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Behind the Scenes

Filed under: Projects — August 4, 2018 @ 3:33 pm

I like to take a photo or two of the process while I’m creating a project.  Here are a few I found in my files.

Before this,

Animal Outing

was this:

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I used the Stamparatus for placement on all 3 designs.  The first one I also used the masking technique to combine the 3 animals.  The second one I also stamped on the silicone mat to make the mirror image of the giraffe.

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And the finished cards are here. The Stamparatus was key to both placement and to making multiples.  I was able to crank these out quickly and spend some fun time coloring with Stampin’ Blends.

And here’s another technique you can do with the Stamparatus called wreath building.

You can make a template by tracing squares on a window sheet.  Or here, I used square framelit dies to make a template from the heavy backing paper from a package of Stampin’ Up Designer Series Paper.

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I kept one square insert and traced a circle on it.  That made a good guide to place my stamps on the 4 surfaces of the Stamparatus.  I removed this insert to stamp, leaving 8 “spots” to rotate the stamped piece through.  And here are my finished wreath cards, using a couple of the newest Embossing Folders as backgrounds.

Varied Vases

Stampin Up, Varied Vases

And here’s a cute card made by my friend and team member, showing that your wreath doesn’t have to be made of flowers!


I hope you will agree that the Stamparatus is an essential tool for your stamping projects!

Happy crafting,

Kim Wilson

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