Saturday, March 31, 2012

April Stamp of the Month Bloghop

Hello!  Welcome to the April Stamp of the Month Bloghop!  If you are just joining the hop here, it's a big circle, where you click from blog to blog to see what 50 or so Close To My Heart consultants have done with the same stamp set!  If you're here visiting from {Dawn's Blog}, you're in the right place!

If you haven't seen the stamp set yet, here it is:

Since it doesn't have flowers or butterflies, you might think this one might be difficult for me...and you'd be right!

This one was easy to come up with:

The only weird thing was I had to bend the "You are truly" outward in order to match the arc of the "Original" cutout.  BUT that's easy with the Close To My Heart My Acrylix stamps!

This second card was more fun - It's plain enough on the front, but see what it does when you open it!?

You "cut" (sort of) a rectangle out of the middle, so the center part flips to the front and back of the card.  The front says "amazing" and the inside of the card says "cool."

The "front side" of the card.

The "back side" of the card (which is visible on the front)
Actually, I think the card is too "neat."  I think it will look better "roughed up" with some sand paper and the CTMH Edge Distressor. 

Here's a top view:

Really, I must add some flowers to this card...OK, how about ONE.

Card #1:
You Are... (April Stamp of the Month) (S1204, $17.95 to just buy it, or $5.00 with your $50 order)
Stella Paper Pack
Card Stock:  Cocoa, Colonial White
Inks:  Cocoa, Cranberry
Round Sponge
Foam Mounting Tape
Durables Studs

Card #2
You Are... (April Stamp of the Month) (S1204, $17.95 to just buy it, or $5.00 with your $50 order) 
Blue Ribbon (C1464, $13.95)
Token Alphabet (E1020, $29.95)
Love Life (D1482, $17.95)
Victory Paper Pack (X7150B, $9.95)
Card Stock:  New England Ivy, Colonial White, 
Stamp Pads:  Creme Brulee, Outdoor Denim, Cocoa
Sanding Kit
Edge Distressor
Mocha Opaques
Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridge ($99)

If you like what you see, you can always shop online and buy the supplies to make these cards. (Be sure to check out the discounted items)

Now hop on over to {Brae's Blog} to see what fun creativity she has for you!