Thursday, September 1, 2011

September Stamp of the Month Mini Blog Hop

Welcome to our inspirational blog hop, where we are sharing creative ideas with you showcasing this month's Stamp of the Month.  This month's Stamp of the Month is called "Limited Edition".  It contains 21 images and is available for just $5 with a $50 purchase!

Sept SOTM - Limited Edition

I have some wonderful Consultants joining me in this hop which works as a circle. So begin "hopping" and feel free to leave comments along the way.

You should have arrived here from Melissa's blog.

The project I made is a mini "love ya" card to tuck into my daughter's lunchbox on her first day of kindergarten. She's a little nervous so I hope seeing this little surprise will help settle those nerves and remind her that mommy, daddy and her brothers are thinking of her. Since she can't read yet I chose to use a small picture of us from our summer vacation instead of writing on the inside of the card.

Continue reading for my instructions and supply list or scroll down to hop on to Neely's blog  Cut tag card out of Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge. Fold on score marks so that the tag is in front.
  1. Stamp tag in Desert Sand Ink. (Hint: if you are stamping a shaped image it helps to back the cardstock onto something dark)
  2. Trim out inner tag on card front with x-acto knife. Hint: If you are like me and can't cut a straight line freehand, use a metal tip ruler to help guide your hand.)
  3. Mask a portion of the Library Card image and stamp a small corner of acetate with Archival Black Ink or Staz On Ink. Line inside card front with acetate sheet. (Hint: For the acetate sheet, adhere to the inside of the card front and then trim around the shape.)
  4. Cut a 3" x 2" piece of B&T paper to line the inside of the card. Add photo and decorate card as desired using the coordinating Roxie MyStickease sheets or other embellishments!
Supplies used (all CTMH unless otherwise noted):
Paper: Roxie (X7140B), White Daisy Cardstock 
Stamps: Limited Edition SOTM (S1109),Adorn-able (D1446)
Ink: Desert Sand Ink (Z2118), Tulip (Z2166)
Other: Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridge (Card Layer 4th row, image 10), x-acto knife, acetate sheet, Roxie My Stickease (X7140C)

Thank you for stopping by. Now hop on over to Neely's blog where she will show you her creative use of this stamp set! Happy Hoppin'!



  1. What a sweet idea! She's going to love that!

  2. Cute idea! & it could be used on other special days if she comes home with it! LOL