Thursday, June 30, 2011

July SOTM Blog Hop- American Celebration

Welcome to our July Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!   

  If you have come here from Jen Patrick'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 on Helen's Blog

We have bunches of Close To My Heart Consultants sharing their creations using this month's SOTM and other great CTMH products on their blogs. To keep on hoppin' just click on the link at the end of the post on each blog to move to the next one!

Here we go!
July's SOTM, is called American Celebration, and it is an awesome set of 12 stamps.

This set is pure Americana but could also be used for almost any celebration. There are just so many great bold images. 

This is my card

I made another interactive card this month.
I seem to be on an interactive card kick lately.
When flat it looks like any standard card.

But pull on the ribbon and you get a great little surprise.

Here is a view that shows what it looks like from the side so you can see the pop up mechanism.

I found the tutorial for this surprise pop up card on Splitcoast stampers here. I love the way it came out.

I was excited to get to this one because way back when this catalog came out I chose which papers I was going to use with each SOTM set. I wanted to challenge myself into thinking outside the box by using the papers in unexpected ways. I picked Sweetheart for this set. Most people see the Sweetheart paper pack for Valentine's or girly stuff but I decided to show how you could use it to make something patriotic.  just by adding Pacifica cardstock to the Cranberry and Black patterns from Sweetheart I created a whole new look.

Products Used:
July SOTM -American Celebration
Sweetheart Level 2 Paper Pack
Pacifica Cardstock
Exclusive Inks in Black, Pacifica and Cranberry
Versamark Ink
Sliver and Cranberry Embossing powders
Cranberry Ribbon
Bitty Sparkles

Thanks for looking. Now "Hop" on over to Susan Brooks' blog to see her work! Be sure to visit all the Consultants' blogs to see some awesome artwork and fun ideas! Share the love and leave some comments as you go.

Remember, the July SOTM is only available through the month of July! Contact me to see how you can get yours at a discount or even FREE.

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