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~ Don Aslett

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Pair-a-Phrase Blog Hop

Welcome to the Pair-a-Phrase Blog Hop! We are having a special blog hop to feature the stamp set Pair-a-Phrase which Close to my Heart has created in honor of National Stamping Month.  This promotion runs from August 15th until September 30th and features 2 D-size stamp sets in one envelope - valued at $35.90!  You can earn this stamp set for FREE with a $75 order during the promotion period.  This hop has over 40 wonderful consultants participating and showing off their creations!

If you have come from Tamytha's Blog then you are on the right track!

This stamp set has images and corresponding sentiments that are perfect for making cards for all occasions!  They even look great on scrapbook layouts. I made 2 cards using just a small number of the vast amount of images that you get with this set.  I'm sure I will be using this set more in the future, that little snowman is just adorable!

For the first card, I used Roxie paper and the bicycle image along with some sorbet ribbon and a heart cut with the new Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridge.
For the second card I used Typeset paper and the ribbon stamp.  I also used one of the Mile post shapes - love these things!  
On both cards I added some color to the images using the coordinating ink pads and my blending pen.

Products used (all CTMH except where noted):
Pair-a-phrase stamp set
Typeset and Roxie paper packs
Vineyard Berry, Juniper, Creme Brule, Desert Sand, Sorbet, Cocoa, Tulip, and Garden Green Inks
Blending Pen
Red Ribbon Assortment
Colonial White brads
Colonial White, Vineyard Berry cardstock

Now "hop" on over to Adeline's Blog and check out her beautiful artwork for this hop!

 If you get lost along the way you can go to Helen's Blog to see the complete list of all the participants this hop.

Be sure to visit all the consultants at their blogs to get some other great ideas! Remember, the Pair-a-Phrase stamp set is only available until September 30th!  Contact me (GrigsterN at yahoo.com) or click here to see how you can get this stamp set!  And don't forget that the $75 purchase also qualifies you for the August stamp of the month for $5 and the bonus "Typeface" alphabet stamp that you can get free as well!  Now is a great time to place an order for some of those new things you've been eying up or maybe it's time to splurge and get the new Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridge!   


  1. Love both of your cute cards!

  2. Love both your cards! I like how you overlapped the sentiment on the first card.

  3. Great job on both cards. I really like how you put the ribbon through on the bicycle card.

  4. Great cards. Love the paperpack choice!

  5. I love how you incorporated the sentiments in both cards, and the eyelets on your bicycle card really add that wow factor. Beautiful!

  6. OMG Nickole, I just love the kraft and Roxy plaid together!! Your cards are beautiful!!

  7. Great cards. I like how you used the ribbon on the first one. Great idea!!

  8. FANTASTIC cards Nicole! Love them both!!

  9. psssst - thanks for the comment, girlie! i actually caught it JUST before leaving for work this morning, so it's in my La Carte right now, and i'm waiting to see what else i can cram in there before checking out. :)


    hope to see you up at ScrapThat soon!