Sunday, June 30, 2013

July Stamp of the Month..."Sweet Life"

Welcome to the CTMH Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!
July 2013's Stamp of the Month is called.....
****Sweet Life****

The blog hop makes a circle so if you are starting here just continue until you make your way back and you will have made it through them all.  If you have already started and are coming from Lalia Harris' blog, "Crafty Lalia"then you are on the right track.

I chose to make a little 4x4 set of cards using this month's stamp of the month.  They were really quick and simple to make.  I stamped the image with black archival ink on a 3 3/4" x 3 3/4" of white daisy cardstock.  Next, I stamped it again on a piece of scrap and used a variety of alcohol and water-based markers to color in the image.  Then I used my 2" scalloped circle punch to punch out a portion of the colored image and used foam tape to adhere it to the black and white image.  Lastly, I simply stamped the sentiment on the front and adhered to a piece of 3 7/8" x 3 7/8" colored cardstock, then to the black card base and finally adding a few bitty sparkles.
The box is the base of the magazine holder found in the Cricut Artiste.  The inside of the cards are lined with a 3 3/4" x 3 3/4" piece of white daisy cardstock that have been stamped with black ink using the same image as on the front.  (I'll have to add those photos when I get home from convention, as they just didn't turn out right.)
 Supplies used (all CTMH unless otherwise noted):
Papers: White Daisy CSBlack CS, Sunset CS, Hollyhock CS, Twilight CS, Gypsy CS, Sorbet CS, Vineyard Berry CS (retired)
Stamps Used: Sweet Life
Inks: Archival Black
Alcohol Markers: Sweet LeafCotton Candy (light)Sorbet (Light)Blush, Cranberry, Hollyhock, Topiary, New England Ivy, Ponderosa Pine (light), SlateBlending Marker
Water-based Markers: Desert Sand, Cocoa (both retired)
Emellishments: Bitty Sparkles, Black Striped Grosgrain Ribbon
Other: Cricut Artiste3D Foam Tape, Sponge2" Scallop Circle PunchMicrotip ScissorsBone Folder, Paper Trimmer (Fiskars), Scoring Board (Martha Stewart)

Here's a look at the entire stamp set...

Remember, if you love what you've seen so far along your SOTM Blog Hop journey, and you want your own "Sweet Life" stamp set or want to get it for the amazingly low price of $5, be sure to contact your Close To My Heart Independent Consultant.  If you don't already have a consultant, I'd love to be yours.  You can find details on the "Stamp of the Month" by clicking on the "Promotions" tab at the top of the page or purchase your SOTM here.  Of course, if you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact me.

If you have time, take a moment or two to check out the rest of my blog.  If you enjoy your visit, then please consider "Following Me", signing up to receive blog updates, and/or leaving a comment (we all love comments...the nice ones anyway), then be sure to continue along on the hop by heading over to Annette Green's blog, "Annette's Creative Journey" and check out her project.

If for some reason you get lost along the way, you can always find a list of all this month's CTMH SOTM Blog Hop participants on Kathleen's blog.

Happy hopping!


  1. Really sweet little card set, Tamytha. Clever idea with the scalloped circle.

  2. I love your colored in cards. I need to try that technique with my gals. It looks so fun!

  3. Great cards! love the idea with the scalloped circles!

  4. Love the visual interest your coloring technique coupled with the scalloped punch creates.

  5. Tamytha,

    I love the colored focus on these cards!! Such a beautiful technique!!

  6. I love the use of the punch. I adds that extra little thing!

  7. Sweet little cards. Like your spotlight technique.


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