Repeat Sentiment Stamping

Gooooood morning crafty friends! Steph here with my very first Design Team Tip with Papertrey Ink! I have a little technique to share with you today that is one of my go-to designs and can be a very beneficial approach to keep your back pocket. It’s called Repeat Sentiment Stamping and you may remember seeing it in multiple of my past designs.

by Stephanie Gold for Papertrey Ink Design Team Tips repeat sentiment stamping

So why am I such a huge fan of this technique? Well for starters…

  1. It can add so much subtle texture to a card without adding a lot of bulk. From distressed sentiments, to tiny ones, giant block sentiments, to frilly script fonts, there is no end to the amount of different textures you can create simply by stamping one phrase repeatedly.
  2. It adds an immense versatility to your stamp sets (especially ones with small sentiments). A lot of people seem to think of sentiments as just that. A stamp that will convey a message, typically to be used once on a card or inside a card and then put back until the next card comes around. But it can do so much more!! Keep that baby out and experiment with how else you can use just one little stamp over and over.
  3. You can use any size sentiment and create completely different designs each time. There are also multiple ways you can repeat stamp sentiments. From overlapping, to creating shapes, depending on the size of the sentiment, there are endless ways to use this technique.

Let’s take a peek at some examples using this approach with large sentiments and small sentiments.

Small Sentiments

by Stephanie Gold for Papertrey Ink Design Team Tips repeat sentiment stamping

For my first example I used a super small sentiment from the latest release, Circled Symbols. Small sentiments are very forgiving in that they don’t have to be stamped perfectly to achieve a fun book print type of design. I stamped the “so blessed to know you” sentiment on top of one of the tags from the Made With Love series and because it added so much interest, I left my card base simply white.

by Stephanie Gold for Papertrey Ink Design Team Tips repeat sentiment stamping

Tip: Always make sure to offset the sentiments so they never line up perfectly – this layout is more pleasing to the eye.

Because the sentiment is so small and used more as a layer, you now have the freedom to use an additional sentiment with a larger font on top. I used the “I made this for you and prayed for you, too” from the Made With Love stamp set and then of course I finished my card off with one of the gorgeous flowers from the Gran’s Garden set.

by Stephanie Gold for Papertrey Ink Design Team Tips repeat sentiment stamping

SUPPLIES:

STAMPS: Circled Symbols, Gran’s Garden, Made With Love
INK: Harvest Gold, Bright Buttercup, Black, Smokey Shadow, New Leaf, Limeade Ice, Hawaiian Shores, Spring Rain
PAPER: Stampers Select White
DIES: Made With Love Tags #1, Gran’s Garden Coordinating Dies
OTHER: White Twine

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Large Sentiments

by Stephanie Gold for Papertrey Ink Design Team Tips repeat sentiment stamping

The large “happy birthday” sentiment is from the Pen & Ink stamp set and it was so beautiful that I wanted to leave it on its own and let it shine. To accomplish this, I stamped it 3 times in different colors of ink. I LOVE how it came out in a graphic style. I added the small “happy” and “birthday” flags from the Initial Sentiments: Birthday set in black and accented the card with black paint splatters to ground the design and tie it all together.

by Stephanie Gold for Papertrey Ink Design Team Tips repeat sentiment stamping

SUPPLIES:

STAMPS: Pen & Ink, Initial Sentiments: Birthday
INK: Black, Tropical Teal, Bright Buttercup, New Leaf
PAPER: Stampers Select White
OTHER: Black Paint Splatter

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More Examples

Now considering this can be used in so many different ways, let me show you some past designs I have created using this design technique:

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by Stephanie Gold for Papertrey Ink Circled Symbols

In a creative rut?

Before I let you go, I wanted to share how I use Repeat Sentiment Stamping to my advantage when I find myself in a creative “writer’s” block. If I am stumped, I place that sentiment stamp on my acrylic block and just stamp it over and over on scrap paper. I stamp it in a line, into a shape, in different colors, upside down and sideways. This shows me different ways it will look together and get my brain moving without structure.

Well everyone, I really hope you have enjoyed this Design Team Tip. Thank you so much for stopping by and let me know in the comments how you like to use this technique or if there is another one you would like me to cover in my next DTT post! Much love all.

Xo, Stephanie

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*****This is my second post of the day. For my Papertrey Ink March Release Review Post please click HERE, thanks! πŸ™‚

Happy Monday!! Who is ready for a super fun blog hop with Pretty Pink Posh and a GIVEAWAY?!! You should have arrived here from the lovely Kat Benjamin’s Blog but if you get lost, be sure to start back at the CardMaker Blog and hop hop hop! Let’s get to the projects!

by Stephanie Gold for CardMaker Magazine Pretty Pink Posh Scalloped Tag Dies Fox Friends

I made a few fun tags with PPP’s Scalloped Tag Set which also comes with this adorable little flap die!! I couldn’t pass that up.

by Stephanie Gold for CardMaker Magazine Pretty Pink Posh Scalloped Tag Dies Fox Friends

by Stephanie Gold for CardMaker Magazine Pretty Pink Posh Scalloped Tag Dies Fox Friends

by Stephanie Gold for CardMaker Magazine Pretty Pink Posh Scalloped Tag Dies Fox Friends

by Stephanie Gold for CardMaker Magazine Pretty Pink Posh Scalloped Tag Dies Fox Friends

by Stephanie Gold for CardMaker Magazine Pretty Pink Posh Scalloped Tag Dies Fox Friends

For this one I combined the two tags to create one tag with a little hanger on the top. I think it added a bit of extra interest to an otherwise simple tag.

by Stephanie Gold for CardMaker Magazine Pretty Pink Posh Scalloped Tag Dies Fox Friends

And this sweet fox… I adore him!!! I couldn’t help myself and not make a tag that was all about him. πŸ™‚

Alright, now that you’ve seen the goods, here’s a look at the prize package Paulina is giving away!

