Wednesday, December 1, 2010

December Stamp of the Month - Amore

This  month, the Stamp of the Month is called Amore (D1145).  I made a simple card with this set for a party I did today.  You can use it for Valentines, or any other love-y occasion.

I used the Chocolate colored paper from Bella, but any paper that's Chocolate will do...even plain Chocolate card stock.  If you're using plain card stock, I would recommend sponging the edges with Chocolate Ink.  It just looks better...more finished.

For this card, I stamped the saying in Cocoa ink.  Also, the "Love" on the Chocolate paper is Cocoa.  I sponged Blush all around the small paper and the card base.

My favorite part of this card is the embellishments.  I used an itty bitty pearl from the Mocha Opaques pearls set at the top of the saying.  Plus, I put a bunch of Bitty Sparkles dotted around the frame.

I also put one inside the card - it's hard to tell from the picture, but the Bitty Sparkle adds a lot to the inside of the card. 

I plan on giving this card to my sweetie for Valentine's Day...that is if I can find it when the time comes! Oh, wait!  I can give it to him for our anniversary, which is this month.   Actually, I always feel like I'm cheating when I give him a hand made card.  It's like a baker giving his wife a loaf of bread as a gift.  You know, not that special, just an ordinary "work" thing.  Maybe I'll make him a mini-scrap book.  I know he likes that kind of stuff (even more than I do).

If you want to come and make this card - come to a card class this month!  I have just one - Friday, December 3 at 6:30.

Supplies Used:
Amore Stamp Set, D1445 (December Stamp of the Month)
Bella (Chocolate paper)
Blush Card Stock
Hollyhock Card Stock
Colonial White Card Stock
Blush Stamp Pad
Cocoa Stamp Pad
Round Sponge
Bitty Brads
Mocha Opaques
Chocolate Ribbon Rounds
Glue Dots (for the ribbon)



That is a very pretty card! I wish I could come over and make one with you!

Lisa Sargent

You can come over and make one with you live close by? Or you can get your own Stamp of the Month and make one for your self! Did you know the December special is "place a $20 order on my website and get a free $22.95 stamp set for free?" (Close To My Heart selects your free stamp set and includes it in your box.) :) You can always shop online at Thanks for looking!