Monday, November 30, 2009

Close To My Heart December Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!

Welcome to Close to My Heart's monthly Stamp of the Month (SOTM) Blog Hop! Woohoo!!! This time there are over 60 gals participating with dozens and dozens of great ideas to use December's Stamp of the Month, "Notice the Details".  

Did you hop over here from Amy's blog?  Then you're on the right track!

Think of all the cute things you can create with this stamp set.  41 stamps!!!  I have seen some sites selling one phrase stamp for $7 - good grief!!  

In today's blog hop alone, we have over 60 ideas to get you started!  So grab some chocolate, a big pillow and a pen to record some of these ultra fab ideas.



This would be super for a teacher....or to make cute little memory albums as gifts...the possibilities are endless!

I have been anxious to try this accordion file purse designed by Maria Bell.  LOVE it!  And it really didn't take that long to make.  You would be surprised!  Remember, you can click on any of the photos to view them larger.

I used CTMH's "Unforgettable" papers for the entire project, with a few "Notebook" paper scraps.


The purse opens up to reveal an interior and contents much like a large accordion file used to file bills, tax forms, etc.  This one, at just six inches wide, is perfect for holding cards or photos.....recipes....you get the idea.  I had a brainstorm - my hairdresser keeps her client info on index cards in a boring metal file box.  How CUTE would this be in her shop!   Hmmmmm....a holiday gift is on its way!!!

Now, I used a dual-magnet enclosure to keep my purse closed tight, but velcro works just as well.  I usually use the self-adhesive velcro dots for my papercrafting projects.



Here are some of the cards that I have created to go inside the purse.  And here's where you'll see the December SOTM!  I stamped the 'holey' paper edge on the left side of a piece of Notebook B&T, then punched the holes - it looks like I pulled it out of a spiral notebook!

The tabs at the top of each card have the date stamp so I can go back and fill in the date.  I used the words "silly" and "little moments" directly on the photo!  That is my silly son.  Gotta love him!  These cards will be "a week in the life" of me and Alan.

These are photos from a week in San Diego.  Here I stamped the words on the card, and again directly on the photo, using one of the two arrow stamps provided in this SOTM.  How about a cute little mini-album for Grandma with a week in the life of her grandbabies?  Quick and easy!


Finally, here's a closeup of the super cool flower.  This was sooooo easy to make.  A couple of girls on the boards shared their purses and flowers, and I am happy to share with you!


Come back here tomorrow night for details on CTMH's big clearance sale, which starts Wednesday!  You'll be able to order online from me or your favorite CTMH independent consultant!

Need this Stamp of the Month?  Purchase it outright or earn it free!  Ask your consultant how, or e-mail me for details!

Now, hop on over to my friend Judy's blog for some more ideas on using December's Stamp of the Month - "Notice the Details"!

See you tomorrow night,

Deb

15 comments:

Judy said...

Beautiful! Gonna have to lift this one. :)

Amy said...

What a cute project!

Cibele Glazer said...

You come up with the BEST projects! I love that you stamped on the pics. Really beautifully done.

Paige Dolecki said...

Deb -

Wow! Fabulous project!

Paige

Beth Naumann said...

Fun project!

Kathi Carlson said...

LOVE what you did with this set, and that box is gorgeous! As for the flower, I made one tonight, too, but stuck it on a card. Another chubby, no-envelope card. LOL.

Shirley said...

loved everything, especially the flower!

Jena said...

So cute - and that flower is awesome - TFS!

Katy said...

LOVE the flower....I guess I haven't seen this version yet...I'll have to go search for the directions :0)

Carla said...

Absolutely fantastic!!!

Lori Miller said...

Great project! Really cute!

Krista Ritskes said...

Beautiful and such a wonderful keepsake.

Helen Onulak said...

This would make a GREAT project and gift for my nieces for Christmas! Whooo Hooo - cross another gift off the list.

Great job!

Vicki Wizniuk said...

Your accordion file purse turned out great, and the flower is awesome. Aren't they fun to make? ;)

Wendy K. said...

What a great project, well done!