Tuesday, 1 July 2014

Circus Alphabet S1407 : CTMH July Stamp of the Month AustralasianBlogHop

Welcome to my first ever blog hop entry! If you are not sure what a blog hop is, read on and you'll soon discover a fun scavenger hunt of ideas! This is the Stamp of the month Australasian Close to My Heart Blog Hop. If you have arrived here from Mandy's blog, Hall of Indulgence then you are in the right place. If you landed here by accident, no problem, please join in by following the link at the end of this post. 

I would like to share with you this mini banner which features July Stamp of the Month Circus Alphabet available exclusively throughout July for $24 or for just $5 when you spend $75. 

This cute little banner will look great on a cake or on the party table PLUS you have the added bonus of being able to scrap it into an album afterwards!

The banner shape is cut from the Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge. Page 29 Decorative Layer cut at 1.8 inches.
You need 16 total pieces. I cut 8 from pear cardstock and 8 from lagoon cardstock.
I used gypsy ink to stamp the Circus Alphabet letters onto the banner. One of my favourite things to do with alphabet stamps is investigate the punctuation shapes that come with them for decorating other things. In this set the full stop is a cute little spiral circle. I used the full stop to embellish the ends of my pennants. I did find with this stamp that you only need slight pressure to get the stamp detail - too much and the spiral becomes a blob.

To finish off I used slate baker's twine and simply threaded the twine through. When you do this, decide how you want the thread to show: across the middle of each pennant or on the side of each pennant (as I have done). It is much more pleasing to the eye if they are all threaded the same way. I threaded by hand as I found the holes big enough but if you find threading difficult just use a large needle.

Circus alphabet is only available until 31 July from your CTMH consultant. I'd love you to leave a comment before heading off to your next stop,  Monika's blog: A Sprinkle of Glitter.


  1. Love this idea :) Welcome to the blog hop Anne.

  2. Thanks, Patricia. Just quick, simple and effective this time around. So happy to be part of the blog hop!