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Day 15 – Random Acts of Cardness

Wednesday, April 15th, 2020

Hello my friend, it’s Deb here! Welcome to Day 15 of Random Acts of Cardness! Have you been playing along with Scrap ‘N Stamp’s month long challenge? If  you haven’t, here’s a recap. This challenge will last from April 1st to April 30th. There is a different prompt or theme for each day. You can play along with as many or as few days as  you like. Just create a one project per daily theme, and share it on the Scrap ‘N Stamp Facebook Challenge Page.  Be sure to use the hashtag #SNSchallenge. Below, I’ve shared the complete list of daily prompts/themes, so you can plan ahead.

Day 15- Random Acts of Cardness

Today is Day 15 – which kind of got cut off, on the list! It’s supposed to read ‘Impression Obsession’, which is the brand of stamps. I also went with the theme of Introverts, or Introverting, which is also the name of the stamp set I used. However, since it was cut off, however you choose to interpret ‘impression’ will be accepted for the challenge! 🙂


The sentiments in this set are pretty spot-on for our current ‘physical distancing’ situation during the Covid-19 pandemic. They’re also appropriate for anyone less ‘social’. Even though no one believes me, that does include me! It’s just that I can be very social, but then I need to recuperate from the exercise. Anyone else  here like that? It takes a lot out of me! So I kinda look like the puppy, also in this stamp set.

Day 15 - Random Acts of Cardness

Maybe this little guy is just peeking over the back of the couch, looking out the window! That’s what I had in mind, when I created the card.


Start with a 2 1/2″ x 5″ strip of white cardstock. Stamp the dog image from the Introverting stamp set near the top of the strip, in Tuxedo Black ink. Next, use your favourite pencils or markers, and colour in the dog. I used my pencils, and then added some highlights with a white gel pen. Now, draw a line under the dog, to mimic the top of the couch. Apply Broken China distress oxide ink with a blending tool, under the line.  Then, use scissors to hand cut the dog and ‘couch’ from the strip.

Set up a piece of bright green cardstock in your stamp platform. Place the dog image at the bottom, without attaching it yet. Now, place the sentiment stamps where you want them. Pick up the sentiments with the platform lid, and then remove the dog image piece. Cover the sentiments in Nocturne ink, ad stamp firmly. Repeat the inking & stamping if necessary for a crisp image.  Now, cover the sentiments with clear embossing powder, and heat set.

Use foam tape to attach the dog image strip across the bottom of the sentiment panel, and then attach it to a card base.  Quick, easy and fun! Not to mention cute, with those puppy eyes!

Day 15 - Random Acts of Cardness

I’m sure we all know someone who would enjoy a good laugh, receiving this card!


I hope that you got a chuckle out of my Day 15 Random Acts of Cardness project! And, I hope you’ll join along in the challenge, whichever day or days you choose to join. And don’t forget – mail those cards out!! Spread your special brand of cheer with your friends and family – or give them to those you see working in essential services, like at the grocery store or pharmacy.

Day 15 - Random Acts of Cardness

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Tuesday with Tara {take 224} get your candy on

Tuesday, October 29th, 2019

Happy Tuesday! I wasn’t sure I’d be able to get a Halloween project ready to share with you today. Then I remembered I had a background I’d prepared at a local make & take day and fun Happy Halloween die cut from Impression Obsession to use! I hope you like what I came up with 🙂

I chose to combine the two prepared elements with some wide, sheer black ribbon and paper dolls & chit chat sticker by Tim Holtz. The glittery paper Happy Halloween die cut is pretty fabulous, but didn’t stand out like I wanted it to without that black layer behind it. I hated to cover up the fun background, but the sheer ribbon allows the design to peek through a bit.

I added a bit of color to the witch paper dolls with a matching purple Copic Marker, then added a bit of bling in the same purple to the card as well. A Quickie Glue Pen was just what I needed to adhere the die cut to the card. It even sticks to the ribbon! (The ribbon was stuck down with a bit of Sookwang/ Be Creative tape hidden behind the die cut as well as on the back of the panel.)

Hope your week is a good one! Have fun getting your candy on 🙂 I’ll be back on Friday, Nov. 1 to kick off our November blog hop… can’t wait to share what the team has been working on with you!

Inky hugs,


November Blog Hop & Challenge!

Friday, November 16th, 2018

Welcome to our November Blog Hop, where we are introducing our November Challenge (you can play along with us on Facebook!) and hopefully bringing you inspiration to create a Movember Madness card which features mustaches or a masculine theme!  We are featuring a fun little Retro Masculine die set by Impression Obsession, but you can interpret the challenge however you wish…

We will be giving away prizes, of course- 3 of you who leave comments along the way of the hop will win one of the Retro Masculine die sets, and one lucky challenge participant will get a $50 gift certificate to spend in the SNS online store!   Scrap ‘N Stamp will also be be donating 10% of net sales on hop Day to the Movember foundation in support of men’s health issues.

For my card, I’ve paired  the Retro Masculine Dies with mugs from the ‘Thanks a Latte’ set by Lawn Fawn.  I die cut the entire set and played around with placement of them to add some fun character to the mugs, which I colored with Copic Markers.  I pulled a 6×6 pad out from my stash (perhaps you recognize this old fave, Mamarazzi, by BoBunny.  It’s probably 7 years old!) and chose papers using inspiration from a recent card sketch I found online.  I’ve switched things up a bit, but you can probably still see the design 😉  One of Tim’s SNARKY small talk sentiment stickers was a perfect fit to help me with my design… After a bit of playing around, I added some ribbon and moved a third mug to the inside of the card, then added a fun border of die cut shapes at the bottom of the card.

I love the personality the die cuts add to my mugs!  As you can see, I added some Glossy Accents to the coffee.  yum.

Inside the card, I added a strip of patterned paper & the smaller mug, which is from the mini Pumpkin Spice stamp set, also by Lawn Fawn.  I can see the three mugs being used together to represent a family (with a mustache on just one, of course!).  The sentiment is from the Thanks a Latte set.  I love that there are so many options to mix & match between the two sets!

I had fun creating this card and making a card that is whimsical, snarky & masculine!  The girls have put together some fun projects, I think you’re going to enjoy this hop!  And remember, we’d love to see what you are making too!  Please join us on the Challenge Page on Facebook and play along!  Now that you’ve seen my card, it’s time to continue on and get hopping…

The hop starts here with Tara, then goes to







Enjoy the fabulous creations from our Creative Design Team!  We look forward to hearing what you think of the theme & the cards!

Inky hugs,