You may have arrived here via Kim's site, Stitchin n Stampin' On Paper. Weren't her projects using the Folk Flower Stencil great? If you are just joining the hop starting with my blog, you can continue from here to visit all 23 of the blogs on this blog hop. The hop continues through January 3, so be sure to make some time to sit back and enjoy all of the projects we're going to share with you!
My stop on the blog hop features the Well Scripted stamp set. It is available as the traditional wood-mount stamps (117072) as well as clear-mount stamps (118601) - something new from SU! I chose the clear-mount stamps for my projects, and I have to say, I really like them!
My first project is a scrapbook page. It started out as a 12x12 page which not only uses the Well Scripted stamp set, but some new paper and embellishments from the new Occasions mini, as well as new punches (the Scallop Trim corner punch comes from the Occasions mini catalog and the coordinating Scallop Trim border punch comes from the upcoming Sale-A-Bration catalog). I ended up participating in a scrapbooking swap over at Stampin' Addicts, so I scaled down the 12x12 to a 6x6 for the swap. I love the combination of colors in this project - Chocolate Chip, Taken with Teal, Rose Red, Old Olive, So Saffron, Pretty in Pink and Sahara Sand.
With Mother's Day coming up before you know it, I thought I'd create a card for my mom. This project features the beautiful Cottage Wall designer series paper (DSP) from the 2009-2010 Idea Book and Catalog and a Mojo Monday sketch gave me the inspiration I needed to make it. The DSP features Rich Razzleberry, Old Olive and Orchid Opulence. Once again I used the Scallop Trim corner and border punches. Old Olive 5/8" grosgrain ribbon with Rich Razzleberry polka-dot grosgrain ribbon on top adds some texture. The butterfly comes from one of my favorite sets, Great Friend. I used Ice Circle Brads to glitz up the butterflies.
I decided to pull out one of my favorite cards from earlier this year and rework it a little to use for my final project. Masculine cards are always a challenge for me. I didn't realize it until I was assembling the card that I had a deer on my 'Dear Father' card! The new sentiment completes the card much better than the original, in my opinion. This card uses the Nature Silhouettes stamp set and Sanded background stamp in addition to Well Scripted. I used a brayer to create the gradient background in the central image.
Thanks for visiting my stop on our blog hop! Next up is Heidi's site, RunningwScissorsStamper where she'll show you some cute projects featuring Something Sweet. Don't forget, you can come back and visit anytime!