Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Studio Calico + Hero Arts Blog Hop


Hi and welcome to my stop on the Studio Calico + Hero Arts Blog Hop!  I just love these new stamps so much that I have a couple projects to share with you today.

First up is this soft and sweet little card.  Those polka dot clouds are so adorable!  And they even are sized just right to work with the Fiskars Cloud Punch.



{Stamps used: ST508 My Happy,  ST509 Hooray}

That diagonal pattern along the bottom was created by repeatedly stamping the line/flag stick image from the Hooray (ST509) stamp set.  I love to come up with new ways to use stamps to create fun background patterns. 

My next project is a cute little bookmark.  I think it would be perfect to stick inside a book for a friend or include it with a gift card to a bookstore.

{Stamps used: ST508 My Happy,  ST509 Hooray, ST506 I Love Books, ST512 Silhouettes}

To create the bookmark I folded a 4"x3.25" piece of cardstock in half and sewed along the top and right edges.  The left side and bottom need to be left open so it can slide over the page.  Super easy!  I know I'll be making more of these.


Be sure to leave a comment on each stop of the hop for your chance to win some of these fabulous new stamps!  Hero Arts is giving away five sets each day of the hop (Monday - Wednesday), and the winners will be drawn from ALL blog hop comments!

Your next stop is Sasha Ferina!

Thanks for stopping by!

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GirlGeek said...

I love your creations! I really need these stamps :)

ArlaMo said...

Love the card and the bookmark is perfect!

amytangerine said...

how clever is your bookmark?! amazing

Laura Barrio said...

So cute!

brenda said...

I love the bookmark idea!!

Brenda said...

That card is just too cute! Love the birdie and that shade of blue you used! Neat bookmark idea!

Chunyuan said...

Love the card and the bookmark. The design of bookmark is so smart.

Chunyuan said...

Love the card and bookmark. The design of the bookmark is so smart.

Anonymous said...

love your projects and what creative things you did with the stamps! TFS

Deb L
deb@studio-deb.com

Chunyuan said...

Love the card and bookmark. The design of the bookmark is so smart.

Iris said...

Lovly card and amazing bookmark! I would of never thought to make one like that!

Joanne said...

what a cute bookmark, i'm so making one now.

Stephanie Y. said...

Love the bookmark project! I've never seen one constructed like this and it works so well!!! Thanks for sharing

Pam W Merwin said...

AMAZING! Love that bookmark. Thanks for jumpstarting my brain :-)

JRhoades said...

Love the way you did your bookmark!

Wendy said...

I love the bookmark, thanks for sharing!

Sam F said...

That bookmark is so clever! Beautiful!

*Monica* said...

wow! Love your style! Those are both super cute.

Anonymous said...

That bookmark is too cute! I'm totally going to scrap lift that if you don't mind! :)
AllyW

Cassi said...

great projects, i <3 your bookmark!

Mandy P. said...

Love the card! It is very much my style. And my family of bookworms would love that "bookish" set to bits!

Anna Sigga said...

Fantastic - love the bookmark!

Yeong Shong said...

gorgeous projects....love the bookmark...this has given me an idea..thanks

Jen Pierce said...

Super cute bookmark!

HollyH said...

I love the bookmark...I am definitely going to make one!!

carriep said...

Loved how you repeated the backgrounds.
I'm going to be making some of those bookmarks!

Meghan said...

Love clouds and polka dots...your clouds are perfect! The bookmark is so clever, too!

Renee M said...

LOVE your creativity--both projects are adorable! Thanks for the tip about the cloud punch :)

Robin Cooper said...

Great ideas! Thanks for showing us how to be creative with these stamps!

Shay said...

Love the card and bookmark! Gorgeous colors.

Christina L. said...

Wow Kelly - I love the clever striped paper you made. It's so nice that you can make it in any color you need for a project. :) Thanks for sharing!

A said...

love the bookmark!

Maeghan M. said...

