Friday, December 25, 2020


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Tuesday, December 1, 2020

December Stamp of the Month Blog Hop - Happiness Never Grows Old

Glad you could join us today! If this is your first blog hop, know that it is just one big loop of crafty, fun ideas for paper crafting as you visit each of the connected blogs.  If you are coming from Stefani's blogyou are on the right path.  If you are starting here, just look for the link at the end of my post to Lauren's blog, (and successive posts) to see which blog to visit next.

For the first set of cards I made, I used white or gold embossing powder and on vellum paper.  The background paper is from the Serenity paper pack,  Since I needed some sympathy cards, I used two M stamps for my sentiments.  The first one is With Deepest Sympathy and the second one is In Your Time of Need.  Sapphire and Blue Belle glitter paper was added for some simple bling to several of these cards.

For the second and third card, I masked a portion of the first stamping so that I could continue stamping a strip of flowers for the border of roses.

For the next set of cards, I had been playing around with distress oxide inks to create some background papers.  I liked what I'd created, so I decided to stamp on them. For the first card I fussy cut the floral image.  The white glitter paper was die cut using the Yuletide Borders

The flowers were stamped on White Daisy cardstock that I had pulled through distress oxide inks (Abandoned Coral, Mustard Seed, and Picked Raspberry) that had been sprayed with water on my All Purpose mat.  The sentiment was stamped on a piece of cardstock that I had pulled off a geli plate that had been brayered with the same three distress oxide inks.

I loved the background on this card.  I had brayered the 3 distress oxides inks on a geli plate and then placed and pulled the paper off three times.  Since my geli plate is round, the swirls came from the rounded edges of the plate.

Happiness Never  Grows Old  is available only through the month of December.  After seeing all the great ideas in this blog hop, you're going to want to add this to your stamp collection.  Remember, those of you who sign up as one of my VIP customers and purchase $50 or more, get this stamp set FREE in addition to many other perks of being a VIP customer.  Otherwise you can purchase this set for $18.95, or get it for only $5 with a qualifying order of $50(US) through your Close To My Heart  Maker. 

Thanks for stopping by today.  
Join me as we hop on to see the creative ideas featuring 
the December Stamp of the Month on Lauren's blog.

Be sure to visit the other consultants who have joined in this blog hop for lots of new product inspiration.  If for some reason you get lost along the way, you can find the entire list of participating consultants on Melinda's blog to get back on track.