Welcome to our Stamp to the MAX blog hop! We hope you are inspired by our projects using products from the 2012-13 Annual Catalog. You may have arrived from Edie Bunting's blog, you may be a regular reader :), or maybe you just stumbled here by accident! However, you found me, I'm glad you're here! I am stop #6 on the blog hop. (The blog hop officially starts at 8 am ET, so if all the links aren't working, try again then!)
For my project, I created a stationery portfolio inspired by page 147 of the catalog and Linda Heller at www.stampingschool.com. The only 12x12 card stock I have is Bashful Blue, so that's what I had to work with for the portfolio. Comfort Cafe was my choice for DSP. The matching color listed in the catalog is Pool Party, but I think the Bashful Blue works fine, too. :)
Here's a look at the outside. I used the new Oval Accent Bigz clear die for the main focal piece. I stamped 2 of the images from Reason to Smile (available in July for just $5 with a $50 purchase!) in Bashful Blue ink and then sponged the edges. The sentiment is from the new set, Trust God, and is stamped in Midnight Muse, a new In Color. It's attached to the cover with dimensionals. The strip underneath consists of a piece of Summer Starfruit, another new In Color, run through the Big Shot with one of the Finishing Touches edgelits, another new product, topped with a strip of Comfort Cafe DSP and a piece of Very Vanilla seam binding.
The inside is a piece of Comfort Cafe DSP. The pockets are Bashful Blue and Summer Starfruit. They're also stamped with an image from Reason to Smile.
Here's a picture of the portfolio with the notes and envelopes.
Here's a picture of just the notes. I cut 2 pieces of Very Vanilla into quarters and adhered a strip of Comfort Cafe DSP to the top. Then I drew a line with my Midnight Muse marker for more of a division between the DSP and the card stock.
I hope you enjoyed my stop on the hop. Next up is Martha Haddock.
Supplies(all SU!): Stamps- Trust God, Reason to Smile. Ink- Bashful Blue, Midnight Muse. Paper- Very Vanilla, Bashful Blue, Summer Starfruit, Comfort Cafe DSP. Accessories- Big Shot, Oval Accent die, Finishing Touches edgelit, Very Vanilla seam binding, sponge dauber, dimensionals, sticky strip.