journal Pad will be available for purchase on October 15th.
- It will retail for $9.
- Monthly Moments: October Journal Pad contains a total of 30 (4x6) sheets are included, two each of 15 designs.
If you love all of the October specific Monthly Moments products above, we will also be offering them as a bundle for your shopping convenience! This kit is a quick and easy way to shop for everything you need for your October layouts! Stamps, dies and even the pre-printed journal cards all packaged together in a high-quality zippered clear bag that you can reuse as memorabilia and photo storage!
- The Monthly Moments: October Kit will be available for sale on October 15th.
- It will retail for $35.
The kit includes:
- Monthly Moments: October stamp set
- Monthly Moments: October die
- Monthly Moments: October Journal Card pad
- Monthly Moments: Journal Card 5 die
- Printable Calendar Download pdf (link emailed after purchase)
Birthday Classics: November is the tenth set in a monthly series that features a gorgeously unique birthday sentiment as well as birthday sentiment building options, with each set focusing on a specific month! Finally, you can create birthday sentiments specific to each recipient’s birth month! Custom birthday cards just got more fun than ever! You’ll want to be sure to collect them all to create cards for anyone on your birthday calendar!
- Birthday Classics: November will be available for purchase on October 15th.
- It will retail for $5.
- Birthday Classics: November contains a total of 8 images. The “So thankful for you…” sentiment measures 1-3/4” x 1-3/8”. The “November” sentiment measures 2" x 3/8". The “banner” image measures 3/4” x 9/16”.
Now that I've made all of the formal introductions, let's get onto the projects!
To me, November is all about cozy sweaters and sipping tea from warm mugs. The new Birthday Classics: November set inspired me to pull out the previously released Background Basics: Striped Sweater set to cheive that warm and cozy look on my card!
I used a variety of ink colors with the striped stamp from the set. Fromt he bottom up I used Summer Sunrise, Fine Linen, Canyon Clay, Classic Kraft, Ocean Tides, Spring Moss and Aqua Mist.
After I was done with this stamping, I ran the card front through my die machine with the Aida Impression Plate to add some interesting texture.
I cut this tag using the Basic Bookmark 1 die and Classic Kraft cardstock. The sentiment was heat embossed with White Filigree Embossing Powder.
I die-cut the top of the tag and the card front with a Stitching Lines die and then added stitches using white crochet thread.
The ends of the crochet thread are knotted and left extending off the edges to help break up the straight lines.
I pulled out another old favorite for my next card, Solid Stitches & Swirls. I love using this set even without the coordinating stitches set and I thought it was a great complement to this project.
The flowers were stamped using a combination of Autumn Rose, Sweet Blush, Spring Moss, Harvest Gold and Canyon Clay.
I prepped my die-cutting machine with the proper sandwich for embossing and put the rubber embossing mat onto the platform first. I then placed the plain Limitless Layers: 2-1/4" die over the center of the card front, followed by the Picnic Plaid impression plate. All of this was put onto the platform on top of the rubber mat and run through. The results are this nice square, flat area to add my sentiment. Erin Lincoln did a Make It Monday video on this technique HERE if you want to see more details about it and try it yourself! That girl is a genius!
The sentiment was added with Dark Chocolate ink and accented with the small banner image, also included in Birthday Classics: November.
Everything was adhered onto a Rustic White card base.
I was excited to pull out some older pictures from an October 2012 trip to Maine to visit my family and pair it up with the new Monthly Moments: October products.
We spent lots of time with grandparents from both sides of my family. This block features a few of my favorite photos of the kids interacting with them. I used a new banner die that is included with the Jar Bonnet die collection (more about this later in the week) and stamped with a coordinating plaid banner stamp in Canyon Clay. Some small stars were die-cut from Summer Sunrise cardstock using one of the Star Gazer dies. They were all stitched in place with a bit of floss.
This photo of David and Ethan takes center stage on the next journal card. I added lines using the Journal Accessories set and Summer Sunrise ink.
The label frame from Label Basics was added in Soft Stone and then this adorable little pumkins from Monthly Moments: October was stamped inside it using Canyon Clay and Ripe Avocado. The sentiment was added from Monthly Moments: Slide Frame.
Owen loved playing with my parents dog, Emma while we were there. It seemed appropriate to add the "M" monogram to represent the fact that the vacation was in Maine.
I used this pretty journal card from the October Journal Card Pad as the background. It was die-cut with the new Cross Stitch Alphabet die and stitched up in with three different floss colors to acheive an ombre look.
I used one of the frames from Delicate Details die collection here, cut from Classic Kraft cardstock and adhered to another one of the fabulous cards from the Journal Card Pad this month. I stamped the pumpkins circle from Monthly Moments: October in Summer Sunrise and punched it out. I accented it with a few tiney stars from O'Tannenbaum using Canyon Clay.
I love this photo of David chatting with my granfather on his front porch and just had to include it. Above the photo I stamped another label frame from Label Basics in Summer Sunrise. The arrow, from Monthly Moments: October, is added in Canyon Clay. The little quote is from Mini Scrapbooking Series: Journaling Circle.
This stunning covered bridge is near my grandparents home and I made David pull over on the side of the road so that I could shoot this photo! It is amazing with the autumn colors around it!
