Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Jump On It July Blog Hop

Welcome to the Jump On It July Blog Hop. There are approximately 30 bloggers participating in this hop. For this hop we are featuring the Hostess Rewards stamps sets that you may purchase for $5 when you purchase $25 in current, retail priced stamps. Alternatively when you qualify for Jump On It July, you may choose the Stamp Of The Month, Life Is Wonderful, for free. A blog hop featuring the SOTM was earlier this month; you can start that hop at Michelle Stewart's blog.

You should have arrived here from ***Michele Rowley's Evergreen Memories***. If you get lost along the way, a complete list of participants is listed at Melinda Everitt's If You Bling It.

As you make your way through my post if you would like a larger image of any project just click on the photo.

This card was inspired by the pattern Aubrey's Invitation™ on page 81 of the Originals Card Confidence Program™.

I thought you may like to see what I did with the tag better.

Here is a close-up of the Well Wishes "focal" stamp. I was inspired to layer by the sample in Annual Inspirations.

I still had some inspiration, so I also made this card.

I was influenced by the sample in Annual Inspirations, but I made my card with some different colors and a little simpler, with fewer layers and without the twine. If you are new to masking or just cannot cut your stamps, this is the masking technique I used:

I stamped the image on a sticky note (with the sticky side on the left). Be sure to stamp close enough to the left edge so there will be some sticky on the two pieces you cut out. Then I used a craft knife to cut out the parts I wanted to be in a different color. I put the mask where I planned to stamp and stamped in Cranberry (though the slots). Then I pulled up the mask, put down the "banner" pieces to cover the Cranberry stamping and stamped in Whisper. I save my masks by sticking them to the paper insert that is with all My Acrylix™ Stamp Sets.

The next stop on the Jump On It July Blog Hop is ***Gina's Little Corner of StampinHeaven by Gina Brandstetter***.

All supplies are from Close To My Heart except where noted:
As I mentioned above, you may choose the Stamp Of The Month for free when you qualify for Jump On It July. If you missed the SOTM blog hop, you will find the first blog on that hop at Michelle Stewart's blog. Since there were almost 50 participating bloggers, there is plenty of inspiration. In case you do not have Annual Inspirations 2014-2015 or Seasonal Expressions 2 nearby, I posted images of the Jump On It July stamp options on July 2 and images of Corporate-created artwork on July 9.

If you are not already working with a CTMH Independent Consultant, you may purchase all of the supplies I used at my Online Business Address.

I love to read what people think about my creations; if you have a moment, please leave a comment. So you do not have to scroll back toward the top, the next stop is ***Gina's Little Corner of StampinHeaven by Gina Brandstetter***. Thanks for hopping with us.


  1. So clever with Christmas in July idea. Your cards are fantastic.

  2. Love both cards, especially the "well wishes" Great colors and I love the layers.

  3. Both cards are beautiful. I am partial to the angel card though and I love the masking you did. You made a one layer card look stunning.

  4. Great cards! Love how you explain the technique. :)

  5. Beautiful cards as usual. I especially like the angle one and thank you for that mini-tutorial.


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