January Stamp-of-the-Month Blog Hop

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Happy New Year! Welcome to another blog hop featuring Close To My Heart’s Stamp-of-the-Month.  If you came here from Tammy’s blog, you’re on the right track.  If you’re starting here, don’t worry this hop is one big circle, so you’ll end up back here.  Curl up with a cup of tea or coffee and settle in to enjoy all the inspiration.  This month’s set is called True Friends and it’s beautiful.  It has lovely sentiments and frames, as well as the ever popular bracket and parenthesis.

I had fun working with this stamp set and some brand new products that are included in the Spring 2010 Idea Book.

This first card uses the new paper pack entitled Topstitch, our new Soft Suede Pinwheel flowers (that’s real stitching on them), new Bitty Sparkles (there’s now 100 of these cuties in their own package!) and chocolate  cardstock, ink and brad.  I inked the edges of all the paper, including the pinwheels.

For this card, I used the back of a piece of paper from Veranda, another new paper pack, as well as some juniper cardstock and cocoa cardstock, ink and ribbon .  This is a very simple card, but I think the paper adds so much to the design.  Both of these card patterns were taken from Wishes.
Now, you’re off to see Shannon’s beautiful work.
Happy Creating!

28 Responses

  1. Terrie in AZ

    Wow, I really like that back side of the Veranda paper…I think I’ll go check that out right now. Very classy card and your right, it is elegant that way.

  2. Haley D.

    Your cards are gorgeous! The bitty sparkles take the cake on the Topstitch card, and the elegant simplicity of this stamp set with the back of the Veranda paper is just lovely! Happy 2010!

  3. Sarah

    Krista they are both darling…I am in love with Topstitch!! Your circle card is darling.

  4. houseostamps

    So pretty! Can’t wait to play with the Topstitch paper myself. Really like the way you used the bitty sparkles on the frame.

  5. Jena

    Great cards – the circle one is my favorite! I love what you’ve created – TFS!