Such a cute card and bookmark, and what a smart idea to use the flag pole to make a pattern! TFS!!!

MarcyK924 said...

OH how adorable Kelly! I adore the card and that bookmark is going to be a project for a little gift to my friends I'm going on vacation with. They are all readers. Thanks SO much for the idea!

Kelly Booth said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE!!!!

Larissa Heskett said...

WOW!! LOVE the card, BUT THAT BOOK MARK is AWESOME!! THANKS for sharing it with us!! I really like the colors! HAVE A FABULOUS DAY!! =)

Tonya said...

Love that bookmark, what a great idea! Your card is super cute too!

Dianne Johnson said...

Love your card and love the bookmark especially! These stamps are wonderful.

Ursula said...

I know, everyone has already said it, but I am so gonna steal that bookmark idea. TOO CUTE! And I am eating up all the ideas for unique ways to use stamps.

isonomy said...

The bookmark's a great idea!

Laura A. in Oregon said...

Great bookmark idea! Loved how you used the nw stamps!

DNAMIchaud said...

Very Cute!! Great idea for the bookmark.

Kathy (krolski) said...

Love your card and the super cute bookmark! I love these stamps!

smahrty said...

what a sweet card! Love that little birdy singing. Like the bookmark too.

Jennie M said...

So cute!! I love them both!!

Laci J said...

Super cute bookmark! I'm gonna have to make some!

Anonymous said...

Great idea for a bookmark! Thanks for sharing.

Dorothy C.

Carol said...

Your projects are so beautiful, the book mark especially!

Carol B
ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

Wrightboysmum said...

Fab cards. Roll on release.

KathyChen said...

clever bookmark!

Caroline said...

Such a cute idea for the bookmark. I think I'll be making some of those for my friends.

Heather said...

I just love the bookmark!

Be(e) said...

Oh, that bookmark is the best!! Love how it wraps around the corner! Great work!!

clippergirl said...

So many wonderful ideas and inspiration on this blog hop. I am so loving your bookmark idea...great project!

Anonymous said...

What a cute birdy card and the bookmark - how creative is that!! Great job on both. Thanks 4 the chance!
Christine S.
bncshannon5107@embarqmail.com

Flo - Sweetideas said...

I love your little bookmark best. It is so sweet and cute.

Gaby Seminario said...

lovely card...and I'mlove with the bookmark

Cheryl said...

Both the card and bookmark are amazing!

Anonymous said...

Clever bookmark. I'm going to have to make some for the book lovers in my family. Thanks!

diana said...

Great card! Thanks for the chance to win some of the new HA + SC stamps! ;-)

XXOO AMY said...

adorable little bookmark!

Tammy Bachmeier said...

The bookmark is sooo cute, and what a great idea Kelly! I love what you did with the little birdy on the card, he literally is sitting on the branch :-). I love using pop dots... I have to say it again, i love these two stamp sets!!

Vanessa said...

I see lots of bookmark gifts in my future! Thanks for the idea!

mimisimon said...

I know I will be making some of these bookmarks.

vanlikethecar said...

What amazing creations! I especially love the bookmark with the little ribbon tag. I'll certainly make that the next time I send along a book as a gift! Thanks for sharing!

dragonflyspecialties72 said...

OMG I love the bookmark!!!

cards by cara said...

What fun creations!! Gorgeous!

java diva said...

Unique take on a bookmark! Love the ribbon peeking out of the book.

Anonymous said...

love the bookmark, I'm definately making one for myself
megandvorak

Sue McRae said...

Your bookmark is so fun and cute, love it!

Stacy said...

gosh, I love that bird! I can't wait till he comes home to me.

Ashley Bennett said...

Every project I see makes me fall more and more in love with these stamps, I especially love your bookmark!

Live a Life EXTRAordinary said...

Love the woodgrain stamp! cute stuff!

b.ary said...

Such a cute idea for the bookmark :)

Andie said...

