Friday, May 31, 2013

June SOTM Blog Hop - A Flowering Bunch

Welcome to our Stamp of the Month Blog Hop! We will be featuring June's SOTM, which is "A Flowering Bunch", a set of 10 stamps. If you have come here from Katy'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 at Kathleen's Blog

This month we have approximately 50 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!
A picture of the stamp set is shown here: 
I chose to create two cards using the Chantilly Paper Pack.I adore this paper pack and am SO glad that it is going to continue through to the next catalogue so it will be available for one more catalogue cycle! I love the colour combinations and the bright, gorgeous colours. 
The first card is 5x7 in size and I chose to use my Cricut machine to cut the flower and leaf images along with outlines for each of them. I thought that the beautiful mixed design paper made a beautiful flower all by itself and I just stamped the patterns from the stamp set on top of the green patterned paper for the leaves. I "rock 'n rolled" my sentiment, just to give it more definition and then used one of the flower stamps in second generation ink to stamp around it.

My second card is also a 5x7 card and I love the long image in this stamp set. I just repeated it a couple of times across the top of the card and then used our alcohol markers to colour it in. The I used some of our wooden accents to place across a piece of ribbon I had in my stash and added some Baker's Twine that I also had in my stash. I love the way this turned out! 

The supplies I used are listed below: 
Thanks Card:
Paper: White Daisy Cardstock, Cotton Candy Cardstock, Pear Cardstock, Buttercup Cardstock, Chantilly Paper Pack
Stamps: A Flowering Bunch  
Inks: Pear, Cotton Candy
Accessories: Artiste Cartridge, Art Philosophy Cartridge, Chantilly Assortment

Uniquely You Card
Paper: White Daisy Cardstock, Pear Cardstock, Chantilly Paper Pack
Stamps: A Flowering Bunch
Inks: Pear, Black Pigment Ink
Accessories: Mini-Medley Wooden Accent Collection, Mini Clothes Pins, Trinkets Wooden Shapes, Sparkles - Clear Assortment, Licorice Opaques Adhesive Gems, Pink Glitter Gems, Green Twill Ribbon (not CTMH), Pink Baker's Twine (not CTMH), Alcohol Markers in the following colours: Creme Brulee, Cotton Candy, Pear, Twilight, Ruby  
Now "Hop" on over to Dawn'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 June SOTM is only available until the last day of June! Contact me or click here to see how you can get this stamp set at a discount! 



Wendy Coffman said...

I {heart} all your little wooden accents!

Haley D. said...

Very pretty cards!

Susan Brooks - The Closet Stamper said...

Such cute and happy cards. TFS!

Gina Brandstetter said...

Great use of the Wooden Mini Medleys!

Dawn said...

Terrific cards! They both have their own highlights that make them so sweet!

Sheila Bennett said...

Beautiful cards! Great idea to cut the tulip shape from patterned paper.