15 July 2015

A Little Rose Blossom Mojo

Hi All! Sorry for the long hiatus, I've been in sunny SoCal with my family. We had a ball kayaking and seeing sights then going to Disneyland and the Close To My Heart national convention. (There's A LOT of cool and beautiful things in the offing that you won't want to miss, so stay tuned...)

Meanwhile, it is time for another Rose Blossom Blog Hop! If you just hopped over from the oh-so-talented Marg Van Patten's blog, I Didn't Have Potatoes, you are in the right place. (If you're just starting here, I'll have a list of hop participants at the end of this post.)

The challenge for this hop was to create something using the hostess stamp sets that are being featured in the Jump On It July special.

I decided to create a card using the Tagged With Love stamp set (shown in the picture above) and the current Mojo Monday sketch:

Here's my take:

If you're a regular reader, you will know that I rarely use things as they were meant to be used, and this stamp set is no different. As the name suggests, the Tagged With Love stamp set is designed to coordinate with CTMH's Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge to make cute little tags that are perfect for gift giving or even as additions to cards. But I wanted to change things up a bit. So, against a background of Jackson paper and Kraft cardstock, I added a banner of pennants made from the top of one of the tags. The pennants are stamped onto Colonial White cardstock (which matches the card base) in Barn Red ink. I used Liquid Glass to adhere a piece of Glacier Extra Thick Twine to the card and then layered the pennants beneath it. The sentiment is also stamped on Colonial White cardstock in Glacier ink. I inked around the edges of the sentiment and the base layer with Cocoa ink. Finally, I added some cocoa gems from my stash for a little extra embellishment.

Here are some close-ups:

 And here is one final look at the card:

I have another example of using a different hostess set here.

Thanks for stopping by, and don't forget to check out the July special. You'll want to Jump On It before it goes away. (See what I did there?...) Now, hop on over to the über-talented Cathy Arbuckle's blog, and see what These Eager Hands have in store for your inspiration today.

But before I go, here's a list of blog participants:

Kim Hill {that's me} 


  1. You are pretty awesome! What a great use of that shape to create a banner. These sentiments are just the right size to use on anypapercrafting project.

    1. Well, I have a pretty awesomely talented upline to follow, so that's probably where I get it... 😄

  2. Clever lady - what a fun way to use that stamp set!

  3. Uber creative and unique as always! Who du thunk it? You. Of course!

  4. You have that knack of thinking outside the box which is so awesome about you Kim! This card is just adorable. Love how you used the top of one of the tags for the cute little banner. Always love to see what you have in store....so creative!

  5. I love your take on this sketch and your use of the tags. Brilliant!

  6. Fabulous take on the sketch! Your banner is fab!!!! So creative!

  7. You made Jackson and Tagged With Love, must have's! Inspiring as always!

  8. Ladies thank you so much for your kind words! Coming from such a wonderfully creative group like you all just makes your comments even more special to me. Truly appreciate it!!

  9. You banner is so adorable, Kim! What a super creative way to use those adorable tag stamps!