Saturday, February 28, 2015

Stamp of the Month Blog Hop - March: Choose Happy


Welcome to the March Stamp of the Month Blog Hop! This month’s set is Choose Happy, a set of 14 stamps.

If you have come here from {Carol Taggio’s blog}, you’re in the right place! There are more than 65 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.

Let’s begin!


 The Brushed paper packet has a LOT of pink in it. There’s nothing wrong with that, but I am not personally a huge fan of pink. Therefore, when designing my card I wanted to go with less of the pink, or in this case, Pixie. That being said, I chose to focus more on the Canary or yellow. I love this new color. It’s bright, but not too bright.


I ended up choosing a card pattern with a lot of pieces, which allowed me to use a number of different papers and textures. I used tiny pieces of one of the zip strips in the packet, and I added texture to the White Daisy by embossing it with the Diamond Embossing Folder.

This particular stamp set isn’t specifically designed to be used with one of our Cricut cartridges, but I knew we had a shape similar to the frame I wanted to use, so I played around with it until I got the right size. I like how there is plenty of white space around the stamped frame. It helps the Flaxen color of the frame stand out.


I find that it is best to adhere dry embossed pieces with either foam tape or Glue Dots, and as I wrapped the embossed piece with the Extra Thick Twine, the foam tape was most appropriate in this instance.

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

S1503 Choose Happy stamp set

Now “Hop” on over to {Michelle Jones’ 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 March 31st. Click here to order yours today!



12 comments:

Michelle Jones said...

I love all the paper patterns you used. Really cute card!

Nikka Geers said...

All those details make a great card

papercraftingprincess said...

I love the heart in the middle of the frame!

Darlys said...

Beautiful card. Love the details and layers.

Carol Taggio said...

Such beautiful layering. Love all the colours you used and embossing.

Michelle Stewart said...

Fabulous job with the detail and the layers.

Judy Faye Garner said...

cute card, makes me think of spring.

Lauren Moore said...

Love all the layering on this card, as well as your use of Canary!

Wendy Kessler said...

Very pretty!

Wendy Coffman said...

So clever to find a cricut cut to work!

centralNYscrapper said...

Very pretty card. So many lovely details.

Sheila Bennett said...

Cute card. Like all the different elements.