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~ Don Aslett

Thursday, June 30, 2011

July Stamp of the month Blog Hop! Happy 4th!

Welcome to the July Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!  The stamp set featured this month is D1458 American Celebration.  This month we have 64 wonderful consultants participating and showing off their creations!

If you have come from Jill's Blog then you are on the right track!

This month's stamp set is so patriotic and versatile! I loved using it for this page layout of my trip to the Phillies game and also the birthday card that I made and I foresee using it a lot more to scrapbook my 4th of July memories!  For the layout I used mostly star images to complement my baseball theme. 
For the card, I was able to stamp the large firework image and then punch it out with the scallop punch to give it the 3-D effect that you see.  I then stamped the large star image and punched it out with the circle punch to create the center.  I saw this done and just had to give it a try - thanks to Naomi Smith!
This card is for a special friend of mine who will undoubtedly see this card here before she gets it in the mail  but it's ok.  She'll understand when it arrives!

Products used (all CTMH except where noted):
American Celebration stamp set
Chocolate Alphabet large stamp set
In the game - Baseball stamp set
Sky, Pacifica, and Cranberry Inks
White Daisy, Pacifica, Cranberry, Sky Cardstock
Fanfare Level 2 paper packet
Sunny Yellow bigger brads
White Daisy Grosgrain ribbon
Non-CTMH: Phillies themed embellishments

Now "hop" on over to Mary's Blog and check out her beautiful artwork for this month!
If you get lost along the way you can go to Helen's Blog to see the complete list of all the participants this month. 

Be sure to visit all the consultants at their blogs to get some other great ideas! Remember, the July SOTM is only available until July 31st!  Contact me (GrigsterN at yahoo.com) or click here to see how you can get this stamp set at a discount or even free!


  1. Your medal is terrific and very, very trendy!


  2. Love how you created a 'prize' ribbon. It looks fabulous.

  3. NEVER would've known that it wasn't "3-D"...thanks for the explanation and inspiration!

  4. Love the way you used the set on your card! Totally neat.

  5. You did a great job of showing the versatility of this set. I especially love your card. That's a clever use of the set.

  6. Wow, that medal isn't 3-D? Did you color in the lines between the dips on the scallop punch?

  7. LOVE my card! The photo just doesn't do it justice. The 3D effect really shines in person. Thank you so much!

  8. I love the medallion in the center of the card! It's beautiful!

  9. Great versatility on the layout and the card is gorgeous!

  10. Creative use of the stamp set. Nice work!