I added the "October" die-cut in Canyone Clay. The Just the Ticket Border die coordinates with this ticket stamp in the October set, which I added in Summer Sunrise. A sprinkling of a few more stars finishes the card off.
Now that you have seen a few of my creations, here are some of the amazing things that the team has created!
Ashley says, "October is the time of year when I feel the season change. The air gets a bit cooler and all the pumpkin patches, hayrides, and corn mazes make October a fun month. I hope you get a chance to see my pages today. I've created one that uses traditional Halloween colors and another with a very different color palette. You'll be in for a treat."
CLICK HERE to see more from Ashley Cannon Newell.
Betsy says, "This month’s Monthly Moments papers and stamps and so perfect for all of your halloween projects…not just albums and pages. Stop by and see how I combined several different sentiments from the Monthly Moments: October stamp set to create this fun halloween card that was super quick and easy to put together!"
CLICK HERE to see more from Betsy Veldman.
Danielle says, "I couldn't help but to create another mini album for today with all of the cute Monthly Moments goodies for October, and this one is a monstrosity of a mini! Come by to see this accordian folded mini book full of fall photos and see how easy it is to make using cardstock as the base."
CLICK HERE to see more from Danielle Flanders.
Dawn says, "One of the great things about the Monthly Moments: October stamp set is that the ticket image included coordinates with the Just The Ticket die! It was fun to create my own accent embellishments to add to my card! Pop over to my blog to see the cheery little Halloween card I've whipped up for you today!"
CLICK HERE to see more from Dawn McVey.
Erin says, "How fun is it to do a little Halloween stuff in the midst of all the winter holiday stuff? Even better when you've got Heather's amazing October line to work with. Lots of fun."
CLICK HERE to see more from Erin Lincoln.
Laura says, "I'm in love with this month's Monthly Moments collection. The journal card die is absolutely gorgeous, the journal papers are really fun & festive and the stamps set can be used for several different occasions. Stop by my blog to see my fall inspired project."
CLICK HERE to see more from Laura Bassen.
Laurie says, "I love to give Halloween cards with little teacher gifts each year. This new October collection of Monthly Moments is perfect to make a quick and easy card! The stamp has some adorable elements that I have added in, too!"
CLICK HERE to see more from Laurie Willison.
Maile says, "Octoberfest, apple picking, pumpkin picking, pumpkin carving, and harvest festivities... A few of my favorite things to do in the month of October. I love how the new Monthly Moments caters to it all!"
CLICK HERE to see more from Maile Belles.
Melissa says, "It’s that time of year again when all things sweet and spooky are all about and I love every bit of it! From pumpkin carving to corn mazes and all things in between, the Monthly Moments: October line-up of products will help you dress up those unforgettable photos and capture memories to cherish for a lifetime."
CLICK HERE to see more from Melissa Phillips.
I hope you have enjoyed all these amazing creations that both the team and I have shared with you today! Are there some favorite fall events that you can't wait to document using these new Monthly Moments products? What about birthdays....do you have a November birthday that you could make a special card for using the latest Birthday Classics set? We would love to hear your initial thoughts on everything we introduced! Please leave a comment on this post to tell us what you think of the new products and you will be eligible to win big!
to spend however you choose!
You have until 7am EST, October 13th to leave your comment and be eligible to win. Only one comment per person please. One randomly selected winner will be announced on our October Release Winners Page before noon EST the same day. Thank you for stopping by today and best of luck with the contest!
CLICK HERE to see more from Melissa Bickford.
CLICK HERE to see more from Lexi Daly.
- STAMPS: Birthday Classics: November (available October 15th) Background Basics: Striped Sweater
- INK: Summer Sunrise, Fine Linen, Classic Kraft, Canyon Clay, Ocean Tides, Spring Moss, Aqua Mist, VersaMark
- PAPER: Stamper's Select White, Classic Kraft
- OTHER: Aida Impression Plate, Basic Bookmark 1 die, Stitching Lines die, White Filigree Embossing Powder, white crochet thread
- FINISHED SIZE: 4-1/4" x 5-1/2"
FLORAL NOVEMBER BIRTHDAY CARD
- STAMPS: Birthday Classics: November (available October 15th) Solid Stitches & Swirls
- INK: Autumn Rose, Sweet Blush, Canyon Clay, Spring Moss, Harvest Gold, Dark Chocolate
- PAPER: Rustic White
- OTHER: Limitless Layers: 2-1/4" Square die, Picnic Plaid Impression Plate
- FINISHED SIZE: 4-1/4" x 5-1/2"
OCTOBER IN MAINE LAYOUT
- STAMPS: Monthly Moments: October, Canned (available October 15th) Mini Scrapbooking Series: Library Ledger Years, Label Basics, Journal Accessories, O'Tannenbaum, Mini Scrapbooking Series: Journaling Circle, Monthly Moments: Library Card, Monthly Moments: Slide Frame
- INK: Summer Sunrise, Canyon Clay, Soft Stone, True Black
- PAPER: Stamper's Select White, Summer Sunrise, Canyon Clay Bitty Dot, Monthly Moments: October Journal Card Pad
- OTHER: Cross Stitch Alphabet die, Monthly Moments: October die, Jar Bonnet Die Collection (banner), Just the Ticket Border die, Star Gazer die, Delicate Details die, Diagonals die, embroidery floss
- FINISHED SIZE: 12" x 12"