Saturday, August 1, 2015

August Stamp of the Month Blog Hop: FRAMED!

The August stamp of the month, Framed, is one of my favorite stamp sets!  I have had so much fun playing with this set that I don't even know where to begin.  You're going to find several ideas here, plus all along our monthly Stamp of the Month Blog Hop.  (If you're already hopping, then you should have arrived here from Terrie's blog.  You'll hop to see Michelle's project next.)
When I saw all the cool frames and sentiments in the Framed stamp set, I knew that I wanted to try to create a background with one of the frames.  This card was made especially for my brother, whose birthday is today!  (Happy birthday, Brian!!!)  I used a card sketch from Originals and started with stamping the frame with Glacier ink in the center of my Colonial White panel, and then I easily lined up the clear stamp to stamp again to the left and the right of the main frame.  I used the notches of the stamp to help me line up my stamping for the top and bottom rows.  Since I was using the Jackson paper pack, I stamped the birthday sentiment in Cocoa in the center and then accented it with Ocean sequins.  Finally, since he's learning to play the guitar, I embellished with the metal guitar from the Jackson assortment and tied it off with some chunky Glacier twine.
Click HERE for all the hop participants and their blogs.
I have a more feminine birthday card to share with you later this month, but today I wanted to include a recap of a few birthday cards I made with the August stamp of the month, Framed, that I have shared previously here on my blog in case you missed them.  This next one is a patriotic birthday card that I made for a Yankee Doodle Dandy of a friend on her Fourth of July birthday.  (Complete details HERE.)
Another friend just turned 17, so I made this fun card for her.  (Complete details HERE.)
Thanks for getting FRAMED with me!  To see the rest of the great FRAMED ideas, click to go to Michelle's blog next!

14 comments:

Michelle said...

Love your cards. The first one using the image as a background is great!

Maureen said...

Love both cards! Wonderful job!

Wendy K. said...

Love that last card!

Melissa Robinson said...

Love the random-stamping on the top card! It looks great!

Terrie Shortsleeve said...

Great cards!

Catherine Nowak said...

Great cards! I really like how you designed the background of the first card.

Traveling Bells said...

Aww, cute card that is just perfect for Brian. Great other cards, too. Lotsa fun ideas...

Alyson Mayo said...

I love the idea of using one of the frames as the background (first card) - very "out of the box"... and it looks awesome! The other two cards are also fabulous! Way to go :)

Lauren said...

Love what you did with the frame on the first card!

Joy said...

Cute cards! Love that stamped frame background on Brian's card. And the guitar, too!

Pam said...

Great cards Haley! Love how you used the frame on the first card!

Jean McNulty said...

Love them all!!!

Nikka Geers said...

Great cards

Brenda Lapp said...

Great cards. I love how you used a frame as a background stamp. That was totally off my radar. Great idea!

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