By Helen | November 30, 2010
CTMH’s December Stamp of the Month: D1445 Amore is a wonderful stamp set…yes, Valentine’s Day comes to mind…however, I wanted to take a different twist on this stamp set by showing it’s versatility. During December, you can order this stamp set and get a surprise…more on that a bit later…
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 almost 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.
Here’s what I came up with…tutorial follows. My upline, Lynn Como, has been creating similar wall hangings and I was inspired to create one for our living room, which has a Tuscan style, and this wall hanging will fit right in. I’m thinking this is a great holiday gift idea!
- CTMH Amore D1445 – the December Stamp of the Month
- CTMH Olivia Level 2 Paper Pack X7128B
- CTMH 9″ x 9″ My Creations Memory Showcase Z1198 (Accordion Album)
- CTMH Inks in Barn Red Z2104, Cocoa Z2114 and Sunset Z2191
- CTMH Pewter Decorative Brads Z1146
- CTMH Opaques Mocha Adhesive Gems Z1333
- CTMH Cocoa Designer Ribbon Rounds Z1316
- CTMH Liquid Glass Z679
- CTMH 3D-Foam Tape Z1151
- CTMH Foam Tools Z1090
- StazOn Brown Ink Pad Z1142
For those that want to skip the tutorial, ”hop” on over to my friend Jenifer to see what she’s created.
If you get lost along the way…here’s the complete list of all hoppers.
Plenty for Twenty
During December, when you place an order of $20 or more on my CTMH website, you’ll get a D-size stamp set FREE! That’s a $22.95 value! WOW!
So let’s see…if you order the December Stamp of the Month via my CTMH website, CTMH will select a random D-size stamp set to send to you…and you won’t have to pay shipping or tax on the bonus stamp set – how cool is that?!?
Head on over to my website, where you can browse through the 2010 Autumn/Winter Idea Book online (right hand side).
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Using a ruler and cutting knife, cut the inner paper along the seam where it joins to the chipboard cover of the 9″ x 9″ accordion album.
You’ll end up with a piece like this. Note: Each 9″ x 9″ Accordion Album will make TWO Wall Hangings!
Using a 10.5″ x 10.5″ piece of patterned papers and Bonding Memories glue, adhere the paper to the chipboard. Tip: Cut a “scoop” out of the corners to make it easier to wrap the chipboard. Note: Keep the 1.5″ x 10.5″ piece for later on.
Here’s the chipboard covered….ready to decorate!
Using Cocoa, stamp the sentiment on a scrap of Colonial White cardstock. Using Cocoa and a Foam Tool, lightly sponge the edges.
Mount on a piece of Sunset cardstock. Using Cocoa and a Foam Tool, lightly sponge the edges.
Using Sunset, stamp the small heart on a scrap of Colonial White cardstock, cut out and add to the letter “L”.
Using Barn Red, stamp the large flourish heart on a scrap of Colonial White cardstock. Cut out as shown. Using Cocoa and a Foam Tool lightly sponge the edges, inside and out.
When you cut the patterned paper, you saved the 1.5″ x 10.5″ piece – use the reverse side here. Using Cocoa and a Foam Tool, lightly sponge the edges.
Mount a 5″ x 7″ photo on Barn Red cardstock. Tip: I used my photo editing software to change his photo to Sepia Tone to tie in with the papers…love it!
Take the cut out flourish heart and use it to wrap the corner of the matted photo.
Now to decorate! Let’s add some paper roses…thank you to Tracey Mason for her fabulous You Tube video of how to make paper roses. I’ve always been stumped, just never seemed to get it right…until I watched her video. For me, the key was in making sure the edges of the cardstock are really scrunched. I found that by taking the cardstock and pinching it, thinking flower petals, it made it much easier to go through the process. Here you can see how dimensional the cardstock is before creating the flower.
Create a second paper rose using a 4″ x 4″ piece of the Sunset garden patterned paper…look at how the pattern gives the paper rose character. Add the sentiment and Mocha Opaque gems. Stamp the hearts using Sunset.
Stamp two hearts, one in Sunset, one in Barn Red on a scrap of Colonial White cardstock. Cut out. Using Cocoa and a Foam Tool, sponge the edges of each heart. Add Mocha Opaques and the hearts. The Barn Red heart is mounted with 3D Foam Tape.
Using the Finishing Files round tool, “drill” two holes to add the ribbon hanger.
Using Brown StazOn ink, press the faces of the Pewter Designer Brads into the ink. Let sit for a minute, then rub off any excess ink – this gives the brads an antiqued look.
Using the Piercing Tool, poke a hole through the Corduroy Cocoa Ribbon for the brad. Insert through the hole, then open up on the back. Tip: Press down in the center of the brad prongs with the back end of the Piercing Tool to completely fatten the brad.
And…voila! Ready to hang….or give as a gift!
Now… ”hop” on over to my friend Jenifer’s blog to see what she’s created.