Tag Archive: Stamparatus

A must-have tool for all stampers, the Stamparatus
helps you perfectly align stamp images, stamp
multiples of the same project quickly and precisely,
and get complete ink coverage. It works well
with cling stamps and photopolymer stamps.

Encouraging Words from Rooted In Nature Stamp Set

Encouraging Words from Rooted In Nature Stamp Set

What a treat it would be to receive Encouraging Words from Rooted In Nature Stamp Set, don’t you agree?  By adding a splash of colour (Tranquil Tide in this case) from the In Color Designer Series Paper, you can create a “quick & easy” card in a short amount of time.


Details and Instructions:

  1. Cut Basic Black Cardstock at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2” – Fold in 1/2 to create standard card size of 5-1/2″ x 4-1/4″.
  2. Cut Whisper White Cardstock at 5-1/4″ x 4″.  Use Big Shot and Subtle Embossing Folder to add a design.
  3. Cut 2017-2019 In Color DSP at 2″ x 5-1/4″.  Attach near the left side of the embossed Whisper White cardstock with Snail Adhesive.  Use Snail Adhesive to attach to the front of the card base.
  4. Cut Whisper White Cardstock at 4″ x 2″.  Use Memento Black Ink to stamp the tree from Rooted In Nature.  Use Snail Adhesive to attach this layer to Basic Black Cardstock that has been cut at 4-1/4″ x 2-1/4″.
  5. Cut a length of Black Baker’s Twine.  Wrap around the tree layer and tie a bow.  Use Stampin’ Dimensionals to attach this layer over the DSP.
  6. Cut Whisper White Cardstock at 1/2″ x 2-3/4″.
      1. Tip: I used the Stamparatus to line up the words even though my stamp set is mounted on wood.  By figuring out where to place the paper, I could place the wooden part of the stamp in the corner and my words were stamped in the centre of the cardstock.
  7. Use Snail Adhesive to attach a small piece of matching DSP along the bottom of the greeting piece.  Use the Paper Snips to angle trim each end.  Use Snail Adhesive to attach over the “tree” layer making sure to show a small bit of white at the bottom.
  8. Cut Whisper White Cardstock at 5-1/4″ x 4″.  Use Tranquil Tide Classic Ink (or coordinating ink if using a different DSP) to stamp the desired greeting.  Use Snail Adhesive to attach to the inside of the card.

With a greeting like this on the inside of the card base, you won’t have to write much more!

These are the products used for this card: (click on the item to order it from my online store):

Now let’s have a closer look at the finished card:

Hello Cupcake

Hello Cupcake

Hello Cupcake is a cute birthday stamp set you can get for FREE during Sale-A-Bration 2019 – see page 6!  You can make cupcakes with sprinkles, many icing layers and even a few hearts!  For these samples, I’ve matched the icing colours to the Gingham Gala DSP that’s available on page 35 of the 2019 Occasions Catalogue.  Instead of sprinkle, I stamped stars and added some Rhinestone Basic Jewels – they look pretty yummy to me!!


Hello Cupcake - group of 5


I think the pictures show how the card is put together but I will share a few tips with you as well.

  1. Don’t let the curly tail on the left-hand side of the cupcake paper deceive you – I think it’s supposed to be a shadow.  When stamping, I ignored the “tail” and stamped the cupcake paper in the center of the whisper white cardstock that was cut out with the Rectangle Framelits.
  2. Use a different colour for the “cake” layer – my cake here is chocolate!
  3. Use the Stamparatus when you can – I mounted the greeting and the cake on the same plate so they could be inked with Early Espresso Classic Ink, the cupcake paper (inked with Crumb Cake Classic Ink) on the other side of the plate and the icing on another plate.

These are the products used to make the cards:

Let’s have a look at each card separately:

Grapefruit Grove Gingham Gala Hello Cupcake

Grapefruit Grove

Daffodil Delight Gingham Gala Hello Cupcake

Daffodil Delight


Lemon Lime Twist Gingham Gala Hello Cupcake

Lemon Lime Twist


Balmy Blue Gingham Gala Hello Cupcake

Balmy Blue


Highland Heather Gingham Gala Hello Cupcake

Highland Heather


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