Thursday, October 1, 2015

Twinkle October 2015 SOTM Blog Hop

Welcome to the October 2015 SOTM Blog Hop featuring the stamp set Twinkle. This month there are almost 45 bloggers sharing projects they created with Twinkle. If blog hopping is new to you, just keep clicking on the link to the next blog (typically near the bottom of the post) to visit the next stop. Blog hops are circular so visiting the next blog will take you back to where you started.

The SOTM for October 2015, Twinkle, is a D-size set of 15 stamps that is $5 with a qualifying purchase. Alternatively you may purchase it for $17.95. Twinkle is compatible with the Cricut® Artiste Collection (Z3170) exclusive to Close To My Heart. Recommended CTMH My Acrylix® Blocks for this stamp set are: 1" x 1" (Y1000), 1" x 3½" (Y1002), 2" x 2" (Y1003), 2" x 3½" (Y1009) and 2" x 6½" (Y1010). Some of the stamps coordinate with cuts from the Cricut® Artiste Collection (Z3170). The stamps in the Twinkle set are:

You should have arrived here from ***Lela N's Living, Loving, Laughing for Life***. If you get lost along the way, Melinda Everitt keeps a list of participants on her blog at If You Bling It.

My creation was inspired by the Scalloped Money Holder™ pattern on page 58 of Originals Card Confidence Program™ except I used an envelope (#M426D6) cut from the Cricut® Artiste Collection (Z3170). I have the retired cardcover edition of Originals; a softcover version is now available (9036).

The label attached with 3-D Foam Tape is what holds the envelope closed.

Before you head to ***Jean McNulty's Stamping Maui***, a few tips about how I created the money holder and the supplies I used to make it are listed below.

I started by measuring a dollar bill. Then I placed a slightly larger rectangle from Insert Shapes in Cricut® Design Space on my mat. Then I added the envelope shape (#M426D6), unlocked it so I could change the proportions and resized it until it looked like the rectangle would fit inside it. Then I hid the rectangle and cut and scored the envelope from White Daisy Cardstock (when I was originally working on this card I was not planning on using the Watercolor Paints). When painting, I painted the entire bulb once; after letting the bulb dry, I painted a second time using the same color avoiding the filament area of the bulb.

All supplies are from Close To My Heart except where noted:
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 hear what people think of my crafts, so if you have a moment I would be delighted if you leave a comment. So you do not have to scroll back up, the next stop on the hop is ***Jean McNulty's Stamping Maui***.

Thank you for visiting today. I hope you are enjoying the hop.


  1. I like your creative use of the popped up label to hold the flap in place, cute card!

  2. This is a great idea! Beautiful stamping.

  3. Love this idea! I'm sure my daughter will love it at Christmas, too. ;o)

  4. Darling idea! I love it, always looking for fun gift ideas esp this time of year

  5. Like very much, thanks for sharing the MD code

  6. this is really cute Brenda, love the watercolors on it.

  7. Nice way to create a "holder" for the envelope flap.

  8. Great idea to create a money holder.


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