That bookmark is such a cool idea. Think all my friends will be getting a similar one from Father Christmas this year!

Leslie said...

loved the bookmark! thanks for the chance :)

pennysfromheaven said...

I love the little bird, and the bookmark is a great idea!

GrammySue's Creations said...

Very pretty card and bookmark--love the bird.

ShellyJ said...

what a cool bookmark :)

Curlywiggles said...

Love that book mare, so awesome!

Amy Kolling said...

Awesome idea for the bookmark! Going to make one of these! Thanks for the inspiration!

KeddyO said...

Love the bookmark idea.

Becs Attwood said...

Love your projects today - these sets have so many great images & sentiments.

rhonda said...

Would love to make those bookmarks for Christmas presents and would LOVE to win those stamps!

Char said...

That card is cute. Great idea on how to use that stamp. BTW, that bookmark is awesome too.

Marty said...

These woodgrain pattern stamps are everywhere right now, it seems- these are especially cute!

Mary Dawn said...

gorgeous, as ever! that bookmark makes me very happy!

Anonymous said...

Love the bookmark!! great gift idea!Leesa Berry

Rhian said...

love that book mark

Denise said...

Sweet card and bookmark! I love that woodgrain stamp!
DeniseB

rockwelldesigns said...

Sweet card and I love the stitching on the bookmark.

Martine said...

OMG, to find a bookmark like this in a book you borrowed or dit get as a gift... I would be feeling so much loved! TFS

Deirdre said...

As an avid reader - that bookmark is just ADORABLE. Love what you created.

Angela NJ said...

I can't wait to try to make one of those bookmarks - it's adorable! I'm not sure if I love books or paper more, so that project is a perfect way to sell me on this new partnership. Thanks!

Tammy Murdock said...

a-d-0-r-a-b-l-e!!

Jenny McGee said...

Great card and book mark. Thanks for sharing. jeannett_mcgee@comcast.net

auntiemaryann said...

when you give a book, give a bookmark. cut the corner from a ready made envelope and decorate. make as big or as small as you want. it slips over the corner of the page and doesn't get lost. love your cards and bookmark!

gracie said...

so super cute! love love love the bookmark!

Anonymous said...

That card is absolutely adorable, love it! Bookmark is a really cool and easy idea! These stamps are so versatile, can't wait to get my hands on them! Thanks for the chance to win!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

Super cute--wish I would have thought of that bookmark! LOVE:) Thanks for the chance to win:) sbmmhoover at yahoo dot com

S said...

Great bookmark. And I'd love to get some of those stamps. Thanks.

Valerie Bishop said...

So precious!! Just love that bookmark!!

Tami said...

love what you did with the bird!

Patty Chalas said...

Love, love, love these card and the bookmark is a very clever idea.......
Very cute! :)
TFS

Billie T said...

Love the card, I just got my bird stamp and can't wait to use it. Also, I make a lot of bookmarks to put inside my cards. Thanks. Billie

Sue D said...

Great card and bookmark. I like how you made the diagonal lines.

Brenda Smith said...

Seriously cute projects! These stamps just seem so amazingly versatile.

Denise Poshard said...

It looks just like the birdie is on his tree - nice work!

SherylH said...

Two great ideas -- love those background images!

Patty said...

Love your card and the bookmark is such a great idea! I love to read and need to make myself one of these. And the stamps are so awesome!!!

Cynthia Larson (clarson@mulfil.com) said...

Love your bookmark. How cute is that?!?

kaitlyn.shrubb said...

Loving that bookmark!! What a great idea

FrancineB said...

Cute card and bookmark. Nicely done.

Dani L. said...

Such a great idea for a bookmark - I will definitly make one or two or three..... of them ;).

Dee in N.H. said...

Love your card and that bookmark is totally awesome!

Kimberly L.C. said...

That card is the cutest I've seen on the hop so far!

Kim Brown said...

I am just loving both these creations! Thanks for the tip about the Fiskars punch too!

