Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Jump On It July Blog Hop

Have you heard about Close To My Heart's amazing offer this month?  The Jump On It July allows you to get the July stamp of the month or any of the exclusive hostess-only stamp sets for only $5 with a minimum qualifying purchase!  My Stamp of the Month Blog Hop group wanted to share some ideas with the cool hostess stamps that are available this month to anyone, and of course I had to join in the fun.  (If you've already hopping, you've probably come here from Catherine's blog.  From here, you'll visit Lori next.)
 When I saw the Paper Bird exclusive hostess-only stamp set in the current Seasonal Expressions supplement, I knew I had to have this set!  My first card uses the lovely butterfly and Blossom paper pack, plus Lagoon and Sunset ink.  This card sketch comes from the Make It From Your Heart, Vol. 2 how-to guide.  I embellished it with Boardwalk washi tape, sparkles flourishes, Coral sequins, and teal and white shimmer trim.
My second card uses the bird image from the Paper Bird set along with the Seaside paper pack on a Kraft card base.  To give the bird more dimension, I stamped it a second time with Desert Sand ink on a scrap of Colonial White card stock and then cut out the wing to attach it to the Glacier bird base.  I thought that the Ocean sequin for the eye was a cute touch.  (I hope you don't think it's creepy!)  I embellished the card with gold polka dot washi tape, Boardwalk washi tape, and Glacier thick twine.
My third card has already been featured on my blog, but I wanted to bring it back to share with you in case you missed it.  This time the butterfly is paired with lots of washi tape (Lagoon hearts and Honey triangles) plus shimmer trim.  To give the wings their extra dimension, I stamped the butterfly in black on the card front and then again onto a piece of B&T from the Chalk It Up paper pack and then a third time onto Honey card stock.  It was pretty easy to cut out the pieces and attach the wings close to the body.

Thanks for hopping by and checking out my cards with the Paper Bird stamp set.  I appreciate all of your comments and would love to know which card you like best.  Be sure to Jump On It July!  Visit LORI's blog next to see more great ideas.
Click HERE for all the hop participants and their blogs.


  1. I just love these cards--especially the bling!!

  2. Very nice cards - love all your different washi tapes uses!

  3. Very nice use of this stamp set!

  4. Cute, cute, cute ... I like all of them!

  5. Sweet cards, love this stamp set and your cards are amazing. The first one is my favorite.

  6. I love all of your cards! The rhinestone trail is great in the first one and I also like the patten paper butterfly.

  7. Beautiful cards, Haley! I've been wanting to use this stamp set...but haven't had to chance yet! =)
    The Leaf Studio

  8. Love, love these! Especially with that bling. Woot!!!


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