Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Stamping 101

Hi Stampers!

Tonight was Stamping 101!  We made two cards, one all occasion and one Christmas:

We started with this Merry card in Cherry Cobbler.  We used the Expressions Thinlits Dies and the Big Shot to cut out the word Merry, and the Argyle Embossing Folder on the Cherry card stock. We finished off our card with a few little pieces of Season of Style Designer Series Paper.  Cute!

Expressions Thinlits Dies

Our second card uses the stamp sets Gorgeous Grunge and Yippee-Skippee!  The card base is pool party, and the next layer is Crisp Cantaloupe.  We used the same colours of ink along with Basic Gray, the 1-3/4" circle punch, 2-3/8 scallop circle punch and presto zesto, we had an all occasion card ready to go!  It only took about 30 minutes to complete both cards!

Deciding is the most time consuming part!  Choose a clean and simple design and see if you can find 30 minutes to craft. I found these ideas on Pinterest and adapted them slightly to suit the supplies I had on hand. It's a great place to find some simple ideas (and some not so simple ones--don't get carried away unless you have lots of time!)

Go stamp something!


  1. Great cards Diane. I love the negative image on your Merry card. So cool!

  2. Diane! Great idea to use the negative on the first card - love it! And the second card... well, what is not to LOVE about Grunge?? Awesome stamp set and great cards!!