Wednesday, November 30, 2011

December Stamp Of The Month Blog Hop

Welcome to our Stamp of the Month Blog Hop highlighting this month's stamp set, "Mad About You".  This stamp set allows for some great versatility so hop with us and see what creativity we have to share with you!

If you have arrived here from Kim's blog, you are on the right track! So... let's get started!

December first happens to be my wedding anniversary, so this stamp set worked REALLY well for me!  I can see myself using this set for all kinds of things, though.  I really enjoyed it, and it goes really well with my very favorite tool, the Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge!!!  I really don't know if I will ever do another project again without utilizing this cartridge.

So, here is my hubby's anniversary card!  I hope he likes it.  :o)  I used LOTS of different cuts from the Cricut cartridge.  It makes designing a card so much fun!!!  Especially since I really love having a very dimensional card!
Check out the heart!!!  It works perfectly with a heart box from Art Philosophy!!!  Isn't that great?! 

These flowers were fabulous, and easy!  I don't know if you can see the sheen on the flowers, but I sprayed them with the spray pen full of a mixture of water, Pearl Paint and Desert Sand re-inker.  It gives an antique gold sort of glimmer!

So, can you tell I like the tattered look?  :o)  The tickets were sprayed, crinkled, and distressed, too.  Just like the flowers!!!  So...this isn't a card that would fit in a conventional envelope.  I guess I'll just have to put it in a gift bag.  LOL  Though, I just had a thought that it would be fun to slip a gift card into the heart, too, along with the tickets.  I think I'll do that!!!  I'll surprise him with an i-tunes gift card.  Hehe!!!

Here's my supply list:
  • Cricut Art Philosophy Collection (Z1686)
  • Roxie Level 2 Paper Pack (X7140B)
  • Mad About You My Acrlix Stamp Set (S1112)
  • Rhinestone Designer Brads (Z1360)
  • Shimmer Designer Brads (Z1349)
  • Mocha Opaques Adhesive Gems (Z1333)
  • Spring Blossom Paper Shapes (Z1266)
  • Spray Pen (Z1380)
  • Create-a-Shade Pearl Paint (Z1039)
  • Inks: Black, Desert Sand, and Tulip
  • Re-inker: Desert Sand

Thank you for taking the time to stop by... I hope you enjoyed the card!

Now hop on over to Melissa's blog where you will find another inspirational use of this stamp set!


  1. Oh ya! He's going to love this card and that you put so much time into it. Fabulous!