Must-Try Stamping Ideas with Life’s a Hoot

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In a lot of ways, stamping is pretty straightforward—ink the stamp and press it onto a paper surface to transfer an image. Where we have fun as makers and creators is when we think outside the mark. Today we are sharing three quick stamping ideas for you to try on your next papercrafting project, using the Life’s a Hoot—Scrapbooking stamp set!

Stamp on Photos!

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Stamp directly on your photos and use up some of that negative space! Negative space is the area surrounding the subject of your photo. Using a photo with plenty of negative space gives you a place to stamp without covering the subject.

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If you want to stamp on your photos, matte photo paper is the best option and works well with any ink, even if you prefer the raised look and feel of embossing. Keep in mind that inks, even the embossing ink (VersaMark™ ink pad), will absorb quickly into the matte photo paper. If you are going to stamp and heat emboss multiple images, emboss between stamping each image to make sure the embossing powder has time to stick to the ink.

Stamping on photos is a great way to personalize your scrapbook layouts even further and also an easy way to make your very own, one-of-a-kind, cards! (DIY Photo Cards!)

Color Stamped Images

Stamping can be more than just a one-and-done process! While there are plenty of stamping techniques that we love for adding a variety of ink colors and effects to our stamped images (10 Stamping Techniques You NEED to Know!), one of the easier ways to add color is to simply color the images in!

These beautiful heart-faced owls were stamped with Intense Black ink and colored with our alcohol-based TriBlend™ markers.

The Intense Black Exclusive Inks™ stamp pad is intense not because of its color but because it is a non-smearing, fast-drying, solvent-based permanent ink. It is also waterproof and archival. If you want to add color to stamped images with alcohol markers or watercolor paints, Intense Black ink is the way to go!

If you are not familiar with TriBlend™ markers, inside every marker there is a gradation of colors, from light to dark, delivered through three separate fine bullet nibs. You basically get three markers in one! The alcohol-based ink is especially designed to blend seamlessly  for mixing and layering the shades.

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If you are using a porous paper surface and are hoping to create a seamless blend between colors or shades, don’t allow the ink to dry between color applications. Start with the lightest color, then add a darker shade, overlapping some of the color in the middle of the two. While the ink is still wet, it will move and spread through the fibers of the paper. When two colors of ink are wet on top of each other, they will spread into each other, creating a more seamless blend.

Like we mentioned, alcohol ink will spread through the fibers of a piece of paper when it’s still wet. Keep that in mind as you color a stamped image, and avoid coloring up to the edges, leaving a tiny space for the ink to move into on its own. If you apply too much ink to a stamped image, even though you may have colored in the lines, it may not look that way by the time the ink is absorbed and dries.

Create Journaling Cards!

Scrapbooking is about memory keeping, and that includes journaling! Making sure there is room on your scrapbook pages to write a whole story, or just a few precious details of the story that your photos tell, is not difficult. Reserve a space on your pages for this important aspect and use stamps to create a journaling card.

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We typically like to use White Daisy cardstock for these journaling cards on our layouts. Stamp a sentiment at the top or bottom of your card and then, with a journaling pen and ruler, carefully draw lines to guide your writing. After adding the journaling, mat the card like the photos on the layout and attach it to the page. Easy-peasy!

Enhance your creativity by doing things differently from time-to-time and experiment with new media, new products, and new techniques—especially with stamping!

Now is the perfect time to jump in! From now until March 31, you can get unbeatable discounts on our top-quality stamp sets and Thin Cuts! Enjoy a savings of 35% on My Acrylix® stamp sets and up to 60% on coordinating Stamp + Thin Cuts sets through our Stamptacular Sale!


12″ x 12″ Life’s a Hoot Layout
Z4681 Life’s a Hoot—Scrapbooking Stamp + Thin Cuts, X7290S Life’s a Hoot Paper Packet + Sticker Sheet, X5978 Glacier Cardstock, X6054 Grape Cardstock, X6067 Periwinkle Cardstock, 1385 White Daisy Cardstock, Z6520 Flamingo Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad, Z6524 Grape Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad, Z4189 Intense Black Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad, Z2494 Hydrangea TriBlend™ Marker, Z2474 Ice Grey TriBlend™ Marker, Z2493 Lavender TriBlend™ Marker, Z2512 Muted Brown TriBlend™ Marker, Z4575 Black LePen™, Z2060 Thin 3-D Foam Tape, Z5038 Die-cutting & Embossing Machine

5 Things We Love About Stamping

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Stamping is at the center of who we are at Close To My Heart. In a real way, everything we do now is derived from our Founder & CEO Jeanette Lynton’s initial love for and fascination with this unique art form. With that in mind, it is no wonder that we continue to be taken with all things stamping even all of these years later! 

