Saturday, August 1, 2015

Card Workshop With Framed SOTM

Hello and welcome to the August Stamp of the Month blog hop! I'm super excited to see everyone's posts this month because we all have some brand spankin' new products available to use with these versatile stamps.  If you've come  here from  Pam Trostle's blog, or if you're just starting out, you're in the right place. Just hop around the circle until you get back to where you started.

I had a lot of fun with this set of 12 stamps, and I didn't even use all of them. I have a feeling that most of my fellow consultants are using the new Zoe line this month, but I chose to focus on our new Cricut cartridge and one of the gorgeous new colors of cardstock that now comes in the Cricut collection. I used them along with a few existing accessories and the Wishes how-to book to make a beautiful set of 8 cards. I used one of the workshops in the book, but only made one of each card design instead of two.

Isn't that new Peacock cardstock gorgeous? I paired it with Lagoon CS and ink, black ink, and the Quatrefoil embossing folder for this card. I love how beautiful simple cards can be! I used some Thin 3-D Foam Tape on the central design, making it super easy to mail.

NOTE: While the new cardstock colors (8 of them all together!) are available as part of the Cricut Artistry Collection now, they are not available for separate purchase until September 1.  Coordinating ink pads are also not available until September 1.

For this card, I stamped the base with an image from one of the stamp sets that comes in the  Artistry Cricut collection. I used Lagoon ink and second generation stamping. I also added some Silver Shimmer Trim.

For this card, I used the Dot embossing folder and sanded the raised dots with the sanding block.  I used the frame stamp to make a background on my center panel. I used small Aqua Dots in the corners of the center panel.

For this card, I used the Chevron embossing folder. This time, I only lightly sanded the raised lines for a distressed look. The sentiment panel is again popped up on Thin 3-D Foam Tape.

Another card using the Quatrefoil embossing folder and Silver Shimmer Trim.

I again used the Dots embossing folder for this card, and layered Silver Shimmer Trim under the narrow strip of Lagoon CS.

This gorgeous Christmas card is my favorite! I love the alternative color scheme. I used the Damask embossing folder and Silver Shimmer Trim. Definitely a case of less is more.

This card shows you can make a card with impact even with scraps. I used the Chevron embossing folder and Silver Shimmer Trim. I popped the sentiment up with Thin 3-D Foam Tape and added some Aqua Dots for interest.

Click on the pic to see it bigger!

Here they are all together. This would make a fun gift set in any color, or an easy addition to your home card "store". You can make it on your own using the workshop in the Wishes how-to book, or if you live in my service area* I would be happy to teach this to your group!

If you would like to shop, the links below open in a new window so you can continue with the hop right here. Remember, when you spend at least $50 you can get this terrific stamp set for only $5 - don't forget to add it to your cart! When you're ready to move along, let's go see what Carol Horton has created this month.

*My "typical" service area covers most of Chicagoland, as well as the I-55 corridor to Bloomington and the I-80 corridor west to the Quad Cities area. I am also happy to visit NE Indiana, or other areas within approximately 60 miles of the 60442 zip code. Not sure if I can visit you? Just ask!

Framed - August Stamp of the Month
Artistry Cricut Collection
Stamp pads in Lagoon and Black
Sponge Daubers
Silver Shimmer Trim
Aqua Dots
Embossing Folders
Wishes How-To Book
Thin 3-D Foam Tape


  1. Lori,
    I love your cards. Can't decide which is my fav, they are all beautiful.

  2. Gorgeous cards, I especially like the first two!

  3. These colors are PERFECT together!! I paired up the Peacock & lagoon too! Can't wait to create more with these new shades! :)

  4. What an awesome set of cards! Love the wavy frame and polka dot embossed card. It almost feels like ocean waves!

  5. My fave here is the torn paper Birthday card - but they are all nice:)

  6. Great colors...LOVE them ALL!

  7. Oh my goodness Lori, I LOVE your cards!! Love all your uses with the embossing folders! I haven't even opened the cardstock that came with the Artistry cartridge yet, but I can tell I already love the Peacock colors!

  8. Nice, you made a great set of cards! I like it

  9. Great collection of cards. I love the simple, yet beautiful color palette you used.

  10. Really like your choice of colors, and use of the embossing folders.


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