Friday, December 31, 2010

Find Your Style - January Stamp of the Month 2011 Blog Hop

Pin It Happy New Year!  January brings all kinds of exciting things for Close to My Heart - The New January Inspirations book AND the January Stamp of the Month!  Be sure to check them out! 

Each month I participate in a Stamp of the Month Blog Hop that features the special stamp that is only available that month.  Using the links provided, you hop from blog to blog viewing over 50 ideas using that stamp set.  If you came here from Wanda Riley's Blog then you are on the right track. If you get lost along the way, you can view the list of Close to My Heart participants here.  You will find the next link at the end of this post.

Now onto the set and my card.  I LOVE LOVE LOVE this set (can you tell I like it?)!  The butterfly is very condusive to SO many techniques and I'm excited about using a very special paper with the sewing form image that you'll see below.  Here is what the stamp set looks like:

And here is my card:
D1452 Find Your Style January Stamp of the Month
Baby Pink Cardstock
White Daisy Cardstock
Black Cardstock
Bamboo Cardstock
Juniper Cardstock
Black Ink Pad
Bamboo Ink Pad
Basic Buttons
Black Waxy Flax
Sanding Block
White Grosgrain Ribbon 5/8"
Foam Tape
An old dress pattern from my mom's sewing table.  :o)
All products can be purchased on my website or on your consultant's website.

  • The card is 4 1/4" x 5 1/2", but is cut vertically so the fold is at the top and is tall rather than wide
  • I sanded the Baby Pink and Juniper cardstock to give it an antique look
  • The dress form and the word "Beautiful" are stamped with black cardstock onto Bamboo cardstock
  • I made a tag out of the Bamboo cardstock and added a punched circle to the top to give it an authentic look
  • The top edges of the tag are snipped with scissors to make it look more like an actual tag
  • I scraped the edges of the tag with Bamboo ink to give it a worn feel
  • Yes, the pleated paper IS an old dress pattern (thanks for digging through your sewing drawer Mom!).  I torn it slightly shorter than the white cardstock, added adhesive to the cardstock, and pleated the pattern paper and I stuck it to the cardstock
Let me know if you have any questions and I'd love to read your comments.  Thanks!

Now hop on over to Jody Gustafson's blog for more amazing ideas!
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Laurel said...

Gorgeous card!

Cindy said...

Love the dress form on the tag...perfect combo!

Haley D. said...

Fabulous card! I too like the dress form on the tag. What is the pleated paper? It reminds me of an old sewing pattern.

Shirley said...


Tammy Lea Pinchard said...

Love the vintage look of these!

Helen Onulak said...

Wonderful use of an old sewing pattern - opens a whole new world of possibilities for this stamp set. Thanks for the inspiration!

Krista Ritskes said...

Gorgeous! Love it.

Carla said...

I love your card!! Gorgeous!!

Dawn said...

You are so creative! This is a wonderful stamp set for adding found elements into the supplies.

Closet Stamper said...

Cute card! I love taking a pattern and incorporating it into the layout.

Tonya W said...

Great use of colors --- I love the baby pink with the juniper --- GORGEOUS!!!!!

Laurie said...

Love all of the elements on your card - so pretty!

Katy said...

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the old dress pattern!!!

Diana said...

LOVE your card!