Tuesday, January 10, 2012

SP & Company Stamps January Blog Hop 2012

Happy Tuesday to You!

Welcome to our first SP & Company Blog Hop in 2012! 

I am so excited about 2012 and all the fun things that SP & Company has in store for you! We have lots of wonderful stamps and the quality of these clear stamps is incredible. I just love how these stamps will stamp such clean, clear images and they are so easy to clean!

This month's color is WHITE (or Cream)! After you're done hopping around today, make sure you play along with this month's White challenge (click here for details) for a chance to win some awesome SP and Company prizes!

I wanted to show off one of our new background stamps called Little Floral Background.  Although it is a "floral" background, I wanted to make a more masculine card to show its versatility.  I chose to use the background on the card base and to make a pattern piece to use along with the base.  I used Ranger Distress Ink in Tea Dye to give it the worn distressed look and also use VersaMagic Chalk Ink in Jumbo Java to add a more worn look.

Here is the card I created for the Blog Hop:

Cards Size: 4.25" x 5.5"
Cardstock:  Stampin' Up
Dye Ink:  Ranger Distress Tea Dye
Chalk Ink:  VersaMagic Jumbo Java
Embroidery floss:  DMC Vanilla and Tan
Join us for our Release Celebration that is happening today and tomorrow on the SP Forum HERE. You can talk to all of the designers, discuss projects and chit chat with other stampers!
Don't forget that the random prize patrol is watching so leave a comment on every blog to be eligible for the prizes!!

Make sure you check out the SP Blog to see what Samantha did with the new stamps! We also have the Stamp Team and the Challenge Team teaming up today to show you lots of amazing projects with the newest stamp sets!

Here is the list of designers that will inspire you today:

Have fun with the Blog Hop!


  1. LOVE how you got such a rustic, distressed look to your card. Beautiful!!

  2. Great card! I love how the stamp flows from the background to the front layer. I'm going to have to try that myself! :)

  3. I love the special touches of the contrast and the twine wrapped around.

  4. Great card, Stephanie! I am with Sami on this one...love the rustic look that you achieved with this.

  5. great card -- this is truly a versatile stamp!

  6. You did a great job of creating your own patterned paper with the fun background stamp!!

  7. Steph, this is so pretty. I'm a sucker for creating patterned paper with stamps. Awesome job!

  8. I love that the twine wrapping makes it look like a present!

  9. Cute! O love the kraft with white! Great card.

  10. I'm so glad to see your usage of the flower pattern. It Looks good being used in many ways. Thanks.

  11. I like how simple the card is. The twine is great, too.

  12. wonderful card, love the use of the floral stamp

  13. I love the krafty colors in this! So pretty, elegant and vintage! Thanks for sharing!

  14. absolutely beautiful!! very elegant and very classy!

  15. Love your card. You used another great background stamp. patnbobcuddy at gmail dot com

  16. Oooo I saw this in the gallery and just love it!

  17. Great background stamp! Love that kraft paper.

  18. Love the card! Great use of the background stamp - and I love the kraft!

  19. The card looks great! Everything matches so well to each other!

  20. Very nice! I love how you gave this more of a masculine feel! :)

  21. This is just great. I love what you did with it.

  22. This will make a great masculine card! TFS!

  23. oh so cute, i made something just like this one but i think it needed more design to make it look elegant.
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