Saturday, January 31, 2015

February Stamp of the Month

A Happy Hello to you 

as you join in on the

Close To My Heart 

February Stamp of the Month 

Blog Hop



We are featuring the stamp set, A Happy Hello, a set of 15 stamps which is great for making cards or scrapbook pages.    



If you have come from the wonderfully talented Scraptabulous Dana Kessler, you are on the correct path.  The hop is a big circle, so you can start here and hop around the circle.  This is simple to do, just click the link at the end of each blog post to move on to the next one.


This month we have over 60 Close To My Heart Consultants sharing their creations using this stamp set and many other wonderful CTMH products. So grab your beverage of choice, and get your pinning finger ready to gather lots of great ideas for using this stamp set.

For this hop, I have created a set of cards using various stamps from this set on each card.  I have to thank another very talented consultant, Wendy Coffman, for the inspiration for these cards.  I saw a card she submitted to a card challenge last week and it helped me get past the creative block I was having.  So thanks for sharing, Wendy!


About these cards: (click on any of the underlined links to see these products on my website)
  1. On the Topiary/Pear card, the bling is from the Brown/Tan Assortment of Sparkles  and the greeting is from CTMH Have a Happy Day.
  2. The Outdoor Denim/Crystal Blue card, the bling was made by coloring CTMH Silver Sequins  with a ShinHan Touch Twin Marker, Cerulean Blue Light.
  3. As you can see, on the Cocoa/Canary card, I was able to bend the branch stamp to the shape I wanted.  Cool, huh?  You may also notice that I used only a part of the greeting.  That's another one of things I love about our stamps, you can cut them apart and use only the part you want.  But the best part, is you can put the two parts back on the block and use them again as they were made with no trace of the cut mark.  As for embellishments, the little bird on the branch is a Junebug Puffie and the gems are from the Bling Gems Gold Assortment.
  4. The star embellishments on the Ruby/Cotton Candy card are from the Scaredy Cat Assortment.  Just for you comes from the November stamp of the Month - It's The Little Things.


Here are a few more cards that I made using this set.

On this card, I used white embossing powder on the black background for a very simple design.


On this card I combined the stamp of the month with Doodled Designs and You're the Bomb and a cute little Junebug Puffie.  For the solid circles, I flipped one of the circle stamps over and used the back side of the stamp.  I also stamped off the thistle ink to create a second generation of color.  And of course, the sparkle is the Purple Shimmer Trim.  This was a popular card at my last workshop since it is so versatile.


You can find this stamp set as well as any of the other supplies listed on my website where you can shop 24/7.  Remember this set is only available until February 28th for $17.95, however, you can purchase it for only $5 with a qualifying order of $50.

Be sure to visit all the consultant's blogs to see all the great ideas they have come up with. 

Now hop on  over to the very talented Maureen O'Sullivan's blog to see what she has created with this stamp set.

33 comments:

  1. Love how you used the stem of the flower as branches!! Such a great idea!

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  2. Love them all. Cannot decide if branch and bird or the blue one is my favorite.

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    1. Thanks, the blue one was my first and it's my favorite.

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  3. Awesome set of cards. I love the black background with the white embossing powder!

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    1. Thanks, Shalana. It's still a technique that I need to practice though.

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  4. Great set of card and way to stretch your stamps! Very cool.

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  5. I just adore the monocromatic look

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    1. I enjoy doing that every once in a while to change things up a bit. Thanks for your comment, Nikka.

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  6. All the cards are just fantastic, I really love the white on black, it really makes a statement.

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    1. Thanks, Michelle. I'd like to try some of the other designs with the black and white as well.

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  7. Wow you have been busy! I love all the designs.

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  8. I love monochrome art so your cards are right up my alley. Also, like the simplicity of the card you embossed with stem and leaves only.

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    1. Thanks, Lee. I appreciate your comments because I've been trying to simplify because many times my workshop cards are pretty involved.

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  9. Very nice! Like the look of all of your cards! Bright and attractive!

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  10. Beautiful cards. I too love how you used the stem and leaves to look like a tree/branches. Great use of this stamp set.

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  11. WOW... love seeing these many variation of designs! Love them all :)

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  12. Love how each card is a different monochromatic color combo. Fun.

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