CTMH February 2016 SOTM Blog Hop: Balloon Animals

FebSOTM2016Welcome to our Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!  We will be featuring the February Stamp of the Month, which is Balloon Animals, a set of 13 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! 

Balloon Valentines by Wendy Kessler

Balloon Valentines by Wendy KesslerSupplies used are all Close to My Heart: Balloon Animals Stamp Set (February 2016 SOTM), Cardstock, Ink, Lagoon Hearts Washi Tape, and Marvy Uchida LePen Journaling Pen.

This is such a fun stamp set!  I used it to create Valentines for my preschooler.  I also made enough so that she can use them next year for Kindergarten.  It will be so nice to have these done and just go buy balloons to attach.  This design can easily be changed up with a different animal of your choosing and any number of color combinations!  I printed “Float Away With Me!” on cardstock and added at the end.  I just wrote “from” on the back and had my daughter sign her name.  It was easiest to do this first before attaching the yellow cardstock.

Balloon Valentines by Wendy Kessler

Now “Hop” on over to Darlys Recker’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 Balloon Animals Stamp Set is only available through the end of February!

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



More artwork (by corp):
5½” x 4¼” Balloon Animal Card
S1602 My Acrylix® Balloon Animals
X7207B Penelope Paper Packet
1385 White Daisy Cardstock
Z3126 Paper Fundamentals Enchantment
Z2652 Poppy Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad
Z2641 Glacier Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad
Z2649 Peacock Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad
12″ x 12″ Party Animal Page
S1602 My Acrylix® Balloon Animals
X7207B Penelope Paper Packet
X7206B Regatta Paper Packet
X5770 Glacier Cardstock
1385 White Daisy Cardstock
X5779 Poppy Cardstock
Z2649 Peacock Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad
Z2643 Canary Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad
Z2197 Pear Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad
Z2641 Glacier Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad
Z2652 Poppy Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad
X7207C Penelope Complements
Z3165 Fundamental Stickers Whimsy Pack
Z3164 Fundamental Stickers Enchantment Pack
Z3163 Fundamental Stickers Adventure Pack
Z2010 White Enamel Stars
Z3024 White Shimmer Trim
Z3132 Watercolor Paints
Z3188 Paintbrush Set
Z1979 Marvy® Uchida® LePen™ Journaling Pen
Z3167 Cricut® Artistry Collection
Cricut® Shapes:
1¼” <Font> “Party Animal”


  1. Lela Says:

    Wow, I love all 3, Valentine, card and layout! Super cute but the layout with all the animals is so fun so maybe that’s my fave

  2. Helen Gullett Says:

    Wow those ar fun party favors!!!!

  3. Melissa Robinson Says:

    Awww…cute party favor!

  4. Kirsten Jade Says:

    Great Idea!

  5. Melinda Everitt Says:

    Super, super cute!

  6. Lauren Says:

    What a fabulous idea!

  7. Catherine Nowak Says:

    Such a great idea!! Love it!

  8. Amie Kiger Says:

    SUCH a super idea!!! LOVE these! 🙂

  9. Terrie Shortsleeve Says:

    Cute idea!

  10. Krista Hershberger Says:

    What a CUTE idea!! Love it! 🙂

  11. Brenda L. Says:

    This is a great idea! Sure to make a class happy.

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