Thursday, July 31, 2014

Stamp of the Month Blog Hop - August: What a Hoot

Welcome to the Stamp of the Month Blog Hop! This month we’re featuring the August set What a Hoot, a set of 17 stamps. 

If you have come here from Haley Dyer’s blog, you’re in the right place! There are more than 60 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!

When I was a kid my aunt loved owls, so every time I see one I think of her. They’re one of those once-popular icons that has come back around again, and I think this stamp set is just so darn cute!

With each new catalog my monthly swap group changes things up a bit. For the next six months each member has to use the same assigned paper packet with that month’s Stamp of the Month set. Our swap leader has given us some really challenging combinations this time. The paper packet for August was Wanderful. It has fun designs featuring travel themes. What? Travel themes with an owl stamp set? That’s right!

The other part of my particular assignment for August was to use a 3-D shape from one of our Cricut cartridges. After giving all of this some thought and perusing the Cricut shape booklets, I decided I wanted to go with a party theme. I used the cake/pie box on Artiste. These are so easy to put together!

I stamped the owl image on both the polka dot paper and the paper with the graph paper design. Then I cut out the area around the eyes and the tummy from the graph paper pattern and glued them down in the appropriate areas on the polka dot pieces. I used one of our new ShinHan Touch Twin Markers to give the eyes a touch of color.

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

S1408 What a Hoot stamp set
X7191B Wanderful Paper Packet
44751 Archival Black Exclusive Inks stamp pad
Z1985 Gold Shimmer Trim
Z2459 Pastel Green ShinHan© Touch Twin© Marker
Z1790 Cricut© Artiste Collection

Now “Hop” on over to Michelle Johns' blog to see her work, and be sure to visit each consultant’s site to get some great crafting inspiration and other fun ideas! Don’t forget, this exclusive stamp set is only available through August 31st! Click here to order yours today!


Michelle Stewart said...

Love the cake box for a treat cute.

Haley D. said...

Super cute! Or should I saw WANDERFUL and OWLDORABLE? LOL This set looks great with so many color combos and themes.

Vicki Price said...

Thank you, Michelle! Haley, you are too funny! Thanks.

Donna said...

What a great treat box! Love the different patterned papers you used.

Sonia Parent said...

Great project!

Pam said...

Very creative with your challenge Vicki and it looks wonderful!

P.G. Lamb said...

What a cute cake box! I love the idea of the owl as an embellishment.

Lela said...

It's so awesome when challenges push us to think in a new and creative direction. I love how this turned out with Wanderful and the treat box is adorable. This is definitely going in my favorite ideas file, TFS