Saturday, August 1, 2009

It's Your Day Blog Hop...

Welcome to our Stamp of the Month Blog Hop! This month we have 64 Close To My Heart Consultants sharing their creations!!!

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We will be featuring August's SOTM, which is IT'S YOUR DAY, a set of 26 stamps. If you have come here from Melissa's Blog, you are on the right path! If this is your first stop, you may want to go back to Jena's Blog and start from the beginning!

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I decided to do something a little different by using the cake pieces as candles. I only used the polka-dot stamp and stamped it using Sunflower, Holiday Red, Twilight & Clover Meadow (same colors as in the paper packet, Tinkerin') I distressed my ribbon using Holiday Red Ink and one of the Foam Tools and rounded the bottom corners. This card actually measures 4-1/2 x 6 which is pretty close to a standard size card.

This is a view of the card from the side....I stamped the flames and punched out circles then trimmed to a point using my Micro-Tip Scissors.

Here's the inside of the card....I did something different here as well by stamping the cake pieces end-to-end to create a border of sorts (it's hard to tell on the lines but you can see the seams on the Holiday Red, wavy border). Furthermore, I used the backside of the flame resembling * to stamp the circles. That's one of the benefits of acrylic stamps....you can manipulate them by bending or arching the stamps, cutting phrases apart and, in this instance, using the backside for something as simple as a polka-dot. I also corner rounded the White Daisy Cardstock piece to tie the front and inside together visually. The border isn't as crooked as it seems, I think it's just the way the card is tilted.
This is a side view of the inside of the card.

Here is another FUN border you can create!!!

Products used are all CTMH unless otherwise noted:
Cardstock: Twilight, Clover Meadow & White Daisy
Inks: Sunflower, Holiday Red, Twilight, Clover Meadow and Archival Black (by far my favorite because of the crispness)
Stamp Set: IT'S YOUR DAY (August Stamp of the Month)
Ribbon: White Daisy 5/8" Grosgrain (part of Animal Cookies Creative Basics pp)
Circle Punch (EK Success)
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Now "Hop" on over to Amy'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 August SOTM is only available until August 31st! Contact your CTMH Consultant (or click here) to see how you can get this stamp set at a discount or even free!

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Here are some more projects I have made using this Stamp of the Month... same colors and of course CTMH's Archival Black Ink (LOVE that stuff)! This is a 6x6 card from Wishes called Layered Look (in the book it's supposed to be a 3x3 card but the beauty of it all is you can make it any size you want...SUPER EASY especially if you stick to a square card!!). There's piercing at the top of the card but you have to look close (didn't get a very good photo).


I used the cake pieces again end-to-end to create the present...I hid the seams with the ribbon (shhhhh!). I stamped the "BIRTHDAY" and then cut the letters apart using my Micro-Tip Scissors and adhered to the back of my focal piece. I staggered them to add character!! Stamped "PARTY", cut a circle in my card-front using my circle colluzzle and was done!
I used the same products as above but added Twilight Grosgrain Ribbon from Twilight Ribbon Rounds Collection, Paper Piercer, Circle Colouzzle and Edge Distresser. I also used the actual Tinkerin' Paper Packet.

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If you get lost on the hop or find links that aren't working, go to Jena's Blog for a complete list.

15 comments:

Nancy Ball said...

Great cards, Katy. Love the candle one...so simple and elegant on the front.

Leslie said...

oh my gosh, they are so clever.

HaleyD said...

Katy, how did I not know you had a blog?!? Your cards totally rock. The candles are sooooo clever!!! I can't wait to get to play w/this set. Thanks a bunch!

Tracy said...

Love, love, love your artwork - fabulous job with these cards. I almost did the same thing with the cake pieces at candles - but I couldn't have pulled it off as well as you!

Dawn said...

Great spin on using the stamps love your cards.

Miranda said...

LUUUUUUVVVV It!

Misty said...

Your work is absolutely amazing! Love all the layers and details!

Jamie Harder said...

Wow what an amazing card!!! I love your work!!!

Carla said...

These are all great Katy!! Awesome work!

roxybonds said...

Great cards! Love the little borders :)

Melissa Laverty said...

love using the cake layers as borders so clever!

Wendy K. said...

Great ideas! I love the candle card!

Pamela O'Connor said...

Loooooove It!!! I need to whip out a few quick birthday invites tonight for Bevyn's party and I know who I'm copying! LOL! Love you gf!

Jena said...

Wow, what great cards! I especially love the bundle of candles - too cute. Oh, and the gift you created from the cake layers - fun! Thanks for hopping with us!

Kelly said...

Super projects! Thanks for the inspiration!