Sunday, August 31, 2014

September SOTM Blog Hop - Family is Forever


Welcome to the Stamp of the Month Blog Hop! We will be featuring September's SOTM, "Family is Forever", a set of  7 stamps.  If you have come here from Krista'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 80 Close To My Heart Consultants (WOW!) 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 two cards using this month's stamp set. I also used two completely different paper packs for my cards. 

The first one uses Confetti Wishes and it is a round card. 

I wanted to focus on the smaller images in the set and I used them to create the background paper on my card. The Purple Shimmer Trim is gathered around the edge of the background paper and then secured at the top where it is hidden. 

The second card is created using several of the colours from the Pathfinding Paper Pack, although I didn't use any of the patterned papers from the pack itself. I cut along the edge of the tree to make it the edge of the card. 



I tried to use the ShinHan markers to colour the tree trunk but it was difficult to cover the Olive ink... To create the scallops along the tree side, I had to do it the hard way - using the corner rounder - because I couldn't tell exactly where the scallop punch was in relation to the edge of the card and I didn't want to have to go back and cut out a second tree! Better to be safe than sorry!  

I hope you enjoyed my projects :)


 Now "hop" on over to Michelle'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 the last day of September!
Click here to see how you can get this stamp set for 
just $5 this month!


All products used are Close To My Heart: 

Paper: Confetti Wishes Paper Pack, White Daisy Cardstock, Pacifica Cardstock, Canary Cardstock, Barn Red Cardstock, Goldrush Cardstock, Sweet Leaf Cardstock
Stamps: Family is Forever
Inks: Pacifica, Thistle, Olive, Sweet Leaf, Goldrush, Barn Red
Accessories: Art Philosophy Cartridge, Artiste Cartridge, ShinHan Markers, Purple Shimmer Trim, Purple Glitter Gems, Foam Tape, Aqua Dots, Scallop Punch, Corner Rounder (old style - ret.)

Enjoy, 
Alyson

14 comments:

  1. Very creative! Lots of details to catch the eye. I love the cut edge on the second card.

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  2. Love your cards - the second is my favourite!!!

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  3. Love both the cards! The pop of the Confetti Wishes is awesome and love how you cut the side of the tree for a shaped card!

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  4. What gorgeous cards! I love both of them and they have given me some great ideas.

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  5. LOVE both...especially the card...so different from all the others and very pretty!

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  6. Beautiful cards. I especially like the purplish goodness of the first. ;)

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  7. I love how you thought outside the box with this stamp set. You created something that I would not have expected and that's why I love this hop.

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  8. Both card are gorgeous! But I especially like the circle one with Confetti Wishes! Love what you did with it!

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  9. Both cards are beautiful! I like the gathered shimmer trim and the cut out tree!

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  10. Love the tree and how you cut out a portion of the branches.

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  11. I just love how you cut the tree for this card! You are such a talented artist! Thank you for sharing your work! ❤

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