Wednesday, June 30, 2010

July Stamp of the Month Blog Hop


Happy Forever is the name of this super cute stamp set of the month. (D1423) It features four adorable hedgehogs in various poses, each with a Winnie-The-Pooh-like tummy and sweet face, plus phrases that fit perfectly with the happy feel of this set.

It must be a really big hit, because over 70 Close To My Heart consultants are in on the Blog Hop this month! I can't wait to see what everyone's created. If you're already hopping, you came here from Shirley Ross's blog. Keep reading to link up to the next blogger at the end of this post. You'll find all kinds of great ideas for this stamp set along the way. I'm quite sure you'll enjoy it.


I thought the Zippidee papers were playful and fun (X7125B) with this set. My card is fairly simple. I stamped the phrase onto a chipboard bookplate sponged with Sunflower ink and added Cranberry ribbon. My hedgehog guy is stamped in Archival Black then colored in with markers creating a little shading here and there. I cut everything out very carefully--whew, those balloon strings were tricky--then popped him up with foam squares.



For the tag, I stamped the hedgehog twice using black ink. Once on Chocolate cardstock, once on Bamboo. Then I cut out just the spiney part from the Chocolate CS and the whole thing from the Bamboo CS and then paper-pieced them. Again, it was a bit tricky cutting around the butterfly on his nose, but worth the effort.

Now let's get back to hoppin! Check out what Dawn Heuft's done with her hedgehogs!

15 comments:

  1. I couldn't be more impressed with this card and tag. The hedgehog is adorable and I love the zippidee paper packet behind him! Great combinaion; you did an awesome job! :)

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  2. Hi Annette! I love your place here - your card and tag are just so cute. What a great use of those butterflies! Thanks so much for sharing!

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  3. Very cute - love the color combos.

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  4. Both your projects are precious! Fantastic coloring! I really love the addition of the butterflies on the B&T paper on the tag.

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  5. Darling...I wish I could color like that...lol

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  6. Super cute, your cards are wonderfully colorful! Great work!

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  7. I love your card and tag, especially how you coloured the balloons!

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  8. I love the color combo you chose and your coloring and paper piecing are fantastic!

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  9. Love the card, but that tag is simply ADORABLE! Thanks so much for sharing it!

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  10. super cute cards.... Thanks so much for sharing....

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  11. I'm a big fan of those Zippidee dots! Great job!

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  12. I love the paper and the cards!

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