Wednesday, April 30, 2014

You've Got a Friend - May Stamp of the Month Blog Hop

Hello and welcome to our May stamp of the month blog hop! If you've arrived here from Michelle Stewart's blog, or if you're just starting out, you're in the right place.  In case you get lost along the way, I have a list of all the participants right here.

This month's stamp set contain 5 unique images that are just crying out to make cards. Of course, most of them would also be a great addition to a scrapbook layout as well.  I chose to make notecards with mine, and for today I decided to do something different for me; there is NO patterned paper on these. I used patterns from our Wishes how-to book for all three cards. Check them out:

May means we are finally nearing the end of the school year, so I started with a card for a teacher. I stamped the image with Outdoor Denim on both Sky and Pacifica cardstock, cut out the layers I wanted, and sponged with Pacifica ink. The Honey Triangles are Washi Tape, and the chevron pattern is made with our new Chevron Embossing Folder on Cranberry cardstock. After embossing, I sponged some Cranberry ink on the piece to really play up the depth.

Note: on the embossed piece, the blank area at the top is created by placing my paper all the way against the fold at the top of the folder.  If you want all pattern, you simply need to place your paper lower in the folder.

Here's another that I thought would be great for a teacher.  I stamped the image on Smoothie cardstock with Ruby ink and on Sweet Leaf cardstock with Topiary ink.  I then cut out the layers I wanted and sponged the leaf with Pear ink and the apple with Cranberry ink. I used Smoothie Stripe Washi Tape for the patterned strip on the end. The green patterned strip is Sweet Leaf cardstock embossed with our Quatrefoil Embossing Folder and sponged with Pear ink.

Finally, I created a card with the namesake stamp in the set. This phrase still reminds me of Toy Story so I used a "Woody" color scheme. The background pattern is created with one of the stamps from the Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge collection, and the tag is also cut with this cartridge.  I used Honey and Pacifica cardstock and ink, Cranberry ink, and Woodgrain Washi Tape. I added some twine to tie on the tag.

I hope you liked my ideas today. I also have a stunner 5x7 card, but I can't share it until later in the month because it's being published in Create magazine. Be sure to stop back later in the month (or subscribe by email or follow on Bloglovin') to see it!  Now, when you're ready we can go visit Sheila Bennett's blog and see what she came up with this month.

If you're ready to shop, here's the list of supplies I used:


  1. Wow! You have been busy. Cute cards!

  2. These are absolutely fabulous. Love them all.

  3. Love the colors and texture on the first card. All are great cards.

  4. Love them all but the first one is my fav - I love those two colors together!

  5. I keep singing that song from Toy Story in my head! Very cute cards.

  6. LOVE that top card! Cute cards!!!

  7. all of these are great! I really like all the washi tape and embossing!

  8. Nice cards. Like your use of the Washi and the embossing folders.


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