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My Favorite Things about Stamping

February is the month of love, and since I love stamping there’s no better month to celebrate stamping, IMHO (unless it’s every month)! I’m excited to share a few of my favorite things about stamping with you . . .

I love texture and dimension, not just on projects but on everything! And there are so many ways to create texture in stamping. . . this butterfly card is a great example. To create this card, I used Stampin’ Up!’s Apothecary Art stamp set. Those images, plus the embossed background, the different accessories (brad, ribbon, hairpin, etc.), and three different layers of the butterfly creates all kind of texture on this card.

As a mother of five young children, saving time is a top priority for me, so I’m always looking for simplicity. One of my favorite things about stamping is that it doesn’t have to take a lot of time to create a simple, handmade, heartfelt card. . . and yet, you can still do lots of fun things that keep your project interesting. For this card, I used the You’re My Type stamp set and a basic color palette to create a fun card in only  minutes. I especially liked the way the paper looks like it’s coming out of the typewriter. . .

I also really love the versatility that stamping provides. With a few simple supplies, I can create projects for all kinds of different occasions by just changing the colors or using different images. These two birthday boxes are made from Stampin’ Up!’s Sweet Cake stamp set , yet they look completely different. All I did was change up the colors, add different accessories, and I have the perfect gift for a girl OR a boy!

Finally, I love to feel like I’m an artist. With stamps, I already have beautiful images . . . all I have to do is ink and stamp.  This simple yet elegant frame features Stampin’ Up!’s Bordering on Romance set, and while it wasn’t hard to create, it does look like it was made by someone who is pretty artistic!

You can find all of these stamp sets and many of the accessories in Stampin’ Up!’s Occasions Mini Catalog; check it out here. You can also check out our complete product offerings at our website.


Today we are giving away our Bordering on Romance stamp (image above) to one lucky Ella reader. Enter the giveaway by leaving a comment on this blog post sharing what you love about stamping. Giveaway closes in 48 hours 10:00 am MT 2/24


*Update on 2/27: And the winner is random comment #102, bevk. Congratulations!


So here’s to celebrating stamping—this month and always!



Sara Douglass, Stampin’ Up!


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