During this month’s Stamptacular special, where we are offering exclusive stamp sets and discounted prices on stamp sets and stamp + Thin Cuts sets, we wanted to shed a little more light on some of the things that we love about stamping. Here are five of the things we love about stamps and stamping!

1. Stamps for all occasions and uses

Back when smartphones were something of a novelty, people used to get a kick out of pointing out all of the different apps available. It’s been over a decade now and we are pretty used to everything we can do with smart devices, from navigation, messaging, photography, entertainment, to payments, tickets, reservations, and beyond! Well, in some ways stamping is the same way: whatever project you are working on, we could say “There’s a stamp for that!”

There are stamps for backgrounds, patterns, illustrations, titles, sentiments, borders, and more! There are stamps for every imaginable theme, from travel, to outer space; from family time to happy hour. The 5 new sets we released especially for Stamptacular are a great illustration of the wide range of themes and uses that stamps lend themselves to, featuring the sophisticated Parisian Notes set, the cheerful Recipe for a Happy Life set, the exciting Summer Bucket List set, the ever-relevant Sending Paper Hugs set, and the all-purpose Simple Stitch Alphabet set.

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And these sets are just the tip of the iceberg! Check out all of the sets currently available and the wide range of themes and styles offered at

2. Stamps simplify the creative process

Stamp sets can not only help with the projects you have in mind, they can also serve to inspire the project itself! Some stamps, by their very design, suggest the project, giving you a great head start on your crafting. For example, the Irish Blessings card above prominently features a lovely, decorative sentiment that just happens to be the perfect size for a slimline card. (Hint, this is not simply a case of serendipity—it was planned that way!)

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Other stamp sets, by their very design, lend themselves perfectly to, and can help inspire you in, creating standard size cards, scrapbook pages, mini albums, page tabs, gift tags, and more.

3. Each stamp offers endless possibilities

In addition to the range of themes and uses to which stamps lend themselves, there are no limits to the way you add the stamp image to your artwork! There’s also no limit to the number of times you can use the stamp image, making stamping a great option for any project that requires creating multiple copies, such as invitations, thank you notes, announcements, birthday cards, and so on. 

Once you have your stamp set picked out, you may be surprised by the various effects a single stamp image can achieve based on how you choose to stamp it: what color—or colors!—of ink you use, what type of ink, what color or design of paper you stamp it on, how many times you stamp it, what you stamp it next to or on top of, etc, etc.

Using multiple colors on a single stamp image is a great technique for lending character to your stamps, as seen both in the Irish Blessings card above and in this example:

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The beautiful ombré effect achieved in the main sentiment here is just one way you can change the appearance of a stamp image! Masking is another great way to get a unique look in your stamped artwork, as shown by this fun, and colorful rainbow:

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For more tips on how to replicate these techniques, take a look back at this stamping techniques blog post that provides an excellent overview and video illustrations of these and other great techniques!

4. Stamping provides a great starting point for more artistic effects

Most stamp images can be used without the need for any further embellishment, but for those of us that love embellishing, they provide an excellent canvas for further creativity! The most obvious way to further embellish stamped images is adding color using your favorite coloring techniques: markers, colored pencils, sponging, watercolor paints—you get the idea!

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As you can see, coloring stamped images adds more depth and character to them, allowing your artistic side to flourish while still providing you with inspiration and the perfect base image for your talents to build on. Coloring is the perfect way to customize a stamp image to make it blend seamlessly with an established color scheme.

5. Coordinating Thin Cuts add even more options to stamped images

As if stamping alone were not already a slam dunk, when paired with coordinating Thin Cuts dies, stamped images become truly unstoppable! When a stamp image has a Thin Cuts die that matches it, the stamp image becomes more than just an image—it becomes a layerable accent! Used in this way, your stamp image can truly stand out from the background and add dimension to your project. Layer a die cut stamped image over the top of any other element, including patterned papers, photos, and even shaker windows!

