Saturday, September 6, 2014

National Stamping Month: 30 Years of Happy!

Welcome to a special edition Blog Hop! 

September is National Stamping Month, and Close To My Heart is ready to celebrate all month long! 

If you have come here from {Carol-Anne Grenier’s blog}, you’re in the right place! There are more than 35 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.

Not only is it National Stamping Month, Close to My Heart is also celebrating its 30th Anniversary by offering this exclusive C-size stamp set. The possibilities are endless with all the fun shapes and designs!

I kept it really simple when designing my artwork. I random-stamped tone-on-tone flowers to create a fun background, stamped a sentiment, tied on a piece of Baker’s Twine, and the Canary card was done. I love the star patterned paper in the Chalk It Up set, so it was perfect for the Rock Star sentiment in the stamps. It also gave me an opportunity to use our new Enamel Stars. Finally, I used a 1-inch circle punch and a piece of the Paper Fundamentals to make a circle pendant from our Base & Bling line. I stamped the camera image in Archival Black Ink, heat set it with a craft heater, and then it sit for a bit. I applied some Liquid Glass over the image and set in the glass cover. A couple of charms finished it off.

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

X5772 Canary Cardstock
1385 White Daisy Cardstock
X7184B Chalk It Up Paper Packet
Z2033 Paper Fundamentals Whimsy Assortment
Z2643 Canary Exclusive Inks stamp pad
Z2173 Slate Exclusive Inks stamp pad
Z2195 Lagoon Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad
44751 Archival Black Exclusive Inks stamp pad
Z2010 White Enamel Stars
Z1921 Baker's Twine Neutral Metallic Assortment
Z1964 Base & Bling Circle Pendant—Faux Antiqued Silver
Z1966 Base & Bling Circle Glass Covers
Z1940 Base & Bling Chain—Faux Antiqued Silver
Z679 Liquid Glass
Z1999 1" Circle Punch

Now “Hop” on over to {Maria Myers’s 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 September 30th! Click here to order yours today!

*September is National Stamping Month, and Close To My Heart is ready to celebrate all month long! When you spend $30 on any current retail-priced stamps during the month of September, you qualify to receive the exclusive C-sized stamp set #30yearsofhappy for FREE! This special offer is part of our celebration of National Stamping Month and in honor of our on-going celebration of our founder and CEO Jeanette Lynton’s 30-year anniversary in the scrapbooking and stamping industry. The exclusive stamp set features 30 mini images and sentiments perfectly suited for 30 days of happy stamping! Plus, make sure you check out Close To My Heart’s Facebook page and Instagram during September to follow all the ways we’re celebrating #30yearsofhappy for a full 30 days!


centralNYscrapper said...

Great idea using this with the Base & Bling items. I love your cards too.

Amie Kiger (Kigz) said...

Fantastic! I love that you used the B&B! :)

Jean McNulty said...

Such a wonderful idea love it!!!

Michelle Stewart said...

Great job with the cards, and totally love the Base and Bling you created.

Dawn said...

Fantastic! I love that Base & Bling camera piece!

islandscrapper said...

Love all three. Think I have some CTMH star paper that would make a good scraplift of your star card. Thanks.

terryanndiack said...

Great necklace...perfect for any photo buff

Lauren Moore said...

Oh I love what you have done with the base and bling- I am going to try this!

Donna said...

Great projects! Love the necklace.

Kristine Ponte said...

cute cards and love the necklace...perfect sized stamps for our base and bling!!!

Judy Faye Garner said...

thanks for sharing, love how you used the base & bling.