Sunday, 1 February 2015

February Stamp of the Month Blog Hop

Hello and welcome to our Close to My Heart Stamp of the Month Australasian Blog Hop. If you have arrived here from Shaunna Richards, Passionate About Pages you're in the right place. If you landed here by accident no problem, please join in by following the link at the end of this post.

February's Stamp of the Month  "A Happy Hello" S1502 is a terrific stamp set, the flowers, stem and leaves are gorgeous. You can get this stamp set for just $5.00 if you place an order for $75.00 with me or your CTMH consultant. Who wouldn't want to receive a cheery card with a happy hello greeting on the front.



While internet surfing I came across a card that made me think of this lovely stamp set and here is my interpretation of that card. I used the honey card stock for the card  base and the white daisy for the front. I cut a circle out of the white card and a frame for the circle. I stamped the stem in black and fussy cut it. I lightly adhered the white card front in just a few spots first to allow me to position the stem so there were small bits peeking out of the circle frame. Once I was sure everything was in the in the right position I then adhered the front permanently. I stamped the greeting on white daisy card stock using silver pigment ink and embossed it with Ranger clear embossing powder Z2088. I then double matted this with honey card stock. I really like that this is a simple and easy card to make but it is also quite stunning.


I love making handmade boxes to put little gifts in and I thought this box was perfect to use this month's  SOTM. This box is very easy to make and only uses one strip of adhesive tape. You can find the video of how to make this box here  The box measures 6"x2"x2". You can make multiples of the box and store them flat for future use. I used the papers from the Heartstrings paper pack 7193BX and Hollyhock Z2128, Lagoon Z2195 and Topiary Z2155 inks. I fussy cut the flower pieces and used the 3D foam tape Z1151 to give the flower dimension. 



I hope you are enjoying the blog hop and getting lots of great ideas, please continue on to Lauren Moore- CTMH Craftings  and see what terrific project she has created

14 comments:

  1. Lovely card Doris and the box idea is great as well :)

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  2. Oh I really like how you used the stem on the honey card.

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  3. Your yellow card is simply stunning Doris. I love how it draws the eye

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  4. The Honey card makes me think of wheat! Great idea!

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  5. LOVE THIS! it reminds me of sunset and with a different sentiment, could be a really nice sympathy card.

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  6. That top card is stunning- looks like a perfect silhouette image!

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  7. Your card is so visually stunning Doris. Making the circle "window" is such a gorgeous way to display this "tree" stamp.

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  8. Love the yellow window card idea doris, the yellow and black, certainly made me think of the garden straight away. The skill and patience it takes to cut out the stamped stem image is a credit to you.

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  9. love that card! it's now on 'the list' LOL.

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  10. Two great ideas featuring the February Stamp of the Month Doris. Thank you so much for the inspiration. :)

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  11. Thank you everyone, I do appreciate the comments.

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  12. Love the stems out of the circle.

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  13. oh I live the honey card with the stems

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