Congrats to Karen Letchworth – the winner of the $25 to Simon Says Stamp!!
Happy Stamptember – and welcome to my contribution to the Stamp & Show blog hop!! I *love* stamping. I love September. I ADORE Simon Says Stamp for making it a month-long celebration of all things stamping on their blog!!! I’m excited to kick off this crafty month with a new project, and so much more…
The Simon Says Stamp and Show team is posting their projects for this week’s Stamp & Show challenge, giving away gift certificates to Simon Says Stamp, AND hopping along in celebration of it being Stamptember – so this is quite the Monday here!! Let me dive right into my project – I’ll talk more about the hop and the give-away at the end:
For the “read all about it” challenge this week I went with using book paper, text stamp, and a text paper as well. Oh, and a sentiment stamp too. Can you tell I loved the challenge?
Here are links to the supplies I used:
Steps to create:
1. Cover the front of a 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 card with the text side of one of the pages from a Heidi Swapp memory file fotostack album. Stamp (with gold paint) the postmark stamp 2-3x across the card front.
2. Stamp the newspaper background stamp with clear embossing ink + powder and heat set.
3. Take a piece of book paper, stamp several daisies on it and color them. Then cut the flowers out.
4. On the card front, use a flower stencil, foam tool, and distress ink to stencil flowers onto the card background. You can see how the embossing really shows up! Adds a fun texture and detail to the card I think.
Note: I cut a hole in a piece of cardstock just barely smaller than my stencil and mounted it onto that with washi tape. That is what you see around my stencil in the photo below. This makes it much easier to color the flowers and not have ink go over the edge – and I can always remove it if I ever want to.
5. Add brown ink around the edge of your card, then wipe away any excess ink and prepare to assemble!
6. Make a flower pot from a starbucks coffee holder (or just a piece of cardstock would be fine!) and edge with brown ink, then stamp with sentiment stamp. Wrap and tie off some twine around the base.
7. Assemble the card by attaching the flowers with foam adhesive (just under the flower part), and the “pot” as well. I added a few extra stamped leaves to fill the pot a bit more.
I hope you like my project this week! I had a lot of fun with this one – and I love how it all came together. That flower stencil is one of my most favorite recent purchases for sure!!
Now let’s get to the really FUN STUFF!! You’re going to want to watch www.simonsaysstampblog.blogspot.com ALL MONTH for special guests, and Stamptember fun like you wouldn’t believe!! If you want to start at the beginning of this hop – this is where it all begins. For now though – be sure to go check out Sandra Mouwen’s blog next (she’s the next stop!). I love her project this week!
Before you hop off though, let us talk prizes. You’re going to want to hop along to each team member’s blog because we are all giving away a $25 gift certificate today – how cool is that of Simon Says Stamp to be giving all that away? Oh wait, there’s more. At the end of this hop you’ll find the Simon Says Stamp & Show challenge blog, and this week’s challenge which is “Read All About It”. If you enter that challenge (which you SHOULD! Come join us!) you’ll be entered to win a GRAND PRIZE $100 Simon Shopping Spree! Check out the Stamp & Show blog for more about that – or heck just follow the blog hop and you’ll get there. 🙂
If you’d like to be entered for the chance to win a $25 gift certificate to Simon Says Stamp – well you can do that right here and now too! Just leave me a comment and I will draw a winner on Sunday September 9th.
Once you’ve done that, be sure to go check out Sandra Mouwen’s blog next (she’s the next stop!). I love her project this week!
