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Sunday, January 27, 2019

Well Said Sentiment Frame

This post is all about the sentiments.  Sometimes I feel as though my projects are more focused on making a pretty picture and less focused on the sentiment itself. So I challenged myself to think of ways to use sentiments in creative ways and as the focus of the project.

Wedding card made with sentiments from Stampin'UP's Well Said stamp set and Be Mine stitched Framelits. . The word creates a frame around a die cut heart byStampLadyKatie

For this wedding card the word becomes a frame around the heart. I've tried this concept before with mixed results because in order to get the words parallel and level you need really good hand-eye coordination.

Wedding card made with sentiments from Stampin'UP's Well Said stamp set and Be Mine stitched Framelits. . The word creates a frame around a die cut heart byStampLadyKatie 

But when I bought my Stamparatus everything changed!  That tool is a game changer.
  • I placed the white square in the corner of the Stamparatus and centered the sentiment on the paper itself. 
  • Then closed the stamping plate to mount the stamp.  
  • From there it was a simple matter of ink, stamp, rotate the paper,
    ink, stamp again, rotate the paper again, 
  • repeat til all 4 sides are done. 
Voila! perfect square frame made from the word.

The Lovely Lipstick (pink) foil paper is actually one of the free Sale-a-bration choices. Sale-a-bration is Stampin'UP!'s big sale of the year.  Each $50 of product you purchase during Saleabration earns you a free item from the Sale-a-bration brochure. There are 2 colors in the foil pack, 8 sheets total.  The other color is an iridescent grapefruit sheet that is a-maz-ing!


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The Stamparatus is similar to other stamp positioning tools on the market, but with one significant upgrade: you can change the position of the plates in the hinges.  I'll be posting a project tomorrow that shows that feature.  

If you don't have a stamp positioning tool I'd highly recommend the Stamparatus.  It will take your paper crafting up several notches, seriously.  I have a PDF handout I used in a recent class. I'm happy to send this to anyone who purchases a Stamparatus and wants some ideas to make full use of it.

Wedding card made with sentiments from Stampin'UP's Well Said stamp set and Be Mine stitched Framelits. . The word creates a frame around a die cut heart byStampLadyKatie

Can you see some possibilities for using sentiments to make a frame? I'd love to hear what you think about this technique in the comments below. 

I hope this has inspired you to dig through your sentiment sets and try this technique.  The supplies I used on this project are listed at the end of the post.  I'm happy to answer questions about this or any other project.


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