Monday, 1 February 2016

February Stamp of the Month

Welcome to the CTMH Australasian Stamp of the Month  Blog Hop, if you have arrived from Denise's blog "Scrap Stamp Share"  you are in the right place, if you arrived here by chance I hope you enjoy this hop. You can continue the hop by clicking on the link at the end of this post.

February's Stamp of the Month is Balloon Animals S1602 and what a beauty it is. The pack contains 13 wonderful stamps both animals and sentiments.

This card was so much fun to make, it's called a "Pop Up Card" you can find a video here  which shows you how to make it. It may look difficult but it is really quite easy. I used Glacier cardstock and scraps of paper that I have had for a while. To match the papers I used Glacier, Sorbet, Champagne and Desert Sand ink. My niece's daughter is starting Kindy next week and I thought I would send a card to mark the day. I love how the card stands so well so it can be displayed.


You adhere white cardstock to the back to write your message. 

This card will fit in a C6 envelope when folded. 

I really like how we can manipulate the CTMH Acrylix Stamps. I decided to use the elephant image for this card and thought the "I didn't forget your birthday" stamp would be perfect as we know elephants never forget anything. Unfortunately this stamp didn't fit within the frame. By slightly stretching the frame stamp when you place it on the acrylic block, the sentiment will now fit within the frame. I stamped the elephant twice in Sorbet ink Z2164 then cut out the head and two of the legs and adhered them with the foam tape to give it a 3D look. Two Bitty Sparkles Z1263 were used for the eyes of the elephant. Sadly the "I didn't forget your birthday" stamp is now retired.

To go along with the above card I decorated one of the Designer Creations Paper Bags Z2037


To continue to hop please go to Wendy's Expressions of the Heart  to see what lovely project she has created. Thank you for joining in the hop and please leave a comment as we read them all and really appreciate you taking the time to comment.


  1. So cute- I love the extra touches you did to make the 3D elephant!

  2. Doris you are the BEST auntie. Your niece will adore her pop up card for sure. My baby is turning 25 soon - may have to steal some of these ideas for here celebration.

  3. Such cute ideas Doris. Thank you for sharing. :)

  4. Oh wow fab ideas, love all your different projects

  5. I love all your elephant inspired projects. The pop up card is lovely too!

  6. My fave here is the elephant in the square - very cute!