Sunday, May 12, 2013

May Stamp of the Month Blog Tour

Welcome to my blog and another RemARKable Stamp of the Month Blog Tour! This months featured stamp set is By the Tide. One of my favorites! I hope you enjoy my samples. Click on the box that says Next Blog at the end of my post which will take you to Anne Matasci's blog to view more samples. Enjoy the tour!

By the Tide Clear-Mount Stamp Set

By The Tide Clear-Mount Stamp Set 129120
Price: $19.95
Beautifully rendered and exquisitely detailed--who wouldn’t want to add this extravagant seven-piece set to their stamp collection? Makes a wonderful gift for ocean and nature-lovers. Coordinates with the 1" Circle Punch.
Set Quantity: 7

Happy Mother's Day to all of the mom's on the tour! This card is for my mother today! There are many different textures going on here. The seaweed or coral imagine - depends on what you want it to be! is heat embossed on the pool party cardstock using white ink and clear embossing powder. The crumb cake piece was embossed with the Woodgrain Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.

 After stamping the shell, I cut it out, scrunched it and formed it so that the shell stands out from the card adding interest. My mother loves to collect shells when she is at the beach so this card is perfect for her!

Supplies Used
Wonderful Mother stamp set
Whisper White cardstock
Pool Party Core'dinations Card Stock
Neutrals Designer Series Paper Stack
Pool Party, Calypso Coral , Whisper White Craft and Crumb Cake ink pads
Clear Embossing Powder
Pool Party Seam Binding Ribbon
Pearl Basic Jewels

 Favor box using the Two Tags Bigz Die for the Big Shot which is on the Retiring List : (

 I stamped the Seaweed image on the designer paper that is wrapped around the box. Do you notice the shell image on the flower? I stamped that on Creped Filter Paper that was punched using the 1-3/4" Scallop Punch. I layered about 5 punched pieces and held them together with a brad. Then it's just a matter of scrunching the paper to form a fluffy flower.

My family is gathering today for Mother's Day celebration and I will be giving each mother one of these little treat boxes. The chocolate by the way is Dove Dark Salted Caramel. Yum-O!

Supplies Used
Wonderful Mother stamp set
Two Tags Die
Pool Party Cardstock
Whisper White cardstock
Neutrals Designer Series Paper Stack
Creped Filter Paper
Calypso Coral ink and Bakers Twine
Crumb Cake ink

A simple yet striking design. I must say that the lobster reminds me of my childhood. I grew up by the water in Connecticut and we used to go out in our boat almost every weekend. My dad had lobster pots out in the water and I remember hoisting them up the side of the boat and waiting to see if there were any in there. Almost always there were and we would enjoy fresh lobster for our dinner! 

Supplies Used
Crumb Cake, Real Red, Night of Navy, Whisper White cardstock
Stripes Embossing Folder
1" and 1-1/4" Circle Punches
Night of Navy and Real Red ink

Supplies Used
Itty Bitty Banners stamp set
Crumb Cake, Not Quite Navy, More Mustard, Very Vanilla cardstock
Not Quite Navy, Crumb Cake ink
Natural Composition Specialty paper
Linen Thread

Click the image below to take you to Anne Matasci's blog. Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Wow, Debbie. Lots of great projects. Love the color combos and clever ideas!

  2. Great projects all, but the box is my fave. And not just because you put my fave chocolate in it either! :)

    1. Thanks Robin. I had a lot of fun making the little box.

  3. gorgeous color combinations on those first two projects, and I love that box too :)