Aug 1, 2016

August Stamp of the Month Australasian Blog Hop


Hello and welcome aboard our Close To My Heart August 2016 Purr-fect Halloween Stamp of the Month Australasian Blog Hop. If you have arrived here from Lauren Moore's CTMH Craftings, 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 few projects that I have created featuring the August Stamp of the Month, Purr-fact Halloween. This stamp set is available only in August 2016 for $27, or for just $7.50 when you spend $75 or more.



Isn't this such a cute stamp set? I couldn't resist having a play with this adorable cat, icons and sentiments and seeing what fun projects I could create.

My first project is based closely on the CTMH artwork that  features in the Seasonal Expressions 2 Idea Book.  I always look at the CTMH artwork in the Idea Books first for inspiration, because the ideas are always so fabulous. Here is the original page from the Idea Book:

  

And here is my version of the page.  You will not be surprised that I also had to add another page to make mine a double-page layout!


But this stamp set is so much more than a Halloween stamp set!  If you don't celebrate Halloween, don't despair! This cute cat suits a variety of themes and occasions.  My next projects are all non-Halloween card designs that are whimsical and fun and they have nothing whatsoever to do with ghosts, goblins or things that go bump in the night!

For my first card design, I have used this gorgeous Pansy patterned paper from the NEW Adventure Fundamentals and teamed it with Emerald Cardstock, which is one of the 7 fresh NEW Adventure colours to launch today with the release of the 2016-2017 Annual Inspirations Idea Book!

 

This bright, fun card is based on a card design from page 23 of the NEW 2016-2017 Annual Inspirations Idea Book.  I teamed the cute cat with a sentiment from the adorable new Operation Smile stamp set, True Love.  The cat has been coloured in with Watercolour Paints using the Medium Round Waterbrush. Gold Shimmer Trim and Gold Sequins have added a little bit of shimmer and bling to this card.  What do you think? 

Ingredients: (you can find all of these products in my online shop)
S1608 Purr-fect Halloween August Stamp of the Month
D1711 True Love Operation Smile stamp set (sentiment) 
x254 White Card and Envelope (Value Pack)
Adventure Fundamentals 
Emerald Cardstock
White Cardstock
Watercolour Paper
Black Memento Ink Pad
Watercolour Paints
Waterbrush- Medium Round
Gold Shimmer Trim
Gold Sequins
Thin 3-D Foam Tape
3-L EZ Dots Adhesive
Non-stick Micro-tip Scissors


The second card is to give to your craziest bestie! It is a quick and easy card to create as it doesn't involve colouring or fussy cutting and the design can be adapted to use with a multitude of stamps.  I stamped in Memento Ink and used a number of patterned papers from the NEW Adventure Fundaments to create a fun mix of colours including Tangerine, Raspberry, Pansy, Willow and Blossom.  I used Black Cardstock and black Calypso Sequins to create an interesting contrast to the bright Adventure colours.  

Ingredients: (you can find all of these products in my online shop)
S1608 Purr-fect Halloween August Stamp of the Month
X254 White Card and Envelope (Value Pack)
Adventure Fundamentals 
Black Cardstock
White Cardstock
Black Memento Ink Pad
Calypso Black Sequins
Thin 3-D Foam Tape
3-L EZ Dots Adhesive
Mini Stapler ans Staples
Non-stick Micro-tip Scissors


The final card is a perfect Valentines or Anniversary card and is just the design for saying "I'll love you forever" to your special someone! I used the new Hearts Thin Cuts on this card.  They are so easy to use and give a solid heart and thin heart outline in three different sizes that work so well together (I've used 2 different sizes on my design).  Once again, I've used the fun patterned papers from the Adventure Fundamentals teamed with Gold Shimmer Trim and Gold Sequins. A simple, fun design that pops with colour!

Ingredients: (you can find all of these products in my online shop)
S1608 Purr-fect Halloween August Stamp of the Month
C1668 Baby Bundle stamp set (sentiment) 
X254 White Card and Envelope (Value Pack)
Adventure Fundamentals 
Black Memento Ink Pad
Watercolour Pencils
Gold Shimmer Trim
Gold Sequins
3-D Foam Tape
Thin 3-D Foam Tape
3-L EZ Dots Adhesive
Hearts Thin Cuts
Mini Stapler and Staples
Non-stick Micro-tip Scissors

Thank you for visiting my Blog to check out my page layout and cards featuring the August Stamp of the Month, Purr-fact Halloween. I would love it if you could leave a comment below before you hop to the next stop on our Australasian Blog Hop, Maz Wood's Inky Fingers.

Remember, the August Stamp of the Month, Purr-fact Halloween is only available throughout August 2016 from your Close To My Heart Independent Consultant for $27, or for just $7.50 when you spend $75 or more.


Crafty hugs,
Denise :)



6 comments:

Doris Taylor said...

Love all of your projects, it's great to see the versatility of this stamp set.

Shaunna Richards said...

What a stunning array of inspiration Denise! My favourite is your final card. Who wouldn't love to receive that?

Vandra said...

So many ideas!! Such a lovely array of ideas.

Maz Wood said...

Oh lots of fun ideas here & I see we both copied one of the designs from the new book - makes life easy when there is a simple layout that will work. But it is amazing how different our cards turned out. Thanks for sharing all these lovely ideas.

Lauren said...

I love how these all turned out- especially your second card!

Bethany Rielage said...

I absolutely love the card with the cats peeking out of the four windows! Thanks so much for sharing your great ideas!