Hello Foxy Blog Hop

Welcome to the Hello Foxy Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!  We will be featuring the June Hello Foxy stamp set, which is one of the most adorable sets I have seen this summer. 2017JuneSOTM This acrylic stamp set has three cute little foxes, fun little flowers, a wreath and all occasion sentiments.  It is a must-have for your collection.   If you have come here from Sheila Bennett’s blog, you are on the right path! When you are finished reading my post, you can click on the link at the end to move to the next blog.  This blog hop is designed to allow you to start here and work your way around. It’s simple, fun, and full of ideas.

If you get lost along the way, you’ll find the complete list of participating consultants on Melinda’s Blog: http://ifyoublingit.blogspot.com/p/stamp-of-month-blog-hop-list.html.

During the month of June, I will be creating weekly projects using the Hello Foxy stamp set. This week, I used inks to create a simple background for one of the cute little Fox images and made a quick card that can be used for any occasion by simply changing the sentiment.  As always, I’ve included a list of the products I used to create this card at the very bottom of this post.

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Paper Needed: 12″ x 6″ White Daisy Cardstock, 6″ x 6″ Crystal Blue Cardstock,  5¾” x 5¾” Whisper Cardstock, 5½” x 5½” White Daisy Cardstock, 2″ x 2″ White Daisy Cardstock (for stamped image)

Assembly Instructions:
1. Score the 12″ x 6″ White Daisy cardstock at 6″ to create a card base.
2. To create the inked background, begin by creating a mask with a 3¾” circle cutout.  NOTE: I prefer to use sticky notes with the full-adhesive on the back for masks.  I taped four together, cut out the circle, then transferred them to the center of the 5½” x 5½” White Daisy cardstock.
3. Using a sponge, apply Sweet Leaf Ink to the bottom third of the circle, then, using Glacier ink, sponge color on the top two-thirds of the circle.  Remove the mask to reveal an inked circle background.
4. Using Fern Ink, stamp the “Flower” image onto the bottom center of the circle, then stamp two “Flower Garland” images on either side to create an extended garland. NOTE: If you do not want the flowers off the edge of the circle, you can leave the mask on while stamping. I did create a mask for the center flower before stamping the “Flower Garland”.
5. Using Watercolor Pencils, shade the Garland image. I used Citrus Leaf and Sorbet.
6. Using Black Ink, stamp the sentiment above the Garland image.
7. Using Black Ink, stamp the “Sitting Fox” image onto the 2″ x 2″ White Daisy cardstock.
8.  Using Watercolor Pencils, shade the “Sitting Fox” image.  I used Brown Bag and Autumn Terracotta.
9. Cut out the “Sitting Fox” image then adhere to the card above the sentiment.
10.  Adhere the 5½” x 5½” White Daisy cardstock to the center of the 5¾” x 5¾” Whisper cardstock, then adhere to the 6″ x 6″ Crystal Blue cardstock. Adhere the cardstock layers to the front of the card base.

You can continue through the blog hop and see more ideas from over twenty Close To My Heart Consultants sharing their creations using this month’s Hello Foxy Stamp of the Month and other great Close to My Heart products on their blogs.

Now “Hop” on over to Jen Rubio’s blog to see her work! Be sure to visit all the Consultants at their Blogs to get some great crafting tips and other fun ideas! Remember, the Hello Foxy Acrylic stamp set is available until June 30th !  Contact your CTMH Consultant, or visit my website to see how you can get this stamp set for only $5.00!

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Watercolor Pencils

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Black Exclusive Inks Ink Pad

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Round Sponge
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Sweet Leaf Exclusive Inks Ink Pad

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SureCut Deluxe Craft Paper Trimmer
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Live, Laugh, Love with Watercolor

I love the look of watercolors, and though I have not perfected this medium, I do love that it is very forgiving.   This week’s Color My Heart Dare challenge gave me the freedom to experiment with my  watercolor palette and use lots of colors on the flowers from the Live, Laugh, Love Stamp of the Month.  This stamp set is available for purchase until May 31st , so make sure to get your’s before it is gone.   As always, I’ve included a list of the products I have used to create this card at the very bottom of this post.MaySOTM_WatercolorCard

