Saturday, July 31, 2010

August SOTM Blog Hop

Welcome to the August Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!  This month's set is Something Splendid.  A set of 13 stamps which includes three sayings.

If you have come here from Jennifer Benner's Blog you got a taste of the talent represented in this hop! 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:

I used the flower stamp to create a Christmas Wreath.  I guess I am just in the holiday mood.  The paper is Splendor B&T and cranberry and topiary cardstock with colonial white card stock.  The card is 5 x 7.  A combination of stamped cranberry red (small flower center) and cranberry brads decorate the wreath on its lower window panes.  The B&T paper and top window pane have been sewn with a cranberry thread.





The next card I made is a Christmas tree made from the varying sizes of leaves.

The colors are the same and I added a gold foil star and pearls to decorate the tree.  A wrap closure was made with the large flower and the center for the small flower shape was used to embellish the wreath.  Finally, a ribbon was tied and glued onto the wreath shape.









Here is a detail shot:




Remember, the August SOTM is only available until August 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.

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



22 comments:

  1. Very clever! Really like the way you used the flower as a wreath.

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  2. Amazingly creative. That's thinking out of the box! Love it.

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  3. Very clever! I LOVE these cards!

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  4. Now that's thinking outside the box! Nice work!

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  5. Fantastic! I never would have thought to use it in that manner but I love it.

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  6. WOW! What to get great use out of this set!

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  7. You are so creative! I love this alternate use of the stamp set. TFS.

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  8. What a terrific idea! Lovely cards that were out of the box!

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  9. Love it -- very creative!! Thanks for showing an alternative use for this set!!

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  10. Now I have to get this set. Really great ideas!

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  11. Super creative! I might have to steel the tree idea!

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  12. What clever twists you've given this summery stamp set! Beautiful work!

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  13. You totally win for most creative use of the stamp set that I've seen so far! Nice!
    :-) Wendy
    Tucson, AZ

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  14. Your a genius for using this as a wreath. Thank you for posting this!!!

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  15. Great idea! I love Christmas!

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