Quick $1 stamp cards

Today I'm posting a couple quick little "warm-up" cards that ended up being the only thing I found time to stamp yesterday. I originally meant to have them be opposites so that the patterned paper was swapped on the second one, but I was talking on the phone while finishing it up and accidentally glued them the same way. Last weekend my bottle of Undu and a few bottles of re-inkers took a flying leap off my ink caddy and fell behind the dresser I keep all my ribbon, punches and inkpads in, so who knows when I'll take the time to move it all to retrieve it. It's probably just easier to go to Wal-mart and pick up a new bottle! But for now, it means no redos on my mistakes.

I have collected quite a few of those Michael's $1 stamps over the course of the last several months and am beginning to feel bad that I never use them. So, I pulled out a Studio G set today for these two cards. The paper is from the May Self-Addressed kit which is a kit of the month club I subscribe to and unfortunately haven't been using much of lately. The paper is by Gin-X and the card stock (except for Basic Black) is Bazzill paper. I stamped the images in Ancient Page Coal black and colored with a Bordering Blue marker. I then cut out and matted with my Creative Memories circle cutting system and then adhered to a Mega Scalloped Circle. For the second card I stamped the flower off the edges of the circle and then again on the blue paper, trimmed and popped up on Stampin Dimensionals. The first card I tied a traditional bow with black organdy ribbon. The second card uses what Shannan called a "Kendra bow" (named after the ribbon master herself, Kendra Giles) . It's a knot with another knot tied over the top of it to make it look like a bow. As usual, I finished up with some Stardust stickles. A card just doesn't feel finished until it sparkles! Both cards measure 4.25" square.

22 comments

  1. Gotta love the $ stamps. I haven't had a chance to play with mine but I"ll dig them out soon!

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  2. What great cards, love the paper combo, the $1 stamps are fun.

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  3. Hi Julee! Great color combination for todays cards! It's amazing what can be done with $1 stamp, isn't it? I definitely like the layout on this one, simple yet effective!

    Hugs,
    Amy

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  4. Those are some wonderful warm-up cards! Love the patterned paper!

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  5. I love these, and I love your "kendra bow" LOL
    Love ya!

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  6. I love the idea of doing some warm-up cards, and these stamps are perfect for that. I better get mine out and use them too! Lovely cards!

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  7. Fabulous job Julee! I love this color combo!

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  8. SOOOOOOOO CUTE!!! You had me running to Mike's to get those stamps!!!! And I found it!!!now if I can just find that paper!! I LOVE it! Thanks for sharing!Elizabeth Glass

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  9. These are adorable little cards, Julee! Love the glitter!

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  10. Beautiful cards! Katie didn't have anything to do with the flying bottles, did she???? LOL!

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  11. How totally cute! I esp. like the popped up flower on the second card.

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  12. Love the color combo, I may need to case these. GREAT JOB!!

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  13. love your quick stampin' I need to do that more! Great use of coordinating pp!

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  14. I keep looking for the dollar stamps, only have two that I really liked at Michael's. There were only three or four to pick from but lots of $5.00 stamps. I had already done some damage there so did not purchase any of them. It was my first time seeing the Martha Stewart products. Some of them were really nice, I was there to pick up a tag maker. Can you believe I did not have one, not much I lack. Great cards and the colors are so you. Thanks

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  15. These are super cute Julee, and they coordinate so well with the rest of your blog colors! :-)

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  16. Love the cards made with the $1 stamps. The paper is pretty cool also. I asked at our Michaels and the ladies looked like I was crazy she seemed not to know any thing about the $1 stamps. Thanks for sharing the super cards with us.

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  17. Cute cards. Aaahh, $ stamps. I just gotta buy them cause the price is right, but then I forget to use them.

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  18. They might be dollar stamps but those cards look sooooo rich!!
    You're awesome girl!!

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  19. Isn't it amazing with all the money we spend on stamps and we can find some for just one dollar! The cards are great and I especially love the paper combo and the Kendra bow!

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  20. LOVE the colors and papers that you chose for these warm up cards Julee! They are just fabulous! Cute little warm up cards with all those fabulous Julee details that we know and love!

    Linda

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