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CTMH September SOTM Blog Hop & Tutorial

By Helen | August 31, 2011

CTMH’s September Stamp of the Month: S1109 Limited Edition is a great stamp set for journaling on scrapbook pages or for creating invitations.  This stamp set also works with the new CTMH Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge.  In the Idea Book, any images that have a red outline indicate that they can be cut using this cartridge…and…it’s easy to cut the right size…it’s printed directly on the carrier sheet! Note: You can find out more about this amazing new cartridge and see ALL the shapes that come on it on the CTMH website > Ideas & Inspiration > Cricut Art Philosophy Collection.

Grab a cup of your favorite beverage, sit back and join us on a journey of amazing things you can do with this stamp set. There are over 60 CTMH Consultants joining in on the fun…that’s a LOT of ideas that YOU can take and duplicate with this fun stamp set. If you arrived here from Kathleen’s blog you’re on the right path.

There’s someone I know who is getting married…shhh…it’s a secret (no, no, no, it’s not one of my boys LOL) …and…we’re going to need invitations to the bachelor’s party.  I thought this would be a FUN way to invite everyone.  I thought it was funny that my boys rarely say they like anything; however, as they all saw the layout on the front of the Idea Book they said something.  From “Wow, that’s nice.” to “I really like that paper.”  Say what?!?  So I thought it only fitting to use those papers for these invitations.

I have to tell you…using the new Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge will make putting together a large number of these invitations quick and easy.  I could not imagine cutting out all the tickets and starburst shapes by hand!


Tutorial follows…

For those that want to skip the tutorial “hop” on over to my friend {Jen} to see what she’s created.

If you get lost along the way…here’s the complete list of all hoppers.


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Cut a 3″ x 4.25″ piece of the ledger paper.

Cut a 0.5″ x 4.25″ piece of the green graph paper.

Cut a 2″ x 4.25″ piece of the letter paper.

Using the Sea Sponge Texture Tool and Black ink, distress the edges of all pieces.  Attach to the card front as shown.

Using the CTMH Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridge, cut the following pieces:

  • Tag – Vanilla Cream cardstock, image is <Tag4> page 60.  Note: The image info and page number refer to the CTMH Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge reference book.
  • Starburst – Vineyard Berry cardstock, image is <Circle5> page 61.
  • Ticket – Juniper cardstock, image is <Rctngle4> page 25.

Tip: When you have stamps with open middles, sometimes when you put them on the block they can be distorted.  Since we want this to match up with the Cricut cutout, place the stamp, stamp image down on the Versamat or another surface that’s gridded.  Now, make sure the stamp is straight.  Then…thwonk the block to pick up the stamp.

Using Creme Brulee, stamp the large tag image on the tag.  Tip: I find that if you use a block larger than needed, it gives you better visibility for lining up the stamp with the Cricut cutouts.

Using Vineyard Berry, stamp the sentiment on an angle.

Using Juniper, stamp the corner images.

Using an Edge Distresser, rough up the edges of the tag.

Using the Sea Sponge Texture Tool and Black ink, lightly pounce the tool along the edge to give it an aged, distressed look.  I wanted this card to have a more masculine feel and roughing up the edges really helped.

Using Black, stamp the starburst from the Blue Ribbon stamp set.  Note: It shows up better in person than in this photo.

Using Black, stamp the ticket.

Using the Sea Sponge Texture Tool and Black ink, distress the edges of both pieces.  Tip: Part of the ticket will be tucked underneath…you really only need to sponge the visible portions…and for me, making a bunch of these, that’s a time saver!

Using Juniper, stamp the note block on the inside of the card at an angle.

Using Creme Brulee, stamp the flourish corner on opposing corners.

Using Vineyard Berry, stamp the sentiment at the top middle.

Using a sticky note, place it over the left edge of the note block.  Then, using Vineyard Berry, stamp the what, where, date, when.  Tip: Using a duplicate note block image stamped on copy paper, line up the individual small stamps (stamp image side down) such that the checkboxes are all at the same point on the line.  I used the left edge of the checkbox and lined it up with the dotted inner line on the note block.  Twonk the block to pick up all the stamps at one time.   TEST by stamping on the copy paper.  This way, you can repeat this over and over on many cards instead of stamping each one individually.

Here’s the inside of the card:

To finish off the front of the card…

Tip: Get the positioning of all the elements BEFORE you begin to adhere things down.

Attach the ticket, then starburst.

Add the tag using 3D Foam Tape.

Using the Sea Sponge Texture Tool and Black ink, distress a star from the Milepost Shapes.  Attach using 3D Foam Tape.

Tie the ribbon through the Pewter ribbon slide.  Tip: Cut the ribbon on a sharp angle to make it easier to thread through the ribbon slide.  Don’t cut the ribbon from the spool until you have the knot tied and positioned…this will help you SAVE ribbon. Attach with a Glue Dot or Liquid Glass.

Now “hop” on over to my friend {Jen} to see what she’s created.

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Topics: Art Philosophy, blog hop, Blue Ribbon C1464, Cards, Limited Edition S1109, Typeset | 11 Comments »

11 Responses to “CTMH September SOTM Blog Hop & Tutorial”

  1. Amy M Says:
    August 31st, 2011 at 11:10 pm

    What a great card! Love your tutorials and tips. They are so helpful!

  2. SOTM Blog Hop – Limited Edition (List) | My Scrapbooking Blog Says:
    August 31st, 2011 at 11:19 pm

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  3. Casandra Bennett Says:
    September 1st, 2011 at 9:06 am

    I love how you grouped all of your embellishments together. And the inside of the card is a wonderful idea! :)

  4. Krista Says:
    September 1st, 2011 at 11:25 am

    A fabulous card, as always, Helen.

  5. Haley D. Says:
    September 1st, 2011 at 6:43 pm

    Very fun invitation! Thanks for yet another wonderful tutorial to go with it!

  6. Karen Says:
    September 2nd, 2011 at 10:27 pm

    Awesome invitation Helen! It will be perfect for the bachelor party! So many other uses too! Thanks for sharing!

  7. Annette Green Says:
    September 3rd, 2011 at 10:36 am

    Helen this is a great card. I can’t get enough of the Typeset papers which work perfectly with this month’s stamp set.

  8. Kathleen Androlewicz Says:
    September 3rd, 2011 at 12:02 pm

    I love your idea for an invitation! I like what you did with the inside too! Beautiful artwork!

  9. CTMH September Blog Hop List | Hooked on Stamping Says:
    September 3rd, 2011 at 6:55 pm

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  10. Tamytha Says:
    September 5th, 2011 at 12:46 am

    What a great card! Love the cluster of elements, the masking idea and your paper choice.

  11. Kortney Says:
    September 6th, 2011 at 8:02 pm

    Hi! I’m stopping by from the Super Stalker Sunday Hop! Thanks so much for linking up with us and stalking around! :) Be sure to come join us again next Sunday for a fun filled day of stalking! =D

    Kortney’s Krazy Life