Thursday, January 31, 2013

Home Sweet Home - February Stamp of the Month Blog Hop

Welcome to the February stamp of the month blog hop!  If you have come here from Krista Ritskes' blog, or if you are just starting out, you are in the right place!  When you're done here, you'll hop along to Michelle Loncar's blog and see what fabulous idea she has for us this month.
This month's stamp set is Home Sweet Home, a lovely set of 4 stamps useful for cards, decor, gifts, and more.  I like them all & had trouble deciding which to use first!  I ended up making two projects because they were both so quick & easy.  I'll start with my favorite!

I have a thing for word-plays (which sometimes drives my hubby nuts, lol), so I couldn't resist making this "sweet" little wall hanging:

Home Sweet Home wall hanging
I thought the Buzz and Bumble papers were the perfect backdrop for this sentiment!  I stamped the sentiment in Cocoa ink on the honeycomb print paper, which I trimmed to 2.5" x 2.5" going "out of the box" around the swirls.  I then sponged the edges with Sunset ink and colored in the open areas on the letters with the Autumn Terracotta light marker.  I cut the bee paper at 3.5" x 3.5", distressing the edges, and the cocoa pattern paper at 3.75" x 3.75", sponging the edges with Cocoa ink.  I layered them and sewed them with brown upholstery thread, then adhered the honeycomb paper to them.  Using Liquid Glass, I adhered the entire stack to a 4" x 4" burlap canvas I had on hand.*

To decorate my wall hanging, I added Sparkles from the Brown & Tan assortment, and made a hanging bow with the Dark Chocolate Striped Grosgrain ribbon.  Finally, I fussy cut a flying bee and adhered it with 3-D foam tape.  I then used some Liquid Glass on the bee's wings to make them shiny.

My second project is quick & super easy:

Using one of our new Muslin Drawstring Bags, I sprayed it allover with diluted Blush reinker. (Spraying it unevenly makes a more aged look.)  After allowing it to dry, I stamped the sentiment using a Ruby ink pad.  That's all there is to it; a sweet little gift bag for your sweety (or even the special little people in your house).

I hope you enjoyed my projects today!  I'd love to hear your comments on them. If you'd like to see the items I used in these projects, just follow the links below to a new window to keep your hop uninterrupted.  Then be sure to hop along to see what Michelle Loncar has for us today!

Items used for the wall hanging:
Items used for the gift bag:


  1. LOVE both of these, Lori!!! Very cool!

  2. Fantastic projects, Lori! Love them both. Thanks for sharing :)

  3. MAD scissor skills- great wall hanging.

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  5. LOVE it! And...your bow is PERFECT!


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