Thursday, December 31, 2009

Happy New Year!  wooooHOOO!!

And welcome to Close to My Heart's monthly Stamp of the Month (SOTM) Blog Hop! We have over 60 gals participating with dozens and dozens of great ideas to use January's Stamp of the Month, "True Friends".

I really love these label stamps. You can use them individually, stack them, cut them in half and use them as tags...etc, etc. etc.  And the 'friendship' sentiments are perfect for altered items, scrapbook pages, cards and more!

I decided to do something simple this time.  Using our brand new (gonna be hoarding it!) Veranda papers, I put together a quick card that could easily be duplicated.



I used Juniper ink to stamp the label on the top layer, with the sentiment stamped with Cocoa.  After cutting that out, I stamped a different label, using Cocoa ink, onto a second paper from the Veranda collection.  I used our foam tape to lift the top layer, then adhered it all to a circle, accented with Antique Copper Brads.  Wait til you see the new Antique Copper collection of metals in the new book!


I cut in half one of our brand new flowers (OMG- to DIE for!) and slipped it behind the element, then placed it all on a card base decorated with two other papers from the Veranda collection.  The Creme Brulee ribbon is slipped through an Antique Copper photo hanger, then gathered together, held in place with glue dots. 

You'll have all day January 1 to browse through the new Spring 2010 Idea Book!  Check out your consultant's website to view it, or see it
here. Want to own this Stamp of the Month yourself? Ask your consultant how, or e-mail me for details!


Now hop on over to my friend Amy's blog for some more ideas on using "True Friends"! 

See you next year!


Deb

21 comments:

Lori Miller said...

Pretty card!

Kimberly said...

This is a Beautiful card!

Pamela O'Connor said...

Love it! The layered images are a great idea.

Melissa Laverty said...

love this card. the gathered ribbon is great.

Terrie in AZ said...

I love the gathered ribbon and the flower "peeking" out from behind your layered images. Beautiful card!

Haley D. said...

Love how all the elements come together to make a beautiful card! Don't hoarde that Veranda paper; buy more! Happy 2010!

Krista Ritskes said...

Beautiful card! I love the ribbon technique.

Helen Onulak said...

How fun to layer two different frames! Veranda is quickly becoming my favorite paper. Very nice!

Wendy K. said...

I love the details on your card!

Jen said...

Love how you did the ribbons!!!

Laurie said...

Very pretty - love the pleated ribbon

Closet Stamper said...

Love all the dimension in your card!

Shirley said...

beautiful card - love the ribbon

Kathleen said...

So beautiful! I just love the way you did the ribbon on this!!

Cindy said...

I really like the double frames...so pretty!

Cibele Glazer said...

Gorgeous! I will have to scraplift this one. :) Happy New Year!!

Carla said...

Gorgeous card Deb! Especially the ribbon - so pretty!

houseostamps said...

WOWZERS! Great job. Love the flower & ribbon.

Nancy said...

Very Pretty!!!

Tammy Lea Pinchard said...

Very pretty! I like how you turned one of the stamps to use as a backdrop sort of piece.

Jena said...

What a gorgeous card - love what you did with the ribbon and the 'peeking' flower - TFS!