Friday, April 2, 2021

April Stamp of the Month Blog Hop- Scandinavian Folk Art Greetings

Welcome to our Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!  We will be featuring April's SOTM, which is Scandinavian Folk Art Greetings, a set of 17 stamps.  

If you have come here from Becca's Blog, you are on the right path! The blog hop is a great big circle, so you can start here and work your way all around.  If you get lost along the way, you’ll find the complete list of participating consultants on Melinda’s Blog.

This month we have 12 Close To My Heart Consultants sharing their creations using this month's SOTM and other great CTMH products on their blogs. This is simple to do - just click on the link at the end of the post on each blog to move to the next one! Here we go!

I wanted to share both a more traditional project and an out of the box project using this Stamp of the Month. 

When I first saw this set, I thought it would be perfect with one of the patterned papers in the latest Mix In Paper Packet that had a distinctly Scandinavian feel. I made a simple card using this paper as the background and then adding the sentiment from the Sentiments and Stitches stamp and the SOTM as well as the envelope onto a pennant. I stamped the sentiment in Candy Apple and the envelope in Fern, then added some rustic ribbon to the top to continue with the feel and theme of the card. I also added a small heart enamel gem to the middle of the envelope to add a pop of colour. 

I then went in a completely different direction with my layout and used the Daisy Meadows stickers and coordinating cardstock paired with the Stamp of the Month and the Flower Market Cricut collection. 

I stamped a row of the potted plants in Fern ink across the bottom of the page to create a border, and also stamped one of the flower stems under the title to create a visual line break. 

I cut a branch from my Cricut using Kraft Paper, and then stamped the little bird in Peacock ink from the SOTM onto the branch for a cute corner embellishment on this page. 

The Daisy Meadows flower stickers made for a beautiful floral embellishment behind my photo mats, and I also stamped some of the hearts from the SOTM around them to create a cluster. 

I hope this has inspired you on ways to use this stamp set- the floral elements are perfect for Spring and the sentiments are so versatile!

Now "Hop" on over to Gina's Blog to see her work! Be sure to visit all the Consultants at their Blogs to get some great crafting ideas and other fun ideas! 


  1. Wow! Love how you used it on your layout! I really like that card too!

  2. Great projects. I am in love with your card. The paper works so perfectly with the stamping.

  3. Love the border along the bottom of the layout - great way to use this stamp set :)

  4. I love how you used this set. This layout and card are beautiful. I love the little bird on the branch.

  5. Very nice!! I particularly like the card!

  6. Very cute! I love how you worked a few of the little images into the layout!

  7. The bird on the branch is so cute! Great idea!

  8. I love your card and the simple, but striking, design!


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