Wednesday, June 30, 2010

July Stamp of the Month Blog Hop

Welcome to the July Stamp of the Month Blog Hop! Happy Forever is a set of 9 stamps that includes very cute hedgehogs!

If you have come here from Angela Tutton's Blog you got a taste of the talent represented in this hop! We have over seventy 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 cardstock is cranberry, grey flannel and colonial white along with bamboo textured cardstock.  I have used sweat leaf and cocoa for the textured flowers and the layered flowers from the spring blossom paper flowers.   Included are the textured stickers offered with this idea book for Connection Club.  I ran my hedgie through my sewing machine using a special foot for tailor tacking.  It creates large loops of thread and when I was done, I simply snipped the loops to create the fur.  Once done, I backed the original image with duplicate plain cardstock, to add stability to the sewn image.  I ran cardstock pieces through my cuddlebug for extra dimensions.

Please see the detail pictures for the dimension that the sewing added to the hedgehog.
Here are some detail shots:     

Each section lifts up to reveal something new until you get to the messge inside.

Remember, the July SOTM is only available until July 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 Jody Gustufson's Blog to see her work! Be sure to visit all the Consultants at their Blogs to see all the great crafting ideas!


  1. Fuzziest hedgie ever. . . you win!!! Thanks so much for sharing! I LOVE what you did!

  2. What an ABSOLUTELY BESUTIFUL card!! I wouldn't be able to part with that one! :)

  3. I LOVE IT! I love way how you make him look prickly. Great job!

  4. I almost fell off my chair when I saw your little guy! How awsome! The only time I can get my sewing machine to do that is when I put the needle in backwards!

  5. Mary! that was too funny about the needle - It got my day off with a laugh!

  6. Your hedgehog is AMAZING!!!!!!!

  7. Fabulously creative! I haven't seen anything like this before! What a great idea, thanks for sharing!

  8. Wow, what a creative project! Very cool to use your sewing machine for the hedgehog.


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