Saturday, January 31, 2015

Feb 2015 SOTM Blog Hop - A Happy Hello


Welcome to our MONTHLY Stamp of the Month (SOTM) Blog Hop!!

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This month, we will be featuring the EXCLUSIVE February SOTM stamp set called “A Happy Hello”.  

2015 - February SOTM Image - Edited
This blog hop is a great big circle, so if you can start here & work your way around this circle!  If you get lost along the way, you’ll find a complete list of PARTICIPATING CONSULTANTS by clicking HERE

This month we have OVER 65 Close To My Heart Consultants that will be sharing items they have created using this month’s stamp set!  

So, sit back & enjoy your tour as you click on the link at the end of the post to see what EACH consultant has created!!
These flower stamps reminded me of spring…so off I went to create a card!J

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This card does open from the side rather than the bottom- something different from my normal routine card.

If you look close at the top of the card (the kraft color) you will notice I used our dotted embossing folder to create some more texture to this card design. 

I chose not to use any paper packs with this card, (I just used cardstock) HOWEVER I did use the ink colors from the Brushed paper collection.

Recently, I saw a card that used the “stencil” type effect, and wanted to create that as well!  So, I found a leftover shape on my desk that was cut from our Cricut cartridge & used that for my stencil as I sponged ink around the words on this card!

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I took my sponge, and in a circular motion….filled in the background with the flaxen ink color. You can see I also kept the stencil in place when I inked my flowers too!  That allowed for a clear space for my words.

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Here is a close up of the few embellishments I used on this card - golden butterfly puffies (only available til March 31!!) and the bitty sparkles from the Black & Grey Sparkle collection.

Here is the list of products I used on this card in case you'd like to create one of your own!  J 

Feb 2015 SOTM card
S1502                      A Happy Hello
Z1924                Dotted Embossing Folder
Z1929                Topiary Diagonal Ribbon
Z3038               Puffies – Junebugs
Z1754                Black & Grey Sparkles
Cardstocks used:  Kraft, White Daisy, Black & Sunset
Inks used:           Cranberry, Pixie, Sunset, Flaxen & Black

Now head on over to  Michele Rowley's Blog to see  what she has created using this stamp set!  J

Be sure to visit ALL the Consultants at their Blogs to get some great crafting ideas and other fun ideas!  We always love to hear any feedback you’d like to share as well, so feel free to leave a comment. J

****Remember, the February SOTM
~ A Happy Hello~
is only available until January 31st! J

It can be yours at the retail price of $17.95 OR pay $5 when you purchase $50 in CTMH items

Contact your CTMH Consultant (or click here if you need a consultant J) to see how you can receive these EXCLUSIVE items for ONLY $5 each!!!  

Blessings to you for a WONDERFUL day!!!
Krista J


  1. Beautiful card! Love how you left the space for the sentiment.

  2. Great card!!! Love the stencil look, the sponged background and the color combo!

  3. Very pretty card. Love this technique! I am gonna have to try this.

  4. This is such a pretty card, that stencil idea is fantastic!

  5. Such a clever card - love the sponging and masking

  6. Great technique! I must try this:)

  7. I had to enlarge the card to check to see if I could see the dots from the embossing folder on the Kraft, and sure enough they are there. Love the techinque of masking, it creates a great look for this card.

  8. I love the look of your card! Thanks for the tip.

  9. Very pretty. Great masking job!

  10. I love the masking!

  11. Very creative with the masking, Krista! Love the colors!

  12. Very pretty. I will need to try this stencil technique.

  13. Very creative. Thanks for sharing how you created it :)

  14. Like how you masked a frame for the sentiment.


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