Wednesday, March 31, 2010

April 2010 Stamp of the Month Blog Hop

It's time for the April Stamp of the Month Blog Hop.  This month there are over 60 Close To My Heart consultants participating in our hop, featuring the April Stamp of the Month Flower Pot, a set of 16 stamps.  If you arrived from Latisha's blog, you are on the right path.  If not, no worries.  Our hop is a round-robin, so you can jump in anywhere and enjoy the sights!

This will likely be my last hop for a month or two, as I am about to be stationed in Okinawa, and the movers will be coming soon to take all of my stuff (don't worry, I will keep an emergency supply of scrap stuff here at the house so I don't go into complete scrap withdrawal).  Once me and my stuff are re-acquainted in Okinawa, I will jump right back in to our monthly hops.  The participants always make such amazing and creative projects with the Stamp of the Month, I LOVE all of the inspiration!!

I made this double pocket card following a tutorial found on Splitcoast Stampers.   However, I did not mount the pocket portion on a card base, it felt quite sturdy without adding a base.  I thought the tag would make a cute bookmark, and a bookstore giftcard would be a perfect addition.  I used papers from the Felicity Collection, with some additional cardstock and ribbon.  The Felicity Collection was a promotional kit which is unfortunately no longer available, and while I was using it I was reminded that whenever there is an adorable paper kit available for a limited time, STOCK UP!!!  Keep watching, because CTMH will be offering another adorable paper kit for National Scrapbooking Month.  National Scrapbooking Month is May, but Close To My Heart will begin to offer this special kit April 15th!


The flower pot was stamped on the plaid paper in Cocoa ink, and then cut out.  The flowers were stamped on white cardstock in Black ink, colored with CTMH markers and then cut out.


Papers: CTMH Twilight and White Daisy cardstock, CTMH Felicity
Inks: CTMH Cocoa and Black, CTMH Markers in Autumn Terracotta, Barn Red, Garden Green, and Olive
Tools and Techniques: CTMH Long-Reach punch, Terrifically Tacky Tape, CTMH Sorbet stitched ribbon, paper piecing, Sticky Dots Die Cut Adhesive
Stamp Sets: CTMH Flower Pot



Remember, Flower Pot is only available April 1-30th, 2010.  Contact your Close To My Heart consultant or click here to find out how to get this stamp for a discounted price or even FREE!!

Now check out Kami's blog to see her creation. 

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

16 comments:

Judy said...

Your card is so pretty! Best of luck in your move.

Domestic Homefront Coordinator said...

This is a fabulous card! I love the colors - completely opposite of what I thought should be used.

Traci Godbee said...

so cute!

Deborah Young said...

This is so pretty. Good luck on your deployment!

Helen Onulak said...

Very creative use of the stamp set. I'll have to try one of these double pocket cards.

Shirley said...

oh so cute!

Jen said...

I really like it! Good luck on your move!!

Krista Ritskes said...

Lovely job! I hope your move goes well.

Tammy Lea Pinchard said...

Nice card!

Carol said...

Very nice!

Nancy said...

Beautiful card and love the paper piecing.

Haley D. said...

Beautiful project!

Laurie said...

Love the card; best of luck on moving!

Closet Stamper said...

Great card and colors!

Kathleen said...

I love this in the Felicity papers and the tag is super darling!!

Debra said...

Very pretty!