CTMH You’re the Bomb: Operation Smile Australasian Blog Hop

Hello and welcome aboard our You’re the Bomb: Operation Smile Blog Hop.

If you have arrived here from the amazing Lauren’s Blog: CTMH Craftings, then you are in the right place.

Operation Smile is a private, not for profit organisation providing reconstructive surgery to children and young adults born in developing countries.

On 1st December Close to My Heart Consultants released our Seasonal Expressions Idea Book. On the back page of this Idea book you will find the C- sized, You’re the bomb stamp set.

By purchasing this set at full retail price of $21 you can help change the life of a child as CTMH will donate $US3 from your purchase to Operation smile. This donation will only be until 31st March 2015. You can also choose to make a donation of any size directly to your consultant, donations over $2 are tax deductible anytime you make an order.

Today we will be sharing some inspiration using “You’re the Bomb”. We hope you will be compelled to purchase this set and in so doing, contribute to the life changing work of operation smile.

Here is my project:

I designed some tags with words cut out of them in CCR to use as the base of my designs.

If you would like further information on my project and Operation Smile please continue reading,

Otherwise, pop over and see what talented Patricia Manhire – Patricia Manhire’s Creative Corner has created.

The blog hop is a loop with about 10 participants so follow along and you will end up right back here. If you get lost there is a list of participants on Mandy’s Blog here.

Operation Smile

Since its founding in 1982, Operation Smile has performed over 220,000 surgical procedures to correct facial deformities in children. It only takes an hour for volunteer medical teams to perform these life-altering surgeries that will give children confidence for a lifetime.

Repairing smiles and reshapes lives, one child at a time!

> Find out more

Since 2008, Close To My Heart has provided support to change the lives of over 1,500 children and their families.

With every purchase you make you have an opportunity to make a donation of any size directly to your consultant, donations over $2 are tax deductible anytime you make an order.

> Find out more

More on what I made

The idea behind the tags was to create some cut out words with the Circut that went with the stamped words available in the stamp set.

I decided I wanted to play with some mixed media – so strips of B&T Duos were torn & randomly glued to the tag. To help the colours tie in more I use ink & water on a craft mat & pressed the tags onto the mat. I then sprayed more ink on top.

Once dry edged with Chocolate Distressing Inks & stamped the words & other images in the same ink. To contrast the brown that was happening I cut out an overlay in Lagoon Cardstock & made some flowers in Smokey Plum.

Then finished off I used some gold sticker seals from the Year >> Noted paper kit, fishtail banners from Gold shimmer trim & some little puffy arrows. The Flaxen Extra Thick Twine really ties the whole thing together – no pun intended.

A simple layout was used to turn the tags into cards.

I’d love you to leave a comment before heading off & so you do not have to scroll back up the next stop is: Patricia Manhire – Patricia Manhire’s Creative Corner

I hope you enjoyed the hop & lets put some smiles on these kids faces!

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8 thoughts on “CTMH You’re the Bomb: Operation Smile Australasian Blog Hop

  1. MAZ, maz, oh wow, maz. Im flabbergasted, where do I start. Ok, stunning cards, absolutely stunning. What do I love the most – All of it. Im so impressed with the partial overlaying and the incorporation of washi tape, shimmer trim, stamping and the vintage grunge look and the colour array and not to mention the flowers. So gorgeous.

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