Monday, March 31, 2014

April Stamp of the Month Blog

Welcome to the April Stamp of the Month (SOTM)
Blog Hop! 

 Check with your consultant to get this set of Twenty Four stamp set - Balloon Talk!

If you came here from Nancy Womersley's Blog  you are on the right track. If you would like to see a complete list of SOTM bloggers click here. We have over fifty consultants who have projects to share with you.


Here is the card I made this month:
 I must admit, somehow I didn't order this in advance.  I have the May SOTM but not April.  However, since some of the shapes are available through Cricut and I love rainbow cards, I just made the balloon shape in three sizes using the Artiste fonts.  There is a 1", 1.5" and 1.75" cutout.  I then used colors to trace the shapes.
Here is a detail shot:

Here are the materials:
I also cut out a butterfly to create negative space on the card.  Affixed to the butterfly are grey gems.  The ribbon is double tied.  This card allows for a saying on the inside (which I would have if I was organized and had the stamp set).

So, although using the borders in the stamp set are easier to ink and stamp randomly, there are alternatives for additional shapes using cricut cut outs!

Continue enjoying more ideas, using this stamp set, by joining Maureen O'Sullivan  at her blog.

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Emboss It Blog Hop!

Welcome to the Emboss It Blog Hop! 


If you came here from Dana Kessler's Blog  you are on the right track. If you would like to see a complete list of SOTM bloggers click here. here are Twenty Six consultants participating in the hop.



Here are the folders I used on my project:
                 Chevron Folder                             Dot Folder

Here is the project I made:


 I put together a treat holder based on something I saw on Pinterest (LOVE that site).  Had to dust the cobwebs off my geometry to get the sizing correct (Isosceles or Equilateral - that was the question).  The inside compartments were embossed with the chevron folder.  Note the washi tape on the corners - that is what makes this project roll out! 

 The band holding the container together is embossed with the Dot Folder (love the large dot pattern).  I sanded down the dots a little to make them lighter.  I then threw a couple flowers and a birthday greeting on the band.  Need to get some treats to put in the compartments!

Here is the project rolling out! 



Now hop on over to Judy Faye Garner's blog . . . .

Friday, February 28, 2014

March SOTM Blog Hop - Happy Place

Welcome to the March Stamp of the Month (SOTM)
Blog Hop! 
 Check with your consultant to get this set of seven stamps - Happy Place!

If you came here from Michelle Jones' Blog  you are on the right track. If you would like to see a complete list of SOTM bloggers click here. We have over fifty consultants who have projects to share with you.

Here is an image of the stamp set:

Here is the card I made this month:
 I knew I wanted to try the triple tier slider card as soon as I saw this stamp set.  The card is shown closed and the next image shows all three sections open.  I colored in portions of the saying " Home is our Happy Place" using a portion of the saying on each section of the card.  I found a great You Tube video instructions for slider cards.  It was easier than I thought to make and now I wish I had made one sooner.

I used white cardstock as the base for the card sections and popped the color by using B&T scraps under the labels.  I colored the images using markers.

Continue enjoying more ideas, using this stamp set, by joining Shirley Ross  at her blog.

Friday, January 31, 2014

February SOTM Blog Hop - Wild About Love

Welcome to the February Stamp of the Month (SOTM)
Blog Hop ! 
 Check with your consultant to get this set of ten stamps - Wild About You!

If you came here from Michelle Jones' Blog  you are on the right track. If you would like to see a complete list of SOTM bloggers click here. We have over fifty consultants who have projects to share with you.

Here is an image of the stamp set:


Here is the card I made this month:

I wanted to make a card which looked like a FOX.  Hope you see the whimsey in making a Triangle Fold Star and the strategic placing of the off white pattern paper to mimic fox cheeks and the flourish in the red paper to resemble the nose.  The metal holder bounced some light off washing out some of the details.


Here is a closer look at the card:
The medallion in the middle is popped up with 3D Foam applied to only half of the surface (this ensures the medallion hangs over the center and allows for easier opening of the card).

Here is the card opening up:

And the inside . . .

I used the new Jubilee paper pack for the reds and the neutral from Frosted paper pack.


And if you are curious about the stand holdiing the card . . .

I made this with a tin sheet and used shelving paper in the cricut to cut a design using Art Philosophy.  Once the image was cut, I peeled off the paper backing and stuck the cut image directly to the tin and wrapped around some of the flowers.  The colored balls are backed with magnets and highlight the flowers of the cut image.  I actually use this for recipe cards but it works for photographing cards as well.

Continue enjoying more ideas, using this stamp set, by joining Nancy Womersley  at her blog.

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

January SOTM - Cross-Stitch Wishes

Welcome to the January Stamp of the Month (SOTM)
Blog Hop! 
 Check with your consultant to get this thirteen stamp set - Cross-Stitch Wishes!

If you came here from Judy Burger's Blog  you are on the right track. If you would like to see a complete list of SOTM bloggers click here. We have approximately fifty consultants who have projects to share with you.

Here are the two cards I made this month:

As soon as I saw this stamp set, I knew I would be making adjustments to some of the stamps [or cutting them apart ;o) ]

Here is a closer look at the first card:
For this one I cut the heart from the bottom of "You are the BEST" saying.  I then used this stamp to make the background offset heart using Hollyhock ink.  The LOVE saying and hearts were then inked with markers and stamped on a scrap piece of paper.  The edges were inked with Hollyhock and mattings of holly hock and black were used to complete the card.  The saying is popped up with 3-D Foam Tape.  I was inspired to make this card by a Heart You design by Angeline Yong Jeet Leen.
 
And the second card . . .

The background 'cross-stitch' design was created by separating the top cross-stitching from the "SEW special" rectangle stamp.  I then drew my diamonds on a plain card very lightly with pencil and stamped just the cross stitching with black.  Once the lines were established I then used the heart (same one as for the first card) and stamped in Hollyhock, placinb the point of the heart in each corner of the diamonds.  I then cut the round flower from the stem and leaves.  Using the flower I stamped using honey ink, placing flowers in the center of each diamond.  I then cut one ribbon from the clothesline and used pear to stamp the ribbon between the hearts.  The saying is a simple XO in black and the edging is the first two rows of the heart top, inked in hollyhock and stamped around the entire base.  The mats are black, hollyhock and honey with the Saying popped up with 3-D tape.  The final touch is a large bow using the Black Striped Grosgrain Ribbon and the ends around the inside of the card.
 
Continue enjoying more ideas, using this stamp set, by joining Mary Eisen  at her blog.