Saturday, August 1, 2015

August 2015 SOTM Blog Hop Framed

Welcome to our Stamp of the Month Blog Hop! We will be featuring August's SOTM, which is "Framed" a set of 12 stamps. If you have come here from Maureen's Blogyou 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 51 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 Birthday"

It's August first and today marks the start of my Birthday Card Series.  August is my birthday month so to celebrate I will be posting a Birthday Card Project from August 1st through August 8th featuring Close To My Heart products.  Today's project is a Gift Card Envelope created using the Close To My Heart Artiste and Artistry Cricut Cartridges, the August Stamp of the Month and the new Zoe Paper Packet.

Tools: Cricut, Trimmer, Scissors, Heat Tool, Acrylic Blocks

Stamps: Framed (S1508)

CTMH Products Used:

  • Zoe Paper Packet
  • Glacier Card Stock 
  • White Daisy Cardstock
  • Sorbet Pigment Ink
  • Glacier Pigment Ink
  • Black Pigment Ink
  • Glacier Extra Thick Twine
  • 3D Foam Tape
  • Tape Runner
  • Ranger Super Fine Clear Embossing Powder
  • Artiste Cartridge
  • Artistry Cartridge

    Assembly Instructions

    The first step is folding the envelope by following the score lines.  Next,adhere the left and right inside flap using a tape runner.  Using a trimmer, trim down the gift card insert.  Fold all score lines and adhere bottom folds together.  Adhere gift card insert on the inside of the card, make sure the fold of the envelope matches the fold of the gift card insert.

    Adhere the 4 1/4" X 5 1/2" Zoe patterned paper on the inside of the envelope to cover the side folds and gift card insert.

    Using the Close To My Heart Sorbet Pigment Ink, Stamp the image on the White Daisy cardstock cut on the Cricut Machine.  Stamp the "Happy Birthday" sentiment using the black pigment ink.  Add some Ranger Super Fine Detail Clear Embossing Powder, shake off the excess and heat set with the heat tool.  The image becomes raised and glossy when heat embossed.

    Using 3D Foam tape, adhere on center of 2 1/2" x 3" Zoe patterned paper (blue side).  Adhere using tape runner on center of 2 3/4" X 3 1/4" Glacier cardstock and then on the center of the inside of the card.  Using a tape runner, adhere the zip strip from the Zoe paper packet on the bottom front of the gift card insert.

    Wrap the 1" X 11" Zoe patterned paper (blue side up) around the center of the envelope and adhere the ends using a tape runner (make sure this belly band is not glued on the envelope).  Wrap Glacier Extra Thick Twine around the belly band and form a bow.  Add 3D foam tape on each side of the twine to keep it in place.  

    Add the  "For You" tag (Tag is stamped using Glacier and Black pigment inks and heat embossed) on the center.

    If you are a Cricut Design Space user, here is the link to the project file  <click here>

    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 easy birthday card.

    Now "Hop" on over to 
    Jeanie'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 August SOTM is only available until August 31, 2015! Contact your CTMH Consultant (or click here) to see how you can get this stamp set at a discount!

    Happy Crafting!