A Happy Hello and welcome aboard our Stamp of the Month Australasian Close to My Heart Blog Hop.
If you have arrived here from the amazingly creative, Doris Taylor then you are in the right place.
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This month’s stamp of the month Bloom & Grow is full of fun mixed fonts & sayings & is perfect for the gardener as well as Valentines day or to create something for someone you love. You can get this stamp set for $27 or for just $7.50 when you spend $75 or more on Close to My Heart Product.
If you liked to play with Bloom & Grow – January Stamp of the Month, all you need to do is add it to your cart at full retail price of $27 OR, with your qualifying order of $75, add it at checkout for the promotional price of $7.50. You only have until Jan 31st, to own it.
And seeing that 1 Jan is also the start of the New Seasonal Inspirations Idea Book – there was a whole bunch of new products that I could play with & incorporate using this month’s Stamp of the Month – so I am starting off with this paper craft project using the new Gift Card Box Thin Cut.
I die cut the Gift Card Box from Glacier cardstock and then stamped the Seed Packet frame onto white daisy cardstock & cut it down to be slightly smaller than the box top – the stamp is actually larger than the top of the box, so if you wanted to stamp straight onto the lid you would need to mask the sides of the boxes to ensure the image did not get onto them. I then proceeded to decorate with the gorgeous new Chelsea Gardens Paper and Chelsea Gardens Cardmaking Stamp + Thin Cuts.
Next up is a card featuring a Mermaid & one of the sayings from the Stamp of the Month. I felt that these two images worked well with one another.
I modified a pattern from the new Make It from Your Heart™ Volume 4 which features 24 card patterns. I used the rock & roll stamping technique on the little vine leaf stamps in the Bloom & Grow – January Stamp of the Month to create the seaweed & added little flower sequins from the Make Waves Sequins & Gems. The Mermaid from the Make Waves—Scrapbooking stamp set is coloured in with ShinHan™ Touch Twin™ Markers and highlighted with the clear shimmer brush. I mixed and matched papers from the New Chelsea Gardens, Basics Fundamental, Whimsy Fundamental, Vellum & Silver Foil card.
I’d love for you to leave a comment before you head on over to the very talented Shaunna Richards – Passionate About Pages to get more wonderful ideas on how to use this stamp set.
I hope you enjoyed what I created, as much as I enjoyed creating it and thanks so much for taking the time to check out these ideas with this month’s Stamp of the Month.
See you soon