Tuesday, November 30, 2010

December SOTM Blog Hob

Welcome to the December Stamp of the Month (SOTM) Blog Hop! This month's set is Amore. This 13 piece set has many ways to show your Love.

If you have come here from Pamela O'Conner's Blog you have seen the talent that our consultants have to enchant your with our products! We have just over sixty Close To My Heart Consultants sharing their creations, using the December SOTM and other great CTMH products.

It is simple to follow our blog hop - 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 papers and colors are from Twitterpated paper pack. The colors used are Smoothie, Chocolate and Sweet Leaf.

Here is a detail shot:
I used the heart stamped together 3 times to create an image that I could cut out and accordian fold to make flower petals.  I also added a boxed pleat paper ribbon along the bottom which I sewed on.  The green flower was cut using my cricut and then the entire flower was anchored with a pewter brad.

I then made a second card creating a spinning element in the card which I haven't used in a while.  Hope you like it:
Here is what the spinner looks like flat (for mailing):

The spinner element is the floral heart stamp which I stamped in smoothie and then highlighted the leaves in chocolate.  I cut out six images (hint, cut one side, fold in half and use the first cut to do the other side - the image is mirrored so it makes cutting go quicker). 
 I took the polka dot paper in the Twitterpated set and on the chocolate side I used the same stamp to create a pattern over the polka dots and filled in with second generation double and single hearts from the stamp set.

Remember, the December SOTM is only available until the end of they year! 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 to Kami Welter's Blog to see her work! Be sure to visit all the Consultants at their Blogs to see all the great crafting ideas!