Wednesday, May 1, 2013

It's a new month! {TSOL}

Happy May 1st! Although I am in Utah as you read this, working hard and having fun with the Paper Crafts magazine editors, and Go-to Gals, I'd like to share the brand new stamps from The Stamps of Life!  The May set has some of my favorite new sentiments, and I am OBSESSED with the fun, friendly font! Hello, My Friend is from the new set, called phone4you, paired with some of my favorite flower stamps, from mums2stamp.  

But I know, what you reallllly want to see is more of the cute new stamp set!!!! 
First off, just the outlines, of this ADORABLE phone.  It is going to be SUCH a great addition to my stash, especially for cards for my girlfriends!  I added some jewels to the dial, which adds a funky fun touch. 

Ever since I got a polka-dotted embossing folder, I am pretty much using it on EVERYTHING. embossed polka-dots are the very best addition to any kind of card. I'm convinced of it!  (And the dotted folder comes in a two-pack with a flowered one that is just as adorable!)

There's an important trick to remember, when you want to put a sentiment right onto an embossed surface. . . and I tend to not plan ahead often enough, so I end up redoing things a lot - STAMP FIRST, EMBOSS SECOND.  Repeat after me (and I'll repeat after myself) STAMP FIRST, EMBOSS SECOND.  When will I learn!???? 

I also used the stamps4fancylabel, and matching framelits die for this card. It's such a go-to stamp set and die set, that I use it over and over again. 

Be sure to head over to the TSOL gallery - the design team will have tons of great inspiration for you to see!!! I'll be excited to look at it, when I return home from Utah tomorrow! 

PS - don't forget about the giveaway, on THIS post. you can comment once per day for a chance to WIN!  


Susan aka Mimi said...

Cute stamps and I agree about the fonts and sentiments. Love the bright colors of your creations! Enjoy Utah!

Sue D said...

Great cards and embossing advice. Love the bling on the telephone dial.