Clear & Simple Stamps - Mushy For You Blog Hop

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Do we have a treat for you today!  On the first of the month Clear & Simple Stamps announced the SOTM, Fun Fungi.  Today is a group post day where the Design Team was challenged to create a set of Valentine's Day cards using Fun Fungi.  This will be a monthly feature and we are kicking it off today with a blog hop.

The blog hop starts at the Clear & Simple Stamps Blog and my blog is the second stop.  Here's the set of Valentine's Cards I came up with.  These cards are tiny, like Vday cards your kids would hand out.  The dimensions are 2.5" x 3".  The card base is Dare to be a Diva Red and it was cut using my Silhouette Digital Cutter.  By the way, this card stock works great in the machine.  Cuts perfectly every time.
The mushroom stamp that I chose was just begging to be paper pieced.  I stamped the image on On the Catwalk Cream card stock using Perfect Little Black Dress ink and then the sentiment using Dare to be a Diva Red ink.  I colored the mushroom stem and grass with markers.  I stamped the mushroom tops on some red patterned paper, cut them out and glued them on the mushrooms.  I sponged the edges with red ink and applied the cream panel to the scalloped card base using foam dimensionals.
Here's a close-up of one of the cards.  Your next stop on the hop is my super talented friend, Kim HowardHere is a list of the other designers in case you somehow lose your way.  I know how easy it is to get lost amidst all these inspirational blogs.

{Dana Grothaus} - you're here!

Thanks so much for joining me today on the hop.  I hope you enjoy seeing all the Valentine's Day projects and it encourages you to make something of your own.  Have a great day!
{You Put the Fun in Fungus}
Stamps: Fun Fungi (Clear & Simple Stamps)
Patterned Paper: Offbeat (Basic Grey)
Accessories: Digital Cutter for Scallop Card (Silhouette), Foam Dimensionals, Stamping Sponge, Markers 
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Susie January 11, 2011 at 1:35 AM  

How adorable these are.

Karen B. January 11, 2011 at 7:39 AM  

Yep, these little gems are too cute!

Viola Mahr January 11, 2011 at 7:51 AM  

It's AWESOME that you thought of paper piecing! ... such great inspiration Dana :) Love your little notecards with the scalloped edges... and here's to happy times together on the CSS team!

Basement Stamper January 11, 2011 at 9:55 AM  

Dana, I love the paper piecing on these, so cute! The scalloped edges are darling. Great cards!!

Steph Zerbe January 11, 2011 at 11:23 AM  

What a fun set of cards, Dana. Love the pattern paper and the bold sentiment. Too cute!

JenE January 11, 2011 at 6:34 PM  

Cute, Cute, Cute cards!!!

whoistracy January 11, 2011 at 8:26 PM  

What an adorable set of cards! Love the red.

Lori January 11, 2011 at 10:52 PM  

These are so sweet! Love the paper piecing.

Simone P. January 15, 2011 at 11:07 AM  

Love the paper! Super cute!

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