Everyday Magic SOTM Blog Hop

Welcome to a new year of stamp of the month blog hops where we will be featuring projects each month using our exclusive stamp of the month images. This month we will be focusing on our Everyday Magic stamp set. 79797783_10157017865352686_975679577374326784_n.jpg If you have come here from Gina Brandstetter’s blog, you are on the right path!  When you are finished reading my post, you can click on the link at the end to move to the next blog. This blog hop is simple, fun, and full of artwork created by some very talented consultants.  If you get lost along the way, you’ll find the complete list of participating consultants on Melinda’s Blog.

All paper crafters love stamps with sentiments and this month’s stamp set, Everyday Magic, is full of fun phrases which makes it one of those must-have stamps to add to your collection. When I started creating my project, I realized that the chunky font allows for the sentiment to be the focal point which is exactly what I did on my Everyday Magic card.

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Although it appears like the Green Decorative strip is on the front, it is actually glued onto the right side of the inner portion of my card. The front of the card base was trimmed so that my Zip-Strip could be placed on the inside. I chose to use the Strokes of an Artist stamp set to create a Mink background for my little flags that I created using our new Spruced Up papers.

I made a very loose bow with Mink Twine, glued it onto the card front, and then layered the flags onto the twine using two types of foam tape. The sentiment was stamped in Espresso ink onto the French Vanilla cardstock, then layered onto a piece of Sangria cardstock. MissCarriesCreations-EverydayMagicSOTMCard-Detail

No project is complete without a little bling, so three Silver Glitter Gems were added around my flag design.MissCarriesCreations-EverydayMagicSOTMCard-Stamp

Now ‘Hop” on over to Krista Hershberger’s blog to see her work! Be sure to visit all the Consultants at their blogs to get some great crafting tips and other fun ideas. Remember, the Everyday Magic stamp set is only available until January 31st.  Contact your CTMH Consultant, or visit the Promotions tab of my website to see how you can get this stamp set for only $5.00.

I can’t wait to see what you create!

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Enjoy Life & a Few Challenges

I enjoy spending most of my summer days outdoors, but this week’s weather has “forced” me into my workroom and allowed me to join a few paper crafting challenges. As I searched through some of my favorites, I came across two challenges that inspired me to create this Enjoy Life card which uses one of our featured stamp sets from our June special.MissCarriesCreations-RoadTripCard

The first challenge is the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge where I was inspired by this sketch. As you can see, I used the Camper image from Happy Trails Stamp set and some of the sentiments to match the sketch for my card.

Don’t forget that this stamp set comes with a free kit this month. 

 

To create the multi-layered Camper, I stamped the image onto some Linen Cardstock and two patterns from the Into the Wild paper packet.  I then cut apart the images and paper-pieced the Camper together. Isn’t it just the cutest?

 

The second challenge I joined was the Heart2Heart Woodwork challenge where we are to incorporate some wood grain or some cute new wooden shapes into our projects. It’s difficult to see, but the patterned paper background has a slight wood grain behind the geometric image.  I also added some of our Wooden Shapes as embellishments.   I like the simplicity of these shapes and how they enhance our projects.

 

I hope that this card inspires you to join one, or both, of these challenges.  Don’t forget to get your FREE KIT when you purchase the Happy Trails Stamp set in the Best Moments are Free Bundle.  This special is only available, while supplies last, during the month of June.

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♥ I can’t wait to see what you create!

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