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Friday, January 1, 2016

Stamp of the Month Blog Hop -- Beloved Bouquet

Welcome to the January Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!

If you came from visiting Dana Kessler, then you are in the right place.  If you just happened upon my little corner of the blog world, simply start here and continue hopping until you return here -- our fun hop is one big loop for your viewing pleasure. 

The month's featured stamp set is S1601 Beloved Bouquet (pictured below).  This set is only available until January 31st and is only $5 with a $50 Close to My Heart purchase.

Now let's jump right into my project.  For today's hop, I made a double gatefold card.  It may look slightly complex from the pictures, but I assure you it comes together rather easily.  Check out my YouTube video below to see me fully assemble this card.

Double Gatefold Card with opposing flaps
Card ready for envelope
Card with coordinating envelope
(Click to view)

*Card base -- 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" (score at 2 1/8" from each side)

*Front Panel layers
- White Daisy -- 5 1/4" x 1 7/8"
- B&T -- 5 1/8" x 1 3/4"

*Circle layers
- Black -- 2 1/2" punch
- White Daisy -- 2 1/4" punch

*Sentiment Layers
- Black -- 2 1/2" x 1 3/8"
- White Daisy -- 2 1/4" x 1 1/8"

Supplies used:
*Beloved Bouquet stamp set (available until 1.31.2015)
*Skylark paper packet (retired)
*12" x 12" Black cardstock
*12" x 12" White Daisy cardstock
*Pomegranate Exclusive Inks stamp pad
*Fern Exclusive Inks stamp pad

*2 1/4" circle punch
*2 1/2" circle punch

To order these or any of our other fabulous Close to My Heart products, please visit http://jddesigns.ctmh.com.

Thank you for visiting me at jd Designs and for hopping with us on the Close to My Heart Stamp of the Month January Blog Hop!  Next up on the hop is Terrie ShortsleeveI hope you'll hop on over to her blog for more inspiration.

Until next time, design with {heart}!


  1. Love it! The flower really pop with the La Vie En Rose papers!

  2. That's so pretty against the bold black background!

  3. Great card, double gate is very elegant

  4. I love this card! So pretty and elegant!

  5. Beautiful card! Thank you for the video!

  6. Wow, this is stunning and I love the clear tutorial!

  7. This stamp set was just made for black and white with a pop of color. Beautiful card!

  8. This gatefold card is spectacular. Great work.


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