Thursday, December 31, 2009

January SOTM Blog Hop

Happy New Year everyone! A new year means a new month, and that means it's time for another Close To My Heart blog hop! If you've come here from Barbra Otten's blog, you're on the right track. (And I hope my post measures up to her always spectacular work!) When you're ready to move on, the next stop is Brae Montgomery's blog.

I L-O-V-E this month's stamp set, as yet again we have a pretty versatile design. Yes, I know the sentiments are all "friendly", but these frames & such have a wide range of uses. You can see all 11 stamps up close by clicking here beginning January 1st!

I've chosen to show off this stamp set by combining it with the beautiful papers and stamps in Felicity, our special promotion for National Papercrafting Month. (Read on to the end of the post to find out more details on Felicity.)

First, I covered the front of my 4.25" x 5.5" card base with Barn Red textured CS and sponged the edges with Barn Red ink. Following sketch SC261 from Splitcoast Stampers, I designed my card front. I used the two Felicity papers that use the colors Sorbet, Barn Red, Desert Sand, and Chocolate for the two sections of the background in the sketch.

I stamped my chosen frame and sentiment in Barn Red on Sorbet CS, and distressed it using the black stubble texture tool with Desert Sand and Sorbet ink. I cut it out leaving a small border, and adhered it to the center of the card. Next, I stamped both sizes of flowers from the Felicity stamp set on Colonial White CS in Barn Red and Sorbet and distressed them. I cut them out, leaving a thin border on the large flower only. I adhered the flowers to the card front, popping up the center of the large flower and the Barn Red small flower with foam adhesive tape. I added (new!) Bitty Sparkles to the flower centers and the two frame corners (following the pattern from the stamp) to tie it all together.

Now you can either read on about Felicity, or hop along to Brae's Blog.

In celebration of National Papercrafting Month in January, we've created this versatile 12" x 12" Felicity Collection which includes 12 B&T Duos®, 6 new B&T die-cut papers, an exclusive D-size stamp set, and an artwork brochure filled with ideas to rev your creative engines! Featured colors include Autumn Terracotta, Sorbet, and Twilight.

There are 3 ways to get the exclusive Felicity Collection:
1. Add the Felicity Collection to your cart at the full retail price of $34.95
2. Place an order of $60 US / $70 CAN or more in stamp sets (A, B, C, D, and/or E-size) and get the Felicity Collection FREE! (Qualifying stamp purchases do not include Stamp of the Month, Art & Soul®, Workshops on the Go™, and customizable (K) stamp sets.) You'll be prompted to add your collection at checkout.
3. Place an order of $125 US / $145 CAN or more in Close To My Heart products and get the Felicity Collection FREE! You'll be prompted to add your collection at checkout.

This offer is available through January 31, 2010 or while supplies last.


  1. Lovin the Felicity influence on the cards. Great job!

  2. The sketch and papers work beautifully together!

  3. What a nice compliment Lori, thank you. Great card!

    Barbra Otten

  4. Pretty card - simple yet elegant.

  5. Soooo pretty! Wishing you the best in 2010!

  6. Beautiful card! I love your embellishments.

  7. loving the fact that Felicity is such a CUTE package! I agree the stamp sets are very versatile!

  8. I have got to break out the Felicity paper pack - this is a perfect match for this set!

  9. Felicity paper with this stampset is a BEAUTIFUL combination!!

  10. Pretty card with the felicity pack. Haven't broken mine out yet, will have to get to that this afternoon! Boy am I going to be busy trying out all these new projects I want to try!!

  11. nice card...the colors make it so "soft"...sweet.

  12. So pretty - love the flowers - TFS!


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