Make It from Your Heart shared blog post: Stamping ABC’s

Make It from Your Heart shared blog post: Stamping ABC’s

Stampaganaza 2017  is here for just a couple more weeks!  Alphabet stamp sets are so nice to have on hand as they insure that you will never “run out of” any letters as can happen with sticker alphabet sets. While an obvious use for alpha stamps is for titles on a layout,  the CTMH blog shared several other great uses for them.  I’d like to share it with you today.

“… ABC’s of working with alphabet stamps. Most of us have at least one font that is our go to….(If you’re looking for a new favorite, check out our new Storybook Alphabet—July Stamp of the Month!)
Counting Sheep #closetomyheart #ctmh #layout #countingsheep #sleeping #alphabetstamp #alphabet #scrapbooking
A is for Alignment
For our first trick, we will tell you to stamp your letters one at a time instead of spelling out entire words on a stamping block. A lot of people do this (and we do too, sometimes!) but we find it easier to pull off crisper and cleaner letters when they are stamped individually. If you’re afraid that your letters won’t line up straight, use a ruler and a pencil to lightly draw a line to act as a guide for where you will be stamping. As for spacing between the letters, just eyeball it! Artists are definitely not perfectionists!
Love Card #closetomyheart #ctmh #cardmaking #lovecard #love #alphabetstamp #stampingB is for Background
Never underestimate the power of a strong backdrop! Alphabet stamps make great backgrounds and can send subtle messages through artwork. Align your letters using the tips we’ve already mentioned, but throw them in the back for a fun and easy way to personalize your crafts.
Gift Tag #closetomyheart #ctmh #tag #alphabet #alphabetstamp #stampingC is for Center (Sorry Cookie Monster, maybe next time)
Our final tip is about centering your words in your artwork without having to pull out a ruler. If you are trying to center a word on a piece of paper, like in our Hello tag above, start stamping from the middle letter of the word. We started with the first L in “HELLO” and then worked our way out from there, playfully staggering the letters slightly up and down.”

These are some nice tips & techniques to try with your alphabet stamps. To check out the entire Make It From Your Heart blog post & to see the recipes for the artwork shown above, Click here.   I especially like the way they used the adorable Storybook Alphabet set on the counting sheep LO.  Which is your favorite?

Happy Crafting! Beth

July 2017 Stamp of the Month & Current Special

July 2017 Stamp of the Month & Current Special

I had a great time at CTMH Convention, but I have been struggling to get back into the swing of things since I returned.  I had intended to update my blog with the July specials, but I’m afraid that fell through the cracks. The information was in my newsletter, but not all of you subscribe to that.

So, here is a reminder that the special for July is


Let Stampaganza 2017 begin! Buy any two My Acrylix® stamp sets at full retail price and get a third stamp set of equal or lesser value FREE! Choose from any stamp set in the current idea book, plus a collection of popular sets that we have brought back just for Stampaganza!
For New Consultants: Anyone who signs up as a New Consultant in July and submits $300 in commissionable sales by August 31, 2017 will earn the Word Puzzle Bundle FREE! The Word Puzzle Bundle is a set of 12 classic D-size stamp sets and is valued at $215.40 — a great incentive for new Consultants!
For Hostesses: Hostesses who host a gathering in July that reaches the fourth level of Hostess Rewards or higher can receive the Word Puzzle Bundle FREE! The Word Puzzle Bundle is a set of 12 classic D-size stamp sets and is valued at $215.40!

And, here is the July SOTM and some cute artwork smaples made with it.

Item Number: S1707

July 2017: Storybook Alphabet

Get this D-size Stamp of the Month set for a deal with a minimum qualifying purchase! Add the stamp set to your cart on this page at full retail price or, with your qualifying order, add it at checkout for the promotional price.

Set of 26

Recommended My Acrylix® block:

2″ × 2″ (Y1003)

Spend $50 and get this Stamp of the Month set for just $5.