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May 2016 SOTM Blog Hop (Celebrate With Cake)

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Welcome to our Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!  We will be featuring the May 2016 SOTM, which is Celebrate with Cake, a set of 17 stamps.

If you have come here from Michelle Stewart’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.  To visit each blog for some great ideas just click on the link at the end of the post on each blog to move to the next one! Here we go! 


Sweet 16 Card by Wendy KesslerSupplies used are all Close to My Heart: Celebrate with Cake stamp set (May 2016 SOTM), Happy Times Paper Packet (part of the May 2016 Constant Campaign), Handwritten Print stamp set, Pacifica Ink, White Daisy CardstockMarvy Uchida LePen Journaling PenMemento Tuxedo Black Ink, ShinHan Markers (Cerulean Blue Light, Cherry Pink, Vivid Green, Golden Yellow, Marigold), and Memory Book Mini Glue Dots.

To create my card, I first stamped all the images onto a piece of White Daisy Cardstock.  After stamping the number 6, I outlined with my Marvy Uchida LePen Journaling Pen.  I added the flame to the top by only inking that portion of the stamp.  I fussy-cut the flowers and added with Glue Dots.

Now “Hop” on over to Melinda Everitt’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 Celebrate with Cake Stamp Set is only available through the end of May!

This set is available on my website for only $5 with a $50 purchase.  Shop now!

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More artwork (by corp):

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5½” x 4¼” Happy Birthday Card
S1605 My Acrylix® Celebrate with Cake
1385 White Daisy Cardstock
1246 Hollyhock Cardstock
X5929 Whisper Cardstock
Z2172 Whisper Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad
Z2128 Hollyhock Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad
Z2650 Fern Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad
Z1263 Bitty Sparkles
Z3132 Watercolor Paints
Z3188 Paintbrush Set
Thread

May-sotm-02

12″ x 12″ Celebrate Love Page
S1605 My Acrylix® Celebrate with Cake
X7210B Calypso Paper Packet
X7208B Florence Paper Packet
X7209B Magical Paper Packet
X5777 Fern Cardstock
X5635 Topiary Cardstock
X5929 Whisper Cardstock
1385 White Daisy Cardstock
Z3146 Watercolor Paper
Z2172 Whisper Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad
Z2128 Hollyhock Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad
Z2650 Fern Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad
Z2155 Topiary Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad
44751 Archival Black Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad
Z2013 Sequins Silver Assortment
Z3095 Whisper Thick Twine
3505 Watercolor Pencils
3174 Blending Pen
Z3171 Cricut® Art Philosophy Collection
Z3169 Cricut® Artbooking Collection
Thread
Cricut® Shapes:
Art Philosophy
1¼” <Banner4> (cut 5, p. 49)
Artbooking
1½” <font> “Love”

Everything ABC’s Blog Hop (Letter I)

Welcome to the Everything ABC’s Blog Hop!  For this hop we will be featuring the letter I. This may be the name of a paper, a stamp set or an embellishment. Whatever the crafter has chosen as their “I” element will be featured in their post.  If you came from Catherine Nowak then you’re on the right track!10178117_10208292254205571_4929240357548789413_n

Hippo Ballet Cards by Wendy Kessler

Shine On Cards by Wendy Kessler

Gem Cards by Wendy Kessler

Princess Cards by Wendy Kessler

Shine On Cards by Wendy Kessler

Diamond Cards by Wendy Kessler

Shine On Cards by Wendy Kessler

One of a Kind Cards by Wendy Kessler Interactive Cards by Wendy KesslerSupplies used are all Close to My Heart: Kaleidoscope Paper Packet, Wishes, Diamonds Are Forever stamp set, Birthday Princess stamp set, Safari Ballet stamp set, Inks (Cotton Candy, Gypsy, Pear, Slate), Shinhan Markers (Warm Grey 4, Tender Pink, Mahogany, Light Orange, Golden Yellow, Pastel Green, Lavender), White Shimmer Trim, Pink Shimmer Trim, Bitty Sparkles, and White Cards & Envelopes.

It was so much fun making this set of cards!  I’ve pictured them side by side so you can see how easy it is to make them all different by changing the orientation, colors, etc.  My letter “I” was Idea book (Wishes), Interactive (last card), and Inks.

Your next stop on our Everything ABC’S blog Hop is Lauren Moore.

Use Your Stash Blog Hop: Sketch Books

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Today, I made these cards using one of the Card Workshops in the book Wishes.  I have pictured the cards side by side so you can see how I changed up the same card layout.  Some I created the same as designed while others I rotated the sketch to a new orientation.  By using double sided B&T Duos Paper, I was able to change the cards even more by using the backside on some of the cards.  With this Card Workshop I was able to create 16 cards but with these alterations not one of them are the same!  I used the same stamp set for quickness and added whatever embellishments I had on hand.  Really wish I had some extra Gold Sequins.  They would have made embellishing a lot easier!  I like the simple ones with the embossed heart and no added embellishing the best. 🙂

 

Love Cards by Wendy Kessler

Love Cards by Wendy Kessler

Love Cards by Wendy Kessler

Love Cards by Wendy Kessler

Love Cards by Wendy Kessler

Love Cards by Wendy Kessler

Love Cards by Wendy Kessler Love Cards by Wendy KesslerSupplies used: CTMH WishesCTMH Sangria Paper Packet, CTMH Love Stamp Set, Gold Embossing Powder, CTMH Gold Foil Tape, CTMH Yuletide Carol Assortment (retired), CTMH Almond Glitter Glitz (retired), Gold Lame Smooch Pearlized Accent Ink.

Please visit these other Consultant’s blogs for more great ideas:

Priscilla Gotham

Michelle Loncar

CTMH Technique Blog Hop – Resisting Can Be Fun

Welcome to this month’s CTMH Technique Blog Hop.  If you have already started the hop, you should be coming from Melissa Robinson.

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There are a few steps to how I did the stamping for this card.  First with sponge daubers, I sponged different colors of ink on a scrap of White Daisy Cardstock.  Next I embossed the butterflies (using Versmark Ink and Clear Embossing Powder).

Resist Stamping Technique
Then, I sponged overtop of everything using Archival Black Ink and wiped off right away with a Kleenex.  Last, I trimmed the butterflies leaving a small border around the outside.  I am so pleased with how this technique turned out on this card and even better is that it will be flat to mail!

Butterfly Card (Resist Technique) by Wendy KesslerSupplies used are all Close to My Heart: Kaleidoscope Paper Packet, Inks (Pear, Cotton Candy, Gypsy, Honey), Archival Black Ink, Your Own Kind of Wonderful Stamp Set, Sponge, Sponge Daubers, Craft Heater, Micro-tip Scissors, Black Cardstock, Green Shimmer Trim, and White Cards & Envelopes.

Now hop on over to Catherine Nowak!

Everything ABC’s Blog Hop (H)

Welcome to the Everything ABC’s Blog Hop!  For this hop we will be featuring the letter H. This may be the name of a paper, a stamp set or an embellishment. Whatever the crafter has chosen as their H element will be featured in their post.  If you came from Lauren Moore then you’re on the right track!

10178117_10208292254205571_4929240357548789413_nIMG_8963Supplies used are all Close to My Heart: Cardstock (White Daisy & Lagoon), Honeycomb Embossing Folder, Happy Hexagons Stamp Set, Lagoon InkBlack Arrow Washi TapeWhite Cards & Envelopes Value Pack.

I chose a Hexagon-theme as my letter H.  I hope you enjoy this simple card.  Embossing is a simple way to add an extra layer.

Your next stop on our Everything ABC’S blog Hop is Darlys Recker.