National Stamping Month Blog Hop

Welcome to the National Stamping Month Blog Hop. Over 40 Close To My Heart consultants will be showcasing creations made with the It’s Your Day stamp set. If you are coming here from Melinda's blog, you are on the right path! 

 It's Your Day is a double stamp set featuring over 40 stamps!  You can purchase the promotional stamp set for only $5 with a $35 purchase of retail products. The promotion is valid from August 15, 2012 9:00AM MST through September 30, 2012 11:59PM MST.  If you are a  fan of Project Life, this stamp set would be perfect for your layouts!
If you want to skip the details, you can continue on with the blog hop to Michelle's blog.

My card is based on the color challenge at The Play Date Cafe. I knew I wanted to incorporate the butterflies with the chevron pattern into my card....just needed to decide on a color scheme.  The bright colors of challenge caught my eye.  I chose Hollyhock, Honey and Sunset for my colors.  I stamped my butterflies in second generation ink with the solid shape.  I then stamped in first generation ink with the polka dot background. I hand cut the butterflies out and mounted on coordinating cardstock.  My banners were cut with the Cricut Artiste cartridge and then stamped with the chevron border stamp.  I added Bakers twine for the antenna and a little bling to finish off my card.

All supplies by Close To My Heart, except where noted:

Z1790 Cricut Artiste Collection
CC1020 It's Your Day Stamp Set
1385 White Daisy Cardstock
1246 Hollyhock Cardstock
Z2128 Hollyhock Ink
X5758 Sunset Cardstock
Z2191 Sunset Ink
X5668 Honey Cardstock
Z2162 Honey Ink
Z1702 Paradise Twine
Z1752 Sparkles 
Dots Embossing Folder by Provocraft

I have also entered my card in the following challenges:

Bearly Mine -Anything with Wings
Catered Crop - White
Clearly Inspired Things with Wings
Crafty Ribbons - Spots & dots
Digi Doodle Shop's Best - Things with wings
Lexi's Creations -Sparkle and Shine
Love to Create - Sparkle
Papertake Weekly -Spots 'n' Stripes
Penny Black and More - Whiskers and/or Wings
Sweet Stampin -Things with Wings
That Craft Place -Things with Wings
The Cutie Pie Challenge -Spots and Stripes

Thank so much for stopping by!


Haley D. said...

So pretty! I like the polka dot butterflies.

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Lisa Elton said...

What a delight Allisa, IS a fun set!!

Kim said...

Beautiful card! Don't you just love those butterflies?!

Sheri said...

Beautiful butterfly card. It's so pretty!

Melinda Everitt said...

Your card is unbelievable!

Krista Hershberger ---- Krista's Crafty with CTMH said...

Beautiful card!! Love the antenna's and the 2 layered butterflies! :)

Gina Brandstetter said...


Wendy K. said...

Super cute card! I love the style and the bright colors!
Wendy K.

Andrea W said...

Delightful card! I love how you used the colors and the bling on the butterflies is the perfect finishing touch.

Wendy Coffman said...

I so love your card - the butterflies against the banners are just beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

Sassy Raggedy said...

Very creative. I love it...Thanks for sharing with us this week at Love to Create Challenges. Hope to see you again next week. joann sassy raggedy

brenda said...

What a totally stunning creation Allisa, beautiful work.

It's lovely to see you at Penny Black and More challenge this month, thanks so much for joining in.

B x

Unknown said...

Gorgeous card. Thanks for joining us at the Cutie Pies this time. Crafty hugs. Lisa x

Tracey T said...

Fabulous! Love the stamps and the colours you have chosen are so bright and cheery. Thank you for playing at Sweet Stampin' this week. Tracey x

michellejonesva said...

Love your swiss dots and the vertical card!

Eret said...

So beautiful card. Love your color combo and beautiful layout. Thank you so much for sharing your card with us at The Emerald Faeries Challenge Blog. Hope to see you back again :)
Hugs, Eret

Jocelyn Olson said...

Wow! I LOVE those stamps and the overall design is fabulous! The twine is a great finishing touch! Thanks for joining us at The Play Date Cafe!

Lisa xx said...

thank you for sharing this gorgeous card with the cutie pies xx

Amy Moore said...

Beautiful card!

Linby said...

What a beautiful creation and those butterflies are so neat I had had to look twice when you said you cut them by hand.
Thanks for sharing it with us at Penny Black & More this month.
Lynn x

Jenz Bitz 'n' Bobs said...

Beautiful card. Lovely butterflies and colours used. Thanks for joining in this weeks Challenge at Digi Doodle Shop Challenges. Jenny x

Karen said...

This is gorgeous, thanks for joining us at Digi Doodle Shop Challenges.


Rachel said...

Stunning card, love the colours.
Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin this week, Wedgie xxx

julie_woolston said...

Gorgeous card lovely detail.

Thank you for joining us at Lexis Creations.

Hugs Julie x

coldwaters2 said...

This is absolutely gorgeous what a beautifully designed card those butterflies look amazing, thank you for joining our challenge this week at Bearly Mine
Lorraine x

~amy~ said...

Absolutely adorable! Thanks for joining us at The Play Date Cafe!

Vicki Price said...

Love the combination of the polka dots and the chevron pattern, as well as the colors. Great card!

Jac’s Playground said...

So stunning and elegant, love the colour choices, thanks for joining us at the Emerald Faeries Challenge this fortnight.

mandy said...

Oh wow how sweet is your card I love the butterflies with the bling on them :)

Thanks for joining us at Digi Doodle Shop :)

Hugs Mandy xxx

NGCARDS said...

Gorgeous card hun, great take on our challenge! Thanks for playing along at PTW! xxx

Jenny said...

Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin this week. What a fabulous card. The design and the colours are gorgeous! x

Janneke said...

What a great card ;o)
Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week.

Mary Eisen said...

Very Very Very cute cards! Love the design and everything!

Louise said...

Gorgeous colours and a gorgeous card! Thank you for joining us at That Craft Place x

Cards By MI said...

Hi! Love your fantastic card with lovely design and great colours. Thanks for playing with us in our Fly, Fly, Fly away challenge over at Bearly Mine Designs this week.
Love n hugs

Anita Bownds said...

wonderful card ,awesome colours too..
thanks for joining in on the emerald faeries challenge good luck Hugz Anita..XX

susiestacey said...

Beautiful clean and simple card. Love the colours you have used.
Thank you for joining in the Whiskers &/or Wings challenge over at Penny Black and More @ Allsorts and good luck x Susan x