13 July, 2013

Sweet Life July SOTM Blog Hop

"Sweet Life"

Welcome to our July Stamp of the Month Blog Hop! This month's stamp from Close to My Heart is "Sweet Life" and is available exclusively through your Close to My Heart consultant from July 1 - 31, 2013. You can purchase this stamp set for only $5 with a qualifying purchase.

If you have just hopped onto myblog, please start at the beginning at Lucy's blog – Love 2 Create.

 If you came from Rebecca's of Show Me Scrapping  then you are in the right place!

Now to share what I created for the blog hop today with you! 

Nestabilities Die
CTMH Black Grosgrain Ribbon (NLA)

The Card measures 4.25x5.5
I trimmed the script for always paper to 4x5
wrapped a ribbon around the card, tying a knot in the side 
securing the paper and ribbon with Tombow adhesive.
I used some scrap paper and inked up my stamp and stamped the image,
 then using a nestabilites die ran it through my cuttlebug. 
I popped it up off the card using 3D Foam tape.
The sentiment is stamped on a piece measuring 
1.25 x5.5 in black ink and then I added the Clear sparkles to the side.

For this little Gift bag I had a muslin bag on hand stamped the fruit image in Slate Exclusive Inks and the sentiment in Honey Exclusive Inks. I love the simplicity of the look and the color combo of this. I plan on putting a gift card to Starbucks inside and gifting it to a friend.

 You have reached the end of our hop. If you got lost along the way here is the list of participating blogs.. You can also start again over at  Lucy's Blog  Love 2 Create..

Lucy ~ Love 2 Create
Darla ~ Caution: Crafting is Contagious
Theo ~ Celebrate Crafts
Jennifer~ 4 Hearts Scrapbooking 
Mary Ellen ~ Cr8ive ME 
Cat ~ Catscrapbooking
Rebecca - Show Me Scrapping 
Heather - Paper Crafter Anonymous 

Thanks for hopping along with us - we hope we were able to inspire you.


  1. Beautiful classy black & white card! I'm inspired to get my stamp set back out and do some without coloring. Thanks for sharing!

  2. I like the stamped image on the muslin bags! What a great gift idea!

  3. Your card and gift bag are terrific.

    Mary Ellen

  4. Love this black and white version and that bag is fabulous!

  5. Fabulous indeed! This stamp set is so versatile! Thanks for the inspiration!


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