Sunday, April 14, 2013

Stamp of the Month Blog Tour: April

It's that time of the month for the Stamp of the Month blog Tour! This tour features the stamp set Secret Garden, a beautiful flower set that has coordinating Framelits  making it easy to stamp and cut out the flowers! Enjoy the tour and my designs!

Coordinating Secret Garden Stamp Set + Secret Garden Framelits = two products at a 15% savings!

 Simply stamped with ribbon accent
Colors - Crumb Cake, Baja Breeze, Whisper White

This is a joy fold card design
Base cardstock is 4-1/4"x 8 scored at 2-1/2, Baja Breeze ( blue ) piece is 3x8 scored at 4", 2-3/4 x 4 designer paper for front flap, 4 x 5-1/4 designer paper for inside card, 2-3/4 x 4 piece of Whisper White for outside flap and inside of card. 
Colors and supplies - Certainly Celery, Baja Breeze, Whisper White, Twitterpated Designer Series Paper, Petite Pairs Stamp Set

 Here I used the Flower Garden Embossing Folder on Pool Party Core'dinations cardstock. The Core'dinations stock is sandable for an antiqued, distressed look and has texture on one side and smooth on the other. The inside layer is white. When embossed with a folder, the white layer shows through. I did very little sanding. 
I stamped my flower image, cut them randomly and placed them over the embossed image. I LOVE the look of this card! 
Colors and Supplies - Whisper White, Pool Party, Whisper White Organza Ribbon, Thoughts of You stamp set

Jazz up a plain paper bag 

I made the top by cutting a piece of Crumb Cake stock 8-1/2 x 8 ( my bag is 8" wide ) I used the Adorning Accents Framelit to cut the scalloped edge - I did have to cut three times, then embossed using the Stripes Embossing Folder. To get the slit on top to put over the handles I used the Word Window Punch. 
Colors and Supplies - Crumb Cake, Gumball Green, Perfect Plum, Taffeta Ribbon, bag from Target

I made this card to go with the bag but decided that the cardstock did not coordinate like I wanted. I can use the card another time. The For You in the center of the flower is from the A Round Array Stamp stamp set which will be in the new 2013-2014 Stampin' Up! Catalog but is offered now. 

Just a fun little 3x3 gift tag!
Colors - Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight, Lucky Limeade

Thanks for stopping by, you are now off to Anne Matasci's blog.


  1. Fabulous projects this week! So many great ideas! I especially love the gift bag!

  2. Great projects....lovin' that fab purple bag!!!