Wednesday, July 1, 2020

July SOTM Blog Hop

Welcome to the July Stamp of the Month Blog Hop! 

This month the featured stamp set is awesome! There is a main image of a lady holding flowers and so many smaller images and great sentiments reflecting love and friendship.

This is a circular blog hop so you can start anywhere along the way. 
You should have arrived here from Melinda Everitt's blog.
If you get lost a list of all participants can be found on Melinda Everitt's blog 
(yes, the same consultant listed above).

Here is an image of the stamp set. 

These cards require some explanation... I started with the one at the bottom and had everything ready to go. I added the shaker and adhered everything down and then realized that my flowers were UPSIDE DOWN. I purposely stamped them so they would be facing the correct direction but I adhered the card together with that top stamped piece facing the wrong direction.. So I had to try again but with a different card design this time. 

I started by selecting a white stitched die cut from my collection (I save all of the extra inside and outside pieces when I cut the stitched dies). I stamped and coloured the images and added the centre strip. I went to adhere that piece to the front of the card and... NO! I had selected a stitched rectangle that had accidentally been added to my collection from a different die set and it wasn't the same size as the CTMH ones. At that point, I wasn't about to create a THIRD card for this blog hop, so this is the one that remains. It's only the large white piece that is from a different set of dies. Argh! 

The sentiment was stamped using Candy Apple ink and part of it was brushed with the Gold Shimmer Brush. It was adhered with foam tape and some Gold Embellishing Thread was added underneath. I added a few Gold Glitter Gems above and below the sentiment. 

This is the original card I created with the upside down flowers... 

I hope you enjoyed my projects. 

The next blog on this hop is Brandi Robinson's blog.
I'm sure she has something awesome to share with you! 

Products used are Close To My Heart unless otherwise indicated: 

Paper: Summer Vibes Paper Pack, White Daisy Cardstock, CandyApple Cardstock, Black Cardstock, White Cards and Envelopes
Stamps: For My Beautiful Friend
Inks: Intense Black, Candy Apple
Accessories: Stitched Rectangle Thin Cuts, Stitched Rectangle Dies (GMD), Tri-Blend Markers, Loose Gold Sequins, Gold Shimmer Brush, Foam Tape, Black Journaling Marker, Gold Embellishing Thread, Gold Glitter Gems, Acetate (not CTMH)



  1. Love both cards!! great colors. So vivid!

  2. I think both of your cards look great!

  3. Love how you created such different cards than pretty much anyone else on the hop. It shows how versatile this set is.

  4. Both cards are amazing, however, the first is my fave.

  5. I love your first card! Both cards are wonderful! Thank you for the inspirations!

  6. Oh, I LOVE both of these cards! Absolutely gorgeous!!

  7. Love your cards - especially your color combinations.

  8. Love the bright colors, especially with the repeated flower vine!

  9. I really like the pretty!

  10. Gorgeous cards! I love how you used the border stamp and the bold colors you selected.


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