Here’s a list of everyone participating in the hop today:
- Anna-Karin Evaldsson
- Ashli Oliver
- Candy Colwell
- May Flaum
- Sandra Mouwen
- Sarah Engels-Greer
- Suzanne Czosek
- Tracy Evans
Simon Says Stamp was founded in 2002 with an interest in exclusively selling rubber stamps. It didn’t take long until we realized we couldn’t stop there. Over the past 10 years we celebrate rubber stamping in its full glory by giving access to people around the world to a one stop shop. Rubber stamps still remain the heart of our business and we are celebrating by hosting a “STAMPtember” ™ event intended to inspire, educate, and celebrate the greatness of rubber stamping. Part of the enticement of rubber stamping is that stamps can be used in creating or complementing ANYTHING! From stamping dates on bank documents and postage parcels in the early 18th century, rubber stamping has dramatically expanded to include card making, scrapbooking, mixed media and many forms of altering and expressing art.
258 thoughts on “Stamptember blog hop [and Simon Says Stamp give-away!]”
Very cute little project. I like how you’ve stamped and colored the flowers on text paper. <3 Candy
my gosh, I soooooooo love this! I re-purpose my coffee sleeves all of the time, but had never thought of turning one into a flower pot! pure genius! gonna have to CASE that idea! 🙂
Love your altered bookpage. Thanks for sharing the tutorial !
Great project, May !
what a wonderful fun project and I like that it is a card – since I am basically a card maker. thanks for sharing
Nice way to put in use coffee holders (I collect them, but rarely use).
Love the flowesr and your idea on using the Starbucks as a POT…Wondefeful Idea!!!!
this looks GREAT! LOVE your choice of stamps & LOVE the stencil too!
Wow May you are rocking the cards lately! love all the use of text and the Starbucks holder plus twine. Totally cool look!
What a fab project!
Way to play May! 😀 TFS
Your art is adorable! It is SO cute!!!
This is wonderful May! I love the background with the text and all the texture and the flowers are gorgeous. TFS!
I loved the two different ways you used the text paper and the flowers. Your card is so creative! Thanks for sharing your process with so much detail!
This is fantastic! I love using everyday ephemera along with my supplies.
Love the cheery flowers and great way to up cycle the Starbucks coffee holder
Love the Starbucks pot…great taste and recyclable too! This card is just darling!!!!
Just love your recycling!
Love your project, the text stamped flowers are so cool. Thanks for sharing!!!
So much inky fun is packed into this fun card!
So pretty and happy looking!!
Oh my word!!! how fabulous!! I love this beautiful creation. Thank you for the fab idea of stamping on pages and using different colour mediums.
Darling book page!!!
Love all the text! Love how you used the stencil!
Sweet! I love all the texture, and the awesome flower pot (I have a few of those!).
Thanks for the great ideas!
What a fun idea! That is so cute!
Thank you so much for sharing! It’s beautiful, I love it!!
Thanks for showing us this beautiful work! I love it and will definitely give it a try!
At first I had to giggle when I saw your card because I was wondering if your sentiment was for your Starbucks or for your card recipient! I love the stenciled background on the card. I have stencils, but I forget to use them. Thanks for the reminder.
great idea! love the colors
great project, love the embossing in the background!
Coffee is a bonus majority of the (busy) I love the theme of your card
As i’m a starbucks coffee lover, i really enjoyed your cute card idea.
What a sweet card! I especially like the touch of Starbucks 😉
Cute overload! Would be great with a gift card from Starbucks. Just wonderful!
I love making cards and i love this one so much. All the layersyou used from stamping, to embossing, to
stencilling just makes a fabulous card! Thanks for the great how-to!!!!
Sooo much texture and depth. I love seeing that Starbucks cup snuggle being re-purposes. Great card. Now I’m hopping along the way.
Darn auto-correct. Well, I guess you get the idea.
Such a very sweet project and I absolutely love how you used the book paper! 🙂
Love the flowers, great project!
What a fun card….love the flower stamped on a book page…I must try that!
Beautiful! I love those flowers!
Love all the layers. Such a happy card. No pun intended.
I really like the flower pot ‘pocket’. It’s a wonderful place to ‘grow’ your flowers. Nice depth, texture, and text.
Love how you used the Starbucks holder for the pot – great project!!
Such a clever idea. Really impacting with all the depth you created. Love the Starbucks coffee holder.
