Thursday, June 30, 2011


Welcome to the Stamp of the Month Blog Hop! I'm so glad to be back in the swing of things and back to the hop! This month's featured stamp of the month is "American Celebration", D1458. If you have come here from Sara Harrington Blog, you are on the right path! 

What a way to celebrate America with this banner I can place in my home each year. I started with this napkin in my home, I wanted to use this on my project, but it was too light of a material to use, so I went in a different direction.

First, I used our banner chip board and cut out each piece with bamboo cardstock.  Then I stamped 4 with
the large star from the set with embossing ink and clear embossing powder, next I distressed each piece with outdoor denim. 

For the remaining three pieces I stamped with a wood grain stamp using desert sand ink.

Using 12x2 inch stripes of paper, I stamped each piece with Barn Red ink with the Noted Backgrounds stamp set, scoring every 1/4 inch to create the medallion center.

Using this great alphabet stamp set "Token Alphabet" I stamped the word America to place on each banner piece.

Punch sizes used are 1 inch, 1 1/4 inch, and 1 1/2 inch circle punches and a 2 inch scalloped circle punch.
Assembly of each medallion was made using our Foundry Bookplates to give it some sparkle.

Before adhering I stamped the wood grain pieces with other words to celebrate my patriotic spirit.

Not sure if any of you have the same problem as me, but I find it very hard to use only one stamp set to create a project.  I find myself using many, many sets at one time.  Check below to see all the sets I used.

Here are the products I used:

July SOTM " American Celebration" D1458
Hero Stamp Set D1474
Noted Backgrounds D1412
Card Chatter Birthday D1475
Wishing Star D1333
Token Alphabet E1020
Bamboo Cardstock 1301
Desert Sand Ink Z2118
Outdoor Denim Ink Z2140
Barn Red Ink Z2104
Foundry Bookplates Z1147
My Creations Banner Z1378 

Now, until today, I did not own our Universal Backgrounds D1477, which should be used for the desert sand pieces, I actually used a wood grain stamp that I had.

Since I've been out of the loop for as while I decided to make another project using this months stamp set.
I found this wonderful Uncle Sam on a website for coloring images for kids.  I printed it on barn red, bamboo, desert sand and outdoor denim card stock and paper pieced this wonderful figure for this next project.

I found this great box at Target for a $1 and covered it with stamped cardstock. 

Again, I used my wood grain stamp and stamped the outdoor denim, barn red and bamboo cardstock with Cocoa ink.

I found these great paint samples at Lowes that are textured and stamped the samples with Wishing Star stamp set with Cocoa ink, then stamping the smaller stars with the SOTM and created the layered effect.  Then, stamping the flag from the SOTM in barn red and outdoor denim.  Continuing with Wishing Star to create the clusters of stars.

For the fireworks I used outdoor denim embossing powder and cut out each piece, and stamped again with the Token Alphabet set and punches previously mentioned and layered.

Once done, adhere lollypop sticks colored with outdoor denim to the back of each stamped image and place in the box.  For the stuffing, I used Easter basket stuffing, which was colored with desert sand ink in our spray pen.

Here are the products I used:

July SOTM " American Celebration" D1458
Wishing Star D1333
Token Alphabet E1020
Bamboo Cardstock 1301
Desert Sand Ink Z2118
Outdoor Denim Ink Z2140
Barn Red Ink Z2104
Outdoor denim embossing p
Desert Sand Reinker Z2218
Spray Pen Z1380

Recommend to use Universal Backgrounds D1477

Now "Hop" on over to Debbie Little's Blog to see her work! Be sure to visit all the Consultants at their Blogs to get some great crafting ideas and other fun ideas! Remember, July's SOTM is only available July 31, 2011! Contact your CTMH Consultant (or click here) to see how you can get this stamp set at a discount or even free!

I really hope this all made sense, I've had a few rough days in a row and waited to the last minute to put this post together.  Enjoy.

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Krista Ritskes  
Shirley Ross  
Lori Brown  
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Judy Faye Garner 


  1. Tamra -

    All your projects are just beautiful! Love the embossing, the woodgrain texture, the pinwheel flowers... Its all great!


  2. Wow! Your projects are beautiful. I wish I had the patience to create like that. :)

  3. I absolutely LOVE both your projects! Paper piecing that little man was brilliant!Could you share the site where you found him? So glad I found you on the hop--I'm going to "follow" your blog!

  4. Your banner is great, but LOVE your second project!

  5. All I can say is WOW WOW WOW!!

  6. Love both of your projects, now I have to add to my ever growing list of projects to try. Your banner would look great in my living room and your "Uncle Sam" would sit proudly on my your work!

  7. Amazing projects! Do you have the link to where you found the Uncle Sam image? I'd love to use him on a project.

    Great ideas!

  8. Thanks for all the great comments. If you go through the blog again, I have attached the link for Uncle Sam for the second project. Have a great 4th of July everyone.

  9. Your projects are absolutely fabulous! I especially love your America banner. What a treasure to use year after year. Happy 4th of July!


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