Framed S1508 Close To My Heart August Stamp of the Month Australiasian Blog Hop

Hello and  welcome to the Australian Stamp of the month Blog hop for August.   If you have arrived her from Tracey’s Blog  you will already know that this month’s stamp of the Month Framed” is cricut Compatible with our brand new Cricut Collection, Artistry just released TODAY! Join in by this blog hop by clicking the link at the end and you will see lots of great ideas for incorporating this super versatile sentiments and frames set into your crafting.

S1507 Framed August 2015 Stamp of the Month from CTMH.

S1508 Framed August 2015 Stamp of the Month from CTMH.

As soon as I saw the frames on this stamp set I knew it would be perfect to make the weekly menu board using the CTMH Designed Décor Red Magnetic Chalkboard  that i have been “gunna” do for about 12 months! I wonder if anyone has a long list of “gunna” projects like i do?

Chalkboard Menu by Mandy Hall CTMH

Chalkboard Menu by Mandy Hall CTMH

The soft chalky colours of the Zoe paper pack,  just released today,  were perfect for the job! The title I stamped in Glacier pigment ink using the Marquee Uppercase alphabet and then applied Super-Fine clear embossing powder and heat set it so that it is permanent.   I also used Zoe papers  for the fry boxes, cut from the Art Philosophy Cricut Collection. one is holding cards with our favourinte family meals and the other is ready for a few chalk sticks to be added.  Off cuts  were used to cover some of my pegs and as the base of my “days” buttons.

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Other pegs are covered in coordinating CTMH  washi tape. My Days buttons also feature the fun new font from the Artistry Cricut cartridge collection. I printed our favourite meals onto some diasy white card stock and then cut around them with my cricut machine.  To get a softer more muted, chalky  looking affect to my stamping I used the pigment inks from the whimsy set . These are just $26 for 10 mini pigment inks …what a a BARGAIN and allows you to “taste test” each colour in any one of our four colour families. I stamped the frames using Sorbet, Canary, Sweet Leaf . Glacier and Pear.  The circle and font form my button came for the new Artistry collection. I just need to add a few chalk sticks to the second fry box, for times when we are trying something new, and all is done!

Designed Décor Red Magnetic Chalkboard Menu by Mandy Hall CTMH consultant Australia

Designed Décor Red Magnetic Chalkboard Menu by Mandy Hall CTMH consultant Australia

You can only buy the framed stamp  set during August for $5 with a $75 order, so grab your artistry cricut cbundle today and you will instantly qualify for a $5 stamp of the month! !

Please now hop over to Mez’s Craftroom to see what my talented friend has to share.