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Sure, this same effect can sometimes be achieved with a pair of scissors, but the speed and ease of using Thin Cuts dies will save your hands and make it so much simpler to trim your stamped images that you’ll find yourself adding layer upon layer, just for the fun of it!

We could go on all day, listing everything that we love about stamping, but for the sake of brevity we’ll sum up by saying that we love EVERYTHING about it! What are some of the things YOU love most about stamping? Tell us about it in the comments, and then be sure to check out the sensational savings available to you now in our Stamptacular Sale!

Spectacular Stamping!

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At Close To My Heart, our bread and butter are our top-of-the-line stamp sets! There’s nothing quite like lifting a stamp block off of your project and seeing a flawless stamped image underneath. It’s definitely one of our favorite things, and we love sharing our incredible stamps with crafters everywhere! Our clear, unmounted stamps provide the highest level of crafting versatility, all while being reusable for years of creative fun!

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All of our stamps are made of liquid photo polymer resin, a clear material that is sturdy, yet flexible, allowing for easy removal from stamp carrier sheets and placement on our acrylic stamping blocks. While some care is required, our stamps are durable enough to withstand repeated use over several years, so you can keep your favorites around for countless projects.

Because both the stamp and block are clear, it’s possible to see exactly where the stamped image will be on the project. Having this insider’s perspective on what your stamping will look like gives you greater control and confidence as you create! Whether you’re layering stamped images—as you can see in the card featured below—or incorporating fun color techniques, the ability to see what you’re doing takes the guesswork out of crafting and leaves you with the pure joy of creativity!

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Along with simplifying your crafting, the fact that our stamps are clear and unmounted also cuts down on required storage space. Each stamp set comes on a plastic carrier sheet in a specialized envelope. Even after years of use, your stamps can still be stored on the same carrier sheets and in the same envelopes they arrived in!

Our incredible stamp sets come in six different sizes—A, B, C, D, E, and M (for mini)—and feature all kinds of sentiments, icons, and images. We have everything from classic florals and adorable animals to patriotic and summertime sets, so there is something for every crafter and every project! 

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Many of our stamps also come with coordinating Thin Cuts metal dies. Because these dies are designed in conjunction with specific stamp sets, they perfectly cut the outlines of stamped images for a polished end result without the need for delicate hand trimming. Thin Cuts metal dies are slim enough to fit in the same envelopes, so storage space for these dies is also minimized. Incorporating Thin Cuts dies into your artwork allows you to create accents with added dimension, like the sweet lemonade jar on the scrapbook layout below!

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With so much to love about Close To My Heart stamps, it’s no wonder that crafters everywhere love to create with them. Right now, we’ve got an absolutely amazing sale on our stamps and Thin Cuts dies. Our Stamptacular sale offers deals on over 175 stamp + Thin Cuts bundles and nearly 300 standalone stamp sets!

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Along with the savings available on this vast array of stamps and Thin Cuts, we’ve also created five exclusive stamp sets that were designed just for this Stamptacular sale! With four patriotic themed sets and a floral set, these exclusive stamps are the perfect companion for the deals available through Stamptacular!

We’re thrilled to be able to share so many of our stamps with you, and we want to hear about your favorite experiences with this crafting staple! Do you have any special memories associated with stamping, a favorite technique, or even a favorite stamp set? Leave a comment below and tell us all about it!


4¼” x 5½” Meet Me On the Slopes Card (Vertical)
CC6226 My Acrylix® True Blue Stamp Set, X5978 Glacier Cardstock, X6062 Harbour Cardstock, X5950 Toffee Cardstock, X6058 Rosemary Cardstock, 1385 White Daisy Cardstock, Z6531 Mocha Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad, Z6529 Rosemary Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad, Z891 VersaMark™ Ink Pad, Z2088 Clear Super Fine Embossing Powder, Z2068 White Super Fine Embossing Powder, Z4220 Anti-static Pouch, Z4252 Heat Tool, Z3515 Black Journaling Pen (.01), Z3224 Small Round Waterbrush, Z1985 Gold Shimmer Trim, Z4054 Gold Embellishing Thread

