Saturday, February 28, 2015

March 2015 Stamp of the Month

Welcome to our Stamp of the Month Blog Hop! We will be featuring March's SOTM, which is "Choose Happy" a set of 14 stamps. If you have come here from Cat's Blog, you are on the right path! The blog hop is a great big circle, so you can start here and work your way all around. If you get lost along the way, you’ll find the complete list of participating consultants on Melinda’s Blog




This month we have 71 Close To My Heart Consultants sharing their creations using this month's SOTM and other great CTMH products on their blogs. This is simple to do - just click on the link at the end of the post on each blog to move to the next one! Here we go!

"Love You"

This two page scrapbook layout features this month's stamp set along with the Yuletide Carol Paper Packet.  I love the colors and patterns from this paper packet, from the bright roses to the antique colors, I just had to think of another way to use this outside of the Christmas theme.  

Inspired by the "Back Stage" layouts  (pages 28 & 29) from Jeannette Lynton's Magic Interactive Scrapbooks that Dazzle and Delight






Cricut Cartridges: Close To My Heart Artbooking

Tools: Cricut Machine, Trimmer, Scissors, Sponge Daubers, Acrylic Blocks and Scallop Border Punch

Stamps: Choose Happy (S1503)

CTMH Products Used:

  • Colonial White Card Stock (1388)
  • Champagne Card Stock (X5931)
  • Black Card Stock (1386)
  • Yuletide Carol Paper Packet (X7187B)
  • Desert Sand Ink Pad (Z2118)
  • Black Ink Pad (Z2105)

Other Products: 
  • Uniball Signo White Pen
Paper Dimensions:


 
Lay Out Base - 12X 12 Colonial White Stock

Page One

A -  Yuletide Carol Patterned Paper cut at 11" X 11"
B -  
Yuletide Carol Patterned Paper 3.5" X 12"
C -  
Yuletide Carol Patterned Paper Label Trim 1/2" X 12"  
D -  Champagne Card Stock (Half Circle or Half Scallop Circle)

E -  Black Card Stock Photo Mat cut at  5.25" X 7.25"
F -  Black Card Stock Journal Mat cut at 3.25" X 5.25"
G -  Yuletide Carol Patterned Paper (Red Lined Sheet) cut at 3" X 5"

Page Two

A -  Yuletide Carol Patterned Paper cut at 11" X 11"
H -  Yuletide Carol Patterned Paper cut at 7.5" X 12"
I -    
Yuletide Carol Patterned Paper cut at 1.5" X 12" 
J -   Black Card Stock Photo Mat cut at 4" X 12" (Photo size is 3.75" X 3.75")
K -   Banners with Black card stock mat and Champagne layer

Instructions:

Page One
  1. The base layer for this two-page layout are 12" X 12" Colonial White Card Stock.
  2. Using the scroll stamp and Desert Sand ink pad, stamp a border around the edges of layer A.  Adhere layer A to the base layer of page one.
  3. Adhere layer B at 2" to the right of layer A , use the Uniball Signo White Pen to draw stitch lines around layer B (use sponge dauber and desert sand ink pad to add distress colors to edges of the patterned paper before adhering to page A)
  4. Adhere layer C to the right side of layer B.
  5. From the Yuletide Carol Paper Packet, Fuzzy cut around the Rose image and adhere to the center of layer D.  Use the Uniball Signo White Pen to draw stitch lines around layer D.  Adhere Layer D on the center of layer to the left of layer B.
  6. Adhere layer G on top of layer F. Using a 3D foam tape adhere layer F 1/2" from the bottom of layer D, just above layer E.
Page Two
  1. Using the scroll stamp and Desert Sand ink pad, stamp a border around the edges of layer A.  Adhere layer A to the base layer of page two.
  2. Adhere layer H on the center of layer A , use the Uniball Signo White Pen to draw stitch lines around layer H (use sponge dauber and desert sand ink pad to add distress colors to edges of the patterned paper before adhering to page A)
  3. Stamp the Oval frame from the "Choose Happy" stamp set to form a scallop border on layer I.  Adhere to the bottom of layer J.  Using the scallop border punch and the same paper as layer I, create a scallop border and add to the top of layer J.
  4. Add the assembled layer J 3/4" from the top of layer H.
  5. Use the "You're Special", "Choose Happy" and "Love It" sentiments and stamp on layer K using the black ink pad.  Adhere to the bottom of layer H.
I recommend using CTMH Liquid Glass or Bonding Memories glue pen to adhere the layers and 3-D Foam tape to give the accent dimensions. Feel free to add your own touch to this fun and interactive scrapbook layout.

Now "Hop" on over to
Wendy's Blog to see her work! Be sure to visit all the Consultants at their Blogs to get some great crafting ideas and other fun ideas! Remember, the March SOTM is only available until March 31, 2015! Contact your CTMH Consultant (or click here) to see how you can get this stamp set at a discount!

Happy Crafting!


Angela

13 comments:

  1. Nice Layout Angela. I like how you made the stamped images seem like they are part of the B&T.

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  2. Great non christmas layout. Makes me love this paper more

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  3. Wonderful layout! Great way to incorporate the stamp set into your layout.

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  4. I love that paper, too. You did an amazing job with those layouts and the subtle use of the doodle marks - they do look like they are part of the B&T.

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  5. The layout is stunning on it's own, but the added stamping to create and add more depth to the pattern is really great. I almost didn't notice the stamping, as it almost looks like it could be part of the pattern. Great job.

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  6. I love to see papers used in a non-traditional way. This layout is one that could be used for many different scenarios and the stamping fits in so effortlessly. Terrific work!

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  7. This is such a stunning layout- love all your subtle additions and the use of Yuletide Carol with the SOTM.

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  8. I do not think I can find the words to tell you how much I love this layout. I love everything about it. The paper selection and use of the March SOTM are fabulous!

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