There's a travel theme going on this month, and it includes the newest Monthly Moments collection too! You'll love using these fabulous new travel-inspired products to document all your summertime travels and you'll be so pleased with how well these same themes can translate to card making as well!
Monthly Moments: July is the sixth in a series of stamp sets and other coordinating products by Heather Nichols that are designed to use with scrapbook projects so you can create, preserve, and share your memories or special events and everyday moments. Don’t just limit yourself to scrap booking with this series as it will be wonderful for card making and other paper crafting projects as well.
- Monthly Moments: July will be available for purchase on July 15th.
- It will retail for $15.
- Monthly Moments: July contains a total of 23 images. The “july” word is 1 7/8” wide and just over 1” tall. The road trip circle is 1 1/8” in diameter. The “summer vacation” sentiment is 2 1/2” wide and just over 1/4” tall.
- A coordinating die collection will be available for sale separately, retailing for $4. This collection includes a total of 2 dies. 1-7/8" x 1" (A), 1" x 1/2" (B), 3/8" x 1/2" (large geotag), 1/8" x 1/4" (small geotag)
The coordinating Monthly Moments: Journal Pocket 2 die is a new pocket die that is a great design that creates a library card style pocket, which will coordinate nicely with the Monthly Moments: Mini Journal Card die.
- Monthly Moments: Journal Pocket 2 will be available for purchase on July 15th.
- It will retail for $16.
- Monthly Moments: Journal Pocket 2 is a single die. 2-7/8" x 3-7/8"(assembled pocket)
We are excited to introduce the Monthly Moments: July Journal Card Pad! This collection of journal cards is printed on high quality linen cardstock, making your layouts look polished and professional.
A total of 30 (4x6) sheets are included, two each of 15 designs. The pad of cards is gummed together on one side and provides easy, seamless removal. Features our signature wrap around cover to help keep all of the cards together for storage while also providing a labeled spine for easy reference.
Seven of the 4x6 page designs actually feature two 3x4 cards which can be left intact or cut in half for double the options. If you cut the double spreads in half, you will end up with...
- eight 4x6 card designs (two of each design, making 16 total)
- fourteen 3x4 card designs (two of each design, making 28 total)
This month's collection coordinates with Enchanted Evening, Simply Chartreuse, Terracotta Tile and Classic Kraft.
- Monthly Moments Journal Pad will be available for purchase on July 15th.
- It will retail for $9.
- Monthly Moments Journal Pad contains a total of 30 (4x6) sheets are included, two each of 15 designs.
If you love all of the July specific Monthly Moments products above, we will also be offering them as a bundle for your shopping convenience! This kit is a quick and easy way to shop for everything you need for your July layouts! Stamps, dies and even the pre-printed journal cards all packaged together in a high-quality zippered clear bag that you can reuse as memorabilia and photo storage!
- The Monthly Moments: July Kit will be available for sale on July 15th.
- It will retail for $44.
The kit includes:
- Monthly Moments: July stamp set
- Monthly Moments: July dies
- Monthly Moments: July Journal Card pad
- Monthly Moments: Journal Pocket 2 die
- Printable Calendar Download pdf (link emailed after purchase)
We are also offering a few additional sets to the Monthly Moments line-up that can be used all year long on your layouts (and card making too!)
Monthly Moments: Travel Plans is part of a series of stamp sets and other coordinating products designed by Heather Nichols that are designed to use with scrapbook projects so you can create, preserve, and share your memories or special events and everyday moments. Don’t just limit yourself to scrap booking with this series as it will be wonderful for card making and other paper crafting projects as well.
- Monthly Moments: Travel Plans will be available for purchase on July 15th.
- It will retail for $15.
- Monthly Moments: Travel Plans contains a total of 27 images. The striped frame is 3” wide and 4” tall. The “on an adventure” sentiment is 2” wide and is just under 1/2” tall. The “explore” sentiment is just over 7/8” wide and just over 1/8” tall.
Continuing with our Wet Paint Cuts series, these dies cover the same words used in the Wet Paint II stamp set. As noted with the last collection of dies, these DO NOT coordinate with the stamp set, the letters were moved in a bit closer so that the die-cut words would all be in one piece.
- Wet Paint Cuts II die collection will be available for purchase on July 15th.
- It will retail for $12.
- Wet Paint Cuts II die collection contains a single die. 2-3/8" x 1-1/4" (today), 1-3/4" x 7/8" (this), 1-5/8" x 7/8" (C), 1-3/8" x 1-1/8" (D), 1-1/2" x 1-3/8" (life), 2-1/2" x 1" (details)
Now that I've made all of the formal introductions, let's get onto the projects!
(click this and any of the photos below for a larger view)
I just fell in love with all of the travel themed items included in the new Monthly Moments items and decided to make a mini album with pictures from a trip we took in March to Fort Pickens, Florida. When you have all the bits and pieces laying out at your disposal, a project like this comes together so quickly!
