May SOTM Blog Hop - Celebrate with Cake

Welcome to the May Stamp of the Month 
Blog Hop! 

This month I am following {Wendy Kessler's Blog.}   We have 32 Close to My Heart Consultants participating in this month’s Stamp of the Month Blog Hop. If you lose your place while traveling through our blog hop, the complete list of participants can be found here.      

The May Stamp of the Month is entitled Celebrate with Cake (S1605) (Set of 17).   Here is a picture of this stamp set:

Today is the first day that customers can order from our new catalog, Seasonal Expressions 2.

We are also offering our National Scrapbooking Month Promotion - Happy Times Paper Pack.

So many different products to play with along with the super cute May Stamp of the Month.  I was envisioning a beautiful arch with a wedding cake waiting for a bride and her groom.  After looking at our new catalog, I decided to also use the A Bunch of Love Stamp Set and Thin Cuts.

 Here is my card.

I am super in love with the white wood patterned paper.  I have never seen patterned paper like this and I can tell you that I am stocking up.  I will be making lots of different projects with this paper.

The scale of the white wooden boards was a little bigger than what I needed so I pulled out our new Small Round Waterbrush (Z3224) and my Close to My Heart Ruler (Z1471) and added some extra lines using our Slate Ink.  

Here is what I started with.  I  cut the archway with our Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge.  Using the slice function on my Cricut Explore, I cut the archway out of my panel.

And here is after I painted in the lines.  I was pretty happy with it.

The cake is paper pieced with Calypso paper.  The archway border is from our Georgie paper pack.  I added some of our new Calypso Sequins and our new white twine.  The flowers on the A Bunch of Love stamped images was colored with the Waterbrush and assorted inks.

The Celebrate with Cake Stamp of the Month Stamp Set can be purchased for $17.95 or if you purchase $50 in CTMH products, you can add this stamp set to your order for an additional $5.  This stamp set is only available between May 1 – May 31, 2016. 

Thank you for visiting my blog.  I would love for you to show me a little love by leaving me a comment and then please go to our next artist, {Alyson Mayo's Blog} and see what she has made with this adorable stamp set.

You can purchase this stamp set as well as any of the supplies listed below on my website. 

Supplies Used


  1. Beautiful card! I love how you incorporated so many of the new products!

  2. Melinda, your card is just way too sweet and beautiful.

  3. I love the way you explain your techniques. I always learn something new when I read your blog posts. I gotta try this slice feature on my Explore to make an arch. Soo.... Cool!

  4. Love it! I really like the flower archway! I too really like the wood look paper

  5. spectacular card...you rocked it out of the park!

  6. Wow, what a stunning card and I absolutely love your choice of patterned paper!

  7. Such a pretty card! Love the archway and the sequins are a great touch.

  8. Love the arch, great color choices.

  9. Love it! I love how you added the extra lines to make the boards work for a card. Love the double layer cake with the flowered arch.

  10. I love how you enhanced the woodgrain paper to fit your needs. The cake looks so good peeking through that arched window. Thanks for inspiring me today and for organizing this wonderful blog hop.
    :) Marie

  11. Eyecatching and fun fun fun - nicely done!


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