Saturday, October 31, 2009

November Stamp of the Month Blog Hop

Welcome to the November Stamp of the Month Blog Hop! If you just arrived from Kristie's blog, you are on the right path.


This month there are over 60 Close To My Heart consultants participating. We are featuring the November Stamp of the Month, Around the Block, a set of 26 stamps. Take your time enjoying all of the wonderful artwork for display that has been created using this fun stamp set. I know I can't wait, because someone always makes something totally outside the box, and I always look forward to finding that item.

I made a gift card holder using this set. It is a 3X6 inch card, but instead of opening, the house slides up to reveal the gift card inside.








The card base was made from a 3 X 12 inch piece of cardstock, scored at 6 inches and folded like a top-fold card. The Jingle Creative Basics paper was adhered to the front.




Next, I created the houses by stamping in Versamark on chocolate cardstock and embossing with white embossing powder. I made one complete house, one roof, and one roofless house. The pieces were cut out, leaving tabs at the bottom of the complete house. After cutting out the pieces, I sponged them with Chocolate ink. The roofless house was adhered to the front of the card. I then used the top of the house as a guide to cut through the front of the card (extending a little bit beyond the edge of the house, which is necessary so the house will slide with the gift card attached). Next I adhered a piece of Juniper grosgrain ribbon (from the Jingle Creative Basics) to the back of the complete house, making a loop at the top and wrapping about 1/2 inch of the ribbon onto the front of the house at the bottom. Then the house was slid through the slit in the front of the card. After sliding the house up all the way to determine whether I needed to trim the height of the tabs, I mounted the roof piece to the sliding house using 3-D Mounting Foam. One more function check, and then I sealed the edges of the card shut with adhesive (being careful to keep the adhesive out of the path of travel for the tabs on the sliding house). Pull up the house, and mount the gift card using glue dots. You may want to check how well your house slides with the gift card attached before sealing the card base. If it is too tight. simply extend your slit a little bit more.



Fully extended, without gift card attached.


Remember, Around the Block is only available November 1st-30th. If you would like to find out how to get this stamp set at a discount or maybe even FREE, contact your Close To My Heart consultant, or check out my website.


Now hop on over to Adeline's blog to see her wonderful creation!


If you find any broken links along the way, Jena has the complete list on her blog.

21 comments:

Melissa Laverty said...

pretty clever!!! Love it.

Cibele Glazer said...

Wonderful idea!

Beth Naumann said...

LOVE it! Great idea!

Carla said...

That is cute! Great idea!

Leslie said...

so very cute

iamjaytee said...

adorable card jill!

Nancy said...

Wow, what a great idea!!!

Amy said...

How adorable!

Scrappy RN said...

that card is so creative.

Tammy Lea Pinchard said...

SUPER CUTE!!! Love what you did with this.

Lori said...

What a great idea!

Sheila Bennett said...

Very clever gift card holder. :)

Sarita said...

Very very clever!I love it!

Adeline E. Brill said...

That is just too clever!! what a great idea!! Another one to add to my list to copy!

Kimberly said...

Love the expanding house look!

Terrie in AZ said...

Unbelievably creative! It amazes me how creative everyone is and how differently we see the stamp sets...Love my job!

Krista Ritskes said...

So neat. Great job.

Haley D. said...

Very clever! Thanks for showing us all how.

roxybonds said...

Very cute and creative :)

Kathleen said...

This is an awesome idea! I love how it ends up like an apartment building! Cute!!

Jena said...

So cute - love the way it pulls out - TFS!