Happy Forever is the name of this super cute stamp set of the month. (D1423) It features four adorable hedgehogs in various poses, each with a Winnie-The-Pooh-like tummy and sweet face, plus phrases that fit perfectly with the happy feel of this set.
It must be a really big hit, because over 70 Close To My Heart consultants are in on the Blog Hop this month! I can't wait to see what everyone's created. If you're already hopping, you came here from Shirley Ross's blog. Keep reading to link up to the next blogger at the end of this post. You'll find all kinds of great ideas for this stamp set along the way. I'm quite sure you'll enjoy it.
I thought the Zippidee papers were playful and fun (X7125B) with this set. My card is fairly simple. I stamped the phrase onto a chipboard bookplate sponged with Sunflower ink and added Cranberry ribbon. My hedgehog guy is stamped in Archival Black then colored in with markers creating a little shading here and there. I cut everything out very carefully--whew, those balloon strings were tricky--then popped him up with foam squares.
For the tag, I stamped the hedgehog twice using black ink. Once on Chocolate cardstock, once on Bamboo. Then I cut out just the spiney part from the Chocolate CS and the whole thing from the Bamboo CS and then paper-pieced them. Again, it was a bit tricky cutting around the butterfly on his nose, but worth the effort.
Now let's get back to hoppin! Check out what Dawn Heuft's done with her hedgehogs!