Wednesday, November 30, 2011

December Stamp of the Month Blog Hop

Welcome to our Stamp of the Month Blog Hop highlighting this month's stamp set, "Mad About You".  It comes with 14 different images and can be used for much more than the obvious Valentine's events. 

We are a small and intimate hopping group this month but have some great items to share with you using this stamp set!  The hop is a great big circle, so start here and make your way around or feel free to jump from site to site with the list provided below:

1. Melissa Robinson –
2. Sheila Wilkerson –
3. Judy Faye Garner –
5. Cherri Hardcastle –
If you have arrived here from Cherri's Blog, you are on the right track! So... let's get started!

This month, and through the inspiration of my friend and downline, Lulu (click here to visit her blog), I used this month's set to create a gift card holder - perfect for this time of the year, in preparation for Valentine's day, or for any event worth celebrating. 

It measures small in size - with the main piece being 4 3/4" x 7 5/8".  Use then score that piece, along the long side, at 3 1/8" and 6 1/4".  That creates a trifold that you can decorate until your heart's content.

I incorporated our very popular and gorgeous Roxie paper packet and used coordinating colors of cardstock and black ink to finish off the holder.  Velcro provides the closure and...what is the pocket made of?

I used a SEALED standard-size envelope, adhered the flap and then cut it in half.  You can make two out of each envelope or...Lulu glued the two envelopes together, gluing them both to the insides of the holder (it doesn't open fully like this one), so that two pockets are created.  One pocket can be for the card and the other pocket for a card for your message!  With my variation, I thought the message could be written on the other panel of the holder.  EITHER WAY...CUTE and simple way to give a giftcard!

Thanks for stopping by!  I hope you've enjoyed this creation and will take some time to move about the hop.  I would love for you to leave a comment if you so feel led.  Now...hop on over to Sheila's Blog!  I know she has something great in store for you!

Happy hoppin'!


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