Saturday, August 1, 2009

It's Your Day

It's that time of the month again. The CTMH Stamp of the Month blog hop, that is. This month, we've got more than 60 participants showing you what can be done with this fabulous August stamp of the month, It's Your Day. This set is so cute. The possibilities are endless.

If you've come from Deb's blog, you're on the right track. If you'd like to start at the beginning of the hop, then go back to Jena's blog. Okay, onto my project.
I was looking at this stamp set and decided that it could be suitable for Christmas cards as well, rather than just birthday cards. And since I'm trying to build my Christmas card stash slowly throughout the entire year, I decided that's the direction I would take.

The sketch for my card was inspired by Marie, another fabulous CTMH consultant. I started with a 6x6 card and then folded one half of my card front back onto itself so that the actual card front only measures 3 inches now. The back of the card was left alone. I then adhered the two pieces of the card front to each other. Now, it was time for a focal panel. I stamped the present 3 times and then matted it. The buttons in the lower right are positioned as to keep the card closed but the focal image piece can easily be undone from it.
Because I covered the entire back piece of the card with paper, I decided that writing on my card wouldn't be an easy task. So I cut another mat from my nestie and adhered it in the exact same position as the focal piece was on, so it wouldn't be visible when first looking at the card. I then stamped my sentiment on this piece.
Okay, have you made it this far? I really enjoyed making this card and know I'm going to be reaching for this card design again. I hope you've enjoyed.

Patterened Paper: CTMH Evensong
Stamps: CTMH It's Your Day and Say it in Style
Other: Nesties, CTMH Holiday Buttons, CTMH white waxy flax
Okay, now hop on over to Paige's blog to continue the fun and to see some more eye candy done with the August Stamp of the Month. Don't forget that August is the only month that this set is available. Email me or contact your local CTMH consultant to find out how to receive this set for free.
If you get lost on the hop or find links that aren't working, here is acomplete list of participating blogs:
Jena DeVries
Kristie Horness-Herdener
Carla Ironside
Deb Young
Alanna Moses
Paige Dolecki
Wendy Kessler
Heather Painchaud
Helen Onulak
Barbra Otten
Haley Dyer
Nona Davenport
Michelle Robinson
Cindy Leek
Melissa Laverty
Katy Donaldson
Amy McVey
Tammy Lea Pinchard
Leslie Markland
Judy Burger
Laurie R Newton
Kami Welter
Tracy Oleksak
Karen Norman
Chris Shouse
Cibele Glazer
Debra Van Patten
Terrie Dodd
Jamia Bankhead
Anne Beck
Jennifer Patrick
Laurie Levnik
Lori Miller
Brae Montgomery
Dawn Ross
Dawn Slipcevic
Barbara Harris
Carol Taggio
Jill Lucas
Chris Green
Nancy Ball
Dawn Heuft
Kelly Triggs
Beth Naumann
Antoinette Herrin
Jessica Booth
Jen Rubio
Misty Jackson
Adeline E. Brill
Lori Leng
Pam Klassen
Pamela OConnor
Jennifer Royal
Caren Goldsein
Shannon Pelletier
Sherry Thompson
Maricar Harris
Traci Godbee
Laura Dame
Miranda Kurz
Leisa Hubley
Julia Menssen
Jan Moxey
Jody Gustafson


Nancy Ball said...

That is a great Christmas card....may have to lift that for a workshop!

Lori said...

What a great idea!!!

Leslie said...

Christmas, who'd a thunk it. Love the idea and colors. may be trying this one real soon. thanks

Jeanne said...

Great way to show the versatility of the stamp set and a clever card!

Great job! Thanks for sharing. I hope you have a wonderful weekend...and that it actually warms up a bit! LOL

Kariberry said...

Great Christmas card! Have a great weekend!

Lynn said...

I love how you folded the front of this card. What a great idea and one I am sure I will cardlift. LOL Thanks for sharing.

Sharli said...


YIPPEEE!!! I LOVE your card! It's very cute, very Christmasy!

Maricar said...

I like how you changed to another gift giving event. This set is so versatile. I'm glad I'm in this blog hop to see everyone's take on this stamp set.

Miranda said...

Yay for Christmas! This set works so well with so many themes. Good job :)

Misty said...

Christmas cards! Wonderful!

Carla said...

Cute card Alanna!! Love to see this set used for Christmas!

Sandy B said...

Stretch the possibilities!!! Thanks for some great ideas...

Kathi Carlson said...

Great card, Alanna! Love how you showed how to use this stamp for Christmas.

Hope you are having a good weekend!

Lisa said...

I love how you did the inside!
Great card.

Sarah said...

Alanna!!!!! cudos to you for making this a Christmas card!!!! WOW I would never have thought of that!!! You rock!

Kelley Eubanks said...

Cute christmas card! Love it!

Ann said...

So fun and festive! I love the buttons and polka dots!

Jena said...

Fun card - love how you thought Christmas! Thanks for hopping with us!

Wendy K. said...

Great twist to use this set for Christmas!

Superjaxster said...

Cute idea! I just love when we can use the SOTM as something other than what it was intended for. Good thinking!

Barbara said...

Love your blog!!! You are a super busy's great!!
I'm still revisiting all of my SOTM blog buddies to leave a comment...

Deborah Young said...

Clever! Great use of this stamp!

Kathleen said...

I love that you used this stamp set and made a Christmas card. Very nice. Love your card. It was a nice surprise.