Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Stamp of the Month Blog Hop {Limited Edition}

It's time once again for our Stamp of the Month Blog Hop! This month, we are featuring September's Stamp of the Month, Limited Edition, set of 21.


If you've come from {Jen's Blog}, you're on the right path. We have over 60 Close To My Heart Consultants sharing their creations using this month's SOTM and other great CTMH products on their blogs. This is simple to do - just click on the link at the end of the post on each blog to move to the next one! Here we go!

I LOVE journaling type stamp sets, which this set is absolutely PERFECT for!  Since I've been slacking in the artwork department, I decided to create 3 little projects for this month's stamp set.

First up, is this cute petal box using the Cricut Art Philosophy Collection.

The box is cut at 11" using Font Layer + Shift [circle1] (p. 21).
The tag card at 3 1/2" using Card [tag4] (p. 60).
Using the tag stamp with Vineyard Berry ink, stamp the image on the tag.
Stamp "Congratulations" in Juniper ink.
Stamp the corner flourish in Juniper ink in opposite corners of the tag.
Ink distress edges of card in Cocoa Ink.
Assemble box following score lines.
Wrap with ribbon (Cocoa Organdy used here).
Tie ribbon through card and finish off with a bow.


I thought this could also make a cute little pocket calendar for important birthdays and/or dates to remember.  You'll either need to use a date stamp set (such as Save the Date) or hand write in the months, etc.

Cut 13 tags at 3 1/2" using [tag4] (p. 60).
Cut label at 1" and 1 1/2" using [rctngle7] (p. 55).
Stamp tag image on one tag using Juniper ink.
Stamp "Calendar" title on 1" label.
Stamp journaling block on remaining tags.
Using sponge, add Vineyard Berry ink to 1 1/2" label for color and texture. 
Sponge edges of all pieces in Cocoa ink.
Using a small loose-leaf book ring, assemble your calendar.
Add ribbon(s) as desired to book ring.

Inside view of calendar page:

For my last little project, I created a journaling block.  This stamp set will help you record some of the important things to go with your photos: who, what, when, where, and the date.
Cut journaling block at 2" using [rctngle1] (p. 44).
Cut label at 1" using [rctngle7] (p. 55).
Stamp journaling block on rectangle using Juniper ink.
Stamp words on journaling block using Vineyard Berry ink.
Stamp "Remember" on label using Vineyard Berry ink.
Stamp "Good Times" on journaling block using Vineyard Berry ink.
Sponge edges of pieces in Vineyard Berry ink.
Add label to journaling block using 3D Foam Tape for dimension.

Supplies:
Paper: Colonial White Cardstock, Juniper Cardstock
Accessories: Cocoa Organdy Ribbon (retired), 3D Foam Tape



Now "Hop" on over to {Traci's Blog} to check out her fabulous artwork! Be sure to visit all the Consultants at their blogs to get some great crafting ideas and other fun ideas! The complete list of participants is here. Remember, the September SOTM is only available until September 30th! Contact your CTMH Consultant (or click here).

Until next time...
Debra

7 comments:

Jean M. said...

Love your calendar and package:)

Amy McVey said...

Love your projects, but especially the little pocket calendar! Very creative!

Krista Ritskes said...

Fabulous ideas! Love the pocket calendar and tag card.

Haley D. said...

Wonderful journaling projects!

Diana said...

great idea!!

Helen Onulak said...

How fun to use the tag card from the Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge...great idea for a gift tag!

Tamytha said...

What cute projects. I especially like the pocket calendar.

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