I created a little 3x4 album using the Monthly Moments: Journal Card 1 die to create my page bases. A hole is punched in the corner of each page and they are held together with a large binder ring. I used a photo of the beach for my front cover. This sketchy frame from Big Ticket Additions was heat embossed onto vellum cardstock with White Filigree Embossing Powder. I also embossed the "Our Trip" sentiment from Monthly Moments: July. underneath that I added the small car image and two companion words from Monthly Moments: Travel Plans. I created an "H" monogram using a Bookprint Upper die and Berry Sorbet Striped paper and a few layers of coaster board.
Since this was a trip to the beach, I thought it would be fun to attach some of our memorabilia to the binder ring. I drilled a small hole in this shell using a Dremel. I used a large fastener pin to tie it to the ring using a bit of Taffy variegated twine (from the new Beautiful Brushstrokes kit). I used Mod Podge to adhere this small circle stamped with the year of our trip.
I also tied on a test tube full of sand from the beach. White crochet thread and a little tag made from Aqua Mist cardstock and a stamp from Monthly Moments: July finish it off and help hold it in place on the binder ring.
The first page, inside my front cover uses a few of the United States dies, Tennessee and Florida specifically. I used the dotted arrow stamp from Destination with True Black ink to show the direction of our travel. I used silver star sequins to showcase approximately where our journey began and ended. The Aqua Mist strip uses a sentiment from Monthly Moments: Travel Plans. Underneath that I stamped a small ETA box from Get Lost using Berry Sorbet ink. I then filled int he time and miles using small number stamps also included in the set.
I created one of these pages for each section of the book to divide up the days. The background is Aqua Mist Polka Dot paper. The focal point is created with the Big Ticket Basics border die and white cardstock. I stamped it with this beautiful fill-in-the-blank design from Big Ticket Additions using Summer Sunrise ink. "Day:" from Monthly Moments: Travel Plans was added in black and the number was added with Wet Paint Alphabet in Berry Sorbet.
On the back of these pages I added a journaling card using sme of the amazing stamps from Monthly Moments: Travel Plans. This GORGEOUS striped postcard frame is perfect in so many ways and coordinates with 3x4 cards like these pages. I added the "date" and "travel plans" in Hawaiian Shores as well as the fun cancellation image in the corner done in Summer Sunrise.
Facing that page is a great little photo of my three posing in front of the beach shortly after we arrived at the campground. I added a little scrap of striped paper and a white label stamped with pieces from Monthly Moments: July.
When you turn the page you find these two photos.
I accented this one of them running towards the beach with the geotag die from the Monthly Moments: July and added it above a little label stamped from the cordianting stamp set. I used a white gel pen to add a border to the label.
Next up are a few photos of Hannah and Ethan dipping their toes in the water.
I used this sentiment from Get Lost (more about this later in the week) in Hawaiian Shores and Berry Sorbet to add a label to the corner. I added another die-cut geo tag here as well.
On the next pages I created some custom polka dots by punching out circles from two different patterns and piecing them bck together. Another one of my day section pages is here as well.
Another postcard of journaling appears here facing a photo of Hannah & Ethan on the canons at Fort Pickens. I added a label created with Label Basics and images from Monthly Moments: July.
The next pages feature more photos from Fort Pickens. I added the "On an adventure" arrow from Monthly Moments: Travel Plans by heat embossing it onto vellum and adding it to the lower corner.
On the other side I added a small banner with Summer Sunrise bitty dot paper and then monograms using the Polka Dot Parade Alphabet & Numbers dies. I also added a small hear cut from Berry Sorbet striped paper and coated with Glossy Accents.
Another day section divider here facing a photo of Fort Pickens itself. A Sketched Star die cut from Summer Sunrise bitty dot paper accents the journaling I added at the bottom.
Another journaling postcard here alongside a photo of the kids helping make camp doughnuts.
The next two pages are some of my favorites in the album. The first features a photo of Hannah in the sand. The second is created from Clear Cardstock.
I dry brushed some white acrylic paint around the edges of the clear cardstock and allowed it to dry. I die-cut three layers of Aqua Mist cardstock with the new Wet Paint Cuts II die and adhered them together. This was mounted onto the front of the clear page. I then die-cut a Circle Scribble from Summer Sunrise cardstock and adhered it to the back of the page. A small silver star sequin was adhered for the dot above the "i".
Behind that you can see this page peeking through. It is a picture of the road going down the penninsula away from Fort Pickens as we traveled into Pensacola for dinner. I stamped directly onto the photo with Noir Palette ink using words and images from Monthly Moments: Travel Plans.
When you turn the page you find this photo of the kids at Peg Leg Pete's and another day divider page.
There are a few more photo, with this favorite serving as the end. I added the die-cut "life" from the Wet Paint Cuts II die collection in white. then stamped "enjoy" from Monthly Moments: Travel Plans in Noir Palette directly onto the photo. I also added a die-cut "3" using the Polka Dot Parade Alphabet dies.
Now that you have seen my Monthly Moments project, here are some of the amazing things that the team has created!
