Monday, October 31, 2011

Stamp of the Month Blog Hop - "Cherish The Day"

About 60 consultants are participating in this month's Close To My Heart Stamp of the Month blog hop. If you're already hopping, you came here from Melissa Laverty's blog. After reading through my post, you'll see where to hop to next.

The November stamp set is called Cherish The Day and you can see all the images in this set in the righthand column of my blog. Cherish The Day is a great year-round stamp set with monthly ticket-style images and numbers to go with them.

I decided on a seasonal card set as my creation this month. Utilizing the Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge, this was a breeze! Here's a quick look.



Once I got started it was hard to stop! These were so quick because practically every cut-out shape you see here is from the cartridge, including the ticket for the stamp of the month. I wanted to make a card for every month of the year, but I had a plan for these cards and only four would fit. (More on that in a second.)


Here are a few close-ups. I love how the sans-serif numbers are separate on the stamp set so you can stamp in the circle of each ticket.






I used the Elemental Paper Pack and Kraft cardstock for each card. They measure 4 1/4 inches square. Then after stamping the ticket image from the stamp of the month, I did some more stamping with seasonal images. Don't have a bunch of seasonal stamps? That's okay. Just use colored cardstock and your Cricut. Then added some ribbon, buttons and bling to finish them off.





The plan I alluded to earlier was to make a gift box and matching envelopes to create a gift set. Four cards and envelopes fit nicely in this box. All made on the Cricut with the Art Philosophy cartridge.





This gift box appears on page 21 in the Art Philosophy booklet. I used Kraft cardstock and set the size to  "Fit to Page." This made a box base of about 4 1/2 inches. Then I cut two circles from the Elemental paper at 4 1/4 inches, then sliced each one in half and adhered them to the half circles on the box.





Here's how it looks closed. Love this!




The envelopes are cut from the Art Philosophy cartridge (page 29 in the booklet) at 4 1/2 inches. After adhering the sides, I put a strip of Scor-Tape to make peel & stick flaps.





I placed all the envelopes in the bottom then the four cards on top. Perfect fit!


That's it for me. Now hop on over to Heather Schmuckal's blog to see what she's created. And don't worry, if you get lost along the hop or encounter any troubles, you can view the entire list of hoppers at Helen's blog.

Have a great day!

16 comments:

  1. Love these Annette!! Fabulous!

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  2. I love the whole set. Thanks for posting your cutting sizes for the box, that helps a lot!

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  3. Sweet! I love the detailed cricut instructions too. Cute set!

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  4. Very pretty cards. I really liked the red buttons used for holly berries on your Christmas card.

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  5. BEAUTIFUL cards and box Annette! I am always so inspired by what you create!!

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  6. Great Gift! Love how you did each month!
    Michelle
    ScrapbookingSOS.blogspot.com

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  7. I just love these cards - and the box! Great work1

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  8. Hi Annette,
    The cards are so pretty and you also made a box? You are just to darn talented!

    :)
    Corina
    MyCreativeInk.org

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  9. OMG! How adorable all of your cards are and to even make a box! Wow!

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  10. Wow, what an amazing gift! All your cards are fabulous! And the box looks perfect.

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  11. Really fantastic project and love that it is all accessible with the Cricut AP cartridge!!!

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