Good afternoon crafty friends,
Some of you may know that I am now a Close To My Heart Consultant...YEAH! I am pretty excited about that. Well this month CTMH is having a Stampaganza celebration.
IT’S STAMPAGANZA TIME!
Buy two My Acrylix® stamp sets, get one FREE in June.
Fabulous stamp images for your cards, scrapbook pages, banners, and more can be yours FREE in June. For every two My Acrylix® stamp sets* (sizes A, B, C, D, or E) you purchase at full retail price, you'll receive a third stamp set of your choice FREE* (of equal or lesser value)—a savings of up to $29.95 per set! Check out the My Acrylix® stamp sets.
* Stamp sets that count toward the qualifying purchase and available for FREE include full-priced A, B, C, D, and E sets only. Customizable (K-size) stamps, Workshops on the Go™, Cricut® collections, and Stamp of the Month sets do not count as qualifying purchases and are not available as free sets. Offer valid June 1–30, 2012. Tax and shipping/handling may apply. The lowest priced set(s) in the entire order will be the free set(s).
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ALSO....I don’t want you to forget about the Stamp of The Month Promotion TOO! For those not familiar.... Purchase $50 of product and you can get the stamp set below for only $5!!!
CLICK HERE for more details!
So here is one of my first “ALL” Close To My Heart Project.
This is a view of the entire layout.
Here is a close up of the flowers and butterflies.
Here is a close up of the photo matte. It is very subtle, but I stamped the background to make my own patterned paper as my photo will not be large enough to cover it all.
Here is what I used to create this layout.
Background Paper: Bamboo Cardstock.
I cut a 9x9 square out of the center. I used the 9x9 piece as the frame around the Vanilla Cream paper. This saves on paper and cuts down on the bulk of the layout.
Patterned Paper: Dotty For You Patterned Paper (No Longer Available)
Cream Paper: Vanilla Cream Paper
This started out as plain paper, I used the following to make my paper patterned:
I randomly stamped the images from the set onto the paper. I then took the stamp pad and inked around the edges to give it a vintagey-distressed look.
Next I used:
I stamped borders around the different layers to give them some extra visual interest. I must admit, I am a real NOVICE stamper and I was really pleased with how easy it was to line up the “stitching”. I was reluctant at first to purchase this set as I really wondered how much use I would get out of it. BUT after this experience, LOOK OUT! The idea of not having to yank my sewing machine out and dust it off AND remember HOW to thread it will be a thing of the past...LOL!
I also used the stitched circle, star, heart and flower to randomly stamp on the red cardstock. I love that you can create your own “patterned paper” by doing this.
I realize this technique is so nothing new, but it is new to me and that is exciting :)
This shot shows the 3 “stitched” borders I stamped.
Then I used the C1452-Delight Stamp Set to stamp the Butterflies, Flowers and Leaves.
I used the Following Inks:
This was for the Butterflies as well as for the measuring tape and dress form.
This was for the flowers. I did also use some Cinnamon stickles for the centers of the flowers.
This was for the leaves.
I used a sponge to brush some more Brown Bag Ink around the butterflies and the leaves.
After all this, I cut some rectangles from Daisy White Cardstock and used the Urban Alphabet Stamp Set and my Brown Bag Stamp Pad to stamp the letters for the “MADE” part of the title.
I created the rest of the scripture sentiment as I am still working on my stamp collection...lol. Here is the image. Just click on it to make it larger and save as a jpg.
Lastly, Because I believe in doing things as easily as possible, I created outlines for my stamped images from my Pazzles. As I mentioned before, I am a real novice when it comes to stamping. So having plenty of pre-cut images to practice stamping with is super helpful.
So, here’s the deal, if you make any type of purchase through my Close To My Heart Link, I will gladly share these with you. I have them in the following formats:
AI, DXF, EPS, GSD, KNK, MTC, SCAL2, STUDIO, SVG and WPC.
While it is only an outline I do not feel it is in good faith to give this away or sell it. But sharing it with a CTMH customer would be a-okay :)
Like I mentioned before, I am new to the CTMH family and really need to build a customer base, so if you can help a girl out....that would be wonderful! With the Stampaganza and Stamp of the Month promotions, now is the perfect time to buy!
Thank you so much for allowing me to share my first of hopefully many CTMH creations.
BE SURE TO COME BACK TOMORROW AND SATURDAY for OUR MONTHLY DESIGN TEAM BLOG HOP.
2 SETS OF DESIGNERS AND TONS OF GREAT PROJECTS!
Plus some great blog candy too!
Have a wonderfully crafty day!