Wednesday, April 30, 2014

May SOTM - You've Got A Friend

Welcome to the May Stamp of the Month (SOTM)
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I made one card and one project this month:

Here is the card I made this month:
This card is a quick one.  I cut the leaves out using the Art Philosophy Cartridge and size 5.  I cut the apple from the Artbooking Cartridge at size 12 (I thought this size would be huge but a 2 was very small).  I cut one of the leaves from the branch and tucked it between the apple and the saying.  Add a red gem for bling and this card is complete.

The project is for my dad who was born on Mother's Day!

I used the clear pillow and created a band made from scraps.  Cut the piece down to 2" and wrapped the pillow.  The other piece is a card background from the Artbooking set which I cut square and tucked under the band.  The background for the saying is two brown flowers and two sorbet flowers which I laid out to look like a medallion behind the saying.  I wanted to make sure it was masculine and not too flowery, so I used the mustache from one of the other sayings and stamped DAD.  To keep the flow I added a black arrow.  Filled the pillow with Snicker Bites (these are great treats to fill little boxes, bags or pillows with - right now I have a bunch because I coupon and the sales and coupons made these bags almost free in April!).

Here is a detail shot of the pieces:

Continue enjoying more ideas, using this stamp set, by joining Jean McNulty  at her blog.