Sunday, August 31, 2014

Stamp of the Month Blog Hop

Welcome to our Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!  We will be featuring September's SOTM, which is Family Love, a set of 7 stamps.  If you have come here from Pam's Blog, you are on the right path! The blog hop is a great big circle, so you can start here and work your way all around.  If you get lost along the way, you’ll find the complete list of participating consultants on Melinda’s Blog:

This month we have 80 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!

Since my husband and I are celebrating our 13th anniversary today I decided to make him a special card/mini album! The card is a double Z fold card that measures approximately 6" x 8" when closed. I started with Whisper Cardstock for the base and decorated it with our new Snowhaven paper (who says it can only be used for winter/holiday projects??!!). 

To create the front of the card I used the "Family" portion of the "Family is Forever" stamp, curving it on my block to match the shape of the White Daisy Circle. The doily paper was cut with the Artiste cartridge at 4 1/4." I stamped the heart directly on the circle and then again on the coordinating heart image from the Artiste Cartridge using 3D Foam tape for added dimension.

The second layer of the card/mini uses two 4" x 6" photos. I stamped the hearts in Cranberry Ink on Cranberry Cardstock as well as the Happy Anniversary sentiment from a retired stamp set. I'm planning on writing a private message here as well. The flourishes are from the Sparkles Flourishes set. 

For the 3rd layer I stamped both sentiments on opposite panels and added a few more of our favorite photos.

The center panel of the card/mini is also 4" x 6." I stamped the tree image in Whisper Ink and colored the hearts with Carmine Shin Han marker. I added liquid glass to the top of the hearts for a little extra shine. I wrapped a few pieces of Metallic Bakers Twine around the panel and adhered to the card/mini with 3D Foam Tape.

I love the finished project and can't wait to give it to him! Hope he likes it :) 

Products Used (all CTMH unless otherwise noted):
Paper: Snowhaven (X7188B), White Daisy Cardstock, Glacier Cardstock, Cranberry Cardstock
Stamps: Family Love (S1409), Card Word Puzzle (retired)
Ink: Black (Z2105), Whisper (Z2172), Cranberry (Z2116)
Other: Liquid Glass (Z679), Small Black Flourishes (Z1916), Cricut Artiste Cartridge (Z1790), Shin Han Marker (Z2448), 3D Foam Tape (Z1151), Metallic Baker's Twine (Z1921), Keyboard Kraft Alphabet Stickers (retired), Border Punch (Martha Stewart)

Here's one more look of the card/mini fully opened:

Now "Hop" on over to Stefani's Blog to see her work! Be sure to visit all the Consultants at their Blogs to get some great crafting ideas and other fun ideas! Remember, the September SOTM is only available until 9/30!  Contact your CTMH Consultant (or click here) to see how you can get this stamp set at a discount!

Have a fantastic day!

~Michelle Battitori

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