Use Your Stash Blog Hop – Zippidee Do Da

This month for our Use Your Stash Blog Hop we are using Zip Strips.  These are the 1/2-inch strips that you cut off the top of the B&T Duos (patterned papers).  I love that CTMH has added this to their papers because Zip Strips are great!  Hop through to find a variety of uses for them!

This hop is a circle; if you have just started simply continue until you make your way back here; if you have already started, you should be coming from Janet McCormick.

Perfect Day Card by Wendy KesslerSupplies used: Skylark Paper Packet, Cardstock (Sweet Leaf & Chocolate), Cocoa ink, Quantrefoil Embossing Folder, and Colonial White Cards & Envelopes.

It’s hard to see from the picture but this card starts with a Colonial White base and the Chocolate Cardstock is matted onto that.  I used zip strips to make the layered flower (which I inked to add a bit more dimension) and I also used a zip strip for the sentiment on this card.  All strips are from Skylark.  I really didn’t want to add any more bulk to the flower so I cut a thin strip of cardstock and used that in the center of the button.  Enjoy the hop!

Now hop on over to Katy Donaldson Taylor!

List of participants:

  1. Adeline Bril
  2. Janet McCormick
  3. Wendy Kessler
  4. Katy Donaldson Taylor
  5. Theresa Morrow
  6. Sheila Bennett
  7. Shirley Ross

Transform Your Stamps Video

If a stamp set appears to be designed for a specific theme, think outside the box!  Lots of images work great with many themes – it just takes a bit of imagination.  Watch this video for ways stamps can be transformed to make borders, icons, embellishments, and even backgrounds that create subtle patterned paper.

Featured items used in this video:
C1573 My Acrylix Do Your Best Stamp Set
Z1871 My Creations Kraft 3-Ring Album

Carefree Crafting Contest

Watch this video to learn how you can enter for a chance to win a Workshop on the Go Scrapbooking Kit.

Celebrate 30!

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June 2014 Stamp of the Month – Kaboom

The Close to My Heart June Stamp of the Month is Kaboom.  Spend $50 and get this stamp set for just $5!  Shop now.

June-sotm

These projects were all created with this month’s Stamp of the Month set.  Tips for these projects will be available on my CTMH website for one year from the date the stamp set is available.

Supply list:

12″ x 12″ Celebrate Freedom Page
Make It from Your Heart™ Vol. 1: Pattern 9
S1406 My Acrylix™ Kaboom
X7177B Skylark Paper Packet
1385 White Daisy Cardstock
X5639 Sweet Leaf Cardstock
1243 Goldrush Cardstock
1272 Cranberry Cardstock
Z2170 Ruby Exclusive Inks™ Pad
Z2123 Goldrush Exclusive Inks™ Pad
Z2195 Lagoon Exclusive Inks™ Pad
Z2172 Whisper Exclusive Inks™ Pad
Z1921 Baker’s Twine Neutral Metallic Assortment
Z1935 Black & Grey Epoxy Bubbles
Z1933 Ruby Chevron Washi Tape
Z1799 Silver Shimmer Trim
Z1686 Cricut® Art Philosophy Collection
Z1906 Cricut® Artbooking Collection
Cricut® Shapes:
Artbooking
2″ RDS Shift+Title <J> (p.64)
2″ RDS Shift+Border <K> (p. 65)
Art Philosophy
1 1/4″ <Rctngle4> (cut 2, p. 25)

4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ Party Card
Make It from Your Heart™ Vol. 2: Pattern 29
S1406 My Acrylix™ Kaboom
X7177B Skylark Paper Packet
1385 White Daisy Cardstock
X5639 Sweet Leaf Cardstock
1243 Goldrush Cardstock
1272 Cranberry Cardstock
Z2170 Ruby Exclusive Inks™ Pad
Z2123 Goldrush Exclusive Inks™ Pad
Z2195 Lagoon Exclusive Inks™ Pad
Z2172 Whisper Exclusive Inks™ Pad
Z1921 Baker’s Twine Neutral Metallic Assortment
Z1935 Black & Grey Epoxy Bubbles
Z1933 Ruby Chevron Washi Tape
Z1799 Silver Shimmer Trim

Party Box
S1406 My Acrylix™ Kaboom
X7177B Skylark Paper Packet
1385 White Daisy Cardstock
X5639 Sweet Leaf Cardstock
1243 Goldrush Cardstock
1272 Cranberry Cardstock
Z2170 Ruby Exclusive Inks™ Pad
Z2123 Goldrush Exclusive Inks™ Pad
Z2195 Lagoon Exclusive Inks™ Pad
Z2172 Whisper Exclusive Inks™ Pad
Z1921 Baker’s Twine Neutral Metallic Assortment
Z1935 Black & Grey Epoxy Bubbles
Z1933 Ruby Chevron Washi Tape
Z1799 Silver Shimmer Trim
Z1790 Cricut® Artise Collection
Z1686 Cricut® Art Philosophy
Cricut® Shapes:
Artiste
2 1/2″ 3D Object <9> (p. 39)
2 1/2″ Shift+3D Object <( )> (p. 39)
Art Philosophy
1 1/4″ <Rctngle4> (cut 2, p. 25)
1 1/2″ <Shape12> (p. 38)

5 1/2″ x 4 1/4″ Let’s Celebrate Card
Originals: Lucky Three™
S1406 My Acrylix™ Kaboom
X7177B Skylark Paper Packet
1385 White Daisy Cardstock
X5639 Sweet Leaf Cardstock
1243 Goldrush Cardstock
1272 Cranberry Cardstock
Z2170 Ruby Exclusive Inks™ Pad
Z2123 Goldrush Exclusive Inks™ Pad
Z2195 Lagoon Exclusive Inks™ Pad
Z2172 Whisper Exclusive Inks™ Pad
Z1921 Baker’s Twine Neutral Metallic Assortment
Z1935 Black & Grey Epoxy Bubbles
Z1933 Ruby Chevron Washi Tape
Z1799 Silver Shimmer Trim
Z1906 Cricut® Artbooking Collection
Cricut® Shape:
Artbooking
1/2″ <font> “let’s”