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Sunday, February 28, 2010

March Stamp of the Month Blog Hop

Hi Welcome Stamp of the Month blog hoppers. You probably came here from Kristie Herdener's blog.

I have created a card using the word "Thanks" and "for everything" from the March Stamp of the Month, "A Little Everything" (D1408) which is available only during the month of March. You can earn it Free with $100 purchase, or for a reduced price.

I stamped the words first in Versamark (z891) clear ink and immediately in Juniper (z2167) ink. Then I embossed using Clear Detail embossing powder(z821). I love the effect the clear embossing gives the cards. The swirls are cut out of chocolate cardstock (x5643) and layered over the B&T pattern paper from the Creative Basics Veranda Collection (X5809). This is layered over Juniper cardstock (x5752). I also used a sponge dauber (z726) to ink the edges of all the papers using chocolate (z2111) ink. The bow is the Dotted Swiss from the Ribbon Rounds Chocolate collection (z1126). The chocolate cardstock background was embossed using the Swiss Dots embossing folder from Cuttlebug and sanded (z194) to remove the chocolate and reveal the white core. The entire card front is adhered to a Colonial White cardbase (x1410). All items used (except the Cuttlebug folder)can be purchased from me via my website or by directly emailing me
March SOTM

Now, hop on over to
Lori Leng's blog to see what she has created for you.


  1. Nice colors and lots or work in this card. Good job!

  2. I love the swirls on your card- nice job!

  3. I love the way you made the cardstock match the ribbon...very cute!!

  4. Great job Carol! I love how your "dots" theme carries over from your paper to your ribbon even - just beautiful!


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