Sunday, February 28, 2010

March SOTM - A Little Everything

Welcome to the March Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!  A Little Everything, a set of Twenty Six (26) stamps. Great collection of greetings, a wonderful scallop edge and bracket! Very versatile!

If you have come here from Barbra Otten's Blog you got a taste of the talent represented! We have over sixty Close To My Heart Consultants sharing their creations, using this month's SOTM and other great CTMH products. It is simple to hop along - just click on the link at the end of the post to move to the next one!

Here is what I made this month.
The paper pack is The Felicity Collection which was recently offered (love the colors). I found an interesting article on flowers (I'm really not a flowery kind of gal but seem to be putting them on everything lately!). Anyway, With a Cricut machine, these went together very fast and you can change up the basic shape of the flower with different fonts.

This is an easel card - with a tag using A Little of Everything stamps

And now for the close ups - with details . . .
I cut out 2 each of the same shape out of cardstock and 3 B&T papers.  The first shape (tulip) is basic shape, second (Sorbet) shows the shape folded in half, The third (B&T) shows half of shape folded in half and the final image (B&T) shows the folded half, then folded again to produce mountain and valley folds of the piece. You will have a fanfold quarter of each image ( two per image).

Cut and fold at least 2 images of card stock and 2 - 3 pieces of B&T paper.  Use one image (cardstock) as a base.   Line up each quarter image on the base image, alternating the papers and cardstock.  See the next image to see how they are lined up.  I made sure that all the openings faced the same when when adhering them to the base (it makes fluffing up the flower easier, later on).
Fill in the entire image and build with a second layer if desired. I affixed with regular dotto adhesive.  When all the layers are on the image, punch a small hole in the middle and place a filegree charm through the middle to hold down all the layers.  Fluff up the petals with your fingers.  On my card, I used coordinating paper to cover a snap together button and then affixed the button with glue dots.  You could also use buttons in the middle.

This is the final picture

Remember, the March SOTM is only available until March 31st! Contact your CTMH Consultant to see how you can get this stamp set at a discount or even free!

If you get lost along the hop, click here for the complete list of participants.

Now "Hop" on over to Beth's Blog to see her work! Be sure to visit all the Consultants at their Blogs to seeall the great crafting ideas!

March Blog Hop List

Here is the list of March Blog Hop Participants and their blogs (just in case you find a missing link between sites):

Jena DeVries

Helen Onulak

Michelle Nist

Carol Loftus

Antoinette Herrin

Shannon Pelletier

Lori Miller

Kami Welter

Angela Tutton

Annette Green

Haley Dyer

Melissa Burch

Michelle Loncar

Adeline E. Brill

Wanda Riley

Debra Van Patten

Jamia Bankhead

Nancy Brown

Dawn Heuft

Shirley Ross

Jenifer Benner

Sarita Schraeder

Deb Young

Carla Ironside

Jen Patrick

Sheila Bennett

Barbra Otten

Susan Brooks

Beth Naumann

Tanya David

Brae Montgomery

Melissa Laverty

Karen Norman

Katy Donaldson

Latisha Haag

Danielle Chapman

Georgia Hauglid

Brenda Harmless

Tammy Lea Pinchard

Traci Godbee

Lori Brown

Laurie Newton

Misty Jackson

Jody Gustafson

Dawn Ross

Terrie Dodd

Laura Dame

Kristie Herdener

Carol Horton

Lori Leng

Chris Shouse

Jill Lucas

Jen Rubio

Kathleen Androlewicz

Sylvia Jacquot

Amy Edwards

Amy McVey

Jessica Booth

Kim O'Rear

Mary Eisen

Judy Burger

Cindy Leek

Cibele Glazer

Pamela O'Connor

Alison Mullen

Caren Goldsein

Shannon Buck