Ashley says, "Summertime is here and we are enjoying that it all has to offer. We took Lauren on her first out-of-state car trip and this Monthly Moments collection helped me document everything. From her four-month photo to Independence Day memories, our adventures are now captured and documented. I can't wait for our next vacation! To see how much Lauren has grown, check out my post."
CLICK HERE to see more from Ashley Cannon Newell.
Betsy says, "Heather does such a great job designing the paper pads in the Monthly Moments collection and this month is no exception. The travel theme is great for memory keeping, but there are also some clever card applications. Hop on over to my blog to check out the quick and easy card I created using the July Monthly Moments collection.”
CLICK HERE to see more from Betsy Veldman.
Danielle says, "This month is full of fun items to help you scrapbook your vacation travels! One tip I have for you is to choose a favorite photo from your trip, blow it up to a large size and then add a few of the Monthly Moments: June products over the top to accent your page. It's quick and easy, and you'll have that moment saved forever in your scrapbook!"
CLICK HERE to see more from Danielle Flanders.
Dawn says, "Summer vacations are always so fun and I couldn't resist making a card using this month's Monthly Moments stamp set, to create a card with that theme in mind! I added a few suitcase images and was able to create a quick and easy card to brighten someone's day! Pop over to my blog to check it out!"
CLICK HERE to see more from Dawn McVey.
Erin says, "I think we are all universally loving the travel theme this month. So enjoyable to spend time at your favorite hobby while dreaming of taking off and having adventures. And I think it is always nice to wish people off on a happy trip. These types of cards I'll definitely will be making more of in the future. "
CLICK HERE to see more from Erin Lincoln.
Heather says, "Summer vacation means traveling of some kind for most of us. Our family is very into camping and we kicked off our summer with a trip to northern Minnesota. The travel themed pieces of the Monthly Moments: July collection were perfect for building a mini book to document our weekend. I hope you are inspired to put together an album or some layouts of your own from your travels so that you and your loved ones can look back at the memories that you made. Even though our trip wasn't that long ago, I already hear "remember when we did that?" as my family paged through the book."
CLICK HERE to see more from Heather Nichols.
Laura says, "Fun sentiments and graphic images make whipping up a quick card so simple with the Monthly Moments July stamp set! "
CLICK HERE to see more from Laura Bassen.
Laurie says, "With the amazing inspiration of these Monthly Moments paper pads, I have started the process of doing more scrapbooking. In the mean time, I love how I can make easy and fun cards, using the same tools. Come check out my all paper, no stamp card using this months paper!"
CLICK HERE to see more from Laurie Willison.
Maile says, "This months Monthly Moments collection couldn't be more perfect for such a festive month. My nephew celebrated his birthday earlier this week and the collection we are showcasing today came in handy when creating a very special card just for him. Hop on by and check it out!"
CLICK HERE to see more from Maile Belles.
Melissa says, "It’s time to pull out those stacks of vacation photos and memorabilia and set to work documenting those memories with the new Monthly Moments: July collection. This collection is perfectly suited for travel, vacations, campouts, visits to grandma’s house, and even stay-cations right at home. Wherever you’ve made memories, this fun collection is perfectly suited for you!"
CLICK HERE to see more from Melissa Phillips.
I hope you have enjoyed all these amazing creations that both the team and I have shared with you today! Are you excited to use these new items in your pocket scrapbooking? Or will you be making cards with today's new product introductions? We would love to hear your initial thoughts on everything we introduced! Please leave a comment on this post to tell us what you think of the new products and you will be eligible to win big!
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You have until 7am EST, July 13th to leave your comment and be eligible to win. Only one comment per person please. One randomly selected winner will be announced on our July Release Winners Page before noon EST the same day. Thank you for stopping by today and best of luck with the contest!
CLICK HERE to see more from Lizzie Jones.
CLICK HERE to see more from Melissa Bickford.
- STAMPS: Monthly Moments: July, Monthly Moments: Travel Plans, Wet Paint Alphabet, Big Ticket Additions, Get Lost (available July 15th) Label Basics, Library Ledge Years, Destination
- INK: Summer Sunrise, Aqua Mist, Berry Sorbet, True Black, VersaMark, Noir Palette
- PAPER: Stamper's Select White, Aqua Mist, Berry Sorbet Pattern Pack (stripes), Summer Sunrise Pattern Pack (bitty dot), Aqua Mist Pattern Pack (polka dots), vellum cardstock, clear cardstock
- OTHER: test tube (leftover from Shakers & Sprinkles Kit), white crochet thread, Taffy variegated twine, Bookprint Upper die, White Filigree Embossing Powder, Big Ticket Basics border die, United States dies, Monthly Moments: Journal Card 1 die, silver star sequins, white gel pen, Monthly Moments: July die, Polka Dot Parade Alphabet & Number dies, Sketched star die, Circle Scribbles die, Wet Paint Cuts II
- FINISHED SIZE: 3-7/8" x 2-7/8"