Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Thoughtful Tidings from Stella - February Stamp of the Month Blog Hop

Hello and welcome to the February Stamp of the Month blog hop!  And I'm sharing another of the fabulous new collections from Close To My Heart today as well...  If you've arrived here from Krista's Simply Creating Together blog, or if you're just starting out, you are in the right place.  And once we're done here, you'll move along with Jen Rubio and see what she has created for us.

Now, on to the hop!  Thoughtful Tidings is a set of 11 stamps full of messages greatly suited to all kinds of cards or scrapbook pages, with several suggested coordinating Cricut cuts from the Art Philosophy cartridge.  Check it out! >>>

Here's the first thing I've created with this stamp set:

Now, you MAY have noticed that I used a Cricut cut for my stamped sentiment, but not the one shown on the carrier sheet with this image.  I wanted it to coordinate with the shape of our new Colonial White Die-Cut Cards & Envelopes.  If you want to try a different shape but aren't sure about it, just use some scrap paper, find a cut shape you like, and start with the suggested size on the carrier sheet.  If it doesn't work, just try different sizes and/or shapes until you get a result you like!  I also cut a border with an edge similar to the card flap & Cricut shape I used.  This particular border had some designs in it so it was not a solid border.  Using my Cricut Gypsy, I hid all of those extra cuts so I got only the outline.  I did that because I was using pattern paper and it didn't want it to be too busy.  Don't have a Gypsy or Cricut Craft Room?  Just cut the border from solid cardstock and it would look fine!

I would also like to point out the lovely flower stamp that I paper pieced for this card, and the rope broder image on the card flap.  They are from the stamp set that comes only in the Pemberly Workshop on the Go.  See how great they look with this paper?  Don't feel like those WOTG stamp sets are only good for the papers they come with!  They can be used with all sorts of things.

Finally, please allow me to introduce you to Stella, a colorful beauty who's geared up for all sorts of adventures!  Here's some beautiful artwork created by our Corporate designers:
And that artwork only shows one side of each of the three papers - there are 3 more fabulous designs to choose from!  And that's true of every collection from CTMH - if there happens to be one design you don't care for (and I will tell you that there is one in this collection that I don't care for, a rarity for me), the other side is likely to thrill you!

All of the items I showed are available on my website beginning February 1:
  • S1202 Thoughtful Tidings, $17.95 (or only $5 with any $50 purchase) - available only until February 29
  • X7147B Stella Paper Packet, $9.95
  • G1033 Pemberly Workshop on the Go (stamp set), $29.95
  • Z1738 Colonial White Die-Cut Cards & Envelopes, $6.95
  • Z1338 Sunset Mini-Medley Accents, $4.95
  • Z1686 Art Philosophy exclusive Cricut Collection, $99.00
Thanks for visiting with me today!  Now it's time to hop along and visit with Jen Rubio; let's go find out what she has created for us...


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