Border Stamp Background

Hi, crafty friends. I have a couple cards to share featuring a fun background… I’m a big fan of stretching my stamps. I think single image stamps make great backgrounds when stamped repeatedly. I stamped the striped border from THIS stamp set using a variety of ink colors to create a rainbow background. (All colors listed in the supply list below.) I stamped the critters from THIS stamp set and colored them in with...

Cheer and Joy Release Inspiration Week-Day One

Hi there, crafty friends. I’m back this week with lots of inspiration using THIS Cheer and Joy release from Simon Says Stamp. Put on your sunglasses because I have a bright Christmas card to share… I love to stretch the use of my stamps, especially Holiday Stamps. I stamped the Christmas trees from THIS stamp set in a circle using a variety of Distress Oxide inks. I stamped one tree and then sprayed it...

Small Stamp Image Background

Howdy, crafty friends. I have some more STAMPtember inspiration for you. I like to create my own patterned paper using smaller images from stamp sets. I stamped the small images from THIS stamp set repeatedly to create a background. I colored the images in with THESE markers. I added THIS and THIS to some of the images for some shine. I die-cut a red heart using THIS die and stamped a few sentiments from...

STAMPtember Blog Party

Hi, crafty friends. The STAMPtember fun continues and I’m thrilled to share a couple of cards as part of Simon Says Stamp’s STAMPtember Blog Party. You can find all the details about the party HERE. Let’s get this party started with some party critters… I love stretching my stamps and for today’s card, I did just that with a border stamp… I started by stamping the border of animals image from THIS stamp set...

Full Stamp Set Background

Hello, crafty friends. Today’s card features a fun background technique…   First, I die-cut THIS gorgeous cross several times form THIS wood grain card stock. I adhered the layers together to give dimension. For the background, I stamped THIS entire stamp set. I love text backgrounds and this is a fast and easy way to get that look. I temporary adhered the entire set to the door of my MISTI and white heat embossed...

One Stamp Set, Two Ways (Picket Fence Spotlight on You)

Hello, crafty friends. I’m sharing a couple of rainbow cards today that use one stamp to get two different looks… I recently shared a card HERE where I used the spotlight on you stamp set image as a sun burst image. I thought it would be fun to see how I could stretch the use of THIS stamp for multiple designs. I thought the arch of the image lent itself to a rainbow, so...

Merry Kiss-mas Lip Balm Tag

Hi, crafty friends. I’m sharing a fun tag today that makes a great little gift… They make a perfect gift for school workers or a great gift topper. I started by stamping one of THESE white tags with THIS background using THIS ink. I applied the same ink over top using an ink blending tool and flicked on water droplets with THIS. After it was dry, I cut THIS die from the center of...

Simon Says Stamp December 2018 Card Kit

Hi there, crafty friends. I’m back today with three Christmas cards using THIS new card kit from Simon Says Stamp… I love the shine of the envelopes included in the kit so I die-cut them using THIS die and used them as the background paper for all three cards. I added them to a piece of white card stock to add a bit of stability. Also, I used the small images in the stamp...

Single Image Note Card Set

Hi there, crafty friends. So my son just started kindergarten and his teacher’s name is Ms. Smiley. How cute is that!? I thought I would make a note card set to give to her on the first day of school. I decided to share it here to show you can make a whole set with one single image… I stamped the smiley face from THIS stamp set multiple times. To color in the image,...

Sea Treasure Card Kit Inspiration Week-Day 3

Howdy, crafty friends. I’m back with even more inspiration using THIS card kit. The specialty paper in the kit is gorgeous and I knew I wanted to use it for an ocean. I cut it using THIS die to resemble waves. I cut a card base down to 3.5 x 5 and used a variety of Distress Oxide inks to create a sunset for the background. I stamped one of the mermaid images from...