Welcome to the Stamp of the Month Australasian Blog Hop. This is a circular hop. If you arrived from Lauren’s Blog, you are in the right place. Simply read through this post and click on the link to the next blog at the end of it. Keep reading and ‘hopping’ until you find yourself back where you started from. Each blog will showcase a project featuring the Cherishing Her (S2002E) stamp set which is February’s Stamp of the Month from Close To My Heart.
There are two versions of this stamp set. If MUM is your preferred spelling, you want S2002E (E for English spelling).
Celebrate a special woman in your life
This stamp set is filled with heartfelt sentiments to share your feelings for a special woman you know. You may be a friend or a relative, this stamp caters for many relationships. It’s only available this month and I know it will be a firm favourite in your collection for card making and scrapbooking.
Use Cherish Her on a scrapbook layout
I’ve been learning about asymmetric designs and layering the past couple of weeks. I decided to have a go at both on one layout. What do you think? It was easier than I thought to create a balanced page even though I started with the large triangle at the top. I only had 3 photos of this holiday sewing project so it’s a single page.
Use Cherish Her to enhance printed paper
This photo shows the heart print from a Mix In paper pack as it comes (top) and enhanced by adding stamping (bottom). Begin stamping your largest element randomly on the pre-cut piece of paper. I just stamped ‘aunt’ where ever it would fit comfortably between the patterns. Then fill in the gaps with the smaller stamps. In this case I added 2 small hearts to my block.
Use Cherish Her to add background stamping
The lower half of the page was too stark for my liking so I stamped that beautiful bouquet a few times in Mink Ink to fill some gaps. You can plan where these images would go by placing your photos on the page and adding a few pencil marks. Then remove the photos and add the stamped bouquets where there would be gaps.
Create interesting embellishment clusters with layering
Begin the top right cluster by stamping the bouquet onto the light side of Ballerina Cardstock and colouring with TriBlend Markers. The pink cardstock tones down the colour of the markers so this element doesn’t dominate on the page. Fussy cut the bouquet and tuck the stems behind one photo.
Next add a pleasing circular shape to soften the overall design. The scalloped Circle Thin Cut is ideal for this job.
The cute koalas are from a retired stamp set. They went perfectly with the Australian animal print used on the quilt. They were also coloured with TriBlend markers, fussy cut and then popped up on foam dots.
A little bling just rounds out a design don’t you think? I was delighted to find these Sangria coloured hearts in my stash. It is amazing how many times a retired Close To My Heart product matches perfectly with a new product. Something old, something new!
Order your Stamp of the Month
Cherish Her (S2002) is only available during February, 2020. Remember, there are two versions of this stamp set. If MUM is your preferred spelling, you want S2002E (E for English spelling).
Full retail price is $34 but you can have this gorgeous set for just $9 when accompanied by an $88 order. Place your order with your Close To My Heart Consultant.
Did you like this project? I’d love you to give this post a thumbs up, leave a comment or share the post with a crafty friend before you click on the underlined link and move on to Maz Wood’s Blog , ArtyMaz, to see the lovely project she has designed for you.
A list of the currently available products used on this project follows. All items are available to purchase from your Close To My Heart Consultant. If you don’t have a consultant, this link will take you to my website.
Currently Available products used in the Project
S2002 Cherish Her Stamp Set
Z3639 Scalloped Circle Thin Cut
X9011 Mix In Paper Packet
X6027 White Daisy Cardstock
X5961 Saffron Cardstock
X5962 Goldrush Cardstock
X6034 Sangria Cardstock
X6036 Ballerina Cardstock
Z2481 Coral TriBlend Marker
Z2487 Jade Green TriBlend Marker
Z2486 Dull Green TriBlend Marker
Z2483 Light Yellow TriBlend Marker
Z2478 Earth Brown TriBlend Marker
Z2475 Brown Grey TriBlend Marker
Z2474 Ice Grey TriBlend Marker
Z3271 Archival Black Ink
Z2825 Mink Ink
Z2851 Saffron Ink
Z3513 Pewter .03 Journalling Pen