I really like your flowers stamped on the paper… your card is awesome!!!!!
Hi May, love your use of text paper in the background on this piece and I love the texture from the embossing. Love the plant pot and the stencilled flowers too. Lovely. Have an enjoyable week. Tracy x x
How fun! Daisies are such happy flowers, and your card makes me smile. Thank you!
Very fun card and I love the Starbucks flower pot!
such a stunning sunflower card…absolutely gorgeous!
I love using book paper on projects, and yours is lovely. Thanks very much for sharing your process.
I love you coffee holder flower pot–too cool!
This is stunning. I love those happy smiley flowers.
So beautiful! Very creative! I love this. Hugs, Robin
Love the Starbucks pot! So adorable. Thanks for sharing.
I love that you recycled. Beautiful card. TFS
Fabulous project! Thanks so much for the tutorial!
Love the card…what a great idea to use the cup cozy as the flower pot!
Love your cleverness, May. That gives me an idea for coffee gift cards! Thanks and also thanks for the chance to win.
May, May, May, I love this little daisy coffee cup holder card. Your work is very inspiring. I wish I had more stamps to work with and so would love to win the $25.00 cert. to use to add to my supplies. Thanks for the chance!
Love how you’ve put this card all together! Love how you’ve repurposed the bookpages and the Starbucks thingie.
Very pretty! I love the 3-D effect.
This card is great!!! I love how you used a starbucks sleeve for the flower pot…too clever.
Great way to recycle! This is so cute, May! Thanks for sharing!
Brilliant, I pinned this. I have to try this. Thank you so much
This is an awesome card! I especially like the technique you used on the flowers.
What a beautiful project! I love that you stamped the flower on a book page.
Beautiful card! I love how you showed us how you put it together.
Such a cute project! TFS!
Wow! Love it! Love your use of text. So cute!
Wonderful project! Love all the text! 🙂 xx
Love the flowers and the great tutorial.
Really sweet! Love how you used the stencil on the background!!
I’ve been loving the trend of using newprint everywhere, so this project is right up my alley, too. Love it! This is going to be a fun month.
Love the stamping on book pages. I must remember this!
I’m a new subscriber to your blog and I LOVE it. You are sooooo creative.
Your project is just lovely! Thanks for the tutorial!
lovely! I like reusing coffee sleeves too!
This post really caught my eye! I always end up just stamping on solid paper and never thought to stamp on a piece of paper from a book. Love it!
So many cool products so little time n money. As always, Geat project May.
Love all the texture!!! Great job.
What a cheerful greeting card! Love the inclusion of book pages and stencils!
Such a fab and funky card – love the altered book page, and thanks so much for all the detailed how-to stuff!
I love how you stamped on the text and added the color to it. Great project!
nice project. Have a great day
This is beautiful, I love how the flowers are stamped onto writing 🙂 Very nice effect! I love the colours and details too 🙂
your card is outstanding…i love everything about it…thank you for sharing your techniques with us!
Love your project. The layers of texture are amazing.
This card is awesome!
Awesome cards! Love all the detail!
So cute!!!!!! =D
Love the project, May. Very clever use of the Starbucks sleeve!
Great card! I love how you recycled the cup holder!
Love the giveaway!
Clever use of paper & Starbucks pot! colors are so cheery too!
Amazing project!! Thanks for sharing.
Hah! I like how the quasi-vintage look of the Starbucks logo goes so well with the rest of the piece. Ripping a book page out and stamping on it does rather make me cringe, but it certainly makes a nice effect.
Wow! Gorgeous! I always find inspiration and learn a lot from your projects. TFS
TY Mary & Simon Says!!!!
Love what you did with the page. I just got a couple new stencils here. Great idea for them.
I love the background, texture and layers on your project. Thanks for sharing.
Fun blog hop. I love your card!!
Great project! I love all that text, and that flower stencil is divine.
