I totally took advantage of the buy 2 get 1 free Stampaganza special we have going on this month with Close to My Heart. That long list of stamps I had on my wish list got a lot shorter after June 1st :) Some of the cards I had been eyeing were the quick card stamps. I posted the video earlier in the month on the blog, but I hadn't had a chance to use them yet. This past weekend I had my chance. It just so happened that this week's challenge over at Heart 2 Heart was to make something with at least one ribbon on it. So, I got to play with my new Quick Card Butterfly stamp and use up some of my ribbon stash. Here's what I came up with.
The little 3x3 card I totally lifted from Lisa Stenz's project this month. She has some wonderful ideas. I loved it so much I knew I had to try it. I used Chocolate and Sunset ink on mine and the little "thank you" is from another A size stamp set, A Garden. While I was playing around with my butterfly I thought I would try the same idea on a bigger card. I used my trusty daubers again and carefully daubed on Chocolate, Indian Corn Blue, and Sunset inks, then stamped onto a Colonial White A2 size card from CTMH. The "Thank You" is from the stamp set 4 My Friend. I added some brown ribbon from my stash and there you have it, quick and simple.
I also had fun with the stamp set, New Arrival. I have a friend expecting and she had a shower last weekend. I had whipped up a card for the shower and I like how it turned out, so I made a few more. Hers was brown and pink, but I went ahead and made some blue and brown, too. Just in case there might be some little boys in the future.
Again, very simple cards, but I thought they turned out quite cute. The stamp was done in Cocoa Ink on Colonial White cardstock. The brown cardstock is Cocoa. The shades of blue and pink were some I had in my stash and I'm not quite sure what brand. I've had the ribbon for quite some time and when I found it I knew I wanted to use it, so I kind of designed my card around it. Very simple design, but it worked! They, too, fit the Heart 2 Heart challenge this week.
Remember you have until the end of June to take advantage of the Stampaganza, buy 2 get one free special. It's a perfect time to start whittling away at your wish list.
That's it for tonight. Thanks for stopping by. Come back by tomorrow and I'll have my #3 Studio J layout posted.