Tuesday, January 31, 2012

February SOTM Blog Hop - Thoughtful Tidings

Welcome to the February Stamp of the Month Blog Hop. Today starts the first day of the New Spring/Summer Close to my Heart Idea Book and we’re kicking it off with this fabulous stamp of the month called Thoughtful Tidings.

If you’ve come here from Elizabeth’s Blog, you’re on the right track. If you just happened upon my blog, you can just continue from here because it just goes in a complete circle.

I love how this set coordinates with the Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridge. The red markings above on the stamp set above shows which items can be cut to match.

You can pick up this stamp set one of two ways.
You can buy it outright for $17.95 or, the best value is to place a $50 order and get it for only $5.00. And with the New Catalog availabled to order from starting today, February 1st, there is so much to choose from.
This stamp set is only available until February 29, 2012. Visit my website to order.

With Valentines Day fast approaching, I chose to use the “We Love You” stamp to make an Easel Valentine Card. Most Valentine sentiments say I Love You but this one is just perfect to send a card to someone when it’s from me and my husband. It’s perfect to send to our married children.

The papers used for my card are from the New Stella Paper pack.

The Circle flower and all hearts were cut from the CTMH exclusive Cricut cartridge, Art Philosophy.

The center of the circle is one of the small Wooden Badge Buttons that I stamped on.

The red swirly sparkles are NEW and are called Sparkles Flourishes. They come in clear but you can use a Sharpy Marker to color them. I used a red Copic Marker to color mine. I actually cut it apart in several pieces to make it fit where I needed them.

After cutting the small hearts with the Cricut AP, I covered them with Red Glitter Gel, as well as the tiny heart and the word LOVE.

I added more Bling with the Red Sparkles.

The Happy Valentines Day is from the December SOTM but I just had to use it the font is so darn pretty.

The Hand Stitching was done with matching Tulip Embroidery Floss in my own unique design to look like little hearts all around the card.

Now hop on over to Terrie’s Blog and see what beautiful creation she has for you.
Please leave us all a little love in our comment section. It makes us smile!!!


Krista Ritskes said...

Lovely card!

Terrie Dodd said...

Oh my goodness, such intricate work detailed...You did a beautiful job. I love easel cards too, great work!

life documented said...

Wow! what an enormous amount of stitching! it turned out so beautifully and I'm sure the recipient is going to L-O-V-E it!!

Doreen said...

What a GORGEOUS card! Love all of your details! :)
~doreen at whereisyourhappyplace.blogspot.com

Judy said...

All I can say is WOW!

Mary Eisen said...

Did you like start back in November? What a lot of great work went into this card! Love all the sewing! Good Job! The person who get that card should be framing it!

Haley D. said...

Very fancy and pretty!

Patti said...

Very detailed and beautiful card Nancy!