Terrific use of upcycled materials! Amazing project.
soooo cute xx love the recycling xxx
cute projeckt, love the flowers.
Great card! I love all the words! TFS!
Love what you have done with all the text!! Awesome tutorial, too.
I like your flowers with a altered flare.
Whew, I thought I’d never get to the bottom here!
Did you make that card just for me? LOL. Being a coffee-holic I am loving the use of the cup holder not to mention every single detail of your card. It is just fabulous and I will be keeping my cup holders now for a new purpose. Just got a cute flowered one the other day that I saved. Perfect!
Love your card! Love how you used the text in different ways! Thanks for sharing!
Love your project.
Great card and I like all the techniques. TFS! Very cute!
Fantastic…love the tutorial, always learning something. Love it!
Love your project!! So creative w/ so many layers & textures!
This is a beautiful card! Definitely have to try! Thanks so much for the chance to win!
Hi May, Love your text project and I have lots of old text too! Thanks for the ideas!
Very bright and Cheerful May, I love the use of the book pages. Thanks for sharing
This is a very pretty card. I like how you made the flowers out of book paper.
Such a beautiful idea – love all the elements put together!
I think that is so beautiful!
Love this! Thanks for all of the technique tips. I’ll be bugging my friends now, for their coffee cozies!
I love your flowers. The Starbuck sleeve for the flower pot is outstanding.
Great idea to stamp images on text paper before coloring and fussy cutting. Thanks for a great project.
Love the card. Great idea to use the book paper as a background.
Great ideas for using bookprint!
I love using newsprint for projects like this. I adore the look! Great card, so much talent!
I am sooo in love with text stamps now too! Love this blog hop.
I love the effect of stamping and coloring on text paper!
Love the reuse idea…and its so stinkin’ cute – or it might be if you sprayed it with a scent!! Anyway – love it.
I would have never thought of it, and now I can think of lots of ways to make the flower pot card. Thanks May!
Love your altered book page!! such fun colors and I love flowers! great idea!!
love the card. it is so cute. loved that you used a starbucks coffee sleeve as the flower pot
Great project. Thanks for the tutorial.
Love the technique will have to try it!
I love this technique but I’m such a wimp when it comes to tearing out a page from a book lol even when the spine is broken and the pages could just fall out so easy TFS this 🙂
So cute…I love the technique used…gonna try it out today!
That is so cool!! A few of those sleeves lying around, and now I just wanna use them! lol..
Wow, love this idea. It made me think of buying an old book and stamping and coloring on the pages, wow, love it.
Such a fun and inventive card! So much creativity!
Love the newsprint look and the floral image you used. Nice job.
Oh SO very PRETTY May!!! LOVE it!
I must stamp something this month….I must stamp something this month….. Thanks for the inspiration, May. and thanks for the chance to win a gift certificate 🙂 Oh how I could use it!
Wow sounds great!
Great card! I need to dig out some of my old books and use the pages more in my art. Thanks for reminding me and inspiring me!
Love your project especially it’s depth with the raised flowers and pot. Love how you stamped the flowers on the newspaper then cut them out. Really love your project.
Books and a hot beverage…what a great combo! Love the flowers too!
Wow!!!!! This is fantabulous!!!!!!! Love the stenciled flower in the back and all the pretty layers!! Great job 🙂
I LOVE how you did that background, this is such a fabulous card, I cannot wait to try this out.
Love this card. Love all the layers. And all the colors, And………everything about it!
I love how happy this project is! And text on top of text inside of text…I love it!
What a great way to layer! Lurve the card and it’s so great that you use recycled stuff! Thanks for sharing!
this is great card. Bright and sunny and full of happy. I wouldl ove to get a card like this! great stuff!
thanks for sharing!
Love the card. It is perfect for this time of year. I hope I win the gift certificate!
Oh my, the inspiration from all these blogs. I want to try this too!
Great card! Love how you upcycled the starbucks cozy!
