Sunday, September 6, 2015

National Stamping Month Blog Hop

Welcome to our National Stamping Month Blog Hop!  This month, 40 consultants will be showcasing the Hello Life Stamp Sets.  These sets are only available during the month of September to celebrate National Stamping Month.  They can be purchased for $13.95 each, or buy all 3 as a set for only $34.95.
If you have come here from Jessica'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.  The hop is simple to do - just click on the link at the end of the post on each blog to move to the next one! Here we go!
Each of the 3 sets has a different "focus," traditional scrapbooking, pocket scrapbooking and cardmaking, but they are very versatile and can be used interchangeably.  All three sets were used to create the two cards shown below!  Many of the stamps also coordinate with shapes from the brand new CTMH Cricut Artistry cartridge!

The first card was made for my Father-in-Law's Birthday.  He is an avid golfer, so my husband asked if I could create a golf themed card.  The "grass" is made from the new Fern extra-thick twine, but unraveled!  This technique was used before on this Easter card.  The golf ball was "dimpled" by using the dots embossing folder.  And check out that cocoa patterned paper - part of the all new line of Paper Fundamentals!!!!
The second card is just a fun and cheerful notecard!  The "paint swipe" stamp is from the pocket scrapbooking set.  The 5 colors of ink gradually transition from light pink to orange, Pixie, Cotton Candy, Smoothie, Sorbet and Sunset, creating such a fun background!  That black and white patterned paper is also from the new Paper Fundamentals!  And the new coral shimmer trim is the perfect accent to finish off the card!
Here are the full selections offered in each stamp set.

Here is a list of Close To My Heart Products used to create these cards:
CC1040, CC1041 and CC1042 - Hello Life National Stamping Month Stamp Sets

Z3128 - Paper Fundamentals, Basics
Z3093 - Fern Thick Twine
Z3088 - Coral Shimmer Trim
X254 - White Value Pack, Cards and Envelopes
Z2060 - Thin 3-D Foam Tape
Z1924 - Dots Embossing Folder
CTMH Exclusive Inks in Pixie, Cotton Candy, Smoothie, Sorbet, Sunset, Black, Cocoa and Honey
CTMH Cardstock in Whisper White, Honey, Cocoa, Glacier and Black
All items can be purchased through my CTMH website.
Now "Hop" on over to Donna's Blog to see her creation! Be sure to visit all the Consultants at their Blogs to get some great crafting ideas and other fun ideas for using these stamp sets!