Saturday, 8 September 2012

Fall Favorites SOTH Blog Hop Sept.8/12

Welcome to our September Stamp of the Month Blog Hop! This month Close to My Heart is offering a stamp set called "Fall Favorites". This set can be purchased exclusively through a Close to My Heart Independent Consultant for only $5 with a qualifying purchase of $50.

In this hop, you will see projects featuring this fun stamp set from many talented crafty ladies! We hope you enjoy our blog hop today!

If you have just hopped onto my blog, please start at the beginning at Lucy's blog: Love 2 Create.   If you came from Laura's Blog, Scrappinsweetie's Escape then you are in the right place!

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Autumn Terracotta Cardstock

Colonial White Cardstock
New England Ivy Ink Pad
Holiday Red Ink Pad
Honey Ink Pad
Sunset Ink Pad
Outdoor Denim Ink Pad
Chocolate Ink Pad
Indian Corn Blue Ink Pad
Chocolate Markers
Buttercup Markers
Blending Pen
Fall Favorites Stamp Set
Artiste Cartridge

To make this project I first cut the gift bag at the recommended 5" from the NEW Artiste Cartridge, found on page 79 in the booklet, and assembly instructions found on page 63. Before assembling I took the stamp and inked it with New England Ivy and stamped a random pattern all over the gift bag. After assembling I stamped the FALL tag in 2 colors, Holiday Red and New England Ivy, wiping off the color on alternate letters to achieve this affect.
The Scarecrow is stamped with Chocolate Ink, and then using a combination of makers and Ink Pads as well as the blending pen I colored in my scarecrow. When using your ink pad and Blending Pen, squeeze the ink pad while closed, it transfers color onto the inside lid, giving you color to blend with. I then cut around the scarecrow and adhered him to the tag that is cut to fit the image. I then tied a piece of ribbon through the hole to create this gift tag. I then distressed both projects by inking the edges with a combination of New England Ivy and Denim Blue Ink.

I'm the end of the line, unless you started here with me, you can click here to start at the beginning with Lucy's blog Love 2 Create.

Here is a complete list of the blog hop in case you get lost along the way:

  • Lucy ~ 
  • Darla ~ 
  • Shelly Mendenhall
  • Eva Friesen ~ 
  • Judith Ashmore~ 
  • Stephanie-
  • TinaGale - 
  • Maria Woodworth ~
  • Jennifer Kramer ~ 
  • Carolyn ~ -
  • Madeline Morcelo ~ 
  • Theodora
  • Laura W. - 
  • Michelle Stewart ~  

  • Thanks for hopping along with us - we hope we were able to inspire you to create your own "Fall Favorites" projects.


    1. Cute project, love your blogspot!!

    2. Love your scarecrow! Great project too!

    3. love the use of the border stamp on the gift bag

    4. I love this idea! You have inspired me to try using border stamps on bags!


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