I love the whole project, but I have to say, using the Starbucks cardboard cup holder as a flowerpot – GENIUS!!
Thanks for the chance to win as well.
Love how you stamped on book paper to give some interest to the flowers.
Fabulous–I like the starbucks flower pot and all the text.
OMG! that card is super cute! using that Starbucks cup snuggie is so creative! I’m going to try that!
I am absolutely CRAZY for anything with sunflowers! I have them all over my yard. Nice job on this project!
Beautiful project. Gives me some great ideas!
I love your card — there are so many cool layers and details and texture. Very cool. 🙂
Beautiful flowers!! Such a pretty card!
Very nice! Love the flowers! Spring here in NZ, so this really appeals!
Love the background!
I love your project in so many different ways! The stenciling, the stamping on book pages and especially using a Starbucks sleeve for the pot! WOW!
Love the stamped flowers on the book page. Great idea
Your card is great. I love the idea of stamping on a book page and the doubling up of flowers in the background too. Thanks for sharing and for the chance to win a SSS voucher.
Love the vintage feel of this card, thanks for sharing 🙂
I love how much text you were able to get into one card and it looks stunning. Thanks for sharing.
I liked it, lovely background 🙂
What a fun and fabulous card! Love all your layers and the recycled sleeve. This is a real inspiration…I think a gift card could sit inside the flowerpot.
Awesome! The flower and pot, great idea. Love the journaling!
I love the idea of using old print to stamp with and recycling the startbuck’s sleeve.
How gorgeous! I LOVE text, so this is really up my street. A lot of inspiration in this hop for me, that’s for sure, thanks!
this was so lovely thanks for the inspiration gorgeous flowers
I love how you have incorporated the starbucks coffee holder to the design… beautiful creation
The inspirations you are giving us in this blog hop are wonderful thanks 🙂
Thanks for sharing so many great ideas.
Thanks for the tips and sharing. Great job.
Great card, love all the book print.
** Kate **
What a great card! I love all the steps and the recycling too – very clever. Using book pages or stamping words in the background is a favorite of mine – your card is just wonderful! Thanks so much for sharing!!!
Your card is very cute, I love the multiple layers that you have created and the flowers stamped on the book pages are a great idea.
What a BEAUTY!! I love how the flowers and the leaves pop out, to work on a page of a book is also very cool.
Love from The Netherlands,
Never thought of using a book page to start a card. Love that idea and I really like the look of your finished project. Thank you for sharing with us.
Ohhhh, I just love your card! I love the stamping on text print paper, so cute! Thank you for the inspiration. Take care. 🙂
Loved your card, thanks for the step x step.
I’m am definately going to experimant with yor process. TFS
Great card, loved all the text and the colourful flowers 🙂
How Cute is this. It makes me smile.
Great card. Love the daisies!
Stunning piece! Love all the text on the background! What a fabulous idea to make the Starbucks coffee holder into a flower pot! Hugs, Sandra
Thanks for sharing your beautiful artwork, love all the texture! The Starbucks coffee holder is such a great
touch, love it!!
Love the addition of the Starbucks sleeve and the work stamp on the flowers!
Fabulous card! I love the incorporation of the cup sleeve!
What a great card~ TFS!
Beautiful Card. So Vintage Looking. Love It! Great use of the Starbucks sleeve. Smooches…
Wow, this card is just spectacular! I adore the layers of different text, the use of stamps and the repurposing of the Starbucks holder. Thanks for sharing this awesomely creative project as well as the chance to win. 🙂
i love your card…thanks for posting step by step how you created it…i also snooped around your blog and am now a follower… 🙂
What a lovely card. Stamping, colors, coffee sleeve, Wonderful!
Your style is so whimsical and fun just so inspiring…
WOW this is a BEAUTIFULL card, i love the flowers and the text!
Kind regrads Patricia
love this little tutorial, so great!
Very clever and pretty card. Iris
Love the layered flower effect! The background of text is awesome!
