Hi Folks! It's my pleasure to be a part of Catherine Pooler's Hello World Blog Hop, which is raising money to buy computers for middle school children in Boston, MA. Not just any middle schoolers in Boston, but the ones in my friend Jingle's husband's under-privileged social studies class. Now that's some awesome community spirit right there!
You may have come from the lovely Lisa Harrolle's blog, and if so, welcome! If not, feel free to start at the beginning on the Stamp of Approval blog.
I have two cards today. Both use the same ink colors and stamps, but have a slightly different feel. This one is more graphic and modern using the stripe from the newly released Yay Stripes set. I love that the spacing on these stripes is just wide enough that you can easily ink them up separately with mini ink pads and get a ton of different colors! So fun! Using a Misti, I inked several different greens and blues and stamped four columns of stripes across the card.
The gorgeous sentiment was designed by Chaitali Narla. Swoon! To make things a little interesting I cut away one of the white rectangles with an exacto knife and stamped the rest of my sentiment on the inside of the card. When I'm ready to send this, I plan on also incorporating the word "friend" in my written message on the inside.
Let's talk about the darling butterfly who just perched on the end of our Hello! He's part of the Butterfly Notes stamp set which is also being released today. I glued his body to the card, and then bent his wings up for some extra dimension (a plus that it will lay flat for mailing!)
My second card uses more of the butterflies from the Butterfly Notes set. Love that the set includes small and large butterflies so you can get the illusion of depth here, where the small butterflies are off in the distance.
The sentiment is another cutie from Hello World, layered onto the card attached with the Tim Holtz mini attacher, with a piece of a paper doily underneath.
My first card had a modern, graphic feel, and this card has a more feminine, frilly feel thanks to the dotted chevron strip from Yay Stripes. Like the stripes, I stamped the dotted chevron in several different blues and greens down the front of the card. I like how the bottom is left white so you can see the delicate chevron shape even better. The inside of the card is lined with a blue stripe patterned paper.
Blog candy alert!
Several of the stops on today's hop are giving out prizes in honor of the charity to buy computers for the under-privileged school in Boston. I would be happy to send these two awesome stamp sets to one of you! Just comment on this post and I'll draw a name at random on Saturday, October 8th.
Your next stop is my friend Kimberly Wiener who I'm sure has something lovely for you to look at!
Thanks so much for supporting our fund raiser!