Wednesday, July 31, 2013

August Stamp of the Month...."A Chocolate Affair"

Welcome to the CTMH Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!
August 2013's Stamp of the Month is called.....
****A Chocolate Affair****

With over 50 participants, you are surely to find wonderful inspiration through this blog hop.  It 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 Melissa Laverty's blog, "Fancy Melissa", then you are on the right track.

I chose to make, what else but a chocolate treat holder? I recently held my open house and thought this would be a great little make-n-take.  I laid out all the parts in the Cricut Craft Room using my Cricut Artiste cartridge and it couldn't have been easier.

It's pretty straight forward.  After cutting all the pieces on my Cricut, I inked the edges of the Chocolate cardstock with Chocolate ink.  Next I stamped the sentiment on the White Daisy mat and layered it with a slightly larger Smoothie mat and adhered them to the box with foam tape. Next, I stamped the cookies on a scrap piece of White Daisy cardstock, trimmed and adhered with foam tape.  Afterwards, I added a little bling behind the mats, actually cutting the smaller of the two bling strings, so that I could adhere it higher on the box.  Finally, after adding four Hershey nuggets, I cut a piece of dark chocolate grosgrain ribbon in half and then cut the seam off the uncut side, fraying the edges before tying a simple knot to keep the box closed.  
 Supplies used (all CTMH unless otherwise noted):
Papers: White Daisy CSChocolate CSSmoothie CS
Stamps Used: A Chocolate Affair
Inks: Chocolate

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

Pick up your own Stamp of the Month for only $17.95 OR this month only you can get it for FREE with a $50 purchase!  Be sure to contact your Close To My Heart Independent Consultant to get yours.  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 Melinda Everitt's blog, "If You Bling It...They Will Come" 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!


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