Saturday, December 31, 2011

January Stamp of the Month Blog Hop

Welcome to our Stamp of the Month Blog Hop! We will be featuring January's SOTM, which is “Little Reminder” a set of 25 stamps.
jan stamp images
If you have come here from Jean's Blog, you are on the right path! The blog hop is a great big circle, so you can start here and work your way all around. If you get lost along the way, you’ll find the complete list of participating consultants here.
This month we have 54 Close To My Heart Consultants sharing their creations using this month's SOTM and other great CTMH products on their blogs. This is simple to do - just click on the link at the end of the post on each blog to move to the next one! Here we go!
I created a gift card holder using this month’s stamp of the month set. (directions below)
I used the long “zipper” stamp to create a grid on the Heavenly Blue paper with Sweet Leaf.
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I glued together two of the label shapes to hide the Designer Sparkle Brad and give a strong base for a bit of velcro to hold the purse closed.  I used liquid glass and my clamps after noticing the gap in the top picture.
Notice the green sparkle brad?  My up-line taught me a trick that I just love.  Color your clear sparkles with a permanent marker!  Keep on scrolling for the cutting & scoring information on this gift card holder.
Products Used
  • Wonderland Level 2
  • Bright Blue Shade Pack (Heavenly Blue)
  • Sweet Leaf Paper
  • Chocolate & Sweet Leaf Exclusive Inks
  • Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge
  • Sweet Leave Ribbon
  • Designer Sparkle Brads
  • Sponge
Now "Hop" on over to Kathleen's Blog to see her work! Be sure to visit all the Consultants at their Blogs to get some great crafting ideas and other fun ideas! Remember, the January SOTM is only available until the 31st!  Are you inspired?  You can purchase this stamp set directly from me on my website or email me
Direction for the gift card holder.
I received these directions from a Paper Zone store. Here’s their blog post with their directions: But as they are in the process of closing their stores, I’m not sure how much longer this blog will be active.  I also modified this for 12” paper
cut 4.25 x 12” piece of Heavenly Blue cardstock Score at 3.25, 6, 8.75 Do a mountain fold. Flatten and stamp the front and back cover in Sweet Leaf ink. Glue the inside of the mountain fold together to make the gift card pocket. cut a slot for the gift card based on the size and shape of the gift card.  I just used scissors.  The Wonderland spotted paper accent is cut from Row 3 Button 7 on the Art Philosophy Cricut at about 3.5” tall and cut in half.  The front is adhered first.  Then the ribbon is adhered to the back of the purse, in line with the front accent.  Then the accent for the back of the purse is adhered, covering the ribbon. 
Cut 3 labels Row 1, Button 6 from Sweet Leaf Cardstock at 1.”  One is stamped with the sentiment, the other two are for the purse latch.  Add the designer brad to one and then glue the second label on the back to hide the brad.  Use strong adhesive like Liquid Glass to keep it from pulling apart after it’s folded.  Fold in half and adhere to the back to of the card.  Add velcro to the front of the tab, below the brad.  Put the other side of the Velcro to the front of the card.


  1. cute little purse. thanks for the tip about coloring.

  2. Such a cute idea! Love how you created the "grid" and how you colored the rhinestones.

  3. That little purse is super darling but I love how you colored the embellishments!!

  4. Such a pretty project! Happy 2012!

  5. Really cute gift card holder. And why didn't I think of coloring my rhinestones. Simple and beautiful!

  6. Wow, what a great way to dress up a gift card! Love it.

  7. OH, cool tip on coloring! Very nice job!

  8. Very pretty..what great way to present a gift card:)