Tuesday, November 30, 2010

December 2010 Stamp of the Month Blog Hop

Welcome to the December 2010 CTMH Stamp of the Month Blog Hop, featuring Amore, a set of 13 Stamps.  If you've just arrived here from {Sarita's} blog, you are on the right path.  If you are just starting here, just jump in and enjoy our circular hop, which has over 60 participants this month.  When you reach the end of a post, click on the link at the end to go to the next post in the hop.  Prepare to be inspired!!!

I just realized that this is my 18th month of participating in this blog hop! I hope you enjoy hopping for inspiration as much as I do.  This month's project is a cute card that I made following the Satchel pattern from the book Wishes.  Originally I planned to stay away from the color pink for this card, but I just couldn't resist the That's Amore papers.

Papers: CTMH cardstock in Chocolate and Garden Green
Inks: CTMH Chocolate, StazOn Timber Brown (to color the Filigree Charm and the Colonial White Designer Brad)
Tools and Techniques: CTMH ribbon, Karen Foster Design Scrapper's Floss, Sponging (to color the Filigree Charm and the Colonial White Designer Brad), Wishes "Satchel" pattern, Liquid Glass
Stamp Sets: CTMH Amore

My bit of fun for this card was the closure.  I don't think I've ever made anything with a closure like this.  I attached the Filigree Charm (which I sponged with StazOn Timber Brown to make it match) to the lower part of the card.  I cut a little piece of foam to place between the front of the card and the charm in order to give it some lift off the page (so the floss would wrap around it easily for closure).  I colored a Colonial White Designer Brad by sponging it with Timber Brown StazOn, and attached it to the top flap of the card, also using a small piece of foam to give it lift, and using Liquid Glass to attach the floss to the brad before I inserted it into the card.  I think the little pieces of foam were the secret to making this closure work well.  The foam is scraps from something I made using those little foamy sheets that they have in the craft sections (the same material that those foamy stickers in the buckets are made of).  This closure would work great for gift card or money holders too.

Remember, Amore is only available 1-31 December 2010.  Contact your Close To My Heart consultant, or click here, to find out how to order your own--or maybe even get it for FREE!!

Now hop on over to {Judy's blog} to see her creation.

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


Jean M. said...

Wow, beautiful card. I love the closure!

Haley D. said...


Scrappy RN said...

Lovely card, love the way you used the filigre charm.

Tammy said...

Nice card! Love the tips on using StazOn on the charm and using liquid glass to secure the string to the brad...hadn't thought of that.

Shirley said...


Krista Ritskes said...

So creative!

Kathleen said...

Oh my gosh this is such a lovely card! And, love the tips on Stazon!

Nikka Geers said...

i would love to join the sotm blog hop, can you let me know how