01 June 2016

Takin' the Long Way Home

Hi All! Welcome to the Rose Blossom Blog Hop. Today we're featuring Close To My Heart's June Stamp Of The Month: Long Way Home. Check out these fantastic travel images:

If you've just hopped over from the oh-so-talented Shelly Nemitz' blog, Just One Pretty Piece, you're in the right place. I'll have a list of participants at the end of the post. Now, on to the project!

With May behind me, I have a few more hours in the craft room these days, so I decided to create a little home decor piece using pictures from our Spring Break adventures. The Long Way Home stamp set was perfect for this project!

I began by cutting pieces of Urban paper to fit each section of the display. I added some stamping to some of the paper using the stamp of the month and Sapphire, Peacock, and Saffron inks. I then created some embellishments by stamping some of the images in those same colors on Colonial white cardstock and fussy cutting them out.

I added the fussy cut images to the sections using layers of foam tape. I finished everything off by adding some Whisper Thick Twine, Silver Sequins, dark blue sparkles, and buttons from the Urban Assortment. I matted my pictures with Whisper cardstock and added them to their respective patterned paper with foam tape. (I also added little info tags in Whisper cardstock, which are adhered directly to the paper.) I then added each bit of patterned paper to its section using two layers of foam tape for each.

Here is a collage of close-ups:

My favorite section is "How We Roll," which I stamped using the new Noted stamp set. "Eat well, travel often" is a spot on description of how we roll as a family!

So I hope you enjoyed this little home decor piece. As soon as my husband saw it, he claimed it for his desk! Don't forget, the Long Way Home stamp set is only available through the month of June. Now, hop on over and see what the über talented Morgan Vogt has for your inspiration at Tweetscraps!

And, as promised, here's a list of participants:

Kim {that's me!}

Have a wonderfully creative day!


  1. So much to look at. Love every detail. My favorite part is the color combo! There are so many things but it all goes together so well.

  2. This decor piece is so awesome - I love all the details, and Urban works so well with your photos and the stamp images.

  3. This piece is soooo AWESOME Kim. I love all the stamped embellishments and your attention to detail. You really made this stamp set shine! Perfect with your wonderful photos

  4. Home decor items to make for vacations are super. I'm sure a quick glance by anyone in your family brings a flood of happy memories... And the rest of us can ogle your fabulous paper crafting details while we get a little glimpse into your adventures!

  5. Wowzers! You created an awesome home decor piece here. I love that you chose to use the Urban papers also. I just love how your box has dimension and all those layers of stamped images.

  6. This gem is a real keeper Kim. Beautifully coordinated and I love how it tells a family story. I can see your heart in all those little details ... awesome and inspiring as always!

  7. I love this!!! Great job Kim!

  8. You and home decor go together like peanut butter and jelly. You are so good at 3D pieces! This one is no exception!

  9. I am not surprised your husband claimed this for his own, because omgosh, it is incredible! This is my new all-time favorite of yours, Kim! Gorgeous!

  10. Kim Hill...this is such a cute piece of Home Décor. You've added just the right touches and this stamp set is perfect for your piece. Love it!