Thanks for Building Me Up

May’s new stamp set from Kat Scrappiness called Dad’s Tools is another great all around stamp set with perfect “punny” sentiments for anyone important in your life.  I love the idea of sending a thank you note to those who have made a difference in our lives.  Many times, those people may be pleasantly surprised that they’ve had such an impact.  Today’s card is super clean and simple and revolves around a favorite sentiment of mine from the set.

Many times, when I receive my design team package, I like to take out the stamps and arrange them on a card base while I’m brainstorming ideas for projects.  I liked the idea of using boxes to show “building up” so I stacked a few kraft-colored squares using my Never Ending Square dies on a panel of white card stock cut about 3 3/4″ by 5″.

I arranged my stamps around the boxes to get the perfect fit keeping everything spaced close together in a cluster.  When I was happy with my design, I stamped the hammer and nails using various shades of grays for the hammer head and nails and browns for the hammer handle.  I used my Tim Holtz Tonic Stamp Platform which made it very easy.

I added some Doodlebug paper to the front of a 4 1/4″x 5 1/2″ note card to serve as a background for my main panel.

I stacked the boxes onto the panel using various levels of foam tape to give a 3D look of stacking.

I added the sentiment on a strip of white card stock as well as a little heart cut out to finish the card.

Thanks so much for joining me today.  Be sure to check out the new Kat Scrappiness stamps and dies for the month of may over at the shop.  Feel free to use my coupon code:  Heidi10 to receive 10% off your order.

Don’t forget, this Saturday, May 5 is National Scrapbooking Day.  The Kat Scrappiness blog will be having a big sale and some great giveaways so stay tuned……..



Dad’s Tools stamp set–Kat Scrappiness

Never Ending Square die set-– Kat Scrappiness

Double Stitched Heart Dies–Kat Scrappiness

Tim Holtz Tonic Stamp Platform

Doodlebug Swiss Dots Petite Prints 6×6 paper pad

Lawn Fawn Tea Party Ink Cube Pack (Doe)

Lawn Fawn Candy Store Ink Cube Pack (Walnut)


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