Thursday, September 1, 2011

September Stamp of the Month Mini Blog Hop

Welcome to our inspirational blog hop, where we are sharing creative ideas with you showcasing Close To My Heart's September Stamp of the Month.  It's called "Limited Edition" and it contains 21 images. This fabulous set is available for just $5 with a $50 purchase on my website!

I have some wonderful Consultants joining me in this hop which works as a circle. So begin "hopping" and feel free to leave comments along the way, please!

You should have arrived here from Tawnya's Blog.

My creation is a 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 card. I've been playing with Close To My Heart's new, exclusive Art Philosophy cartridge and I had cut out a small version of a card with a bracket cutout in the front section. Then I had cut out the tag with the Cricut in the right size to use with the Limited Edition stamp set. So, I decided to use the small card as a holder for the tag. Well, it was a little stark since I had cut it out of Colonial White cardstock. So, I ran the Desert Sand stamp pad over it to give it some color. Then I inked the edges in black & fastened the tag holder with some antique copper mini brads. Then, I went in search of a pattern that would look good with those elements. I found On the Edge in Wishes card confidence book & decided that would look good. I changed it up by turning it horizontally and instead of cutting the plaid B&T into a circle, I kept it as a square. Then, I punched out a scalloped circle out of the same paper but flipped it over so that the rose pattern on the reverse side would be seen. As a finishing touch, I added a small piece of the zip strip that all the newest B&T papers have. Doesn't it look cute with the scallops across the top?

The card as it will come out of the envelope. I like the hand holding a pen in the bottom left corner.
With the tag pulled out.

Thank you for stopping by. Now hop on over to Melissa's Blog where she will show you her creative use of this stamp set! Happy Hoppin'!

If you all have any questions, let me know!  Otherwise, I look forward to hoppin' with ya!  :0)