The August stamp of the month, It's Your Day, features 26 stamps to celebrate your special day. From here, hop on over to Nona's blog, or go to Jena's to start at the beginning and work your way through. Don't worry if you don't have time to hit them all this weekend; they'll be permanently linked here.
If you'd like to learn more about stamping or would like to purchase this stamp set and don't already have a CTMH consultant, just let me know! Also, if you're in the area, I'm teaching a "birthday party" card and gift bag class on 8/23 using this fun birthday set. (You can read more about it here.)
My first "stample" uses the Tinkerin' paper pack and follows the Wishes sketch, "Just Right." The original sketch is designed for a 4.5"x4.5" card, but mine is a 4" sidefold square. The colors are Clover Meadow, Twilight, Sunny Yellow, and Sunflower.
The next card also follows a Wishes sketch ("Noteworthy"). I love this 4-3/4"x3" card size! I was trying for a more masculine look by using the presents and the Moon Doggie paper pack. The crocheted ribbon is maybe too girly but I like it. To make the faux stitching, I just used one of the invitation stamps but left off the word "For." For the Cranberry present, I cut off the edge of the stamped image to make a narrower package. (The Garden Green present is the actual entire stamped image.) I also cut those two out of scrap paper and glued them on the focal image to add a little dimension.
If you've followed my blog for a while then you've already seen my last card. I made it for my DD's birthday in June. It too follows a Wishes sketch called "On the Edge." Have I told you how much I love this book of
sketches?!? This standard-size card uses the Boom-di-Ada paper pack in Hollyhock, Sweet Leaf, Autumn Terracotta, and Barn Red. I would have never come up w/this combo on my own, but I love how it looks. DD was pretty pleased too! Do the two candles look like an 11 to you?
As always, thanks for stopping by! I'll be posting more artwork featuring the August stamp of the month (from my virtual swappers group), so swing back by.