I met with my monthly card club yesterday and we made a card with the wonderful Stamparatus.  I believe it was a hit!  I showed the versatility of the design of the Stamparatus by doing a 3 step stamp.  We used the Amazing Congratulations stamp set from the Occasion Catalog.  None of the other stamp positioning tools are able to do a three step stamp without removing stamps.  Due to the two plates , you can use three or even four stamps with no problem.  One of the many reasons I LOVE the Stamparatus !!


Amazing Congratulations, 145938


I love the variegated look of the stamps as well as the outline.  The ladies commented how many occasions this card could be used for. (babies, weddings, etc.)  I love that it is quick, easy, simple, and most of all pretty.

As I mentioned at the top, having the two stamping plates made this card work perfectly.  I placed one of the partial congratulations on one side and the other on the opposite side.  By turned the plate around it lined up without being in the way.  On the second plate I placed the outline and the “to my friend” stamp just below it.  It was especially easy to align with the photopolymer stamp set. Woohoo!!

A Stamparatus Tip:

I saw this somewhere else and I apologize to whoever it was that I cannot give them credit! .. Because the Congratulations is almost as long as the card, you would need to place a shim up against the left hand hinge area to get a clear stamped image.  To alleviate this, I cut a piece of SU grid paper to fit the inside of the Stamparatus.  I then aligned my white card stock in the top/center of the Stamparatus.  By taking a pencil and marking the bottom corners, I could then easily place the next piece of card stock in the correct place.  Easy Peasy for making multiples.

Special Mention:  The Stampin’ Up! Grid Paper.  Oh My!!  I hope you use the SU grid paper.  A pad of it lasts what seems like forever.  It is a great “PAD” for cushioning the stamping with photopolymer.  It has a built in ruler.  And the grid marks have a 101 uses.  I find myself finding new uses all the time.  I could do a blog post on just all the uses for this item.  And now is a great time to add the additional item to get you to the next SAB item!!

Thank you for visiting today!  I hope you liked this card and my tips.  Please come back tomorrow for the Pals Blog Hop.  It is a Spring Theme.


 Another Paper Pumpkin Special:  The March PP was so popular due to the special gift that it sold out.  So Stampin’ Up! has offered a great deal to replace that.  New Subscribers who sign up before April 10, will receive April and May for half price.  So 2 months for the price of 1.  A great deal.  Use my link HERE, and enter the code: SAVEFIFTY0418

Have you ever thought about becoming a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator?  During Sale-A-Bration is the perfect time to join.  Not only are you getting the Ultimate Bundle ($125.00 worth of product for $99.00) but you also get to choose 2 additional stamp sets, up to $25.00 each. Additionally you will receive a 20% discount on any future purchases.  Or, if you are just wanting to test drive the idea, you would not be required to make another purchase until July!  There is no pressure for you to continue as a demonstrator. And there is no penalty if you decide not to continue.  Please contact me and let’s talk about it.  You can review the documents by clicking on the picture below.