Sunday, September 28, 2014

Michael Strong 6th Anniversary Blog Hop


Happy 6th Anniversary 
to the Enjoy Michael Strong Stamps Yahoo Group!

A celebration Blog Hop has been organized by Hetty. 
I hope you enjoy the artwork along the way.
If you leave a comment on every one of the blogs in the 6th Anniversary Hop
you have a chance to win a give away.

To commemorate this 6th Anniversary we are supposed to share
our first Michael Strong stamp
and
the card or art project that we made with it.
Well, due to old age, I can't remember!
I think my first Michael Strong stamp set was the Mini Cloisonne Shapes.
(Click image for larger view.)
To celebrate, I made this pocket card 
using the mini flower and the mini fan from Mike's Mini Cloisonne Shapes.
This stamp set is so versatile! The possibilities are endless!
I used off-white cardstock (with flecks) cut to 4-1/4 x 11 inches 
and scored at 5-1/2 and 9-1/2 inches.
I folded on the scored lines, used a corner rounder punch
then added distress ink to the edges.
Stapled sides with mini staples to create the pocket.
 
My tag layers measured:
3-3/4 x 5 inches
3-3/8 x 4-5/8 inches
3 x 4 inches
You can make the tag  however you wish.
Just be sure it will slide into the pocket!
I punched a hole in the top right side of the finished tag
and used a strip of tulle for a bow.
Used tiny circle stickers for a little glitz.

Materials:
Stamps-Michael Strong Mini Cloisonne Shapes.
Also used Hero Arts, Printworks, Stampablities Stampin' Up!

Inks-wild honey, scattered straw, ripe persimmon, dried marigold
chocolate chip, old olive, mellow moss

THANKS SO MUCH for stopping by!
If you are following the hop, you have come from Jill P's Place 
Now it's time to proceed to Hetty's Craft Chaos blog
 where you will find a complete list of all the blogs in the 6th Anniversary Blog Hop!

Since we are an international group, we span various time zones.
If a blog has not been posted yet, please re-visit it later.

Thanks so much for visiting!
I hope you are inspired by all the creativity on the 6th Anniversary Blog Hop!

17 comments:

Hetty said...

Thank you,Laura, for participating on the Michael Strong Anniversary blog hop. Your card is wonderful and thanks for explaining how you made it. It is a pleasure to have you in the group.

Lori said...

Wonderful card. I love those mini stamps.

CraftyJo said...

Very cute Laura :)

Shelly Schmidt said...

We are all so inspired by Hetty! And, thanks to you I was able to meet her (and you) in person! I love your pocket card- and thanks for the instructions as well! Fun Hop!

HermaF said...

Hi Laura, I love your pocket card!

Rosie Guiher said...

Hi Laura love the pocket card. Reminds me that i haven't made any in along time. Love those little stamps. Thanks for sharing.

Unknown said...

Glad you made it!!! Lovely card, thanks for showing!
love,
Jetty

Wendy Carr said...

2nd attempt - love your Blog and it's been good to get to know you! Thanks for sharing your art - WendyC

Frann said...

Your pocket card is very pretty!

Heidi said...

Great pocket card -- the mini shapes are perfect for that! I don't really remember my first stamp either -- getting old!

CarlavdM said...

What a lovely card Laura with the pocket part.
Thank you from me toooo for the info on how you made it.

Carole M. said...

neat pocket and card Laura; a fun venture for you MS followers; good wishes for the anniversary MS.

°made by Tanja° said...

Hi Laura, thanks for the warm words on my Blog ;-)
Your Card is very pretty, thanks for sharing
Tanja

ModernaDesignsArt said...

Laura, what a great card! TFS
Dorly Weitzen, Israel

Diane Bouse said...

I like how you used the staples to make the pocket.

KathyR said...

How clever and bright and happy!

Kathy Rossiter

Jan Castle said...

Cute pocket card Laura....TFS
Jan