Tuesday, January 31, 2012

February Stamp of the Month BLOG Hop

Welcome to our Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!

We will be featuring February's SOTM, which is Thoughtful Tidings, a set of 11 stamps.
If you have come here from Wendy Coffman’s Blog, you are on the right path! The blog hop is a great big circle, so you can start here and work your way all around. If you get lost along the way, you’ll find the complete list of participating consultants here.

This month we have over 60 Close To My Heart Consultants sharing their creations using this month's SOTM and other great CTMH products on their blogs. I LOVE these blog hops and the inspiration I receive from them!  I can’t WAIT to see everyone’s ideas!!

This Blog Hop is simple to do - just click on the link at the end of the post on each blog to move to the next one!

Here we go!
Feb SOTM LucyI wanted to create a simple card this time.  This can be a challenge at times, because of all the wonderful, FUN products that Close To My Heart carries! J 
I started by pulling out my Wishes and Originals how-to-books to help me get a general idea of what type of card design I’d like to create. 

This pattern is from page 39 in the Wishes book.  It is called “Corner Shop” and is a 4 1/2 x 4 1/2 size card.  I hadn’t used the NEW LUCY paper pack yet…so I pulled out Lucy to give it a try.  Right away I realized I hadn’t taken the time to notice how BEAUTIFUL the floral design was!  My daughter noticed the crowns in the print right away!  Very subtle, but if you look they are definitely there too! 

Feb sotm Lucy close upI decided I didn’t want a “plain square card”…so I went to my Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge and found the scalloped square card design!  I set my dial size to 4 3/4” and started to cut. (I wanted to make sure my other squares fit nicely on the card…4 3/4” worked best) Yay!!!  How easy was that?!?! 

I cut the corner edged square with the Art Philosophy cartridge too…and stamped the wording in Cotton Candy ink.  Then, I used Grey Wool ink to sponge distress all of my card pieces.  Next, I pulled out some matching pink crochet ribbon from our ribbon collection and put the card together!

How QUICK and EASY this card was to create…and I plan to create some more of these card designs to give to those that have hosted a home gathering with me! 
Now "Hop" on over to Angela Tutton’s Blog to see her work! Be sure to visit all the Consultants at their Blogs to get some great crafting ideas and other fun ideas! Remember, the FEBRUARY SOTM is only available until Feb 29th!

Contact your CTMH Consultant (or click here) to see how you can get this EXCLUSIVE stamp set at an INCREDIBLE discount!
Happy Crafting!!!


  1. This is so pretty Krista! Love that crocheted ribbon - it is the perfect finishing touch!

  2. So pretty! The ribbon just takes it up a notch.

  3. Ok, I am seriously rethinking LUCY paper pack. I thought it was too girly but it makes such beautiful soft cards. Great job!

  4. Fabulous card! I don't know how we lived without the AP cartridge! ;)

  5. Great detail Krista! I love the shaped card bases, they really add just enough pizazz to cards and I am really starting to appreciate the beauty within Lucy...TFS

  6. Very pretty Krista...I think "Lucy" is becoming my favorite paper pack. Love how you used the AP cartridge too.

  7. Love this card! Love how you used the pink ribbon too! Great job.

  8. Gorgeous card as usual Krista.
    I love this paper!!!

  9. Such a pretty card Krista...loved your details, shaped card, crochet trim, love it!


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