Sep 1, 2015

Paper Garden- CTMH September Stamp of the Month Australasian Blog Hop


Hello and welcome aboard our Close To My Heart September 2015 Stamp of the Month Australasian Blog Hop. If you have arrived here from Lauren's Blog CTMH Craftings, then you are in the right place. If you landed here by accident, no problem, please join in by following the link at the end of this post

Today, I would like to share with you a project I have made that features the September Stamp of the Month, Paper Garden.  I think that this stamp set is perfect for creating gorgeous backgrounds or for taking centre-stage on cards, pages, gift bags and other paper crafting projects. This stamp set is available only in September 2015 for $27, or for just $7.50 when you spend $75 or more. 

I was inspired to create my card project when I saw this super-cute card by Susan Raihala.  You can read her blog post about the card here.  I'm constantly saving card ideas that I see on Pinterest to my own Boards, promising myself that I will go back and re-create the projects that I really love.  But I never seem to find the time to do that.  

When I saw this card, I knew that I had to make it right now and I had to make it with the September Stamp of the Month. I thought it would be the perfect stamp set for recreating the blocked design on this card.  And while I love the colours on Susan's card, I have been dying to try out the gorgeous CTMH Enchantment Colour Palette with its SEVEN NEW COLOURS, so I decided to go with a different colour scheme featuring some of those new colours.

Below are the 7 new colours in the Enchantment colour family.  Can you believe how gorgeous and vibrant they are? I think I love the names of the colours as much as I love the colours themselves! Eggplant- Fern- Peacock- Pomegranate- Sapphire- Saffron- Poppy. 

They join existing colours New England Ivy, Goldrush and Ruby to round out the 10 colours in the Enchantment family. I'll take the lot thank you very much! Do you have a favourite colour or two that you just can't wait to try?

So here is my card.  I decided to go with a 6" x 6" card base and I changed the sentiment, but I am very happy with the results.  The September Stamp of the Month, Paper Garden looks fabulous presented in this way and the distressed nature of the stamped image gives the card a little bit of added texture that I really love.

The ingredients used in this project include:

September Stamp of the Month, Paper Garden
D1667 Balloon Wishes stamp set ('Congratulations' sentiment)
12" x 6" White Daisy Cardstock (score at 6" and fold to create the card base)
3 1/2" x 3 1/4" White Daisy Cardstock
1" x 3" White Daisy Cardstock (cut 3 to stamp the flowers in different colours)
3/8" x 4 1/4" White Daisy Cardstock (dovetail the ends and stamp with sentiment)
Ruby Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Fern Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Peacock Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Cocoa Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Sparkles Clear Assortment
Thin 3-D Foam Tape
3-D Foam Tape

And here are two more cards I have made following the same design (because I was having too much fun to stop at just one!):

This card features the colours Sapphire, Pomegranate and Goldrush and one of the sentiments from the Rain or Shine stamp set.

This card features the colours Eggplant, Saffron and Poppy and another one of the sentiments from the Rain or Shine stamp set.

Do you have a special card idea or other projects saved on your Pinterest Boards that you have been meaning to go back to and create?  I challenge you to do it right now! Well finish this Blog Hop first and then go.  Do it! Choose your favourite design and re-create it using your supply of Close To My Heart products. You'll be happy that you did.

Thank you for visiting my Blog to check out my special project featuring the September Stamp of the Month, Paper Garden.  I would love it if you could leave a comment below before you hop to the next stop on our Australasian Blog HopJo's Close to My Heart Craftroom to see more creative ways to use the September Stamp of the Month.

Remember, the September Stamp of the Month, Paper Garden is only available throughout September 2015 from your Close To My Heart Independent Consultant for $27, or for just $7.50 when you spend $75 or more.  

Warmest crafting wishes,
Denise :)


Patricia Manhire said...

Love the simplicity of this card to showcase the lovely colours of the stamping.

Meryl Cheetham said...

Denise your ideas are stunning! Thank you so much!

Designs by Marguerite said...

A beautiful clean an crisp card Denise. Also really like the colour combinations.

Leah said...

Oh yes, my Pinterest board is full of "things I must try some day"! I love your cards, I will have to add them to my board.

Simone Morton said...

I too love the simple yet elegant and classy design of this card. I love the colours and think I might have to pin it in my own pinterest board of card designs to try (there is never enough time to try them all). Love it, thanks for sharing your beautiful talent.

Shaunna Richards said...

Pretty card. I'm loving the new colours in the range

Lauren said...

These are beautiful cards- I love the new colours!

Jenny Gilbert said...

These cards are very elegant! TFS

Doris Taylor said...

Love the different colour combinations, they all work really well together, really pretty cards.

Jane Molloy said...

I just love this idea that you were inspired by a card on Pinterest and then recreated it using this beautiful stamp set.
I love the new colours in Enchantment and you picked the perfect combo. Can't wait to see more of your creations this month.

Maz Wood said...

Love the clean simple design & the colour choice, it looks fab. Don't even get me started on my Pinterest board. I do every now again go back through what I have already pined for new ideas but more often or not I am pining new ideas! LOL And this will have to be one of them. TFS

TRACEY RAY said...

I love these cards denise, very stylish and chic. The colours blend so well and compliment each other beautifully. I have to agree, i equally love the names of the new ink colours and my favourite is eggplant. I plan on taking up your challenge to get some of the projects made i see on pinterest. TFS your creation and your challenge.

Georgia O'Shea said...

These colors are so beautiful together and the stamped panels on the card are gorgeous.

Lee Kendel said...

i understand why you wanted to make this card, i do too