Marie said...

Love the bookmark! So adorable!

Pamela A said...

Loving the bookmark. What a cute little gift to include with a book to a friend. Thanks for sharing your fabulous talent.

listgirl said...

I love that the clouds work with the Fiskars cloud punches! Love the stripes... so cute.

Anonymous said...

Guess there is a bookmark making session in my immediate future. Thanks for the tips and good ideas.
Lura

Christa Allgood said...

I love the book mark! It would be perfect for book store gift cards.....which I love to give!!

Lucy Newton said...

Love your projects!!!

Lisa said...

These SC/Hero Arts sets are fabulous. Thanks for sharing your talent!

kiesasalazar said...

Cute card and bookmark! I love the elements you used. Those stamps are awesome!

Lisa Smith said...

Beautiful card and cute, cute bookmark. Thank you for sharing.

Kelly said...

Great card -- and I love the bookmark project! :)

Jill said...

What a great bookmark! I totally want to go home and make one right now!

CDS said...

Love the bookmark! I really want those stamps.

Shirley said...

Love your adorable card and bookmark. Great combos.
Shirley L.
Roseville, CA

Anonymous said...

Wonderful projects. Love the little bird on the card and the bookmark is amazing. Thanks for sharing.

Linda D.

luvmysilhouette said...

Kelly Love the bg you did with the flagpole and the bookmark adorable...these stamps rock and so do you...

jendcnguyen said...

Oh. My. God! I love that little bookmark! I need to make one! If only I had my hands on some of these awesome stamps! Hehe. =P

CiCi S. said...

Really cute card and the luv the bookmark idea!

ConnieC said...

Love that bookmark. Thanks for sharing.

Kim N. said...

Love the bookmark! Very cute!

Lisa said...

Especially love the bookmark

Yvette said...

Such a sweet card. I love the bookmark.

andie librandi. said...

oh me oh my...i thought...wow, i love that card! then i scrolled to the bookmark and loved it even more! xxo andie...

carocaro said...

Oh my goodness! Such a cute card and bookmark. Simple yet incredible adorable.

Kate aka stinkydudette said...

I love that card!! The woodgrain circle is one of my faves!!

csparky61 said...

I spyed that cute little birdy again. Love it!

Dasa said...

love the card. very cute! i'm sure anyone would be thrilled to get it too. :-)

thank you for the giveaway chance. these look so fun, especially love the woodgrain.

Sew-Ink said...

That card is adorable and your bookmark is to cute! Thanks for sharing!

Anonymous said...

Darling card, Kelly, but I loooove the bookmark!! Thanks for the inspiration - can't wait to get ahold of that great sentiment for book lovers! Linda W. (sorry - the comment form doesn't want to pick up my name!)

Belinda said...

Love the card! And the fun bookmark - what a great idea!

Sharon D from Canada said...

Really cute card, Kelly! And your bookmark is SO sweet - love it! Thanks so much for the chance to win some of the yummy new stamps!

Anonymous said...

Love the card you made. The book mark is too stinkin cute! I need to make some of those! Thanks for the very creative crafty ideas! Loving the new SC stamps by HA! For some reason I cant post through google. I am posting anonymous. DeeDee rdsackman(at)sbcglobal(dot)net

Tanya said...

Your card is darling, and I love the bookmark, I need to make a few of those.

My Creative Life said...

Love the bookmark, very clever!

Scrapycandy said...

So much inspiration! I love these stamps. Thanks for all your hard work!

Rita said...

Lovely!

Gail A said...

Love the polka-dot cloud and your bookmark idea.

Sandra said...

fun projects!
Sandra ltb

Anonymous said...

The clouds are my favorite. I have a thing about polka dots!! I just need those stamps. The bookmark is super. I am a teacher and plan to make those for my students. Thanks for sharing...

Erica Hettwer said...

These are sooooo cute!

myska said...

