CTMH February SOTM Blog Hop: Balloon Animals

Welcome to our Stamp of the Month Blog Hop! We will be featuring February 2016 Stamp Of The Month (SOTM), Balloon Animal (S1602), a set of 13 stamps.

CTMH February 2016 SOTM - Balloon Animals (S1602)

This month we have 40 Close To My Heart Consultants sharing their creations using the February 2016 SOTM and other great CTMH products on their blogs. This blog hop is simple to do – just click on the link at the end of the post on each blog to move to the next one. So, here we go!

If you have come here from Wendy’s Blog, you are on the right path! The blog hop is a great big circle, so you can start here antd work your way all around. If you get lost along the way, you’ll find the complete list of participating consultants on Melinda’s Blog.

I had fun making these cards using this cute stamp set:

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I stamped the images with Pixie, Honey, Pear, and Crystal Blue Exclusive Inks Stamp Pads on a 4″ x 5.5″ White Daisy cardstock. Aren’t they gorgeous for Spring color combo? 🙂 I made a mask from post it note to stamp the Honey Giraffe Balloon so it looks like it is behind the Pixie Horse Balloon.

And for the balloon strings, I drew them using Marvy® Uchida® LePen™ Journaling Pen.

I cut a 3/4″ paper strip of Penelope Paper Packet for the border. Then I fussy cut the sentiment label tag using Non-Stick Micro-Tip Scissors. And I added on the card using thin 3D foam tape. I finished my card with some Coral sequins assortments.

The next 2 cards I made for a birthday girl and a birthday boy 🙂


For the background on these cards, I stamped the Ink Blot stamp set using Honey Ink Pad and Gypsy Ink Pad. I stamped the sentiment randomly for fun 🙂

I stamped the animal balloons on White Daisy cardstock using the same ink pads with my first card, and then I fussy cut them using Non-Stick Micro Tip Scissors. I added them on the card using thin 3D foam tape and drew the balloon strings using Marvy® Uchida® LePen™ Journaling Pen.


I finished both cards by adding some Durable Triangle Studs for the boy theme card and Flamingo Dots for the girl theme card.

The SOTM – Balloon Animals (S1602) is only available until February 29, 2016! You can grab it for only $5 with qualifying order of $50 or more. Please contact me or leave me a comment if you any questions 🙂

February 2016 SOTM: Balloon Animals (S1602) Helen Gullett | www.helengullett.ctmh.com (C) Close To My Heart

Now hop on over to Vickie’s Blog to see her work! Be sure to visit all the Consultants at their blog to get some great crafting ideas and other fun ideas!

Thank You so much for stopping by at my blog today and I hope you find some inspirations here to create!

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During the month of July, when you purchase $25 (USD & CAD) in current, retail priced stamps, you qualify to receive either the July Stamp of the Month, My Acrylix® Life Is Wonderful, FREE or any one of the Hostess Rewards stamp sets featured in Annual Inspirations 2014–2015 or Seasonal Expressions 2 for only $5 (USD & CAD)! That is a savings of up to $17.95 USD / $19.75 CAD! The July Stamp of the Month is a lovely, versatile stamp set that is a great match for your cards and layouts that celebrate all the wonderful things—big and small—that life has to offer.

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Thank you so much!!!! Your purchases mean a lot to us as family 😊

Have a wonderful and fun Summer!