12″ x 12″ Tahiti Page
Z4447 Palm Fronds Stamp + Thin Cuts, B1799 My Acrylix® Brush Strokes Stamp Set, X9040 Mix-in Paper Packet, X6053 Avocado Cardstock, X6046 French Vanilla Cardstock, X6062 Harbour Cardstock, X5959 New England Ivy Cardstock, X6051 Sundance Cardstock, Z6523 Avocado Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad, Z6533 Harbour Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad, Z6503 Mint Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad, Z2835 New England Ivy Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad, Z6504 Sage Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad, Z3515 Black Journaling Pen (.01), Z6025 White Acrylic Flowers, Z4235 Gold Loose Sequins, Z4334 Slim Alphabet Thin Cuts, Z2089 Glue Dots® Micro Dots, Z2060 Thin 3-D Foam Tape, Z5038 Die-cutting & Embossing Machine

12″ x 12″ Okinawa is Home Page
CC6223 My Acrylix® Culture & Tradition Stamp Set, X6047 Black Cardstock, X6038 Candy Apple Cardstock, X6054 Grape Cardstock, Z6509 Candy Apple Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad, Z6524 Grape Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad, Z6517 Lemonade Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad, Z6521 Sundance Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad, Z4189 Intense Black Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad, Z1985 Gold Shimmer Trim, Z3312 Gold Glitter Gems, Z3630 Watercolor Pencils, Z3132 Watercolor Paints, Z3225 Medium Round Waterbrush, Z3560 Golden Rod Stickles™ Glitter Glue, Z1151 3-D Foam Tape

12″ x 12″ Fourth of July Page
CC6224 My Acrylix® Fourth of July Stamp Set, X7281B Tutti Frutti Paper Packet, X6038 Candy Apple Cardstock, X5978 Glacier Cardstock, X6057 Capri Cardstock, X5957 Sapphire Cardstock, 1385 White Daisy Cardstock, Z6509 Candy Apple Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad, Z6528 Capri Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad, Z2841 Capri Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad, Z2841 Glacier Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad, Z2848 Sapphire Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad, Z2895 Lagoon Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad, Z4223 Red Shimmer Brush, Z3274 Clear Sparkles, Z1263 Bitty Sparkles, Z1799 Silver Shimmer Trim, Cricut® Artbooking Collection

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12″ x 12″ Canada Day Page
CC6225 My Acrylix® Home and Native Land Stamp Set, X5947 Mink Cardstock, X6049 Scarlet Cardstock, X6051 Sundance Cardstock, X5950 Toffee Cardstock, 1385 White Daisy Cardstock, Z2841 Glacier Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad, Z2832 Pewter Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad, Z6526 Scarlet Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad, Z2828 Toffee Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad, Z4339 Stencil Pack 2, Z4340 Stencil 3, Z3686 Stitched Fancy Brackets Thin Cuts, Z4304 Silver Loose Sequins, Z2089 Glue Dots® Micro Dots, Z1151 3-D Foam Tape

6″ x 8″ More Sunshine Layout with Pocket Scrapbooking
Z4446 Front Porch Sippin’ Stamp + Thin Cuts, X9040 Mix-in Paper Packet, X6053 Avocado Cardstock, X6062 Harbour Cardstock, X6035 Lemonade Cardstock, X6045 Sage Cardstock, 1385 White Daisy Cardstock, Z6533 Harbour Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad, Z6517 Lemonade Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad, Z6513 Nectarine Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad, Z4189 Intense Black Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad, Z2524 Aqua Blue TriBlend™ Marker, Z2482 Citrus TriBlend™ Marker, Z2483 Light Yellow TriBlend™ Marker, Z3515 Black Journaling Pen (.01), Z2060 Thin 3-D Foam Tape, Z3191 6″ x 8″ Memory Protectors™ Design 2, Z5038 Die-cutting & Embossing Machine

4¼” x 5½” Thinking of You Card (Horizontal)
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CC6222 My Acrylix® Floral Wishes Stamp Set, X8024B Love Story Paper Packet (Toffee), X5957 Sapphire Cardstock, X5950 Toffee Cardstock, 1385 White Daisy Cardstock, Z2828 Toffee Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad, Z2848 Sapphire Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad, Z4189 Intense Black Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad, Z2481 Coral Marker TriBlend™ Marker, Z2486 Dull Green TriBlend™ Marker, Z2491 True Blue TriBlend™ Marker, Z3787 Platinum Stickles™ Glitter Glue, Z3312 Gold Glitter Gems

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Celebrating Our Spectacular Stamps!

