Monday, 1 February 2016

Balloon Animals February 2016 Stamp of the Month Australasian Blog Hop

We have all been creating with "Balloon Animals—February 2016 Stamp of the Month Stamp set. If you have arrived here from Wendy Hopper - Expressions of the Heart 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 here to where you started.

Today I would like to share with you my project which features the Balloon Animals—February 2016 Stamp of the Month available exclusively throughout February 2016 for $27 or for just $7.50 when you spend $75. This is the cutest party animal stamp set!

I decided this was the perfect birthday stamp set to make a gift for a little friend who has a party this coming weekend. I pulled out a My Creations™ Mini Mix Album to decorate as a gift. I also grabbed my Green Washi tape from the Limeade Washi PackThen I grabbed some complementary ink colours (Crystal Blue Exclusive Inks™ Stamp PadPear Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad and Honey Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad).

I stamped the Elephant, Dog and Bunny (as pictured below) on 12" X 12" White Daisy Cardstock, then fussy cut them out with my Non-stick Micro-tip Scissors.

I wanted to add a bit more colour to the white background so I grabbed a piece of green B&T paper from the Kaleidoscope Paper Packet

I cut it at 1.5 inches and then measured it out and cut the little bit off the edge of the 12x12 Kaleidoscope Paper with my scissors. 

I then stuck the Kaleidoscope Paper strip with Duck® Easy Stick™ Adhesive and the washi tape strip along the entire album (as show). So the back has the washi tape and green patterned paper on it, as well as the front. 

I placed the balloon animals I had stamped on top of the My Creations™ Mini Mix Album
to check the placement. I decided to then stamp our friends name on the little album. 

I pulled out my Hopscotch Alphabet and placed "D a n i e l" letters on the block and stamped it directly onto the My Creations™ Mini Mix Album in  Pear Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad

My little album is all ready for our friends gift on next weekend. I am happy with how it turned out. Don't tell him!! 

Remember this great stamp set  Balloon Animals—February 2016 Stamp of the Month is only available throughout February from my website or from your Close to My Heart Consultant

Thanks so much for dropping by to check out my latest project, I hope you get inspired to create something with this cute stamp set this month. 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 Shaunna Richards - Passionate About Pages

  Come back to see me again soon.


  1. Replies
    1. Thanks Lauren, it was a fun little project!

  2. I'm sure the album will be very appreciated

  3. Oh Daniel is going to love his cute little album Vandra! Thank you for sharing. :)

    1. Thanks Denise. I enjoyed making it so I hope he enjoys receiving it too.

  4. Loving everyone's different projects, great album idea.

    1. It's such a great little album the mini mix album! I encourage everyone to get one.

  5. What an adorable album, love the colours you used

    1. Thanks Maz, I was inspired by Penelope (even though I only used the washi from Penelope and the paper was from kaleidoscope!) The ink colours are the "boy" colours (ie. No pixie or Thistle!) from the Workshop your way Penelope pack.