Thursday, April 1, 2010

Introducing Rock-a-Bye

It’s time to introduce the April Stamp of the Month from Clear & Simple Stamps. This month’s set is Rock-a-Bye. You can use the discount code CSS0410 to get a $1 discount on your purchase of this set during the month of April. And, along with this stamp set, we’re featuring the Yellow Green 2 Copic Trio this month, which includes YG11, YG13, and YG17. Be sure to stop by the store and check it all out.

Sue has designed another great template to coordinate with this stamp set. The rocking horse will make a perfect centerpiece for baby showers and other child-related celebrations. You can find the free template here.

Here’s my take on the template. I cut the horse body from brown cardstock and stamped the star border pattern from the Rock-a-Bye set repeatedly on a piece of blue cardstock for my own custom-made designer paper for the box between the horses. I used paper punches to add some details, like the eyes and coordinating saddle. I machine stitched along the curved rockers and added brads at the end as simple accents. The fringed mane was created with a little help from a pair of Martha Stewart fringe scissors.

The box is the perfect size to hold a small baby bottle. I’ve filled this one with pastel M&M’s.

Be sure to visit the rest of the CSS design team to see what they’ve created using the Rock-a-Bye stamp set and the coordinating template. Here’s where to find them:

Beth Matson
Jen Tapler
Kim Howard
Robyn Weatherspoon
Sarah Martina
Savitri Wilder
Simone Pursiful
Sue Berker
CSS Blog

And, be sure to stop by the CSS iPhone app for more ideas using this set. Here's a sneak peek of my project that's featured on the app today. Just click on the sneak peek photo (or here) to download the app to your iPhone or iTouch for a new CSS project at your fingertips each and every day.

Materials Used:
Rock-a-Bye stamp set, Rock-a-Bye template, brads, ScorTape (Clear & Simple Stamps); Bashful Blue Classic ink, Soft Suede, Bashful Blue, Whisper White, and Basic Black cardstock, round tab punch (Stampin’ Up!); Tuxedo Black marker (Memento); ½” circle punch (EK Success); blue satin ribbon (Morex); fringe scissors (Martha Stewart)


  1. oh my! this is the sweetest card ever! thanks for sharing and have a great weekend!


  2. too cute, love the little baby bottle idea!!!

    And your iPhone App card today is equally adorable!

  3. Super cute - love it - what a great goft set or centerpiece idea. Thanks for playing along with Just Us GIrls this week - good to have you here.

  4. What a cute baby gift set! Very unique & creative! I love the stitching along the runners! Thanks for playing along with Just Us Girls!

  5. This is absolutely adorable! I love it. I'm going to have to try to make one of these too! Thanks for playing along!!!


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