Wednesday, April 30, 2014

May SOTM Bloghop - You've Got a Friend


Welcome to the Stamp of the Month Blog Hop! We will be featuring May's SOTM, "You've Got a Friend", a set of 5 stamps.  If you have come here from Vicki'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. A complete list of bloggers can be found here.  
This month we have approximately 55 Close To My Heart Consultants sharing their creations using this month's SOTM and fabulous Close To My Heart products on their blogs. Just click on the link at the end of the post on each blog to move to the next one!

The stamp set looks like this: 

I chose to create 2 cards for this month's hop. Since May is National Scrapbooking Month and Close To My Heart has an awesome campaign with a new paper pack called Free to Be Me (see my Constant Campaign Link above for more details), I decided to use that to create my cards. 

The first card uses the teal coloured paper in the kit. 
 I also cut a background from the Artbooking cartridge and sprayed over it, using Smoothie reinker and water mixed with some rubbing alcohol. 

The second card uses all papers from the new kit and for the stamp, I cut out the sentiment inside so I could stamp it in a different colour. I used Smoothie and Honey inks to best match the papers. 

Products used are all Close To My Heart

Paper:Free To Be Me Paper Pack, White Daisy Cardstock, Black Cardstock, Cotton Candy Cardstock
Stamps: You've Got a Friend
Inks: Smoothie, Honey, Cotton Candy, Lagoon
Accessories: Artbooking Cartridge, Scallop Border Punch, Lagoon Zipper Lace, Baker's Twine - Paradise Assortment, Foam Tape, Aqua Dots, Ivy Lane Assortment

 Now "hop" on over to Katy'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 May SOTM is only available until the last day of May! 
Click here to see how you can get this stamp set for 
just $5 this month!



  1. I love both of your cards, but the second one is my favorite!

  2. Great cards, Alyson. I especially like the card that you stenciled on. Fabulous job, as always!

  3. Great cards. Love the use of the overlay to create background paper.

  4. Bright and vibrant cards. Looking forward to getting my FTBM paper pack.

  5. Ok..I give up - where did the little apples come from? Great cards!

    1. Adeline- the apples are from the Artbooking Cricut Cartridge... that's why I listed it in my products used :) Hope this helps!

  6. Wow! Great idea with the reinker! Both cards are great!

  7. Cute cards. Great use of the special Free to Be Me papers.


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