Friday, June 28, 2013

Calendar Girls Dollar Stamps!

 It is the 28th of the month, so I am here to welcome you to another round with the Calendar Girls!

Who are the Calendar Girls? We are a group of bloggers who want to have a place where friendships blossom, creativity abounds, and encouragement prevails! In keeping with that dream, this blog group has been created so we will have a place to interact and enjoy being fellow bloggers.  Debbie
is our hostess this month and this is what she wrote for us to follow:  
As I was trying to come up with a June theme...I noticed the $1 stamps I always seem to pick up at Michaels and never use. So I decided the June theme will be Dollar Days! However, I didn't want anyone to have to go out and buy anything so...

I gathered up the UNUSED and UNOPENED $1 stamps I had and taped a sticky note to them and put them on the table. Then I asked my youngest to mark each stamp with a number starting with #1. She picked up the stamps at random and numbered them for me. So the order in which you replied to my email determines the stamp you get.

Sweet P responded first so she gets the stamp marked 1. April responded second so she gets the stamp marked 2. And so on down the list. (Jeanette, Terry, Linda, Kelly, Barb, Tami and Carol).

The requirements for the June theme are:
1. At least two layers.
2. You must use the $1 stamp you receive on the card. However since the $1 stamps are small you can use background stamps or other stamps to create a background, and sentiment stamps of your own on your card as well. But I would like the $1 stamp to be the focal point.
3. If you have any buttons, ribbons, or other embellishments that you bought for $1 or less, embellishments that were gifted to you, or recycled items, please use those products to embellish the card.

My dollar stamp had three parts--the sentiment and then a set of circles and one of dots.  I kind of went old-school (shhhhhh Jeanette!) and stamped the background with the two stamps-circles in Bravo Burgundy and the dots in More Mustard.  I then punched out the sentiment and use two additional punches to layer it.  Brads and ribbon from the stash, and the card is done!
Image/Sentiment—Studio G--Good Luck with dots and circles

Cardstock—Stampin' Up Crumb Cake, Bravo Burgundy and More Mustard

Ink—SU Bravo Burgundy and More Mustard

Accessories—Crumb Cake 3/8" Taffeta Ribbon; Burgundy round Brads

Please check out the blogs of all of the Calendar Girls—there are 10 of us, so it might take you a bit.   I am sure you will enjoy all the cards highlighting our dollar stamps! All of the blogs are listed on my left sidebar. Thanks for joining us this month!


Terry said... the way you made your own DP! Great way to use the stamps you received!

Also love the way you used the punches too!

Great job this month and thanks for being a Calendar Girl!!

Linda said...

Love it Barb. Your homemade DP is awesome. Love the colors.

MiamiKel said...

Awesome card, Barb - the paper just shines! It's a great match for your Good Luck stamp :)


Jeanette (Forest Ranger) A•Muse Consultant #1065 said...

Barb, you're sooooooooo OLD that I don't know how you ever do anything but OLD SCHOOL!

That being said, your card is so fun! Love all those circles!!!

Zella said...

Oh Barb, even when you make your own DSP it's perfect! :) Love the idea of $1 days....sometimes we overlook those little gems but they can make beautiful cards just like any other stamps/products!

Carol W said...

Barb, great job on this card...It reminds me of my most favorite dress my grandma purchased for me when I was little. Same colors....and oh how I loved that dress...Thanks for the sweet memory and the awesome card. I am so glad we are Calendar girls together...♥

~Paola~ said...

Very creative card Barb!
Love the dotted background and the sentiment nestled amongst some pretty nesties...well done!♥

Melina said...

Cool circles and this :)

Darlene said...

Very creative use of the circle stamps to make the background paper! I always love it when crafters make their own DP! Love those colors together too. Great job with a great idea from Deb!

:: BlueInks :: said...

Look at you stampin' it old school! You did really well. I like how you alternated the colors. The layers under the sentiment are shaped great. Fun card!