Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Jubilation Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!

Welcome to our Stamp of the Month Blog Hop! We will be featuring the June Stamp of the Month (SOTM), "Jubilation", a set of 24 images.

If you have come here from Paige'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 here.

This month we have approximately 53 Close To My Heart Consultants sharing their creations using this month's SOTM and other great CTMH products on their blogs. This 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!

This month I made two samples incorporating the Mayberry paper packet and Canvas Badge Buttons.
This is the fun 4 1/2 x 4 1/2 pattern from Wishes called "Folded Focus", page 56.

This card pattern was fun to try and looked great with this stamp set and paper packet!  To texturize the Hollyhock carstock - to make it appear "leathery" - I simply rubbed my Hollyhock inkpad over the cardstock.  It's that easy!  I stamped the sun image on the button and then restamped it again on Honey cardstock.  I cut out the sun and made it 3-D on the button.

This card is from Wishes.  The pattern is called Center Circles from page 117.
I LOVE our white core cardstock which allows for some fun techniques!  Using a stylus and my paper trimmer, I scored my paper in both directions every 1/4 of an inch and then sanded over it to create the textured circle.  To create some dimension on the tree, I first stamped the circle image, which includes the tree, in Hollyhock ink on Colonial White cardstock.  Then I stamped the image again on Olive cardstock and cut it out, making it 3-D with some Foam Tape.  I did stamp directly onto the button with Cocoa ink but because of the small print in the stamp, it was not easily read.  I restamped the "holiday cheer" image in Sky ink on Colonial White cardstock and cut it out and layered it on the button.

Now "Hop" on over to Dawn's Blog to see her work! Be sure to visit all the Consultants at their Blogs to get some great crafting ideas and other fun ideas! Remember, the SOTM is only available until the end of April, 2011! Click here to see how you can get this stamp set at a discount or even free! I have additional samples viewable on my website! Click here to view them!

Supply list: Jubilation stamp set, Mayberry paper packet, Hollyhock ink,  Honey ink, Sky ink, Olive ink, Pewter brads, Stylus, Paper trimmer.



  1. Melissa, I especially love the circle card! I love the texture on it!!

  2. Clever idea to use the set with the badge buttons! Great cards and I also LOVE the colors of your blog! =)

  3. Both are nice cards, but I especially like the first. I like how you paper pieced over the stamped badge button.

  4. These images fit perfectly on the Badge Buttons - and love the texture of the buttons an unexpected twist.

  5. Great cards! I too love how you've used this set with the badge buttons. Now I'm going to have to get some!

  6. Awwww...you all are too kind! :) Thanks for your sweet and much appreciated comments.