Tuesday, May 31, 2011

June Stamp of the Month Bloghop

Welcome to the June Stamp of the Month Bloghop!  I love the Stamp of the Month this month, it's called Jubilation - and has everything you need the whole year through.  The bloghop is a big circle, and you click from one blog to the next to see what kind of inspiration you can get from each of the 55 consultants who are participating in the hop.  It's fun and I always get great ideas from it.  I hope you do, too!

In case you haven't seen it yet - Jubilation looks like this.  It's got everything!

The big circles in the stamp set will fit nicely inside the 1 1/4" circle punch that Close To My Heart makes, if that helps for you to know how big the images are.

If you've arrived here from {Melinda Everitt's blog}, welcome!  

My first card was inspired by one created by Karen Pedersen.  She's amazingly talented.  I love how you could make a zillion of these really easily.  I used two different sized Licorice Opaques on the flowers (also Karen's idea).

I used Hollyhock ink and card stock.  (Love that 'matchy-matchy' thing!!!) 

Then I turned the card sideways  -- you know, I can't resist an opportunity to make more flower cards -- and this time I used Spring Iris.

Here's a close up of the black pearls:

Supplies Used:
Jubilation (SOTM) (D1457, $22.95)
Flower Pot (D1409, $22.95)
Hollyhock Ink & Card Stock OR Spring Iris Ink & Card Stock
Black Stamp Pad (Z2105, $5.25)
Black Marker (Z2305, $2.95)
Licorice Opaques (Z1335, $2.95)

I know it's only (almost) summer time, but I like leaves, too...so here's a card using the leaf in this set.  And the pattern is straight out of the Originals Card Confidence program.  Love it!  :)

If you're planning on mailing your cards, perhaps the Opaques (pearls) are not the best choice.  You could use a brad (withstands mailing better) or just use a brand new eraser on the top of a pencil to stamp perfect little circles on your card.

Supplies Used:
Jubilation (SOTM) (D1457, $22.95)
Olivia Paper Pack (X7128B, $12.95)
Barn Red Card Stock (included in Olivia)
Autumn Terracotta Stamp Pad (Z2101, $5.25)
Barn Red Stamp Pad (to edge the squares) (Z2304, $5.25)
Sponge Daubers (LOVE 'EM!) (Z726, $3.95 for 3 daubers)
Mocha Opaques (Z1333, $2.95 for 108 gems)

Sanding Kit (to distress; I used the finest grit) (Z1294, $3.50)

And last but not least, I made this card with the Sweetheart Paper Pack:

The square in the middle is hiding a secret -- it unfolds.  I attached the circle with a small piece of foam mounting tape under the bottom half of the circle.  The top flap slips under the circle and keeps it in place.

Surprise!  Cupcakes (my fav!)

Supplies Used:
Jubilation (SOTM) (D1457, $22.95)
Piece of Cake (D1407, $22.95)
Sweetheart paper pack (X7134B, $12.95)
Cotton Candy Card Stock (in Sweetheart Pack)
Pink Collection Designer Ribbon (Z1384, $7.95)
Grey Wool Stamp Pad (Z2125, $5.25)
Sky Marker (Z2394, $2.95)
Baby Pink Marker (Z2302, $2.95)
Cotton Candy Marker (Z2393, $2.95)
Sunny Yellow Marker (Z2352, $2.95)
Key Lime Marker (Z2331, $2.95)

It might be a little too much pink -- I may continue to play with the colors -- but I love the cupcakes!

Don't forget, you can only get the June Stamp of the Month during June!  You can order it, get a discount, or even get it for free with your qualifying order!  And while you're at it, don't forget to check out the While Supplies Last section where you can get screamin' deals on great stuff like embellishments, ribbons and other fun accessories!

Now you can HOP on over to {Jill Lucas' blog} to see what she has created for you.  Come back and visit some time during the month - I post art regularly.