Sunday, 1 February 2015

A Happy Hello - February Stamp of the Month Australiasian Blog Hop

Hello and welcome to our Stamp of the Month Australasian Close to My Heart Blog Hop. We have all been creating with "A Happy Hello" Stamp set. If you have arrived here from Georgia O'Shea - Georgia Creates then you are in the right place. If you landed here another way, please join in by following the link at the end of this post. Follow the links, check out all the amazing ideas and eventually you'll come right back to where you started.
Today I would like to share with you my card which features the A Happy Hello – February 2015 Stamp of the Month available exclusively throughout February for $27 or for just $5 when you spend $75. 

This is such a pretty stamp set that has so many beautiful applications. I can't wait to see what all the blog hop girls have made. I made my card for a consultant swap day a few weeks back, I made 12 of these cards and they are simple to do in bulk.
I used 12" X 12" Kraft Cardstock as the background and to stamp the flower using Cranberry Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad. I fussy cut out the flower with my Non-Stick Micro-Tip Scissors.
I cut half inch of White Daisy Cardstock for the penants and stamped the wonderful title from the You're the Bomb Operation Smile Fundraiser stamp (which is only available until 31st March 2015) using the Sorbet Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad

The circle "You're" from the You're the Bomb Stamp set fitted perfectly inside the flower so I stamped it with the Sorbet Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad and then the trick is to cut it out with the 1" Circle Punch after stamping. Its easier to line it up to punch after stamping, instead of trying to stamp on a small circle. 
 I stamped the stem/leaves with Flaxen Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad 
I hung the stamp over my 2" X 3 1/2" My Acrylix® Block to just use some of the stem.
Note: when I stamped with the flaxen it was darker but as it dried it went lighter on the Kraft Cardstock. If I was to make this card again I would stamp the stem a second time, darkening the stem.  

When I placed the cranberry flower on the craft cardstock it didn't stand out enough so I put a white square underneath.To finish it off I added a puffie from the Chalk It Up Assortment.
Remember the pretty stamp set  A Happy Hello – February 2015 Stamp of the Month is only available throughout February from your Close to My Heart Consultant

Thanks so much for dropping by to check out my latest simple project. I'm really interested to hear what you think about it, so I'd love you to leave a comment before heading off to the next stop on our Australasian Blog Hop which is
Mandy - Hall of Indulgence, See you soon!


  1. I love the soft tones in this card.

  2. So sweet - love how you combined the stamp sets together.

  3. A very sweet card, it looks great.

  4. How lovely. Love the Kraft paper.

  5. looks great Vandra. Kraft and White is a lovely crisp combo!

  6. Love the kraft and pink colour combo!

  7. Really like the colours in this card, beautiful and subtle

  8. I love your use of the 'You're the Bomb' Operation Smile stamp set on this card Vandra. One of my fav stamp sets! :)

  9. I like how the 'you're' fits in the centre of that flower so well. Lovely card.

  10. Pretty. I like the subtle stem too. X