Friday, October 31, 2014

November SOTM Blog Hop!

THANK YOU for stopping by to enjoy our
November Stamp of the Month Blog Hop
featuring this month's SOTM:
It's the Little Things S1411

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then you are on the correct path.
If you get lost at any point along the way,
you can see a full listing of all of the blog hop
participants by visiting this link here:

First, I'm sharing a standard-size Christmas Card featuring the Snowhaven papers (X7188B). Ink colors I used for this card include Black, Cranberry, Olive, and 2nd generation Olive (to stamp the wreath).

Here's my best tip to show you how to stamp "evenly-spaced" leaves on your wreath.  The circle is 2.75", cut from Colonial White paper with the Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge.
I used the inside of a roll of our washi tape to trace a circle in the center very lightly with a pencil. Then, as you stamp your leaves around the circle (with 1st and 2nd generation Olive ink), simply line up the first vein of each leaf with the pencil line as shown, overlapping each leaf slightly on top of the next leaf to space them just right. If you can get the end tips of each center-most vein to touch, then you will have near perfect spacing (then erase your pencil marks, of course).

Second, here is another Standard-size card featuring the Pathfinding papers (X7186B). Ink colors I used here include Barn Red, Cocoa (for the sentiment), Glacier, Goldrush, and Olive (1st and 2nd generations again). I used stamp-rolling technique on the largest flower (Goldrush rolled with Barn Red).

Lastly, here is a view of what all of the images included in this stamp set look like:

Now you can continue on with the hop
and be inspired by more creative ideas
using this stamp set by visiting
Enjoy the hop!!


Maureen said...

So creative!

Michelle Stewart said...

What fabulous ideas, thanks for sharing your tips.

Melinda Everitt said...

What a surprise! A wreath. Love it!

Donna said...

Beautiful cards! I love your wreath idea...what a great way to use a leaf stamp.

Traci Godbee said...

love the wreath! What a GREAT idea!

Adeline E. Brill said...

The wreath card is my favorite! I might have to copy this idea!

Terrie Shortsleeve said...

Great card and great tip! Thanks for sharing!

Nancy Womersley said...

This card is so beautiful! Thanks for he tip on wreaths!

Kathy Burrows said...

Like the wreath idea. Thanks for sharing that.

Carol Taggio said...

Such a great idea about the wreath idea, Love the colours too.

Wendy K. said...

How creative to make a wreath and I really like the other card.

Paige Dolecki said...

Love the wreath you created with stamping the leaf image! Very creative use of the stamp set!


Lauren Moore said...

That leaf wreath is fabulous, pinning for later!

Sharli Schaitberger said...

Wow! These are fabulous! I'm blown away by the wreath! I really love how you took this "outside the box" and made it holiday season card! Amazing- excellent work!

Sheila Bennett said...

Nice tutorial for a wreath.

Helen Gullett said...

Gorgeous! Love the leaves wreath! Thanks for the tip :)