Sunday, May 31, 2015

June Stamp of the Month

Who doesn't love ice cream?  It's so cool and creamy and the perfect thing to eat on a hot summer day.  Don't forget that this set is only available from June 1st - June 30th and it can be yours for only $5 with a qualifying order.  Be sure to join my "Summer Dayz" Online Gathering for a chance to win $40 in CMTH products.

Okay, let's get to it.  Both of these cards are based on ideas I stamplifted from my friend and fellow CTMH consultant, Liz Johnson. This set and these colors make me SO happy!! I honestly just love this set so much.

Here's Card #1.  It's a 4.25 x 5.5" card.  Now, those of you who know me in real life know that my college degree is in English for a VERY good reason.  I'm not good with math-y things.  You've seen the meme where it says "I've got 7 apples and you've got 8 oranges.  How many pancakes can fit on the roof?  Purple, because aliens don't wear hats."?  Yeah, that's me all over.  So, I was super intimidated to try making this card, but I was also super determined.  Guess what?  There are NO MATHS involved!  Okay, yeah, when I placed the first piece (the long stamped Lagoon piece in the middle) something about "45 degrees" might have crossed my brain box, but after that: NO MORE MATHS!  Just line up your next piece, glue it down and trim the ends to match the sides of the card. Easy-peasy. :o)  I cut some strips to be 3/4" and some 1/2" to match the shimmer trim.

This next card is a 4x4" card that would be perfect to attach to a gift bag or tie on a ribbon around a plant.  You could even add slits on the inside and use it as a gift card holder.  I used my Le Pen to add those little "quotation marks" by the dog's tail to show her wagging with happiness.

Here's your shopping list for these projects:

S1506 Ice Cream Dream (June 2015 Stamp of the Month)
D1629 Just to Say... (from the Artfully Sent Cricut Collection)

Shin Han markers:
Z2445 Shin Han Barely Beige (for the dog's tummy and ear)
Z2456 Shin Han Mahogany (for the rest of the dog)
Z2452 Shin Han Golden Yellow (for the dog's tag and the Bitty Sparkles on Card #2)
Z2465 Shin Han Turquoise Blue (for the ice creams)
Z2464 Shin Han Tender Pink (for the ice cream and dog's collar & tongue)
Z2467 Shin Han Warm Grey 4 (for the dog's nose)
Z2451 Shin Han Clay (for the big cone)
Z2469 Shin Han Colorless Blender (for lightening areas on the dog and the big ice cream)

1385 White Daisy
X5762 Lagoon
X5772 Canary
Z2033 Paper Fundamentals Whimsy Assortment
Z2032 Paper Fundamentals Adventure Assortment

Stamp pads:
44751 Archival Black Stamp Pad (this is the best one to use if you're coloring with the Shin Hans)
Z2195 Lagoon Stamp Pad
Z2644 Pixie Stamp Pad (for sponging on Card #1)

Z1807 Pink Glitter Gems
Z1263 Bitty Sparkles (did you catch that you can use the markers to make these ANY COLOR?)
Z3024 White Shimmer Trim
Z697 Round Sponge (cut into quarters and I used 1/4 to sponge the Pixie ink on Card #1)

Here's some artwork the CTMH Corporate office did with this:

Now I want some ice cream!  Haha!

~Inky Hugs


  1. Very cute cards! Love the coloring and the wagging tail.

  2. Love your color combinations with these cards.

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