Friday, May 31, 2013

SOTM Blog Hop for June 2013

Welcome to our Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!  This month we are featuring, A Flowering Bunch, a set of 10 stamps.

If you have come here from Judy Faye's Blog, you are on the right path!  The blog hop is one big circle, so you can start here and make your way around.  If you get lost along the way, find a complete list of participating consultants at
This month over 60 Close to My Heart Consultants are sharing their creations using this June's SOTM and other CTMH product on their blogs.  Visiting their blogs is easy - just click on the link at the bottom of each blog and you will hop right over to the next one!  Let's get started!
I made a Thank You card using, A Flowering Bunch.

I cut the flower from our Cricut Artiste cartridge at 2" on White Daisy Cardstock (CS) and 2.25" on Honey CS. I cut the leaf from the same cartridge at .75" on White Daisy CS and 1" on New England Ivy CS.  I stamped the petals in Honey ink on the white flower and glued it to the Honey CS flower for emphasis. I also did the inking of the leaf in New England Ivy ink and glued it to the matching CS.  The daisy in the center, which is a retired product, is sponged in Honey ink.  I stuck it to the CS with a glue dot.  To cap off the flower, I tied a sparkle button from the Black and White Button Assortment with Black Waxy Flax and glued it in the center of the daisy with a glue dot.
The card base is Honey CS and measures 5.50" x 4.25".  I cut four rectangles from the "For Always" paper pack using four different B&T's.  The column on the right is slightly larger than the column on the left. I used a zip strip from the paper pack to cover my edges.  Believe me, it was difficult to measure the four rectangles and get them to line up evenly!  Hopefully not for you!!
Before I glued all the rectangles down, I stamped the phrase, "Thanks A BUNCH" on my lightest B&T.  All the B&T pieces were glued in place using Tombow adhesive.  The final touch was glueing on my flower and leaf.
Products I Used:
For Always Paper Pack
Honey CS
New England Ivy CS
White Daisy CS
Black Stamp Pad
Honey Stamp Pad
New England Ivy Stamp Pad
Black Sparkle Button
Black Waxy Flax
Glue Dots
Tombow Adhesive
Daisy flower - retired.  (I don't know the actual name!)
Now, "Hop" on over to Kathy Corson's Blog to see how she used A Flowering Bunch!  Each blog is full of inspiring ideas so don't miss any.  Remember, the June SOTM is only available until June 30.  Contact your CTMH consultant or click here to see how you can get this stamp for $5.
Thank you for stopping by!  Nancy


  1. I love your crisp black and yellow color combo - great card!

  2. Love the color combo, it really pops the flower. TFS!

  3. Very pretty! I like how you stamped on the White Daisy and then matted the pieces with the colored card stock.

  4. Sweet! I, too, like the way you layered the flower and the color combos:)

  5. Very pretty with the For Always paper packet!