Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Cross Canada Blog Hop: Operation Smile

Welcome to our July Blog Hop featuring the current Operation Smile Stamp Set, Happy Everything. When you purchase this stamp set , Close To My Heart will donate $3 to Operation Smile, a non-profit organization that performs life-altering surgeries what will give children confidence for a lifetime. They have performed over 220,000 surgeries since being founded in 1982.  To purchase any of the items seen in our blog hop today, contact your local consultant to place an order.

We hope that you will take the time to leave comments on our posts, as we love to get feedback from our viewers....whether it was something that you really liked or some new technique that was used that you would like to learn how to leaving us comments, we get to hear what you like, and what you want to see. Thank you… now on to our hop! 

If you have just hopped onto my blog, you can start here as this is a circular hop, but if you want to follow us across Canada then please start at the beginning and join Michelle at My Creations with \Michelle.  If you came from Sheri's blog then you are in the right place! 

I started with this very quick card using Seaside paper and the Seaside Greetings stamp set (D1609) for the boat and the clouds.   The Happy Birthday comes from the Happy Everything Operation Smile stamp set (D1563).   This card was finished off by using some Glacier Extra Thick Twine(Z3039) and some sequins from the Oceanside Sequins pack (Z3041)

This card took a little more time but I love how it turned out.  Again I used the Seaside paper and used the Happy Everything Operation Smile stamp set for the sentiment. I used the Treasured Friendship stamp set ( C1594) for the shells on the bottom portion of the card.

This card is made using the Jackson PML cards and it was a lot of fun altering it to fit what I wanted it.  The stamping on this card is all from the Happy Everything Operation Smile stamp set (D1653)

Close Up of the message...masking of a sentiment in order to make it look like it was typed .  The bee is coming in to agree that you are a one-of-a-kind, fabulous peron!

The message inside the card.  Ordinarily I would put this on the outside of the card but it just did not fit on the typewriter paper so I got creative and with a couple of extra little dots on the front message this fit well as a sentiment for the inside.

This last card is my favourite one that I made for this post.  I used the Have a Happy Day stamp set (D1616) for the flowers and the circle,   The sentiment is from the operation smile stamp set.  I am just so pleased with how this turned out.   This card screams HAPPY to me.
I did not have any canary cardstock so I made my own by direct inking to the paper.  The variations in the color are there on purpose, imitating the dappled light of sunshine.  I stamped the sentiment onto the glacier stamped circle and then fussy cut the whole thing and popped it off the card with pop dots.

Let me know which one is your favourite one!  I would be HAPPY to know!

Your next stop on the Cross Canada Hop is Heather Myers of Inky Hugs
 If you get lost along the way, you can head to Michelle Stewart's  blog as she has the complete blog list. 

Thanks for hopping along with us - we hope we were able to inspire you to get creative using some of the designs, products and techniques seen along the way. We hope you will join us again next month when we will be featuring the Projects full of Summer Fun.  So mark August 15th on your calendars and hop along with us.


  1. Good idea to transform that Picture My Life card into a card front.

  2. Love all your cards, I have 2 faves, and that is the final 2. Love how you stamped right on the paper in the typewriter, very cute. Love the effect of the fussy cut words coming out of the circle, genius!

  3. Great use of the stamp set on all your cards, they are all lovely.