01 May 2015

Thinking (in technicolor) outside the box...



Hi All! Welcome to the Rose Blossom Stamp Of The Month Blog Hop, featuring the May 2015 Stamp Of The Month: Just Sayin'. If you just hopped over from the so very talented Shelly Nemitz's blog, you're in the right place.


So let's get to it! The Just Sayin' stamp set is perfect for scrapbooking. Whether your style runs toward the traditional 12x12 inch layout or along the lines of pocket scrapbooking, the icons and sentiments in this set would be perfect embellishments to your layouts. Because it lends itself so well to scrapbooking, I thought I would use this stamp set to make a card. (It's just the way I roll...) Here's what I came up with:


I used a standard 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 inch card base cut from White Daisy cardstock. I then layered a piece of Thistle cardstock cut at 1/8 of an inch smaller than the base. The top layer is a piece of White Daisy cardstock cut at 1/8 of an inch smaller than the Thistle layer. 

The funky flower is made using the triangle stamp for petals, the circle stamp for the center, the banner stamp for the stem, and the square stamp for the grass. The petals are stamped in Thistle, Lagoon, and Sorbet Exclusive Inks. I stamped the center in Cotton Candy Exclusive Ink on a 1-inch round piece of White Daisy cardstock, which I then popped up with dimensional adhesive. The stem and the grass are both stamped in Pear Exclusive Ink, and the clouds are stamped in Crystal Blue Exclusive Ink

I stamped "Just Sayin'" in Thistle, again on White Daisy, and fussy cut around it. I added "Love Your Smile" from the Documenting Moments stamp set in Lagoon and Sorbet. I attached it to the stem and added a little bow of Thistle Diagonal Striped Ribbon for fun. I then added the whole thing to the Thistle cardstock layer.

Here are a couple of close ups:



And here's one more look at the card:


I hope you enjoyed this fun little project. Now hop on over and see what the lovely and talented Morgan Vogt has for your inspiration today. If you get lost along the way, here is a list of participants:

Kim {that's me!}




12 comments:

  1. That is such a fun card, and the design you made is so clever!

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  2. What a perfectly creative way to use this stamp set!

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  3. Super fun and oh so creative. Just like you to roll in the opposite direction too! Love that about your work Kim!

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  4. Just awesome! Love the bright colors too!

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  5. I am so glad that someone else saw clouds in that stamp set!! This card is bright and cheerful and the recipient will love it!!

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  6. When I read your title I just couldn't wait to scroll down to see what your created. Such a fun and whimsy in this card. I love it!

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  7. How clever are you?! Super cute and creative card. :)

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  8. Adorable card Kim....love how it is so bright and cheery. The sentiment is really cute, too....outside the box as well! Awesome!

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  9. OMGoodness, how creative, Kim! What a fun and funky flower design you made from that triangle stamp! And I love your clouds, too. Seriously creative! Now that is thinking out of the box!

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  10. Just sayin' ... I love these colors and this great idea. I stared at those triangles and saw a flower more than once but couldn't get it out of my head onto paper. I'm so happy that you made this. It's so CHEERFUL.

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  11. Hi Kim! I am inspired! Maybe now I will have a break this year (maybe, after I move??) I should get into this! Best wishes!! Sara RC

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