Welcome to the STAMPACULAR sale blog hop – where super deals on stamps, combines with a ton of fabulous inspiration on how to use them! What could be better right?!
As a blog hop, you’re joining in right now as crafters around the world share their creations. Today I’m following Gina. If you lose your way while travelling around, the complete list of participants can be found here.
There are so many amazing stamps and thin cut combos in the sale, and I’ve been using them lots of them this month as I craft. It’s hard to know just what to share.
BUT, as a scrapbooker, one of the stamp styles I find the MOST useful, are alphabets. And I figure there’s possibly some you haven’t really looked at too closely. Alphabet stamps are a great alternative over stickers, as you’ll never ‘run out’ of a letter, AND you can stamp them in a colour to co-ordinate with cardstock and photos.
Here’s a layout I’ve just finished, it uses a couple of different alphabets in the title.
In fact, I used three different stamp sets for this one. The title MILLBROOK is from the Pennant Banner Alphabet set. Although I used just the stamp set, I highly recommend you add the optional thin cuts – as it really opens up title opportunities.
The @ was from Simply Said, and the little arrows on the side of the title are from Farmhouse Alphabet. Both of these stamp sets have great ‘extras’ alongside the alphabet. On the left of the left page, you might also note a little tab that says ‘currently’. This is from the Musical Harmony stamp set.
Isn’t it amazing how many different stamp sets were used on that page? I have found that since I categorised my stamp sets in Evernote, I am using them so much more. It really is the best system for getting your $’s worth out of your stamps.
Along with alphabet stamps, I also really love and always invest in background stamps. They’re often overlooked, but they can really help provide the finishing touch to things.
Here I’ve used Charming Backgrounds in two different ways.
On this card, I ‘random’ inked the heart background, and put that behind ZOEY (another great stamp on sale!). It just gives that background a bit of texture, and colour.
On this layout, I stamped the lined pattern onto my kraft cardstock, and then cut the title in my cricut. This gave a little more interest in the title, and also helped tie it in with the background paper.
Lastly, because I seem to have gone off on a tangent about my favourite kinds of stamps, here’s another background stamp that I use a lot. In fact, I love all the little imperfect images in this stamp set, and get great mileage out of it.
The stamp set is called Colorful Texture, and is part of the Story by Stacy line. I love stamping soft grungy backgrounds under my writing.
This is a page from one of the 4×4 Story Starter albums. I think putting that stamp behind my writing makes it look a lot cooler, and hides the imperfections in my handwriting.
So – the long and the short of it, is that stamps (and thin cut combos) are at an amazing price right now, and you really need to go through that wish list and BUY!
If you’re in NZ, and don’t have a Maker, I’d love to help you out. You can shop online directly HERE or simply message me.
Now, it’s time to hop on over to Katy at Scrappin’ Katy who will continue the Stamptacular inspiration.
Thanks for popping by. Happy crafting,