Thursday, December 31, 2009

CTMH January Stamp of the Month Blog Hop

Welcome to the Close to My Heart Stamp of the Month Blog Hop for January! We have dozens of talented consultants participating this month - - which means tons of fabulous artwork ideas to inspire you! This month we are showcasing the "True Friends" stamp set - a set of 11 images! Enjoy!

(Hopping is easy to do, at the end of each post on the Hop there will be a link to the next blog!)

I absolutely love this stamp set - so I have a few projects to share with you today!

The first is a card box to hold A2 sized greeting cards.  I was inspired to make this project by last week's challenge on the Project Tuesday Blog. 



The card box is super easy to make & you can find a link to the template & instructions on the Project Tuesday site. 

Materials Used (all Close to My Heart, except as noted):
True Friends Acrylic Stamp Set - January Stamp of the Month
Cardstock: Desert Sand, Twilight, Bamboo
Ink: Cocoa
Other - velcro for closure piece

My next project is the card that I made to go inside the card box.  The card design is simple - perfect to make a few of to put in the box and give as a gift!  The card design is this week's sketch at Clean & Simple Stamping.


Materials Used (all Close to My Heart):
True Friends Acrylic Stamp Set - January Stamp of the Month
Felicity Acrylic Stamp Set
Simple Pleasures Level 2 Paper Pack
Cardstock: Cocoa, Twilight, Colonial White
Ink:  Cocoa
Other - Adhesive Pearls (CTMH Promo item - not available to order)

And my third project is a layout featuring one of my favourite photos.  Some of my best friends took me out to dinner for my birthday this past September - we got this great shot to remember our night out!  The layout design is this week's sketch at the Design Dollies Blog. (Sorry about the crooked photography!!)


Materials Used (all Close to My Heart, except as noted):
True Friends Acrylic Stamp Set - January Stamp of the Month
Cardstock: Cocoa, Bamboo
Ink: Cocoa
Other - Friendship sticker from my stash

Thanks for stopping by!! 
Now hop on over to LORI's BLOG to see what she has to share! 
If you get lost somewhere along the hop or find a broken link, feel free to refer back to the complete list of January's Hop Participants Here.

27 comments:

  1. I like the scrapbook page! Very nice!

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  2. Love seeing it used on a layout.. and the box/card set is too cute!

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  3. Wow, these are all excellent! Love your card box and that layout is fabby. I'm telling you girl, your clean simple layouts make such a statement! Love this paper too!
    Blessings,
    Kim xXx
    Happy New Year!

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  4. What great projects! Pretty layout. Thanks for the link to the box instructions too. Wishing you the best in 2010!

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  5. Love the card box idea - this would make a fabulous gift! And Simple Pleasures...one of my all time favorites :-).

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  6. Carla,
    The boxed cards are just perfect and the layout is stunning!!! Nice job!

    Happy New Year!

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  7. What a super project! I love the card design too! Thank you for also telling us where to find the project template!!

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  8. Very nice projects, love those colors!

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  9. Great projects Carla. Love the card holder. Happy New Years.

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  10. Both of the projects are amazing! I really like how you kept your scrapbook page simple, but very catchy too!!

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  11. Thanks for showing the versatility of the stamp! I hadn't even thought of layouts for it.

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  12. Wow, Carla, these are gorgeous! I love the layout, all that white space just draws your eye to the photo. Awesome job!

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  13. thanks for the explanation on blog hopping! :)

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  14. I love layouts that focus on a great picture. Just beautiful. Oh, I still love the card set, especially the beautiful simple card that is so great to have on hand. Your friend will love it!

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  15. These are all wonderful! I really LOVE your LO!

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  16. Carla I love the card box and matching cards. What a great project! The layout is simple but so elegant. I love it!

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  17. LOVELY, Carla! so glad you were able to join us at Design Dollies - you did a fabulous job with the sketch!

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  18. Very pretty card!! Great job with the C&SS sketch!

    ♥Lea

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  19. The little bird is so cute stamped beside the inside sentiment.

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  20. awesome projects! love that paper pack still. TFS

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  21. What a great collection of projects - love that stamp set with that paper - gorgeous! TFS!

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  22. Great Project and very practical to hold your handmade (matching) cards! TFS! your blog is inspiring to me!

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