Tuesday, September 6, 2016

National Stamping Month Blog Hop

Welcome to the National Stamping Month Blog Hop featuring the card kit Create Kindness. This month features almost 25 bloggers sharing projects they created with Create Kindness. We try to keep our blog hop easy: just keep clicking on the link to the next blog (typically near the bottom of the post) to visit the next blog. Eventually you will end up back to the blog you started on.

You should have arrived here from ***My Scrapbooking Blog by Wendy Kessler***. If you get lost along the way, Melinda Everitt keeps a list of participants on her blog at If You Bling It.

Since a 3" x 3" card does not meet the minimum size requirements for the US Postal Service and square cards require more postage, I tried to think of ways to adapt this card kit to create A2-sized cards and thought creating an easel card would not only fit the size, but also create a perfect backdrop to show off the cards and stamps in this kit. The card I created looks like this when pulled from the envelope.

And when someone opens it and tucks the front behind the stopper, the card becomes something that can be displayed on a mantle, desk, bookshelf or dresser.

Before you head to ***Vickie O'Dell's HeARTful Stamper***, the supplies I used to create my project are listed below.

All supplies are from Close To My Heart except where noted:
If you would like create a similar card but do not have an Explore, here are the measurements I used to create this card (if the numbers are too hard to read, click on the image for a larger view).

When applying glue to add it to the front of the tent, not the 5½" x 4¼" decorative layer. This way you can be sure you will not glue the card "shut" so that it cannot be raised to be an easel.

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. Before you leave I would be delighted if you left me a comment letting me know what you think of my project. So you do not have to scroll back up, the next stop on the hop is ***Vickie O'Dell's HeARTful Stamper***.

I hope you are finding many ideas for using the Create Kindness kit.


  1. I love this Brenda - thanks for including the cutting info!

  2. What a great idea!! Love this & thanks so much for sharing the instructions :) It's been a little bit since I've created one of these cards designs...can't wait to see you in a few weeks! :)

  3. Oh this is such a great idea, thanks for sharing!

  4. So cute! Thanks for the pattern, too!

  5. Fun card! Thanks for including the cutting guide.


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