Friday, May 31, 2013

A Flowering Bunch

Welcome to our Stamp of the Month Blog Hop! We will be featuring May's Stamp of the Month, which is called A Flowering Bunch, a set of 10 stamps.

A Flowering Bunch

For this blog hop, we have approximately 62 Close to My Heart Consultants sharing their creations using this month's Stamp of the Month 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!

If you came here from Carla's blog at Carla Creates, then you're in the right place!

Here is my creation using this versatile stamp set:


For my first project using our June Stamp of the Month, I decided to make a set of mini (3" x 3") Thank you cards.  I am always in need of these -- they're the perfect size to put in with orders or attaching to gift bags or just a cute little card to hand out to friends or even children.

To make a 3" x 3" card, you just take a piece of cardstock (I used White Daisy) and cut it 3" x 6" and fold it in half.  For the background of the card I cut one of the designer sheets from the For Always paper pack.  I didn't want to just use a plain piece of black cardstock.  You may not be able to tell from the pictures, but there is a light design on the black sheet which adds a little dimension to the card.

What I really love about this month's stamp set is that it coordinates with our Artiste Cricut cartridge!  What a lifesaver that was!  (And will continue to be since I will be making about 20-30 more of these mini cards).  That means I don't have to hand cut or fussy cut my flower or leaf images - woo hoo!!  I used Cotton Candy and Pear inks for the flower, leaves, and sentiment.  I edged the outside of the flower with the Cotton Candy ink using a sponge dauber to give it a little extra dimension since I didn't color the image.  For the center of the flower, I added a Pink Glitter Gem.

Artiste Cricut cartridge (Z1790)
White Daisy cardstock (1385)
For Always paper pack (X7165B)
Cotton Candy Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad (Z2193)
Pear Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad (Z2197)
Pink Glitter Gems (Z1807)
Sponge Daubers (Z726)

If you're interested in getting your own A Flowering Bunch stamp set, you can get it for only $5 with a qualifying purchase! Just got to my website by clicking here and start shopping! If you have any questions, you can email me by clicking here.

Now "Hop" on over to Tamra's blog at Tamra's Crafty Paper Creations to see her work. Be sure to visit all the Consultants at their Blogs to get some great crafting ideas and other fun ideas!

Hope you enjoyed my project. Have a wonderfully crafty day!



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