Welcome to the Stamptacular Blog Hop – this series is all about showing you the amazing Close to My Heart Stamp Sets, as well as the Stamp + Thin Cuts sets, that are currently on sale until the end of April. The Stamptacular sale occurs only once a year, so this is a great opportunity to get some deals on those products you’ve been eyeing!
If you have come here from Darlys Recker’s Blog, Crafty Happy, 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 on MELINDA’S BLOG.
This month we have over twenty Close To My Heart Consultants sharing their creations, using a variety of stamps and thin cuts from CTMH that are currently on sale. To go to the next blog in the hop, just click on the link at the end of the post! I’m sure you will be inspired by all the amazing projects you see along the way.
Here we go!
One of my girlfriend’s recently shared that she is expecting a baby. She is the TENTH person I know pregnant, including myself (I’m due in mid-May with my second boy 💙) – I guess the pandemic has been good for one thing: cute babies! Needless to say, baby-themed stamp sets have become somewhat of a staple in my crafting arsenal the last few months 🍼👶
Since my friend doesn’t know the sex of the baby yet, I used both pink and blues throughout. Not to mention, I’m not a huge fan of “gendering” colours anyway – my first-born son’s favourite colour is purple. Ask me how easy it is to find purple dump trucks and tricycles 😂
For this card, I challenged myself to use only products featured in our Core Catalogue, which is often overlooked in the excitement and hype of the seasonal idea books that come out every two months. The adorable animals are from the Nursery Days Stamp + Thin Cut set, which I coloured in with our Spectrum Noir TriBlend markers. The Congrats banner is from the Cutest Baby stamp set. Both are currently on sale for the Stamptacular sale.
Of note, stamps will be available all month, but any sets with thin cuts are available only until supplies last. So, if you see something you like, don’t hesitate to clear that wish list!
Here is a full list of supplies I used (all CTMH, unless stated otherwise):
- Inks: Intense Black Exclusive Ink, Sage Exclusive Ink Spectrum Noir Triblend Alcohol Markers (to colour in the animals)
- Stamp Sets: Nursery Days Stamp + Thin Cuts, Cutest Baby
- Paper: Lovely Paper Packet, Blue Belle Cardstock, Ballerina Cardstock (to note: you can also get the coloured cardstock in the Lovely Coordinating Cardstock packet, which includes other colours that match the Lovely Paper Packet)
- Embellishment: Blue Belle Loose Sequins
- Adhesive: Thin 3-D Foam Tape, Dual-Tip Multi-Bond Glue Pen, Liquid Glass (for the sequins)
- Other: White Cards and Envelope Value Pack
Now “hop” on over to see what creative fun Michelle Loncar has in store for you on her blog!
Be sure to visit all the Consultants at their Blogs to get some great crafting ideas! Remember, the Stamptacular sale ends April 30th, and only happens once a year! Contact your CTMH Consultant (or click here) to get any of the products used in this project.
Thanks for joining me!
Aggie – Arrows of Hope Designs 💘