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Friday, June 15, 2012

June CTMH Product Spotlight Blog Hop

Welcome to the June CTMH Product Spotlight Blog Hop. You should have come here from Wendy's Blog. After hopping from blog to blog you will eventually get back to her blog.

The spotlight for June is a technique called "Random Stamping" and uses plain neutral paper, stamps, and inks to create one-of-a-kind design paper.

For my project, I planned ahead and knew I was going to be making a project that has a specific top and bottom, so I stamped my images to go in the correct direction. I could have stamped them in every direction and it would have worked out just fine, but I was trying to create a specific look.

I stamped the flowers and added stems to look realistic. Then I added some leaves to the sides to "frame" the main panel image. I also stamped the other flowers randomly all over the front and sides of the image.

My next step is to adhere the sides together to make a shopping bag. It is exactly the right side to hold a supply of A2 size cards and makes a great gift. I added grosgrain ribbon to make the handles. Isn't it cute?

Now hop on over to Adeline's Blog and see her lovely creations.


  1. Cute bag, I like how the designs lined up on the sides.

  2. You've made a really cute bag!

  3. Super cute - love the idea of a bag of cards

  4. Love this! Looking for a special gift for a graduate - this is it! Thank you so much for the inspiration.

  5. You are so good at this Carol!! Love your work, so glad you are my U.L. :-)

  6. Really cute, love it!


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