So much eye candy in that photo, am I right?! Keep hopping and be sure to check out the latest lovely products in the Pretty Pink Posh store! Your next stop is the adorable Melissa Bickford’s Blog. Much love all!

Xo, Stephanie

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Hey everyone!!! It’s Day 2 of Lil Inker Designs new release! How are you loving the incredible new products and the design team projects so far?!

by Stephanie Gold for Lil Inker Designs Bunny Buddies Sweet Celebration

These two little dudes are so cool man!!! Aren’t they cute?? I’ve named them Eugene and Larry. Not sure why. They just look like a hipster Eugene and nerdy cool Larry lol.

by Stephanie Gold for Lil Inker Designs Bunny Buddies Sweet Celebration

I decided to leave the stamps (from the Bunny Buddies Die Stamp Bundle) uncolored for these tags and let the flowers (from the Sweet Celebration Stamps and Dies) and tags behind them light them up. πŸ™‚

by Stephanie Gold for Lil Inker Designs Bunny Buddies Sweet Celebration

My second project really showcases the heart in the Sweet Celebration Set. πŸ™‚

by Stephanie Gold for Lil Inker Designs Celebrate Word Die Sweet Celebration Stamps and Dies

I die cut 3 of the hearts from the die set in different blues and stapled them onto my card base. The sentiment is created using a combination of the Celebrate Word Die and the Sweet Celebration Stamps and Die Sets.

by Stephanie Gold for Lil Inker Designs Celebrate Word Die Sweet Celebration Stamps and Dies

by Stephanie Gold for Lil Inker Designs Celebrate Word Die Sweet Celebration Stamps and Dies

Here is a peek at these new products available now!

And don’t forget to leave a comment on the blog for your chance to win one of every product from this release (which you can find HERE)!!! πŸ™‚

Here’s the lineup… much love all!

Thanks for stopping by!!

Xo, Stephanie

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by Stephanie Gold for Lil Inker Designs christmas tags watercolor

Ok so I can NOT read this little tag without starting to sing Journey in my head… anyone else?! And it’s even better now that it’s related to Christmas! Haha. I created these sweet little tags using non traditional Christmas colors and watercoloring them a bit. I die cut them using the Anytime Tags 2 and the “Believe” using the new Christmas Script Word Dies. And these AWESOME sentiments are from the All the Christmas You’ll Ever Need 2 set.

Thanks for stopping by! Have a wonderful week!

Xo, Stephanie

Unity Stamp Co Stephanie Gold Golden Simplicity

Unity is hoppin again!!!! We have a couple new releases to share with you today and one of my favorites is this one:

Feathers & Faith!!! So. Much. Yes. Here are a few projects I put together using these and some other new release products:

by Stephanie Gold for Unity Stamp Co handmade card homemade card Golden Simplicity Angie Girl

by Stephanie Gold for Unity Stamp Co handmade card homemade card Golden Simplicity Angie Girl

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This set is called Your Life Yours. I used Glossy Accents on the black stamp to create a faux wax seal. πŸ™‚

by Stephanie Gold for Unity Stamp Co handmade card homemade card Golden Simplicity Angie Girl

by Stephanie Gold for Unity Stamp Co handmade card homemade card Golden Simplicity Angie Girl

by Stephanie Gold for Unity Stamp Co handmade card homemade card Golden Simplicity Angie Girl

by Stephanie Gold for Unity Stamp Co handmade card homemade card Golden Simplicity Angie Girl

by Stephanie Gold for Unity Stamp Co handmade card homemade card Golden Simplicity Angie Girl

by Stephanie Gold for Unity Stamp Co handmade card homemade card Golden Simplicity Angie Girl

by Stephanie Gold for Unity Stamp Co handmade card homemade card Golden Simplicity Angie Girl

by Stephanie Gold for Unity Stamp Co handmade card homemade card Golden Simplicity Angie Girl

by Stephanie Gold for Unity Stamp Co handmade card homemade card Golden Simplicity Angie Girl

SO MANY FEATHERSSSSSSS… This set is called Give Me Strength. The bottom feathers I turned into little tags – aren’t they cute?!

by Stephanie Gold for Unity Stamp Co handmade card homemade card Golden Simplicity Angie Girl

by Stephanie Gold for Unity Stamp Co handmade card homemade card Golden Simplicity Angie Girl

And one more tag for you using the Everything Kit… I was obviously very inspired by all of the tags from this week’s Unity Show & Tell Challenge. πŸ˜‰ Keep rockin those tags you guys!!! They are so gorgeous – I love looking at all of them!!

We have TWO amazing Unity filled prize packages to giveaway. Leave a comment on EACH blog in the hop (including the Unity blog) for your chance to win. Woo woo!! Here is the lineup in case you get lost:



Thank you all SO VERY MUCH for stopping by my little crafty home. Much love everyone!

Xo, Stephanie

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