Paper Needed: 5½” x 4¼” White Card Base, 5½” x 4¼” Watercolor Paper

Assembly Instructions:
1. Using Black Memento Ink, stamp the “Flower” images vertically onto the left side of the Watercolor paperMaySOTM_WatercolorCardMASK. NOTE: I stamped the center flower first, created a mask with a sticky note, then stamped the remaining flowers. 
2. Create a mask to cover the stamped flower images, then splatter a variety of Watercolor paint colors onto the right side of the Watercolor paper.  Allow the paint to dry before continuing.
3. Remove the mask, and use Watercolor paints to shade in the flower images. NOTE: I used a Clear Shimmer Brush on my flower images after the paint dried. 
4. Once the images have dried, add Bitty Sparkles to the center of the flower images.
5. Using Black Memento Ink, stamp a sentiment onto the Watercolor paper.
6.  Adhere the Watercolor paper to the front of the Card Base, then stamp a sentiment inside the card.

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Live, Laugh, Love Acrylic Stamp Set

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12″ x 12″ White Daisy Cardstock

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12″ x 12″ Watercolor Paper

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Watercolor Paints

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Paintbrush Set

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All-Purpose Mat

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2″ x 2″ My Acrylic Block

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Bitty Sparkles

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Clear Shimmer Brush

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Black Memento Ink Pad

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5½” x 4¼” White Cards & Envelopes, Value Pack

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Micro-Tip Scissors


SureCut Deluxe Craft Paper Trimmer

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2″ x 3½” My Acrylic Block


3L EZ Dots Adhesive

Color Dare #226 ~ Blue Wreath Card

I love the color challenges that are hosted each week by the Color My Heart Dare Blog.  This week’s challenge was to only use Peacock, Glacier, Black and White Daisy. At the very bottom of this post, I’ve included a list of the products I’ve used to create this card.   

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Paper Needed: 5½” x 4¼” White Card Base, 5½” x 4¼” Black Cardstock, 5¼” x 4″ B&T Paper (I used Enchantment Fundamentals),  5¼” x 1″ B&T Paper (I used Whimsy Fundamentals), 3″ x 3″ Watercolor Paper, 3¹⁄8″ x 3¹⁄8″ Cardstock (I used Peacock),
3¼” x 3¼” Cardstock (I used Glacier), 3½” x 3½” Glitter Paper

Assembly Instructions:
1. Adhere the 5½” x 4¼” Black Cardstock piece to the front of the card base.
2. Adhere the 5¼” x 4″ B&T piece to the center of the Black cardstock.
3. Adhere a 6″ piece of Ribbon onto the center of the 5¼” x 1″ B&T Paper diffuserplateand wrap the edges around to the back. Attach the paper strip to the bottom of the 5¼” x 4″ B&T approximately ½” from the base of the card.
4. Using Black Memento Ink, stamp the Wreath image on Watercolor Paper. Stamp the sentiment of choice onto the top center of the stamped Wreath image.
5. Using the Circle Diffuser with the Wreath Thin Cut, cut out just the outer edge of the wreath image using an embossing machine such as a CuttleBug .
6. With a Small Round Waterbrush and a Watercolor Pencil, shade the leaves of the stamped wreath image light blue  (I used a Dutch Blue Watercolor Pencil.)
7. Layer the 3¹⁄8″ x 3¹⁄8″ Cardstock  onto the center of the 3¼” x 3¼” Cardstock then onto the center of the 3½” x 3½” Glitter Paper. Attach the layered squares onto the center of the card.
8. Using Thin 3D Foam tape, attach the stamped Wreath image onto the center of the
3¹⁄8″ x 3¹⁄8″ Cardstock.
9. Create a bow from ribbon and attach to the bottom of the stamped wreath image.
10. Add a sentiment to the inside of the card if desired.

