Sunday, March 31, 2013

April Stamp of the Month Blog Hop - My Sunshine

Welcome to the April Stamp of the Month blog hop!  Thanks for visiting from Susan Brooks' blog.

There are over 60 Close To My Heart Independent Consultants on this month's hop featuring the My Sunshine stamp set.  Don't forget, with any $50 order of Close To My Heart products in April, you can get this stamp set for just $5!  Most of the images coordinate with the Artiste Cricut cartridge.  The plastic sheet that each image rests on tells you the size of the image to cut on your Cricut!


I chose the Chantilly Paper Packet to use the bird and sun images from My Sunshine.  I popped them up using some 3-D Foam Tape and added a Bitty Sparkle for the bird's eye.



I just had to use that hot air balloon image on my second card!  I stamped the balloon twice, once on the Cricut cut hot air balloon image in Outdoor Denim ink and again in Sweet Leaf on a scrap piece of cardstock.  I trimmed the Sweet Leaf balloon strips and popped them up with 3-D Foam Tape.  I used the Tiny Type Epoxy Alphabet (a new favorite!) to write "lets take off" and "TOGETHER" on the inside of the card.




I was inspired to create the dimensional clouds from Amy Koenders. To create the clouds on the Twilight cardstock, I cut out several sizes of clouds from the Artist cartridge.  I used a little adhesive to keep them in place and then used my Paper Piercer to poke holes around the clouds.  When I flipped over my cardstock, voila, little cloud shapes!


Now, hop on over to Krista Hershberger's blog to see how she's used My Sunshine.

26 comments:

  1. Love the cloud tutorial, and the popped up bird. Great cards!

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  2. The colors on the first card are beautiful!

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    1. Hi Maureen, don't you just love Chantilly!?!

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  3. Michelle, your cards are adorable!

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    1. Hi Michelle, thanks so much! I love all the comments from my two "l"ed Michelle sisters!

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  4. What a darling card with all the rounded squares!

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    1. Thanks Nancy! I hadn't pulled out my corner rounder in a while. Isn't it fun to re-find a tool?

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  5. Love the "happiness" that Chantilly brings to your first card! Great idea to create your clouds! :)

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    1. Thanks so much Krista! I'm a big fan of your artwork!

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    1. Thank's Betsy! You'll have enough left from the Chantilly workshop to make a few!

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  7. I LOVE the holes aorund the clouds!

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    1. Thanks Joy! I was so happy it turned out!

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    1. Thanks Jean! I appreciate you taking time to comment!

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  9. Two great cards! The technique for the clouds is great!

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    1. Thanks Vicki! I think I'll have to try it out on other shapes soon, too!

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  10. Great ideas! Love the colors and layout on the first card.

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  11. Adorable card! Love the rounded squares, the cute bird and the color scheme that ou chose.

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    1. Thanks Sheila, I appreciate you commenting!

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  12. waving my hands and saying yeah!!! love your card....the cloud idea is fabulous....

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    1. Awww, you're too sweet. Thank you Peggy Lee!

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