Monday, January 24, 2011

40:31 Creation Stamps are In The House, Just in Time for Throwback Thursday!

I had finally given up hope of posting a project today. I just couldn't seem to make myself go down the to craft room...that is until I checked the mail. I received my first set of 40:31 Creations Love Stamps by Lauren at If you haven't checked out her new stamp line, head over there. She has several unique sets. I've been waiting, not so patiently, for these. I went straight to the basement and started working on a card for My Creative Time with Emma's Throwback Thursday.

The rules for the Throwback Thursday are to use the Paperdolls cartridge, if you have it, and make a project using some type of embossing. If you don't have that cartridge, you can use anything, as long at it has embossing on it.

(Like the inky fingers?)
For some reason my favorite stamp in this set is "how you doin'" This is one of my most favorite lines from Friends. So this is the stamp I chose to use.

I wanted a character that would fit the stamp. I decided the seal from the Create-a-Critter Cricut cartridge was perfect. He's kind of lounging back and I picture his head bobbing like Joey's, as he winks and says, "how you doin'?" Cheesy, I know.

All cardstock is from Stampin' Up and the patterened paper and ribbon is from Papertrey Ink.

I cut the seal at 2 1/2" and the platform at 3". I used my Gypsy to hide the facial features on the cuts. I used my Critter Faces from Peachy Keen Stamps to stamp the face. Using the Spots and Dots folder, I embossed the top portion of my card with my Cuttlebug. I added the ribbon and attached the background to the card base.

I freehand cut the heart and stamped it with the XOXO stamp from 40:31 Creations. Using my Gelly Roll pen, I filled in the image. and added stitch lines. I popped up the focal image on the background.

As soon as I get the funds, I'm going to buy a couple more sets from 40:31 Creations.

I started on a couple of other projects using this stamp set. I can't wait to show you the results. The next stamped I used was "always and forever." Check back tomorrow to see what came up with.

Thanks for stopping by,
Dana Desmond


  1. Dana - ADORABLE!! This card is so cute! I love how you used the stamps and the colors just pop!!

  2. Love it! Too cute and the sentiment is awesome.

  3. This is soo cute! I love the colors and that seal is soo cute

  4. Adorable, great job! I love that line from friends too!!! TFS Cathryn67 <3

    big gypsy hugs,