Saturday, March 31, 2012

April 2012 Stamp of the Month Blog Hop

Welcome to the April 2012 CTMH Stamp of the Month Blog Hop featuring You Are, a set of 15 Stamps.  Whether you have arrived here from {Angel's} blog or this is just your starting point, just click on the link at the end of each post to enjoy our round-robin hop.

Sticking with last month's theme (working with the extremely limited supplies I have on-hand) and the fact that we are nearing the end of the school year, I thought I'd make a gift card holder.  Whether a gift card for your children's hardworking teachers or for a favorite grad, a handmade gift card holder adds the personalization that may otherwise be lacking.  For this simple holder, I cut a sheet of cardstock 3 inches by 11 inches, and scored it at 4.5 inches and 9 inches.  Crease and fold at the score lines, and then use adhesive on the top and bottom of the short (2 inch) side to create a pocket in which to slide your card.  I stamped the background pattern and trimmed it to make a panel for the front of the gift card holder, then stamped the sentiment in a coordinating color.  At that point, I decided to trim about 1/2 inch from the right edge of the front in order to add a little bit of interest.  I mounted the panel to the card front, and voila!  You can embellish these card holders in many ways, either by adding actual embellishments, ribbons, etc. or by making them in decorative shapes (by using corner cutters, die-cut systems, or digital cutting systems.  The possibilities are limitless!

Papers: CTMH Colonial White cardstock, Scribble Scrabble Sweet & Sour Fruit Medley
Inks: CTMH Desert Sand and Tulip
Stamp Sets: CTMH You Are

Remember, You Are is only available April 1st-30th 2012.  Contact your CTMH consultant, or click here, to get one for yourself.

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

If you find any broken links along the way, Helen has the complete list of hoppers posted here.