My favorite? The wood-grain background and those cute little clouds! I also am impressed with your use of the flagpole to create the stripe background! Thanks!

Anonymous said...

oh wow..luv that birdie card! makes me want them all I tell ya! cute bookmark...gives me some great ideas too! ty ty ty! cannot wait til they are released!

cher

hilly77 at comcast dot net

Shann said...

I <3 that bookmark!

myska said...

Oh, and the librarian me loves the bookmark!

Jenifer Ann said...

Oh my Kelly, this is adorable! Great bookmark too :)

katie said...

CUTE!
Two great companies working together. What more could you ask?
LOVE IT!

Melanie said...

I love the bookmark idea. We have a family of book lovers and any bookmarks I make will be well-loved. Thanks for the idea and the chance to win!

Carol said...

Really cute. I love how you created the background.

Anonymous said...

The bookmark is so cute. Might have to try making them myself. Karen

Lisa P said...

Very cute. I like the cute bookmard. Great idea.

Kim said...

I love the bookmark!!! What a cute and simple idea!! Thank you for sharing!!!

Gina said...

Fun book mark idea! Great new use of the stamps!

Ronda Archangelo said...

Great idea...love the giftcard holder/bookmark...I'm keeping that in mind for the holidays!

Katie K. said...

Cute card and bookmark! I can't believe the possibilities with all of these stamps!

donna mikasa said...

love your happy card and the bookmark is so cool!
thanks for sharing such wonderful ideas!

laceyA said...

I read alot so i LOOOOVE the bookmark! :) Those clouds are to die for ;) Thanks for the chance to win!

enbrightened said...

Oh wow... my first time visiting your blog. I love the "Happy" card, but really, the bookmark stole my heart! Love, love, love!

Cynthia B. said...

Love the card and bookmark! I didn't know that cloud stamp was sized just right for the Fiskar's cloud punch: perfect! Thanks for sharing!

Bonnie said...

The sentiment on the bird card is special. Love it.

Chris said...

What a cute card and bookmarker.

Dana H said...

What a great idea! Love it

Jessica Stull said...

Such a cute card and I love the bookmark idea.

mplsbetty said...

You card is great and I LOVE the bookmark!!! So cute.

Susan DR said...

I love the bookmark. What a great project and gift idea. Thanks for sharing!

sylv said...

I love the look of the woodgrain stamp under the birds...such a terrific card!

sylv said...

OH, I'm so gonna make that book mark!

kyhunter said...

The bookmarker would be a great gift to my "reading" friends.

Shobana said...

Super stuff! Will def try out the bookmark! Tks so much for sharing! :)

cheryl l. said...

Cool card design. I love the diagonal stripes!

Anonymous said...

Oh my gosh! Love your card and bookmark. Thank you so much for sharing. vsabartatcharterdotnet

Lucille K said...

Oh, the bookmark has my attention and love your sweet bird card with the polka dot clouds :)

Janet Z said...

Awesome projects!!!

Sue said...

Thanks for the chance to win!
SueinMtVernon

Rachel said...

super cute bookmark!!!

Anissa said...

The bookmark is just too cute...love how it slips right onto the page.

Anonymous said...

I love when stamps are used beyond the obvious.
MariClaudi

The Paper Pundit said...

Those polkadot clouds are the cutest thing I have seen in a while!

Brittany said...

What a great bookmark idea. And how cute is that wood grain stamp...??

Maria said...

The bookmark is a great idea!!

RxDrMom said...

Love the card-it is so sweet. And what a great idea for the bookmark!

Meghann said...

Love the bookmark! What a cute little touch to add to a gift!

Lindsay W said...

I can't wait to make one of those bookmarks.

Ezlie J. Perez said...

thanks for the quick tutorial on that bookmark. great use of your stamps too for your background. thanks for sharing.

ucanorican said...

I love the card. Woodgrains and polka dots what could be better! The bookmark with a bookstore gift card is a cute idea as well!

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