Sunday, July 9, 2017

Making Use of My Stamps!!

Hello everyone!!  Today I'm starting something new.  I don't know about you, and I hope I'm not the only one guilty of this, but I have stamp sets that I've used only once or not at all!!
 I find myself buying and buying but never using.  I thought by starting a series on my blog, it would A.  Make me accountable and actually do what I set out to do and B.  Maybe, just maybe, I will hopefully spend a little less each month!

My plan involves this:  I have each letter of the alphabet in a little green pail.  Roughly once a month, I will pick a letter and use only the stamps and dies from the company starting with that letter.  For example:  If i picked the letter "y", I would use Your Next Stamp products.  I will post every Sunday until I've gone through every company!!

I stamped the entire alphabet using the Sophisticated Script set from Concord & 9th and snipped them apart.

I put this little video on Instagram last night to show the first letter.  Which was....

I have 2 "H" companies.  Hero Arts and HoneyBee Stamps.  I have a lot of HoneyBee products so I decided to start with Hero Arts, of which I'm lacking!!  For my first project, I decided to use the Luggage Tag Alphabet with co-ordinating dies and the Colour Layering Pineapple stamps and dies. 

 This card changed directions quite a few times and took me awhile.  I started by stamping the pineapple with Hayride (WPlus9), Sunshine (SSS) and Caramel Toffee (Altenew) and the top in Beanstalk (SSS), Leaf Green (SSS) and Midnight Green (SSS).

This little flower that is also in the Pineapple set, I stamped with Hollyhock (SSS) and Miami Spice (Wplus9).

I die cut "aloha" using the alpha dies and blended them with Broken China and Tumbled Glass Distress Inks.

I wanted my pineapple to be the centre of attention so I smooshed some Embossing Ink all over it and coated it in Ultra High Clear Embossing Powder.  This was so cool!!

I was scared to touch them for the longest time because they look wet!!  Photos don't do this justice, it's incredible!!  

I ink blended some Scattered Straw Distress Ink directly onto the front of my card base and started to adhere my elements.  I foam mounted the pineapple (I used tons of adhesive to help hold it up!) at the centre of the card, then used liquid adhesive to mount the letters.

As you can see, the pineapple is now the "O".

With all the shine of the pineapple, I kept embellishments to a minimum and used three Enchanted Sea sequins from Studio Katia.

There it is. My first official project of this experiment!!  Because I don't own many Hero Arts products, the rest of the month will likely be a lot of Honeybee Stamps or a combination of both!! Who knows!?!  I will say that when it comes to letters like L, M, P, S and W, it may take longer than a month because there are multiple companies and I want to play with them all!!!

Thank you for stopping by today and I hope you'll follow along with me!  I'm sure to come across oldies but goodies!! Which is actually the whole point of this :)

On a side note, I will be linking everything to Butterfly Reflections Ink or Simon Says Stamp as these are the two places I order from the most!!

See you soon!!



  1. You are right. I am equally as bad and I applaud you for getting your act together and doing something positive about it and ending up with an amazing card and a real sense of achievement. I applaud you! Looking forward to seeing what else you come up with. Xx

  2. Love how shiny and simple it is.


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