Thursday, March 1, 2018

March SOTM Blog Hop - Birthday Time

Welcome to March's Stamp of the Month Blog Hop! This month, we are featuring the stamp set "Birthday Time" - a set of 26 stamps. This is a perfect birthday stamp set for all ages, including the standard happy birthday sentiments, a well as an invitation component, each of the numbers from 0-9,  the st, nd, rd, and th (that follow numbers) that are often missing from sets like this... This set has it ALL! The bloggers along this blog hop will certainly show you many ways to use this stamp set, so sit back and enjoy the tour. 

You should have arrived here from Michelle Loncar's blog

If you get lost, a list of all participating bloggers can be found on Melinda Everitt's blog.

The stamp set looks like this.

I chose to create a simple birthday card using the Gimme Some Sugar papers. I used the new Make It From Your Heart - Volume 4 (Pattern 1). 

For my dividing line where the tags begin, I originally had just the grey ribbon but I felt something else was needed so I added a strip of Bashful Glitter Paper on top of the ribbon. After adding the bow, it really needed the glitter paper on it as well. That was difficult to do... I had to add foam tape inside the bows to keep them apart and Liquid Glass to adhere the paper to the ribbon but glitter paper doesn't bend nearly as easily as ribbon does! Needless to say, that is a pretty stiff bow!
The stitching around the edge was done using a light pink thread. 

The next blog on this hop is Priscilla Gotham's blog.
I am sure she has something wonderful to share with you. 

Products used are all Close To My Heart unless otherwise indicated: 

Paper: Gimme Some Sugar Paper Pack, White Daisy Cardstock, Heather Cardstock, Bashful Glitter Paper
Stamps: Birthday Time
Inks: Versamark 
Accessories: White Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Light Grey Ribbon, White Gems, ShinHan Marker, Foam Tape, sewing machine and pink thread (not CTMH)



  1. wow! Love the Glitter paper on the ribbon! I would not have thought of that! pretty card!

  2. Pretty card - like the colors you used.

  3. Amazing card. Love the colors, the stitching and layered ribbon.

  4. This is beautiful! I love the pink on gray - what a smart idea!

  5. We were thinking alike! Just shows how using the same pattern but different colors can make a big difference! Love your card.

  6. I love-love-love! this in the gray and that sentiment really pops!

  7. Your card is very elegant and really just perfect. I was going to say professional, but perfect describes it better.

  8. Ohh... I love the double ribbon! This cards is gorgeous!

  9. More sewing, great selection of design papers for your tags and cool using the glitter tape on your bow. Very pretty card.


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