I love this card! The book paper and text is awesome. Loving those stenciled flowers, too! 🙂
Love projects with stamping on text! Wonderful composition and creativity, thanks for the awesome inspiration!
Wonderful card!!! Thanks so much for the tutorial!
I love this card! The colours and flowers are so colourful and cheery, but what a unique way to recycle
a Starbucks cup holder, pure genius!
Wow! You truely are an artist! You’re work is so special! It’s unique and playful!
Love the Starbucks coffee sleeve as a flower pot! So creative!
This is a really great card! i love all the different stamping you did. Thanks!!!
You are a girl after my own heart! I love to use book text in my projects.
Great card! Thanks for the ideas & inspiration. 😉
Love your card! The techniques are awesome and you presented the steps in an easy to understand way. Thanks so much!
Wow! such a beautiful project, I love the flowers they look amazing
Beautiful card! I love the drink cup holder and the flowers from the book page. I love the way you recycled these items. Blessings!
Super cute – love the Starbucks sleeve!
Great card! I love how you stamped on the book page and cut it out. I have some old ledger & music pages that I might try this on! Thanks for the inspiration!
what cute flowers…thanks for sharing your creation!
lovely! I love that you stamped on the book pages, it gives so much dimension.
Great inspiration, and thanks for being part of this awesome hop. I’ve really enjoyed it and appreciate this opportunity to win some SSS goodies.
I love directions on how to make something! Thanks!
That is so cool May!
WOW! Love how you incorporated the Starbucks holder for your pot! The flowers are beautiful and the background is so cool!
Beautiful work! I love the flowers and the “vase”. 😉
Love this! love love love! Thank you for the instructions. I love that newspaper embossing step. I can’t wait to go play! (I have to finish hopping first!) 🙂
Love This Card and how you re-purposed my all time favorite coffee item. So many ideas so little time!
Oh my goodness – love your card, Amazing. TFS
Love what you’ve done — and I’m registered for Kit-tastic with you!
I LOVE the flowers! What a great way to add texture to things! 🙂
I absolutely LOVE this project, the flower pot out of a coffee sleeve is so cute!
Simon Says Stamp!
Very cute and clever =)
Your project gave me the idea to use those little trinkets that really serves no use to keep, but too sentimental to throw away. I can’t wait to incorporate them into my next project! Thanks for the idea!!
This is really gorgeous! Thanks for showing your method.
I like the Starbucks scrap used in there. Very cool!
Beautiful creation and design May!!
Hugs Hazek xx
This is gorgeous! I love all the different techniques you used on your card, and the Starbucks cup holder is a brilliant idea!
Oh, I adore this! Text always appeals to me on a project and this hop is wonderful to see all of your ideas! Thanks!
Love this card!!
Woow, this is a very nice card !!! Love your flowers and your pot using coffe holder ! And thank you so much for all the step-to-sep details, an artwork is so interesting by this way !!! Coco
Fabulous project May – love all the text! Thanks for sharing with us 🙂
Great texture and love the flowers. Maddy x
Lovely like the recycling can’t see a starbucks logo without thinking of tim and mario x
love this sunflower card…gorgeous!
just love the idea how you have used that book page!
I really love your use of a stamp on a book page background! It is so interesting!
I love all the texture and variances in this project. I love it.
How lovely – has inspired me to use a few of those labels I keep stashing away trying to come up with ideas for and never using. Thanks, Wens
Beautiful card May, I love the texture on the background!
Love this May. I already spotted the yellow flowers on inspiration picture on the Simon Says blog. Thanks for the inspiration and detailed description. I think I could actually manage a project like this LOL.
I really love what you did here, and am especially appreciative that you gave such detailed instructions. I am not naturally artistic, and would never figure out how to do something like your card here. (If it’s not really a card, I apologize. I was a bit confused as to what you applied everything to.) So, I love when someone gives such easy-to-understand instructions because I learn so much from them. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!
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