Monday, March 11, 2019

Create Cards with Fun Stamping Techniques!

Welcome!  Ice cream is good any time of the year--right!?!  So, as we continue our roller coaster weather season, I created this bright and cheerful card.  Our color palette creates a happy reminder that spring and summer are just around the corner. 

The sentiments remind the recipient to take and enjoy life one step (scoop) at a time.  😊  This stamp set would also be fantastic on your scrapbook pages!  

The stamps I used are included in the One Scoop at a Time Cardmaking Workshop Your Way Kit.  This a super fun theme of ice cream and pineapple!  Yum!  Oh, yes, it brings thoughts of warm, carefree days!!!  😊

When I stamped my ice cream, I used both the 'Second Generation' and the 'Rock n Roll' techniques.  Both are easy peasy!  

In a nutshell, you'll stamp the Raspberry ink on a piece of scrap paper, then again on your cardstock, without re-inking.  Hence, the technique term, second generation.  😉

After you have your second generation scoop, re-ink your stamp by gently rolling the bottom and/or side, and stamp over the top of your second generation scoop.  

Along with the Raspberry ink, I also used Almond for the cone and Pewter for Enjoy Life and banner outline.  

With the clear polymer stamp on your clear My Acrylix block, there is no problem in realigning your images.  Woo Hoo!  These techniques add a nice highlighted effect to your artwork. 

I'll also be demonstrating these techniques in my Virtual Classroom.  You can access this with your purchase of this kit at I hope to see you soon!💝

The pinstripe and polka dot pattern papers are from the Something Fierce Creative Collection.  To show you some of the versatility in this collection, I've shown you previously my Blessed layout and layout with my bison pics.  Even my Impossible Card has a bit of Something Fierce!  😉  

 💝 I love how the art of papercrafting allows us to discover our creativity!  Are you ready to join me?  Throughout this 35th anniversary of Close to My Heart, there are and will be awesome specials for the papercrafting hobbyist, cardmaker, scrapbooker, and those who would like to join me as an Independent Consultant!   

Did you know that you can still earn Hostess Rewards even if you are not local?  Yep, we can have an on-line event or club!  Just let me know!
So many ways to create!  There is so much goodness and beautiful new product available in the new Idea Book. With your order at you will receive a FREE copy of this inspirational Idea Book, while supplies last!  💝 Remember, some items are only available on-line at  Your creative possibilities are endless!  Enjoy!  💝😊

Thank you so much for visiting!  YOU are appreciated!  

I enjoy hearing from you and appreciate your business and support.  I look forward to helping you as you travel along life's journey celebrating relationships with all of YOUR papercrafting and memory keeping needs.  💖

Have a wonderful day!

Happy Papercrafting,

Without love, deeds, even the most brilliant, count as nothing.
Story of a Soul, Chapter VIII

All materials used (and so much more) are available from me at


  1. Paper and stamping can be a fun art form. Looks great.

    1. Indeed! Thank you so much! Have a wonderful day! Visit me at for all of your papercrafting needs!

  2. Such a cute and cheery card! I love paper crafting. Pinned.

    1. Thank you so much! Have a wonderful day! Visit me at for all of your papercrafting fun!

  3. I just checked my PO Box today and...... this lovely card was in it!!! Thank you for the Thank you : ) It is a beautiful card. Thank you for sharing at Best of the Weekend.

    1. Liberty, you are most welcome! I'll 'see' you soon! Have a wonderful day!