Tuesday, March 31, 2015

April 2015 Stamp of the Month Blog Hop

Welcome to our Stamp of the Month Blog Hop! We will be featuring April's SOTM, which is "Typed Note" a set of 19 stamps. If you have come here from Alyson'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 67 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!

"Happy Anniversary"

I had to challenge myself this month to come up with a two page layout for this month's stamp set.  The stamp of the month reminds me of the vintage type writer I used to use at my grandmother's home.  The sentiments from this stamp set are geared more towards cards but I think this layout definitely lived up to the challenge.





Cricut Cartridges: Close To My Heart Art Philosophy

Tools: Cricut Machine, Trimmer, Scissors, Sponge Daubers, Acrylic Blocks and Big Shot or Cuttlebug Machine

Stamps: Typed Note (S1504)

CTMH Products Used:

  • Colonial White Card Stock (1388)
  • Kraft Card Stock (Z1375)
  • Chocolate Card Stock (X5643)
  • Black Card Stock (1386)
  • Saddle Ink Pad (Z2171)
  • Damask Embossing Folder (Z1927)
Other Products: 
  • Paper Doily (You can cut one with the Artiste Cartridge)
  • White Pearl 
  • Black Paper Flower
Paper Dimensions:


 
Lay Out Base - 12X 12 Colonial White Stock

Page One

A -  Lay Out Base - 12X 12 Colonial White Stock
B -  
Kraft Cardstock 2" X 12"
C -  
Chocolate Cardstock 2 1/4" X 12" 
D -  Kraft Cardstock 1/2" X 12 

E -  Chocolate Cardstock 3/4" X 12
F -  Kraft Cardstock 3 1/4" X 4 1/4 (3" X 4" Photo Mat)
G -  Kraft Cardstock 1/2" X 3" (Cut 2)
H - Colonial White Cardstock 2 1/4" Circle (Embossed) (Cut 3)

Page Two

A -  Lay Out Base - 12X 12 Colonial White Stock
B -  Kraft Cardstock 2" X 12"
C -  
Chocolate Cardstock 2 1/4" X 12" 
D -  Kraft Cardstock 1/2" X 12 

E -  Chocolate Cardstock 3/4" X 12
F -  Kraft Cardstock 3 1/4" X 4 1/4 (3" X 4" Photo Mat)

Instructions:

Page One
  1. The base layer for this two-page layout are 12" X 12" Colonial White Card Stock.
  2. Using the typewriter stamp and the Saddle ink pad, stamp a pattern on layer B.  Adhere layer B on top of layer C.
  3. Adhere layer B/C 1/2" to the left of layer A.
  4. Stamp "Just a Quick Note" (This is a masked stamp using the "Just a quick not to say thank you" stamp image) in a repeating pattern on layer D and adhere on top of layer E. Using a tape runner, adhere on top of layer B/C 4" from the bottom of the page.
  5. Place the (3) layer H inside the Damask embossing folder and run through your die cutting or embossing machine. Using a sponge dauber and Saddle Ink Pad, sponge ink over the embossed image. Adhere to the bottom of layer A using a tape runner.
  6. Stamp the "hand" image using Saddle Ink on Kraft cardstock and fuzzy cut.  Adhere on top of the middle circle using 3D foam tape.
  7. Stamp "Happy Anniversary" and "XOXOXO" using Saddle Ink on layer G, add small pearls on each side of the sentiment and and the "whale tale" to the right side of each layer.  Adhere on top of the first and third circles.
  8. Photo Mats - Add layer F and I.  Cut a Paper Doily in half, add black flower paper and pearl on the left side of layer F and another on top of layer I.
  9. Title - Using the Art Philosophy cartridge,I created a Happy Anniversary title.
Page Two
  1. The base layer for this two-page layout are 12" X 12" Colonial White Card Stock.
  2. Using the typewriter stamp and the Saddle ink pad, stamp a pattern on layer B.  Adhere layer B on top of layer C.
  3. Adhere layer B/C 1/2" to the right of layer A.
  4. Stamp "Just a Quick Note" (This is a masked stamp using the "Just a quick not to say thank you" stamp image) in a repeating pattern on layer D and adhere on top of layer E. Using a tape runner, adhere on top of layer B/C at the top of the page.
  5. Stamp "Sending All My Love" sentiment using Saddle Ink on another layer G, add small pearls on each side of the sentiment and and the "whale tale" to the right side of each layer.  
  6.  Stamp the "hand" image using Saddle Ink on Kraft cardstock and fuzzy cut.  Adhere to the left side of layer G using 3D foam tape.
  7. Cut a Paper Doily in half, add black flower paper and pearl assemble on top of layer G with the stamped "Hand" image.  Adhere assemble embellishments to the bottom left hand corner of the layout.
  8.  Photo Mats - Add (5) layer F photo mats to complete the layout.
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 elegant scrapbook layout.

Now "Hop" on over to
Nikka'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 April 30, 2015! Contact your CTMH Consultant (or click here) to see how you can get this stamp set at a discount!

Happy Crafting!


Angela

15 comments:

  1. You rose up to the challenge! Terrific layouts!

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  2. What a great idea, I like this stamp set with your pages. Super cute

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  3. This layout has a great clean feel!

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  4. Beautiful layout!! Love the background stamping you did with this set!

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  5. Hope you have pictures of that vintage typewriter to go on your pages.

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  6. This is awesome, and thank you so much for the detailed instructions!

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  7. Very nice! Your instructions are terrific!

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  8. Love your layout! I am loving ideas for using this stamp set on a layout!

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  9. Nice vintage look with the typewriters in the background.

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