Tuesday, April 30, 2013

SOTM Blog Hop for May 2013

Welcome to the Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!!  This month we are featuring the May SOTM - Pinwheels, a set of 10 images.

If you've just been on Jean McNulty's blog, you are at the right spot.  This blog hop is like one big circle; you can start anywhere and make the full loop around.  If you get lost along the way, there is a complete list of participating consultants at  http://www.BowlOfStamps.blogspot.com                            .
Over 60 Close to My Heart consultants are sharing their creations using Pinwheels and other CTMH products on their blogs.  Visiting all the blogs is easy; just click on the link highlighted near the bottom of each post and you will hop on over to the next blog.  Let's get started!!
When I saw, Pinwheels I immediately thought of Independence Day.  I decided to make an invitation to a Fourth of July party.  But it can be easily transformed into a birthday card or with some other sentiment.
I used the Artiste cartridge to cut out the large and medium pinwheels and stamped the coordinating image with Outdoor Denim and Cranberry respectively.  I stamped the small pinwheel in Honey and then cut it out by hand.  I cut small holes in the center of each piece and lined them up for later.  Then I used Tombow to glue them together.  The Artiste was used again to cut out the star and I also stamped it with the accompanying star image in Cranberry.
I found my inspiration of Pinterest to tear the cardstock and B&T.  I used the Tommy paper pack for the red background B&T.  This one does not have to be torn.  Then I tore two pieces of Outdoor Denim CS to be adhered over the red B&T.  Cranberry Baker's Twine overlays the red paper.  Before I tied the bow, I laced the twine through the center of the pinwheel and laced it through a red button.  I put a bit of adhesive behind the pinwheel so that it wouldn't move around.  Then I stuck this to a piece of Desert Sand CS for the card base.
I added a blue brad to the red star and then popped it on the bottom, right of the card base with a glue dot.  The lettering was from the Tiny Type Epoxy set.
On the inside, I stamped directly on the paper the same star in Cranberry and the worded image, "Let's Celebrate" in Outdoor Denim.  Below, I stamped the basics of an invitation using a former SOTM also in Ourdoor Denim.
Products I Used:
Retired SOTM for invitation
Tommy Paperpack
Outdoor Denim CS
Desert Sand CS
White Daisy CS
Cranberry Baker's Twine
Red button from the Red Button Assortment
Tiny Type Exopy Alphabet
Blue Brad from retired Blue Assortment
Outdoor Denim Ink Pad
Cranberry Ink Pad
Honey Ink Pad
Tombow Adhesive
Glue Dots
I had a ton of fun creating this!  You will, too!!  That's it for my post...now hop on over to Priscilla Gotham's Blog to see what fabulous creation she has made!  Take time to visit all the blogs to be inspired.  Remember, the May SOTM is only availabe between May 1 to May 31.  Contact your consultant or click here to see how you can get yours for $5. 
Happy Hopping!


  1. Nice Job! I love how you've layered all the pinwheels!

  2. Nice work! I love all of the layers!

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    1. Oh, Dawn, thank you so much! You are so sweet!! I accidently deleted your comments when my iPad froze! Sorry:(. I am happy you liked the invitation.