I took a little break from blogging the last few weeks as I got adjusted to my new full-time job - did you miss me? I hope so! I'm back today with this month's Stampers Dozen blog hop! The theme is an "Anything Goes" one this month so I decided to focus on the new In Colors and the fun Stampin' Rewards set Artfully Folded from the new catalog!!
I knew I wanted to have a hanging origami crane on my card - my sister and I made many of these when we were children and I fell in love with this Stampin' Rewards stamp set as soon as I saw it in the catalog. My Mom is Japanese, and when her father was in the hospital we made hundreds of cranes and hung them all over his room. I wanted to mimic that with this card. I also used all five of the new In Colors - such fun bright summer-y colors!
Here's a close-up of my crane - I "hung" him on some linen thread that was sandwiched between the card stock mat/panel and the base card. The circle was cut out using the Layering Circles framelits and my Big Shot.
And of course you can't forget to stamp something on the inside of the card - here I used the lovely lipstick ink pad for he cherry blossoms image. You can also see how the crane is hung - I cut out two and sandwiched the linen thread between them.
* Thanks for visiting and have a great rest of your day *
Be sure to use Hostess Code HSMMSQXS* with your online orders at checkout through June 28th to receive a Quick & Easy card as a thank you. For every $35 you spend you'll get one entry in my new monthly drawing for free product - the more you spend, the more chances you have to win. The prize for the month of June is the Blow Out the Candles photopolymer stamp set from the Occasions catalog. (*Note - if your merchandise total is $150 or greater, please do NOT use the hostess code so you can get the Stampin' Rewards for yourself AND you'll still be entered in my drawing).