Wednesday, December 31, 2014

January SOTM - This Moment

Hello. It is a new month and a new year. I hope you had a good one. This months blog hop features the stamp set, This Moment. It is only available during this month.

If you are joining the hop from here, keep hopping along until you come back here. If not, you should be coming from {Lucy Kelleher. Next in the hop is {Judy Faye Garner}.

I had so many ideas for this stamp. I may even come back with another post of projects using this stamp. 

My first project is with the hello stamp. I masked off every letter to make each letter a different color. CAS all the way. It's very easy to do this with clear stamps. All you have to do is look through to line up the stamp. No extra thing required like if you were to use wood stamps.

This card features two stamps, masked off to make one image. I took the true from "my aim is true" and love from "love notes". Now there is a swirl on the love that is hard to remove, but it doesn't look that weird with it there.

I wanted to show that you could use this stamp set outside of the love theme. I was thinking fall / Thanksgiving. I got the leaf idea from Pinterest. 
I have some tips on this one. First, I just moved and no matter how well you pack, you still lose something because you're not sure what box it is in. This happened to me. I wanted the words to be gold to match the leaves. I tried using our gold pen to color the stamp. In trials it worked, but coloring the whole word didn't stamp well. So gave up on that. So embossing powder it is. Except I couldn't find my embossing gun. I thought I went through every box I had in the room, but still couldn't find it. So I went old school. My mom used to do this back when I was a kid. Using a toaster. Yes, a toaster. It heats up enough above the toaster to melt the embossing powder. 

Tip two. I seem to lose stamps. Especially when I try to keep things clean. I don't know why but when I clean up, I lose things. Sounds backwards, I know. So I lost the Y in the handwritten Print. So I looked at the other letters to see what I could do. I thought I could turn the X into a Y and it turned out well. Just masked the bottom right part of the X and you would never know.  I also masked the arrows to make them all the same size.

Tip three. You can make your own pattern paper with washi tape. This is what I did. Now this washi tape doesn't quite allow it to lay next together and make a seamless pattern. But how washi tape is made, you can overlap without it being seen. And you can still use your Cricut to cut out the image. I used the poster board setting and it cut it out well.

I used Artbooking Cartridge on this layout. I used the font and welded the letters together. The leafs are image #M473AB. There was a cute leaf with a heart cut out of the center but didn't work well with the pattern paper / washi.

Thank you for joining us today. Now it is time to visit {Judy Faye Garner} for her artwork using This Moment. You can purchase this stamp for $5 when you place a $50 order. Place your order at {}.

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Hello Card

Stamps -
  This Moment S1501

Paper -
   Cards and envelopes X254

Ink -
   Sunset Ink Pad Z2191
   Ruby Ink Pad Z2170
   Gypsy Ink Pad Z2190
   Pacifica Ink Pad Z2192
   Pear Ink Pad Z2197

True Love Card

Stamps -
   This Moment S1501

Paper -
   White Daisy Cardstock 1385
   Heartstrings Paper Pack X7193B

Ink -
   Black Ink Pad Z2105

Other -
   Stuck On You Puffies Z3037

Thankful Layout 

Stamps - 
   This Moment S1501   
   Pathfinding Cardmaking Workshop on the Go G1083 
   Handwritten Print E1030
   You're the Bomb C1617

   Colonial White Cardstock 1385
   Kraft Cardstock Z1375
   Pathfinding Paper Pack X7186B

   Sunset Ink Pad Z2191
   Versamark Z891

   Gold Embossing Powder Z2066
   Gold Sequins Z2012
   Gold Polka-Dot Washi Tape Z1920
   Wood Grain Embossing Folder Z1996
   Craft Heater Z555
   Atrbooking Cricut Cartridge Z1906


  1. What great tips, thanks for sharing all of you techniques!

  2. I love the card, very simple but effective!

  3. Love how you thought outside the "box". Great job.

  4. Great techniques - good work on these!

  5. Great job with some different techniques!

  6. Love the "True Love" card! And very clever ideas on the layout!

  7. Cool ideas, especially the Washi tape images! I used to do the same thing with cardboard letters when making bulletin boards at school. Ie: if I didn't have a P, I cut off the diagonal part of an R. Had to learn to improvise!

  8. You are a masking expert, I love the Hello stamp in different colors!

  9. You've shared some really cool tips! Great projects too!

  10. Great tips for how you created your wonderful projects!

  11. Really like the different colored letters with "hello"