Friday, December 31, 2010

Stamp of the Month Blog Hop: January's "Find Your Style"


Happy New Year!!! Welcome to the first edition of the 2011 Stamp of the Month Blog Hop! We've got some surprises up our sleeves this year (starting next month) so be sure to come back at the beginning of each month, if not sooner. ;) You can start anywhere on the hop and follow it along its path. (If you're already hopping, you should have come from Nancy Brown's blog and you'll go to see what Carla Creates next.)

The January stamp of the month, Find Your Style, is so beautiful! I absolutely love the sentiment I featured here on my cards, and of course I had to pair it up with the beautiful bird. I used the "Out of the Box" technique so that it appears the bird is flying off the focal piece. To make the flourishes (that I hope give a little movement to the bird), I inked up the antennae only from the gorgeous butterfly stamp.

What do you think of the gorgeous paper? It's called "Wings," and is available as a "sneak peek" this month from the Spring/Summer Close To My Heart Idea Book, which will be released 2/1/11. Did you notice the pleated ribbon in Vineyard Berry and Juniper? It too is a sneak peek. The best of all is that you don't have to be a consultant to take advantage of the January "Inspirations" specials. (Scroll down if you'd like to learn more!) As a finishing touch, I added a Licorice Opaque self-adhesive pearl to the birds' eyes.

Thanks for checking out my cards. Now hop on over to see what Carla Creates next!

18 comments:

Cindy said...

What a great idea to use the butterfly antennae as a flourish! Pretty card... :o)

Nancy said...

Beautiful cards Haley.
How creative of you to use the Antenna from the butterfly!!!

Shirley said...

Great cards Haley!

Judy said...

Nice cards; I like how you cut the bird on the edge of your sentiment.

Tammy Lea Pinchard said...

Very nice!

Melinda said...

The bird does look like it is just flying off the page. Love the cards.

Wendy Coffman said...

Love the bird embellished corner - sweet!

Adeline E. Brill said...

Beautiful cards - checked out your snow day pics as well - I sure do miss them.....

Helen Onulak said...

Great idea to cut away the corner of the box to make the bird SOAR! Great job!

Krista Ritskes said...

So pretty! Love that ribbon.

Traveling Bells said...

Wings? Soaring...flying...I'm in trouble for sure...

Carla said...

Great cards Haley! Very pretty!

Closet Stamper said...

Great cards love the idea of segregating the antenna!

Joy said...

Beautiful cards!

Debbie Carriere said...

Love how you cut out the bird & used the antennae! Beautiful work!

Laurie said...

Love the idea of using the antenna as a flourish - pretty cards!

Katy said...

Love how you cut out the bird on the corners!!! Great cards!

Kathleen said...

Oh my gosh I did see that you used the butterfly antennaes as a flourish! Beautiful cards!!

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