I usually keep great track of my stamps – I know which sets I have and the images that are found in each. As I took a quick pass through Pinterest last week, I saw a “thanks” sentiment that I loved! I was certain it wasn’t a Stampin’ Up! set, but I still investigated further. Lo and behold! The “thanks” is from the Hip Hip Hooray Card Kit – and I have it! Yippee Doodle Dee! To celebrate the lovely weather we’ve been having lately, I made this card:
Tips, Tricks and Reminders
- Stamp Order. Sometimes I like to point out the obvious – but just because it’s obvious to me doesn’t mean it’s obvious to everyone, so…my Hip Hip Hooray stamp is a red rubber clear mount stamp, and my Crazy About You stamp is a photopolymer. To make it easy to line everything up, I stamped the red rubber stamp first (it didn’t matter if it was crooked because I’d eventually punch it out). The photopolymer sentiment could be lined up easily without a Stamp-a-ma-Jig.
- Oval vs. Circle. The patterns on this page of Sweet Dreams Designer Series Papers are all circles. To match the circular suns, I could have cropped the sentiment with circle punches, but I opted to use the Extra-Large Oval punch. Why? I wanted to mix-up the images a bit. The sentiment is still cropped with a rounded punch, but it adds a bit of diversity to the card front. Because I didn’t want to add a matting around the sentiment, I stamped the words on a Whisper White Note Card. The Note Cards are sturdier and firm enough to position on a cardfront without bending.
- Sweet, Sweet Paper. While Sweet Dreams Designer Series Paper is presented in the Occasions Catalog as a baby-themed paper, there’s nothing particularly “baby” about it. The images are perfect for almost any occasion. I mostly love the suns (shown above) and the gorgeous page with clouds (see it here). So soft, so cheery!
Stamp Sets: Crazy About You, Hip Hop Hooray Card Kit Papers: Lost Lagoon, Hello Honey, Whisper White Note Card, Sweet Dreams Designer Series Paper Inks: Lost Lagoon, Hello Honey Accessories: In Color Accessory Pack (Lost Lagoon Thick Bakers Twine), Extra-Large Oval punch, Stampin’ Dimensionals
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