Wednesday, February 29, 2012

March Stamp of the Month has POTENTIAL!

Welcome to our Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!  This month we are featuring "Potential", a set of 8 stamps.  Six of these stamps coordinate with the Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge.  If you have come here from Krista Ritskes blog you are on the right path!  The blog hop is a great big circle, so you can start here and work your way around.   If you get lost along the way, you'll find the complete list of participating consultant's HERE

Red Lines indicate stamps that coordinate with AP Cartridge

This month we have over 50 consultants sharing what they created with this month's beautiful stamp.  Following the hop is easy, just click on the link for the next blog at the end of each post! Have fun hopping!

I created three cards with this stamp using Florentine paper pack (X7153B).   I love this paper so much I had to get two packs!  I thought Florentine was just perfect for this stamp!  Here are my three cards. Keep scrolling down, I will also show each one separately.


First my favorite of the three....

This is a 4 1/2 x 4 1/2 square card.  I used Olive cardstock to mat my papers.  I LOVE the stripe paper from this pack.  I used the smaller flourish (pictured above) to create my center flower.  Each time I stamped the flourish, I stamped on top of the left tip angling the stamp to form 'petals'.  I used ribbon from the Cocoa Designer Ribbon Collection (Z1316) and a button from the Bohemian Assortment (Z1687).


This card is a 5x7 card.  I used my Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge to cut the circle and then stamped with Cocoa ink.  I cut another circle just 1/4" larger from Twilight cardstock.  I added Mocha Opaque Adhesive Gems (Z1333).  The wide cocoa ribbon is also from the Cocoa Designer Ribbon Collection.


The idea for this 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 card came to me one night as I was getting ready for bed.  (That happens to me all the time - and then I worry about remembering it the next day!)  Again, I used the Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge to cut the circle for the stamp image in the center.  I centered it on top of 2 flourishes that I stamped directly on the paper.  My "Together" banner is adhered across the larger flourish.  And here, I used more of the Cocoa Designer Ribbon Collection! 

REMEMBER! This stamp is available only from March 1 - March 31 for just $5 when you purchase $50 or more in Close To My Heart products!  

Thank you for stopping by!  Now hop on along to Leanne Dudley's blog to see what she has created!

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11 comments :

  1. OOOHHH very cute! Love all your cards! love how you made a circle with the swirl stamp!

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  2. Beautiful cards Gina! I love seeing your work! And the flower made from the flourish is so creative!

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  3. Gina! I love all three of your cards, but your card using the flourish as a flower is STUNNING!!!! LOVE it! :)
    ~doreen at whereisyourhappyplace.blogspot.com

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  4. Your favorite is also mine. What a great idea. These cards have been saved to my inspiration folder

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  5. Your cards are beautiful! I really like the one you created with the flourish made into a flower. =) Great job!

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  6. Love all three cards but my favorite is the 2nd one!

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  7. I like them all especially the 2nd one.

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  8. Love all three of them, but especially the second one. I really love this stamp set with Florentine. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  9. Such pretty cards! Second one gets my vote

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  10. Beautiful cards Gina!!! What a variety of ways to use this stamp set! :) Thanks for sharing!

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