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Wreath Acrylic Stamp

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Thin Cuts Wreath

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Enchantment Fundamentals

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Whimsy Fundamentals

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Watercolor Pencils

12″ x 12″ Black Cardstock 

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Watercolor Paper

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12″ x 12″ Peacock Cardstock

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12″ x 12″ Glacier Cardstock

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Black Glitter Paper

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5½” x 4¼” White Cards & Envelopes, Value Pack

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Whimsy Ribbon Pack

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Black and Gold Ribbon

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Circle Diffuser


Black Memento Ink Pad


3L EZ Dots Adhesive


3″ x 3″ Acrylic Block

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2″ x 2″ Acrylic Block

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Small Round Waterbrush

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Micro-Tip Scissors

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Bonding Memories Glue Pen


SureCut Deluxe Craft Paper Trimmer

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Thin 3D Foam Tape

January Stamp of the Month Card

The January Stamp of the Month, Adore You,  features 7 beautiful sentiments, 4 different image designs, and can be used for  Valentines, wedding cards, thank you’s and all-occasion cards. You can easily used this set to create some beautiful scrapbook pages as well. I’ll be sharing project ideas each week with this set, so be sure to visit often.

The card shown here  is one I made using this set. You can simply change the sentiment and use it for a Valentine, wedding, or sympathy card.  At the very bottom of this post, I’ve included a list of the products I’ve used to create this card.jansotm_cardone

Paper Needed: 5½” x 4¼” White Daisy Card Base, 4″ x 4¼” Watercolor Paper,
3¾” x 4¼” B&T Paper (I used a piece of Adventure Fundamentals Paper), 5″ x ¾” piece of Silver Glitter Paper, 2¼” x 2¼” Cardstock to match the B&T (I used Eggplant),
3″ x 3″ Watercolor Paper

Assembly Instructions:
1. Splatter Yellow & Purple Watercolor Paint onto the 4″ x 4¼” Watercolor Paper. Once the paint is dry, stamp the “thank you” sentiment on the top left side using Black Memento Ink, then adhere the paper to the top of the card.
2. Cut the 3¾” x 4¼” B&T Paper at an angle so that the left side stays at 3¾” and the right side measures 1¾”. Adhere to the base of the card as shown.
3. Using a pair of scalloped scissors or a scalloped jansotm_cardonedetailpunch, scallop the Silver Glitter Paper strip. Adhere to the top edge of the B&T Paper, at an angle. Trim as needed.
4. Using the Heart Thin-Cuts, cut a heart outline image from the 2¼” x 2¼” cardstock and adhere to the card as shown.
5. Stamp the 3″ x 3″ Watercolor Paper with the Floral Image using Black Memento Ink. Using Watercolor Paints, add color to the Floral image. Once dry, cut out the image and place onto the card using Thin 3D Foam Tape over the bottom edge of the heart.
6. Finish the card by adding three Clear Sparkles to the centers of the flowers.
7. Add a sentiment to the inside of the card if desired.


Adore You – January Stamp of the Month

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5½” x 4¼” White Cards & Envelopes, Value Pack

Watercolor Paper

Adventure Fundamentals


Silver Glitter Paper


12″ x 12″ Eggplant Cardstock


Watercolor Paints

Paintbrush Set

Thin-Cuts Hearts


Clear Sparkles


Black Memento Ink Pad


3″ x 3″ Acrylic Block

2″ x 2″ Acrylic Block

Non-Stick Micro-Tip Scissors


3L EZ Dots Adhesive


Bonding Memories Glue Pen


SureCut Deluxe Craft Paper Trimmer


Thin 3-D Foam Tape

Simple Embossed Thank You Card

Thank You cards leave my home often, so each week I create two or three to add to my bin. This card is extremely simple to make, yet the layers of cardstock, dry embossing, and sparkling gems make delightful. By changing the color or the sentiment on this card, you can create it for any occasion.  At the very bottom of this post, I’ve included a list of the products I’ve used to create this card.
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Paper Needed: 5½” x 4¼” White Card Base, 5¼” x 4″ Cardstock (I used Thistle),
5″ x 3¾” White Daisy Cardstock, 5″ x 1¾” Cardstock (I used Thistle), 5″ x 1½” White Daisy Cardstock


Adore You Acrylic Stamp Set
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5½” x 4¼” White Cards & Envelopes, Value Pack
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12″ x 12″ Thistle Cardstock
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12″ x 12″ White Daisy Cardstock

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Vine Embossing Folder

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Eggplant Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad

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Blending Pen

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Clear Sparkles

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3L E-Z Dots Adhesive

SureCut Deluxe Craft Paper Trimmer
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2″ x 2″ Acrylic Block