Saturday, September 8, 2012

Fall Favorites SOTM Blog Hop

Welcome to our September Stamp of the Month Blog Hop! This month Close to My Heart is offering a stamp set called "Fall Favorites". This set can be purchased exclusively through a Close to My Heart Independent Consultant for only $5 with a qualifying purchase of $50.


In this hop, you will see projects featuring this fun stamp set from many talented crafty ladies! We hope you enjoy our blog hop today!

If you have just hopped onto my blog, please start at the beginning at Lucy's blog: Love 2 Create .   If you just came from Lucy's blog then you are on the right track. :)

My Project Details:

My mother-in-law sent a wonderful wiper card with Tinkerbell on it for my daughters 1st birthday, so when I sat down with this stamp set I decided I really wanted to try making a wiper card myself. :)

Now the big challenge I had was figuring out measurements since every tutorial I could find when I did a google search brought up measurements for making an A2 (4.25 x 5.5) card landscape and I needed it to be portrait for this card and when I kept the sides the same as the tutorials said it looked very strange and awkward so I had to play with this a lot. The sentiment I wanted to use also wouldn't fit on the wiper part so I changed the dimensions of that too and then inked part of my sentiment and stamped it and then inked the last part of my sentiment and stamped it below that.

The ink I used for the sentiment is Barn Red which coordinates perfectly with the Dakota B&T I used . I used one of the new colours "Cashmere"to stamp the scarecrow image and the pumpkin image on the wiper and then I wanted to colour it with my watercolour pencils but could not for the life of me find them in my messy craft area so I used chalks instead.

I cut the frames to make the opening reveling the card underneath where I stamped my image from the Art Philosophy cartridge in Cricut Craft Room (of course) but you could just use center point on your machine and cut the label shape first and then the rectangle using the same center point coordinates. The letters are cut out of the piece I cut out from the middle of the frame using the Artiste cartridge.

The card doesn't really "open" but when you pull the card front to the right and the back piece to the left the wiper piece pops up from the middle.

Here's how it looks as you "open" it.. (closed, half way and all the way).

Isn't the main image stamp just too cute?! I love that this set has a single bird, and the pumpkins as a separate image as well as some great fall words and sentiment. Love it!! You can get this fantastic stamp set "Fall Favourites" for just $5 with a $50 order plus you would also qualify to get the double stamp set "It's Your Day" for National Stamping Month (which you can see pictures of and a great blog hop full of ideas for in my previous post here) for $5... that is an absolutely incredible deal! :)

Your next stop on the Fall Favorites Stamp Set Blog Hop is  Shelly Mendenhall of Inky Wheeler's Artsy Musings

Here is a complete list of the blog hop in case you get lost along the way:

  1. Lucy :  Love 2 Create You came from here
  2. Darla : Caution: Crafting is Contagious! You are here
  3. Shelly Mendenhall : Inky Wheeler's Artsy Musings  Go here next
  4. Eva Friesen : For The Love Of Creating
  5. Judith Ashmore : My Blog Adventure
  6. Stephanie : The Quilted Scrapper
  7. Tina Gale : My Scrappy Ideas
  8. Maria Woodworth : Maria's Paper Craft Place
  9. Jennifer Kramer : 4 Hearts Scrapbooking
  10. Carolyn : Nuts 4 Scrappin'
  11. Madeline Morcelo : Inking From The Heart
  12. Theodora : Celebrate Crafts
  13. Laura W. :  Scrappinsweetie's Escape
  14. Michelle Stewart : My Creations With Michelle


  1. Oops, sorry Darla! I thought I was on the other blog. Your colouring is fantastic!

  2. What a great card! I love that idea especially for little ones, they would love the wiper card.
    You inks and coloring are great, you are one talented gal!

  3. This is the 1st time I have seen a wiper card. NEAT!

  4. Your card will just make someone so happy! Love the colors.

  5. way to go out of the box with a wiper card !

  6. LOVE! I will have to try this box

  7. LOVE wiper cards! You did such a great job with yours Darla :) TFS


  8. This is very very cute! Thanks for the inspiration


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