Monday, March 31, 2014

Stamp of the Month Blog Hop - April: Balloon Talk

Welcome to the Stamp of the Month Blog Hop! This month we’re featuring the April set Balloon Talk, a set of 24 stamps.

If you have come here from Sheila Bennett’s blog, you’re in the right place! There are more than 50 independent Close to My Heart consultants participating. Click on the link at the end of the post on each blog to move through the Hop.

The Blog Hop is a great big circle. Start here and work your way around. If you get lost along the way you’ll find a complete list of participating consultants here. You can use this list to pick up where you left off.

Off we go!

Part of my inspiration for this card was a challenge I took up for Lent. I did give something up, but not in the traditional sense. What I gave up was hanging on to the dozens and dozens of swap cards I’ve collected over the years. I’ve been sending a card a day to a friend or family member. There is nothing better than sending happy mail!

So how did this inspire me in the creation of this swap card? Well, I really never saw the importance of cards that say “I miss you” until I started sending out these cards. Not all of my friends or family members live near me. How nice it will be to send them a card that tells them I miss them. I miss living near them and being able to do things together. Great inspiration for a card!

I chose the new Lollydoodle paper for its fun and colorful palette. I paired it with the Chevron embossing folder to give the piece of Cotton Candy cardstock some texture. I cut out the bubble for the “hello it’s me” on the Cricut® and hand-cut the other two.

Here is what I used. All products are Close to My Heart:

S1404 Balloon Talk stamp set
X7183B Lollydoodle Paper Packet
1385 White Daisy cardstock
Z2193 Cotton Candy Exclusive Inks stamp pad
Z2165 Juniper Exclusive Inks stamp pad
Z2164 Sorbet Exclusive Inks stamp pad
Z1925 Chevron Embossing Folder
Z1807 Pink Glitter Gems
Z1686 Cricut® ArtisteCollection
Z1151 3-D Foam Tape
9042 Make It from Your Heart Volume 2

Now “Hop” on over to Maria Myers' blog to see her work, and be sure to visit each consultant’s blog to get some great crafting inspiration and other fun ideas! Don’t forget, this exclusive stamp set is only available through April 30th! Click here to order yours today!


Sheila Bennett said...

Cute card! Really like how you used the Chevron embossing. And I had to chuckle because we both used the same card sketch from Make it From Your Heart.

Krista Hershberger said...

Love your card Vicki! the chevron embossing pulls it all together, but I really like your grouping of words! :)

Dawn said...

Don't you just love that chevron embossing folder! It's my new favorite and I think it looks great with your cute card!

Michelle Stewart said...

Fabulous card. I love the layout!

Maureen said...

Great job! Love the bubble cluster.

Pam said...

Love your card!! I did one similar, but love yours more! ;o)

Susan Brooks - The Closet Stamper said...

Great Card. Really pops!

Haley D. said...

Cool collage of word art!