Wednesday, October 31, 2012

It's a Date! - November Stamp of the Month Blog Hop

Hello and welcome to the November Stamp of the Month blog hop! If you have arrived here from the Inky Georgia blog, or if you are just starting out, you are in the right place.  This month's stamp set is Capture the Date, a set of 72 stamps with limitless possibilities.  With 4 different sets of numbers, month names & abbreviations, and more, there are all kinds of things to do with these stamps.  Of course the obvious is probably dating your scrapbook layouts or adding birthday years to cards, but my project today will have you thinking INSIDE the box in no time!

I made this bowl full of Halloween treats for the moms I saw out in my neighborhood for trick-or-treat, but the possibilities are really endless.  Top a recycled chip canister with December 25 for Christmas cookies, or create sweet little favor boxes for weddings, showers, and more with the date (or due date, lol) in place of this one.  My boxes are perfect little favors, as each one holds a single Ghiradelli chocolate square:

Cut at 4.5", this is the box from page 21 of the Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge handbook, using the ""Font Layer feature key.

It folds closed simply, as shown above.  After closing, I added the round medallion on top using 3-D Foam Tape.  I added the Perfect Fit - Frames stamp set, and cut the scalloped circle as indicated on the carrier sheet for the stamps, also from the Art Philosophy cartridge.  After stamping the coordinating image in Olive ink, I added the largest "3" and "1" in Goldrush and "october" in Smokey Plum.

If you don't have the Perfect Fit - Frames stamp set, you could stamp the date on any Cricut-cut shape you desire that will fit your box.  This is a simple project that takes just minutes and is great for assembly-line work.  I'd love to hear your comments, then be sure to hop along to Roxybonds Scrappin' - I'm sure she has a fabulous project for us!


  1. Clever way to use this stamp set. Makes me think of homemade jam jars...and this could be the date it was made on the top!

  2. Super idea can't wait to get my stamp set.

  3. I love this idea and will probably make some Christmas treats like this. TFS


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