Monday, May 23, 2011

Strength and Hope Stamp-a-Stack

This was our other stamp-a-stack for May. I really wanted to use the Strength and Hope set. Not only is it a beautiful set, but it raises money for a really good cause too.
The colours I've used are Not Quite Navy, Rich Razzleberry and Always Artichoke. I stamped the script stamp in my favourite Neutral, Crumb Cake.
There are lots of TIPS on this set of cards:

  • I've deepened the tone of the Not Quite Navy cardstock by swiping my Versamark inkpad across it.

  • Check out the butterfly in the bottom-right corner... You can make a different-shaped butterfly from this set by chopping it in half and repositioning the wings! Use a pretty brad to cover the join and Voila!

  • Have a look at the card on the bottom left; I've made a longer jewellery tag by punching with the Word Window first, and then inserting it into the jewellery tag punch. It's the perfect width!

  • I used the Decorative label punch to make a Decorative border; You can use the side or the top to create a pretty curvy border.

  • I also discovered a nifty way to tie a flat knot using the wide grosgrain ribbon, but I think I need a tutorial to explain that one. Let me know if you're interested, and I'll do one up.

The baby shower for my sister was yesterday, and it went really well. It was so nice to really celebrate this pregnancy with her. It was a gorgeous sunny day, there was lots of yummy food, friends and family and cute little gifts to ooh and aaah over. 2 months to go now, and I'll be an Auntie again!

I'm hoping to get my newsletter out today (yes it is late!!), so keep an eye out for that, if you're on my subscriber list...


  1. I love your technique with chopping the butterfly and remaking a new design. I will definitely be giving this a go. Thanks for your inspiration, I love this set too!

  2. Lovely work, like usual! :)

  3. Kathryn Brennan26/5/11 7:18 pm

    Love the colours of these cards. And great tips - who would have thought about the butterfly?! Thanks for sharing.

  4. Hi Marelle ,I would love a tutorial for tying a flat knot using wide grosgrain ribbon have tried to remember how you showed us at my party but sometimes it works and sometimes not.Thanks Marelle.Marilyn Rae

  5. Thanks for all your tips and inspiration! Would love a tutorial on the flat grosgrain knot!



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