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Friday, April 30, 2010

Mother's Day Blog Hop with InStyle Stamps

Update: Welcome Craft Critique Card Carnival! The theme is Mother's Day and here is my project I'd like to share. If you are just stopping in and want to get super inspired for Mother's Day take this link to walk through the whole blog hop. Thanks for stopping in!

Welcome Friday and the end of the month. That means it's time for the InStyle Stamps Blog Hop and we are showcasing Mother's Day themed projects. I'll guess you have seen some amazing projects so far!

So if you have been stopping and hopping from the beginning with the InStyle Stamps Design Team, then you have just hopped from the talented Miss Robin. If you are just stopping in for today, why don't you start from the beginning at the InStyle Stamps blog . We are all excited to show you what we've dreamed up!

My project is inspired by a dress my mom and I found that she wore at my wedding. The dress had some amazing blue silk-like fabric with just a bit of satin trimming and that is where my project got started. I'm using InStyle Stamps Vickie for the image and she is all silked out with a blue suit and satiny gloves. Her hat even matches the outfit. Now, I want to know in real life how much this outfit would cost?!!!

I'm so glad you stopped and hopped through my post today. Be sure to go back to the InStyle Stamps blog and vote for your favorite designer project and leave a comment for a chance to win some SPICA Pens.

Next hop is to Genevieve's blog for some more Mother's Day inspiration.
{This is the last day for InStyle Stamps Rubbah sale! That means Vickie is on sale today.}

If you get lost along the way here is the blog list:
Janelle (me!)
Geneviéve next hop!

Now for those who might want to know the details:

My cardbase is a lucky find in my paper stash, I don't know where I got it but it was fantastically a match to the ribbons I used for this project. I created the cream cardstock mat shape on the computer and printed out two for the layered look. The top mat is embossed with my fav Cuttlebug folder, Victoria. Both mats are sponged with Antique Linen around the edges and I also ran the sponge across the embossing to make it pop. The ribbon is from my stash (another thing that is as old as my wedding...it was what I used from my invites to the ribbon around the disposable cameras at the reception, LOL).

The Vickie image is all one layer and I used my markers, of course, and the pearls and earring are pearlized with embossing powder. She's elevated with some Stampin Up Dimensional dots.

One of Verve's newest release has a set with some Mother's Day sayings so I combined two of them and stamped it on a circle diecut with a Nestabilities die.

I need to give a couple of credits that made it SO easy to create this cute little felted hat. I used the directions from Costumes Organization on a How to make a Felt Hat. I used all Nestabilities to cut out the circles for the crown and brim of my hat from ecru kunin felt. Cinch, I tell ya. The other mention is a video on how to make a Twirled Ribbon Rose by Di van Niekerk. (She makes it look SOOOOOO easy. I gave up after 20 times when I finally had three to put on my hat.) I used some very tiny glass beads to anchor the ribbon rose's down on some old aida cloth I still have. I rarely let go of anything in the craft room. The ribbon is the same as I used on the card.
Now all I need is a hatbox! {wink} 

Card Size: 4 x 9 1/4 inches
Stamps: InStyle Stamps Vickie
Paper: LSS blue and cream CS
Ink: Laserjet, Ranger Antique Linen, Creamy Caramel, Prismacolor Markers (Eggshell, Brick Biege, Sand, Light Tan, Light Umber, Cream, Wheat, Deco Yellow, Cloud Blue, Brittany Blue, Blush Pink, Flagstone Red)
Accessories: Cutting template for mats, Cuttlebug Victoria EF, Offray ribbon, Nestabilities Circle dies, Satin Pearl EP


  1. This is SO elegant and lovely!! Excellent!

  2. A fabulous idea Janelle I love it ;0)
    Lana x

  3. This one is just soooooooo classy and elegant!
    Love the hat!

  4. OMG this is soooo cute!!! I love your coloring and you layout!! Just breath taking and I love your lil matching hat, great idea!!!

  5. Hi Janelle. I have to say I just love your project. I love the card and how antique it looks. You can bet that I am going to check out the videos on the rest also. Thanks for the info and for sharing your talent. Hugs, Lisa G

  6. This card is so beautiful and elegant. Can't believe you made a hat to match!

  7. I'm lost for words! It is so beautiful!

    Hugs Gwendolyn

  8. Wow, this is just fantastic. the card is great, but I love that little hat!

  9. Gorgeous card Janelle, but I would expect nothing less from you! That hat is stinkin adorable :)

  10. Janelle, I heart that hat. What a fabulous job. You rawk girlfriend!

  11. This is a stunning card. And that hat...gorgeous.

  12. Oh Janelle, these are just beautiful!! Love the cream shaped mat and that hat is just too cute!!

  13. Oh my gosh, gorgeous card! Love the embossed background and mom's dress is beautiful (the coloring is amazing) and the hat... just amazing!!!

  14. Oh, your creation is REALLY elegant! Superduper! ;)
    Hugs, Randi

  15. this is stunning and very elegant as some of the others have said i totally agree xx

  16. Your card is so elegant - and I'll have to check out that tutorial for the felt hat - too cute!

  17. Wow Janelle what a wonderful card! Love the image and the little felt hat!
    Hugs Lynsey x

  18. I cant believe you made the hat!! I think the card and the hat go together so perfectly!

  19. This is beautiful! I love that embossed background with this image and that little hat you made is just perfect!

  20. Janelle,
    This is divine! I LOVE the embossing, this is so elegant!

  21. Beutiful!Thanks

  22. ELEGANT! and it should be said in capital letters with exclamation point to perfectly describe the card.

    It looks more like a monument for moms not just a card which is how it should be. Moms are great and they should be represented in the best possible way


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