Sunday, 1 March 2015

Choose Happy – March 2015 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 "Choose Happy – March 2015 Stamp of the Month " Stamp set. If you have arrived here from  Denise's Blog Scrap, Stamp, Share 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 artwork which features the Choose Happy – March 2015 Stamp of the Month  available exclusively throughout March for $27 or for just $5 when you spend $75. 

I wanted to use my Workshops on the Go® Hopscotch Scrapbooking Kit for this months blog hop because its the LAST month that it is available in the current Seasonal Expressions Catalogue and I love this paper and will miss it when it retires.

I had left over paper from when I made the pages from the workshop on the go so I used those, as you get such great value from the Workchops on the Go. I wanted to create a gift tag type card to hold my Base and Bling Jewellery that I've made to give as gifts. So I went to my Cricut Craftroom and my CTMH Cricut® Art Philosophy Collection and found a tag card. Its called Card, Tag 4.

I cut these two on 12" X 12" Flaxen Cardstock from my Hopscotch Workshop on the Go pack. Then cut scraps of the Hopscotch Paper for the front of the card.

On 12" X 12" Colonial White Cardstock offcuts I stamped in Black Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad the ruffled edge oval shape and I stretched the square frame into a diamond shape. Close to My Heart My Acrylix® Stamps are stretchable and moldable. My picture below shows the shape of the square and the "diamond" which is the same stamp just stretched on my 3" X 3" My Acrylix® Block .

Then I cut them out with the Non-stick Micro-tip Scissors. I cut out the square to show the difference between the diamond and square (the same stamp).

Assembling all the bits together. I put the diamond and oval shape on the front of the Hopscotch paper using 3-D Foam Tape. Then to adhere the Base and Bling I used lots of Smoothie Striped WASHI TAPE!!

I used it on the front to secure temporarily the front of the necklace and then inside to secure the entire chain inside. With Washi tape it can easily be removed and doesn't leave sticky residue. Then the inside can be decorated with some more colonial white cardstock and some more of the Choose Happy – March 2015 Stamp of the Month.

And here is the finished product. I put the "You're Special" stamp on the bottom of the card to finish it off as a nice gift for a friend.

The base and bling faux gold square was made using Aqua Dots and covering it with Liquid Glass.
The circle was cut from the Base & Bling Dreamer Style Sheet. 

Used in the Base & Bling jewellery in addition to the above listed Style sheet, Aqua Dots and Liquid Glass...
Base & Bling Rhinestone Charms
Base & Bling Dreamer Charms 
Base & Bling Craft Queen Charm
Base & Bling Chain—Faux Antiqued Silver
Base & Bling Chain—Faux Antiqued Gold
Base & Bling Square Pendant—Faux Antiqued Gold
Base & Bling Square Glass Covers
Base & Bling Circle Pendant—Faux Antiqued Silver
Base & Bling Circle Glass Covers

Remember the pretty stamp set Choose Happy – March 2015 Stamp of the Month  is only available throughout March from your Close to My Heart Consultant

Thanks so much for dropping by to check out my latest fun 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
Wendy Hopper - Expressions of the Heart. See you soon and remember "you're special"!