Friday, May 14, 2010

Mint Motif Release Day!

Its here! Its here! Its finally here! Release Day!! Mint Motif stamps are now available for purchase at!!

Very Square $10

  • 6 images
  • each image measures 1.75” x 1.75”

Very Square

Very Square Sentiments $10

  • 11 sentiments
  • each sentiment fits perfectly inside each square background image

Very Square Sentiments

SORRY! This project has been removed for publication. It will appear in the April 2011 issue of CARDS magazine.

Today’s card was inspired by Melissa Bickford. She layered stamped pieces of paper together, to look like pleated ribbon. Pure genius. I KNEW it would be perfect with Very Square! I stamped the polka dot background 5 times onto cardstock with Deep lagoon ink. Each square was hand cut in half. I put a piece of tape down on the card base and placed some of the pieces down upon it. Then another layer of tapy was added and the next row was off-set. I bent the top row of pleats upward just a little.

For the center of the flower, I stamped the quilted looking background onto cardstock with Sunflower Ink. Then die cut it with Classic Circles Large. The sentiment was stamped in the center with Noir ink. There are two layers of flower petals. Both were cut with Big Scalloped Circles Large. The back set of petals got red ink on the leaves. Every layer of the flower was foam-mounted together.

Be sure and check out all the design team’s fabulous projects!

I hope you are as excited as I am! Thank you for all your wonderful emails, comments, Facebook comments, and support!! I am completely amazed, once again! thank you SO SO SO much for stopping by!

Supplies: Stamps-Mint Motif (Very Square, Very Square Sentiments), Ink-Clearsnap (Colorbox Chalk-Deep Lagoon, Warm Red) Palette (Sunflower, Noir), Patterned paper-Cosmo Cricket (Material Girl) Basic Grey (Basic Kraft ), Spellbinders die templates-Classic Circles Large, Big Scalloped Circles Large, Classic Scalloped Borderabilities Petite

Once again, I am so very sorry about the mix up with the block template link, so let’s try this again for my wonderful, patient, and understanding email subscribers, and, at this point, everyone! :)



Kazan Clark said...

Yay! Your card is fabulous! Great job on this wonderful achievement!

Broni said...

I'm so excited for you!! I just made my purchase!! Congrats again!

Joan said...

What a fabulous card. I love that big flower and especially like how you created that "pleated" look at the bottom. Wonderful.

Melissa Bickford said...

YEAAAAAAH!! Beautiful card! Can't wait to get these sets in my hands and create with them!!

Anna said...

Congrats on your new stamps - they're adorable! But I have a somewhat unrelated question today :) I'd like to request a tutorial on how to "box pleat" paper, like you did on today's card. I've tried it before and I just can't get it right! ... I think it has to do with the measurements of my scoring. Thanks! And congrats again on the stamps!

Carolyn Mustopa said...

Congratulations! Love the stamps and can't wait until my order comes so I can play with them. Your design team ROCKS! So many great ideas for using these awesome stamps!

Ida P. Krause said...

What a great start to your own line of stamps. I see myself making a purchase very soon!

Carol's Ink Spot said...

I love your card! The paper pleat is fabulous. And your new stamp set is wonderful too!

Lori said...

Congratulations on the release of the Mint Motif line! The images are fabulous and I'm looking forward to seeing what's ahead for the line.

Kathy Martin said...

Very cute card! I'm glad you showed a sample of how these stamps are supposed to work because I saw them somewhere else today and didn't really get it. Love them! :)

Latisha said...

cute cute cute!!
oh, and I am so proud of you!!
and holy moly on the affordable, so awesome!!

Tracey said...

I am loving these!! Congratulations Kim! How awesome!!

Deb said...

I am so excited and happy for you, Kim!! These stamps look amazing!!

Rox-Ann said...

Super card can't wait to get my stamps ordered today!! Congrats!

Debbie Corbari said...

WOW girl! CONGRATULATIONS on your new stamp line! Absolutely ADORABLE! Look at you GO! {{Sizzle sizzle}} you're on FIRE! ;)

PEA said...

I am so very happy for you. Couldn't happen to a nicer gal!
I love them and will be my next purchase.
Congratulations girl!

Carolyn King said...

Yipeee! Congrats!

kathy/North Carolina said...

Congrats! The stamps are so versatile, as witnessed in this darling card!

Adela said...

Kimberly, CONGRATS girlie!!! So, proud of you!!

~jan said...

That faux pleat at the bottom of your beautiful card is amazing-love it!

Congrats on your stamp release-love them!

Wendy said...

Congrats on the big release! I am sure your team will make you proud! Love this card you did too, beautiful!