Monday, October 24, 2011

Monday Motivations - 12 November SOTM cards!

So I sat down Friday night to stamp up a quick card for my team meeting tonight. I had already done a couple of projects with this adorable calendar-y stamp set (still coming up this week!), but I had yet to make a card with it. I stared at the stamp set. I turned it upside down. I had some more tea. I still couldn't decide how to use it. I worked on my Christmas tree (coming later this week!). I rolled roses for my bathroom wreath (coming later as well!) I just couldn't get going...and why? It's so cute! Then, finally, the ten o'clock inspiration hit. Something about burning the midnight oil that gets my stamping juices going I guess. Once I got going, I couldn't stop. TWELVE cards later, I finally put that stamp set to bed.

I did a series of cards, one for each month of the year using the November SOTM and the cricut Art Philosophy cartridge, plus some of the textures from that adorable little stamp set from the Elemental Scrapbook WOTG kit we just did. I love the stitch stamp in that set! All the cards are similar, but unique. Some are holiday themed, some are more general, so you could whip up the August cupcake card for any month of the year that you need a birthday card for example, just sub in the month for the birthday you need to celebrate! Each one is embellished with a little 1" Cricut image, often layered and stamped with textures. The only embellishment is Glitter Glitz Gel. My favorites include the butterfly on April's card (made with 3 layers of butterfly to give the wings spring and action), May's 3-D teensy tiny 3D flowers, and the super fast and adorable Christmas card, which is also the one that my team will be making tonight!

Here's a slideshow of all the cards - enjoy!

This post is shared on the H2H Challenges site: It's All in the Numbers Challenge


Haley D. said...

Such cheery and fun cards! Thanks for playing by the numbers @ H2H!

The Paper Princess. . . Michelle Auten said...

Love, love, love these cards!! I've found this set difficult to work with, too, but you've given me some great ideas!! Thanks for playing with us at H2H!!

Tammy said...

Wow! How fun are these cards! This is such a fun idea and would make a great gift set. Congratulations on your Heart-2-Heart Top Ten placement!


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