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Friday, August 17, 2012

August Stamp of the Month - Baroque Borders

Welcome to our August CTMH Stamp of the Month Blog Hop! Each month we will showcase the Stamp of the Month which can be purchased exclusively through a Close to My Heart Independent Consultant.

We're so excited to be doing this hop and we have a fabulous lineup with some very talented ladies. There will be lots of fun projects.

This month we will be showcasing the August Stamp of the Month "Baroque Borders". This stamp can be used in so many different ways and we hope to inspire you with our creations!

If you just happened to come to this blog, you should start at the beginning at Lucy's blog -

My project is a card for a upcoming wedding shower. I used the Baroque Border's Stamp of the Month for August. It can be yours for $5 if you spend $50 or more in August. Just click on the ‘Shop with me’ button on the sidebar of this blog. It's really a lovely stamp that has a lot of uses as either a primary stamp or a secondary or background stamp like I used it here. I used the Grey Wool Exclusive Inks to stamp it on both the front and back of the folding card with each of the large corner stamps in the stamp set. I also used a piece of scrap mottled paper with black to frame it for the square on top and used some black/white bakers twine to give it a little twist.
That's when I went digging for some bling to dress it up a little and found a Theresa Collins embellishment package and as soon as I put the dragonfly on the gray/black themed card, it totally popped it!! Then I went to my old standby of crystals to dress up the Baroque Borders stamp a bit.

Then I turned to the inside and back. For the message inside I chose a stamp of the month stamp set called The Best Things (a stamp from the Spring/Summer 2012 catalog) to make the inside message... I used some black to frame it and also some bitty's to dress it up a bit also. It's just amazing what a tiny bit o' bling with do to a card! I hope you love it as much as I do!

Materials Used:
S1208 Baroque Borders - August 2012 Stamp Of The Month My Acrylix stamp set
C1503 The Best Things My Acrylix stamp set
Z1750 Baker's Twine - Autumn Collection (black)
Z2125 Gray Wool My Exclusive Inks stamp pad (discontinued)
1386 Black Card Stock
X5929 Whisper Card Stock
Z1752 Sparkles Clear Assortment
Foam tape - 1/2 inch
ScoPal tape - 1/4 inch
Theresa Collins - dragonfly embellishment
Bittys - clear
Cricut@ Art Philosophy Cartridge pg 46 <shape3> @ 1.5" on black and 1.25" on whisper

The next stop on your blog hop fun is Amie.

Here is the list of all the talented consultants who are participating in this months blog hop:

Lucy ~
Darla ~
Judith ~
Carolyn Heniges
Amie Kiger ~
Pam Stewart -
Kindred Hearts -
Julia Hammond


  1. LOVE that dragonfly! Beautiful!

  2. I'm a sucker for dragonflies. Love it!! Great use of the grey and the stamp set. TFS

  3. Such a pretty card Carolyn! Love the extra touches you put into it - esp the bling :) TFS


  4. Cure card! I love the use of the dragonfly

  5. Gorgeous card I love the dragonfly!


  6. Ohhhhh . . . I love dragonflies and you are right, it pops amazingly. So gorgeous and creative. TFS