Thursday, June 11, 2015

OSAT Blog Hop - Happy Father's Day

Welcome to the One Stamp At a Time Blog Hop for June - Father's Day!  I hope you enjoyed the marvelous projects by the wonderful, Darla, who just happens to be my upline & friend and enjoy the rest of the blogs along the hop!  

My Dad was my inspiration for my projects this month!  He loves trees, green, and he likes to read.  I incorporated all these into my card and project!   

Here is the card I created for Father's Day.....

Happy Father's Day tree card

I used the new in color from Stampin' Up! called Tip Top Taupe as the card base.  The background is Mossy Meadow stamped on the same color cardstock and is accented with a little burlapy ribbon.  I stamped the Lovely as a Tree image on watercolor paper in Memento Black ink followed by watercoloring in Mossy Meadow and Early Espresso.  I wanted the Happy Father's Day a little different than it actually stamps, so after stamping I just cut out the words and adhered with Stampin Dimensionals.  I think my Dad will love this card!

The project is always a challenge to come up with every month, but I was inspired by James doing a bookmark gift set last month.  I decided to do something similar, but yet different with my own design.
Dad bookmarks

Mine is a set of three bookmarks because my Dad is never ever reading just one book!  I wanted to tie the bookmarks into the card, so I used Lovely as a Tree stamps again and I love the "Dad" stamp from the Guy Greetings stamp set.  Tip Top Taupe and Mossy Meadow were also used again with an accent of Early Espresso ribbon.  There's a sleeve to package the bookmarks that was made out of Whisper White that you can see in the photo below.
Happy Father's Day card, Dad bookmarks & sleeve

I had a lot of fun coming up with the card and bookmarks this month and am looking forward to giving them to my Dad for Father's Day!  

The next stop in our blog hop is the very talented Elizabeth!

Justin Krieger -

Andrea Tracy-Tucker --

Darla Roberts --

Megan Thompson --

Elizabeth Jeanne Thatcher --

Wynne Grob --

Debra Vance --

Marisa Gunn --

Holly Stene --

AJ Bodine --

Andrea Pancrazio --

Maggie Mata --

Kim Smith --

Tina Riddle --

Martie Pollard --

Diane Squires --

Lori Mueller --

James Weber --

Ginger Pelfrey --

List of materials for the card.....

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List of materials for the bookmarks and sleeve.....

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Monday, June 1, 2015

Elegant Butterfly Birthday Cards

I recently received an Etsy order for some butterfly birthday cards, and they were interested in a variety of colors as they wanted 6 cards.  It is amazing to me how much just a color change will make the cards look different and fun!  I don't make the same card in different colors enough, but I think this will be a goal going forward. These aren't the greatest photos, but it was dark outside by the time I finished them and needed to get them packaged up. 

Here's the basic supplies I used on the cards.  The butterflies, base cardstock, and honeycomb are in the colors below.  The fern was stamped in Old Olive.
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