One Plus Twelve - February


Hi friends!

Today, I've got the blues ...

as in blue inks, blue paint, blue cardstock!

February is usually all about the reds,

but my card today is a wintery, shimmery pop of blue.

This is my February card for my One Plus Twelve card challenge ~

where each year I pick just one stamp, use it twelve times!

The idea was a creative way to stretch my stamps

and not just use them 'one and done.'

2021's stamp is Altenew's Build-A-Flower Magnolia,

my very VERY favorite flower :)

My card had a little outfit change.

I started with the card base and stamped the magnolia onto vellum:

I was most unimpressed!

I knew immediately it was a mistake and thought this card was done :(

Once you glue vellum done, it rips the paper taking it off.

I quickly stamped out another magnolia onto vellum (again)

and also one on white cardstock - neenah solar white.

I used my markers to color the white cardstock 

and placed the new vellum on top of it - to give it a subtle look.

The sentiment is from anothe Altenew sentiment stamp set

and could not be more true for me.

These words were just calling my heart!

This is my 3rd year doing this fun challenge ~

and my friends Barb and Jeanette are joining me, too.

I love all the tags I've gotten so far of people telling me they 

are joining in ~ it's a thrilling experience to choose 'the one'

and find so many different and creative ways to use the same stamp!

I found a new to me stamp company last month

and, if I'm still doing this challenge, 

 I may have already found my stamp for next year ...

11 months early!

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Kelly, your "blue" card is absolutely stunning! These's so much to love about it!!! And what's this? You already have next year's stamp picked out??? WOW!

  2. I am in love with this card!!!! Such a great sentiment. And the color!!!! My Favorite! I need this card Kel! wink wink!

  3. This is so pretty--I am sure it is beautiful in person with all of the layers. And--you are such a tease with a new stamp company and a possible stamp for 2022!

  4. Love seeing your work each month with this challenge. Very pretty with the white behind the vellum colored. Great card!

  5. It's a beautiful card Kelly, lovely image and great colouring, I love the shades of blue, Kate x

  6. Beautiful monochrome card and great sentiment.The second one is definitely pops more against the background
    Carol x

  7. I love them all Kelly and the colours and design are awesome. Big hugs and blessings, Carol S.xxxx

  8. This stamp is challenging to use so many different ways. What a beautiful card. Looks like lots of work.

  9. WOW - this is stunning Kelly - so glad you kept going and got this wonderful result.
    Stay safe

  10. Ooohhh, such wonderful feel has your card with the magnolia, the blues and the fabulous sentiment!! Fabulous background too!! Very well done!

  11. What a beauty!! I love this amazing card, Kelly!

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