For our first "Hop," we chose the "Reel Life" Stamp set (B1431) which you can purchase for $9.95 on my website.
I originally planned to make a one-page layout for my project today, but it just wasn't working out the way I envisioned. So, Plan B to the rescue. I made this card for my daughter who recently moved back to college. I'll send it with a little care package to help the weeks go by faster in between visits home.
Please excuse the less than stellar picture. I followed Pattern 28 from the Make It From Your Heart Volume 2 book. Chevrons seem to be all the rage right now and this stamp set has the perfect stamp for creating a custom patterned paper. Using the three arrow stamp, I stamped with Outdoor Denim ink onto Lagoon cardstock. To create the chevron, I rotated the stamp 180 degrees and lined up the edges with the first row, repeating until the cardstock piece was covered. I used the [EPIC] stamp to create the Buttercup tone-on-tone pattern, stamping once with Sorbet ink to emphasize the word and tie it in with the HELLO today phrase. The frame was cut using the Cricut Artiste cartridge and stamped with the Perfect Fit - Frames 2 stamp set (D1536). The new Jute Ribbon (Z1867) adds a bit of texture to the card. I stretched and flattened the ribbon so it wouldn't be so bulky and left the ends a little frayed. Aqua Dots (Z1853) were attached to the frame as a finishing touch.
Now hop over to Lisa's Blog and see what she has created to share with you!