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Stamps, Stencils & Dies- Oh My! BLOG HOP

Friday, May 1st, 2020

Welcome to our May 2020 Blog Hop!   This month the team is show-casing some great sets by Wendy Vecchi which include coordinating stamps, stencils & dies.  The sets will be 20% off in the SNS online store until May 7.  You can see all the current specials, including this one right HERE.

As always, we encourage you to please leave us some comments along the way!   We will be selecting one person from the comments to win a $50 gift certificate to spend in the SNS online store (to be announced May 14).

I am using the “A Million Thanks” set, and since I’ve shared cards with it before (see them HERE) I decided to challenge myself and use parts that I hadn’t worked with on my other cards.  This meant working with the butterfly stamp & die, a sentiment I hadn’t used yet.  I also challenged myself to use the background stencil pattern.  I had a good sized scrap of water color paper which I had inked up doing some clean up on my work space (I’ve been using Wendy’s Make Art STAY-tion and it’s pretty great!) and I decided to work with that.  I inked up the stencil with some Wilted Violet Distress Oxide and since it’s small, I repeated it to cover the strip.

I decided since I was working with small images, I should go add some texture to keep it interesting.  I stamped the sentiment on a piece of canvas  I had and set it aside to dry for a while before I trimmed it down and frayed the edges.  The butterfly was also stamped on water color paper in Distress Oxide Ink, then blended with a water brush.  After I had all my pieces, I tried several layouts before I settled on this one, which allowed me to add more texture with some fringed ribbon and twine.

And that’s it!  It’s a pretty fun set with some neat elements, I think you’ll see them used somewhere else along the blog hop… but you can also look at my previous post to see what else this set includes!  You can see all sets, which are on sale until May 7, right HERE!  I know I have a  few on my wish list, I’m sure you will too!

Next up on the HOP is Nancy, and I think she’s actually featuring the same set as me today!  Here’s the full hop order- PLEASE take a moment to leave us some comments, it encourages us so much!



Inky hugs,


Random Acts of Cardness – Day 27

Monday, April 27th, 2020

Hello my friend! Welcome to our Random Acts of Cardness – Day 27! It’s Deb here, for the Design Team. I hope that you’ve been able to join our challenge; there’s still a few days left. If you  haven’t been following along, here’s the scoop. For the month of April, Scrap ‘N Stamp has shared a list of prompts/themes for each day. You create a project based on a prompt, and share  you card on social media, using the hashtag #SNSCHALLENGE. Be sure to share it to the Scrap ‘N Stamp Facebook Challenge page – and use that hashtag! Play along with as few or as many days/prompts as you want. On May 1st, one lucky person will be randomly chosen as WINNER of a $50 Gift Certificate to Scrap  ‘N Stamp!  Below you’ll find a list of the prompts/themes for each day.

Random Acts of Cardness - Day 27


So here we are at Day 27, for which the theme is ‘fancy fold’.  If you’re not sure what that is – just Google search ‘fancy fold’, and you’ll see tons of ideas come up! My fancy fold for today is a Double Gate-fold Card. I’ll include all of the measurements, if you’d like to try it for yourself.  Since we’re not able to visit  our friends in person right now, maybe you’d like to send an extra special celebration card!

I added a ‘belly band’ to my card, to hold it closed. Here’s how it looks closed, in the photo below.

Random Acts of Cardness - Day 27

For the panels on the front, I chose the MFT Confetti Stencil Set and blended Picked Raspberry ink. Create the sentiment circle by first setting up a piece of white cardstock in your stamp platform. Lay the MFT Say it in a Starburst image stamp onto the cardstock, and then pick it up with the platform lid. Cover the stamp with the Picked Raspberry ink, and stamp firmly. Repeat the inking & stamping, for a nice crisp image. Next, remove the image stamp, and line up the celebrate sentiment in the middle. Cover the stamp with Versamark ink, and stamp firmly. Cover the stamping with gold embossing powder, and heat set. Now, if you’re like me & don’t have a big enough circle die, use  your scissors to cut out the circle. Set it aside for now.


The fun comes when the sentiment ‘belly band’ is removed, and the card is opened up!

Random Acts of Cardness - Day 27

Isn’t that fun! The inside panel is stamped with the MFT a la modes Cheers stamp, in Memento ink. Stamp the sentiment from the MFT Good Time to Wine stamp set across the top. Use your alcohol markers to colour the image. I chose a Spectrum Noir Tri Blend Bright Pink for the dress & shoes, and a brown for the hair. The champagne is coloured with a light cream. For extra sparkle, use the Nuvo Glimmer Pen in Midas Touch to add details to the dress, as well as extra bubbles coming out of the champagne glass.


There’s a lot of pieces to this style of card, but once the cutting is done, it comes together quickly.  Here are the component measurements:

Card base – 12″ x 5 1/2″ – score at 2″, 4″, 8″ and 10″.  Fold inwards on the 4″ and 8″ score lines, and outwards on the 2″ and 10″ score lines.

Pink panels – 4 pieces, of 1 3/4″ x 5 1/4″. Layer these on each of the inner & outer fold panels. Large pink panel – 3 3/4″ x 5 1/4″. Attach this to the inside middle panel.

White cardstock – outside panels – 2 pieces at 1 1/2″ x 5″.  Inside panel 3 1/2″ x 5″.

Belly Band strip – pink cardstock – 1″ x 9″


I  hope that my fun fold card has given you inspiration to join our Random Acts of Cardness – Day 27, or any day! And remember to share the joy by sending out the cards that you make. Everyone would love to receive some happy mail while we practice physical distancing.

Random Acts of Cardness - Day 27

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Two Cards Using Gina K Stencils

Friday, April 24th, 2020

Hi All… Nancy here today…. and in an interesting turn of events, you get two cards instead of just one.  Although it might not be a real good prize… cuz honestly, I don’t like one of the cards LOL!  I was playing around with some new products and thought the card was OK enough to create my blog post, but the more I looked at it, the more I disliked it….

Let’s start with the good card….  maybe you won’t scroll far enough to see the card I don’t like!

I decided to play with the Paper Hug stamp that we used in this months blog hop…. Who can’t use some extra hugs these days?

I really love how this stencil looks with the multiple colours of ink.  It wasn’t a tough card to make.  I made sure to use my stamp positioning tool to ensure I got a nice clear and crisp black sentiment over top of the Gina K ink I blended on top of the stencil.

Items Used:

*Cardstock:  Neenah Solar White 110lb; Lawn Fawn Cardstock (from a rainbow pack)

*Images:  Picket Fence Studios A Paper Hug

*Ink:  Versafine Clair Nocturne; Gina K Blue Raspberry, Wild Dandelion, Sweet Mango, Grass Green, Lipstick (all from the Summer set)

*Stencil:  Gina K Mandala Burst

*Tools:  We R Memory Keepers Layer GuidesPicket Fence Studios Life Changing Blender Brushes

*Embellishments:  Pearl gems

OK…. so be warned, this next card is not my best work LOL!  You can stop here if you want…. or you can scroll to see the other card… totally up to you!

Items Used:

*Cardstock:  Neenah Solar White 110lb; blue foil; black

*Dies:  MFT Double the Smiles

*Stencil:  Gina K Sassy Stripes

*Embellishments:  Picket Fence Studios Paper Glaze Cornflower BlueNuvo Aqua Shimmer Pen

*Tools:  We R Memory Keepers Layers Guides