Friday, July 5, 2019

Turnabout Blog Hop with Scrap 'N Stamp Canada!

Welcome back to another monthly blog hop for Scrap 'N Stamp Canada!  It's all about the Turnabout stamps from Concord & 9th. These stamps are a lot of fun to use but do require some precision.  But once you get the hang of things, the results are awesome!!

I chose to use the Stitched Turnabout stamp set for my projects today.  This is a great set because it has two separate portions. You can stamp the large outline, the inner portion or the whole thing together!  It's quite versatile. Plus, there are quite a few other images and large sentiments!

The first thing you need to know about these stamps, well this one in particular anyway, is that precision is key. If the stamp is not laid down correctly, the images will overlap or not line up. This will make the image look...not right.  Concord & 9th have included in the newer sets, an alignment guide which makes this step much easier!

The guide will tell you which side is up. Place the guide in your stamping tool (necessary for all turnabout sets!!) and lay the stamp on top, stamping surface down.  I found I had to stretch, tug and push to get the images to line up perfectly. I think because there is no centre portion to this stamp, it makes it wobbly.

Now, C&9th also offer a Turnabout Jig. I don't own one so I can't say for sure what it's made of but it basically gives you a surface to hold down your cardstock so it can be turned easily.  I myself, use a 6X6 inch piece of cardstock, lightly adhere my cardstock to it and bam, you got yourself a jig! BUT, you can also skip that whole process and stamp directly  onto a 6X6 piece of cardstock and trim it down after...which is what I did here!

I went for a tone tone look by stamping a dark brown ink onto kraft cardstock.  I used all 4 turns of the stamp but eliminated the middle portion.

On an ivory piece of cardstock, I lined up the centre portion of the stamp and used some light, pastel colours to stamp. With each rotation, I used a new ink colour. This is where these stamps really shine!!  

I used a circle die that matched perfectly with the centre portion and cut the ivory stamped section out.  I stamped "happy birthday" with the same brown ink as the background panel.

I foam mounted the sentiment circle onto the stamped background and adhered the entire thing to an A2 side fold card base.

While I was playing around with this set, I stamped out another of the inner portion and fussy cut around it. I didn't want to waste that piece, so I used it on a 3X3 inch card. 

With a some faux, white stitching and a few details added to the hearts and leaves, this would make a cute tag for a gift!  The "for you" sentiment is also included in the Stitched Turnabout Set!


Scrap 'N Stamp is generously giving away one $50 gift certificate to the SNS store! To have the chance to win, all you have to do is leave some love for all of us on the hop! The winner will be announced on the SNS Blog.  Also this month, all Concord & 9th products will be discounted 15% by entering the code CCD15.


Just a reminder that SNS has a Facebook Challenge Page. You also have the chance to win a prize there! All you have to do is upload a project with this months theme!! We love seeing what you create, so please share!!



Thank you so much for joining us! We hope you are inspired to take out your Turnabout Stamps or even add to your stash...wink,wink!

See you next time!!



  1. Both are beautiful! I love the design! Colored and black and kraft paper! STUNNING!

  2. It's so great to see this set being used - it's so pretty! I love how you added the coloured flowers for the center of the card. Making the small tag/card with just the middle flowers is genius!

  3. Thanks for some wonderful ideas using this stamp set! Love your little card with the fussy cut flowers!

  4. Love the tone on tone with the splash of color in the middle, really makes it pop

  5. I'm with Sandi I love the tone on tone idea wonderful cards

  6. Tone on Tone is always subtle, yet eye-catching & I like your first card done like this. I must say, the second is my favourite though as it has a more CAS style to it & I like your added details with a white gel pen. Thanks for the inspiration.

  7. Gorgeous x two! Joining the others in applauding the tone-on-tone! And your smaller notecard has such impact with the pretty fussy cut florals!

  8. Pretty designs in this Turnabout set! Love the cards you created!

  9. Beautiful background, beautiful cards. TFS

  10. Very nice cards. Love them. Johanne Lacombe

  11. Thank you for persevering to complete an awesome card and gift tag!


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