Thursday, June 30, 2011

Celebrating America 12x12 scrapbook home decor - CTMH American Celebration July SOTM

Welcome to the Close to my Heart Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!  We will be featuring July's SOTM called "American Celebration".  For those of you in Canada, there is a special Candian version for you that will be featured on Canadian consultant's sites called "Canadian Celebration".  If you have come here from Doreen's Blog, you are on the right path! There are over 60 Close to my Heart consultants participating this month and I'm excited to see all the wonderful projects my fellow consultants created with this fun stamp set!

I have a small chest of drawers in my front room to which I've been wanting to add some kind of display.  When I started playing around with this month's stamp, I got the idea to do a seasonal 12x12 layout and put it into one of the scrapbook page frames you can get at your local craft store.  This way I can change out my layout on a monthly or seasonal basis and have a fresh look throughout the year.  As I pull them out I can store the old pages in page protectors until the holiday comes back around!  At the end of this post I'll put photos of the individual squares if you are interested in making you own copy of this fun project.  The great thing about a project like this is that you can use just about any accessories you have on hand as long as they work with the color combination!

 Materials Used (all CTMH unless noted):
Paper:  Fanfare Level 2
Stamps:  American Celebration (July SOTM), Simple Stitches (retired)
Inks:  Versamark, Cranberry, Pacifica
Other:  White Daisy Embossing Powder, Gold Embossing Powder, White Daisy Brads, Zig Embossing Pen (to get the gold rim on the stars), White Daisy Grosgrain, Cranberry Grosgrain, Cranberry Brads, Blue Assortment Buttons, White Waxy Flax, Border Punch (EK Success), White Daisy Mini Medley, Holiday Mini Medley (retired), Star Nestability

Now "Hop" on over to Sarita's Blog to see her work! Be sure to visit all the Consultants at their Blogs to get some great crafting ideas and other fun ideas! Remember, the July SOTM is only available until the 31st.  Contact your CTMH Consultant (or click here) to see how you can get this stamp set at a discount or even free!  Keep scrolling down for the close ups of each square if you'd like to make a copy of this project!










20 comments:

Nicole said...

This is so festive and AWESOME!!! Great job!

Amy McVey said...

Paige, this is awesome! What a wonderful way to use this stamp set and paper! Great job!

Krista Ritskes said...

Love it! A great idea.

Tamytha said...

What a neat idea! Like the stamped stitching and the gold embossing, too.

Andrea Ruiz said...

This is great! It looks so nice!

Cindy said...

What a terrific job! You put a great deal of work into this project and I love the piece! :o)

Jayma Malme said...

Paige, I absolutely adore this! I LOVE doing framed artwork...this is a great idea! I love all your details.

Adeline E. Brill said...

Great decorating idea...you put a lot of work into this project!

Traci Godbee said...

wow- there are a lot of great details on this project! very nice!

Diana said...

I love the quilted look you have here!

Tamra Pope said...

What a great idea with the patchwork.....amazing. I'll be trying this soon, thanks for the inspiration.

Scrapi Traci said...

This is incredible!!

Wendy Coffman said...

Great idea - love the closeups of every little square!

Closet Stamper said...

Wow! geat project! TFS the details.

Kathleen said...

Paige, what an AMAZING project! The details on each part are so perfect and wonderful!!

Helen Onulak said...

Truly a piece of ART and a wonderful Home Decor piece. Hmmm...thinking I'm going to have to order another Fanfare paper pack to recreate this!

Nancy Keller said...

I love wha you did with the stamp of the month. :) Great job!

Vickie Tagatz said...

What a fantastic project!

Melissa Laverty said...

Very cool Paige. You did a great job with this set!
Melissa

Haley D. said...

What a fabulous project! Each square is its own itty bitty work of art.

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