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For this entire month of April, we’re celebrating our love for stamping with a Stamptacular sale! This unbelievable sale includes over 225 stamps sets and over 125 Stamp + Thin Cuts bundles! With savings up to 50%-off, we know you won’t want to miss out on the incredible opportunity to save big on your favorite Close To My Heart stamps and Thin Cuts metal dies!

If you’re already familiar with our top-quality stamps, then the Stamptacular sale is the perfect time to build off of what you already have and expand your creative options even further! If you’re a new crafter, or have yet to explore the wonderful world of stamps, this is an excellent opportunity to start off your journey with the best-quality stamps on the market at unbeatable prices!

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At Close To My Heart, stamping is a huge part of who we are, and it’s been that way right from the beginning. Over our 35+ years in the crafting industry, we’ve become a forerunner in the world of stamping and pioneered the use of clear stamps and transparent, reusable stamping blocks. All of our stamps are made with a clear material that is flexible, yet sturdy, allowing for easy transfer from the carrier sheet they come on to one of our acrylic blocks. They are unmounted, which gives crafters more freedom to make our stamps work for them, as well as reducing the storage accommodations required for traditional mounted stamps.

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Because our stamps and stamping blocks are completely transparent, it’s easier to achieve greater accuracy when it comes to stamp placement. Whether you’re adding stamped accents to a larger project, like the sections of a 12″ x 12″ scrapbook page you see above, or a smaller section like the accent shown below, having a clearer perspective on what your stamped image will look like is an excellent way to gain greater control over your creativity and produce more polished artwork!

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Along with an amazing variety of stamps, many of our sets also come with specially designed Thin Cuts metal dies, which are coordinated with their respective sets to yield a perfect outline for your stamped image without the need for hand trimming. These Thin Cuts are super-slim and fit inside the envelope that our stamp sets come in, so storage is a breeze!

It’s easy to see why we’re so excited to share the all the incredible savings in the Stamptacular sale with you! To sweeten the deal even more, we’ve also brought back five exclusive stamp sets from the past, just for this sale! These five sets—Let’s Stay Home, The Great Indoors, On Repeat, Through Thick and Thin, and Forever Grateful— feature fun sentiments, icons, and accents to help you create all sorts of artwork, from fun and whimsical pieces to more elegant, polished designs.

In addition to these five exclusive sets, we’d also recommend that you check out the exclusive Everyday Heroes SVG file, which was featured on one of our blog posts last April! Click here to visit that post and download this adorable SVG file, free!

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These exclusive stamp sets, along with the Everyday Heroes SVG file, are specifically designed to inspire reflection on the events surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic and help you document all the memorable moments—both happy and challenging—you’ve experienced over the past year. These exclusive stamp sets will only be available through April 30, 2021, so don’t miss out on this opportunity to get these too-cute sets for yourself!

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We love anything and everything to do with stamping, and we want to hear about your experiences with this versatile medium! Do you have a favorite stamping memory? What about your favorite way to craft using Close To My Heart stamps? Leave a comment below to let us know!

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A Stamptacular Sale with 5 Exclusive Stamp Sets!

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Our Stamptacular sale is here, and we are loving it! For the entire month of February, we’re putting on a stamping extravaganza with savings up to 50% on Stamp + Thin Cuts bundles and 35% on dozens of stamp sets. Stamptacular is a month-long stamp party with great deals for everyone! One of the most exciting parts of this sale is that there are five exclusive stamp sets included! These stamp sets are popular favorites from the past that we’ve brought back just for this sale. Today, we’d like to share a few fun ideas of how these sensational stamps can be used to make truly Stamptacular artwork of your own!

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The first one we’ll take a peek at is the Remarkable Wreath stamp set. With options for a festive winter wreath, a springy circlet, and a summery garland, this stamp set is great for cards and layouts for all occasions. Just look at this gorgeous “Thank You” card with a sparkly, winter berry wreath. Isn’t it beautiful? 🙂

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The creative possibilities are endless with the, next, Love Life stamp set. With the fifteen fun and distinctive stamps included in this set, you can put your own personal touch on any piece of artwork, from cheery cards to lovely scrapbook pages like this one.

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Like the Love Life stamp set, the Hooray Bouquet stamp set is another great way to add unique elements to your artwork that can quite literally pop off the page. Hooray Bouquet is a versatile set that can be used in conjunction with a multitude of other stamp sets. In this example, we paired the Hooray Bouquet stamp set with three of the other exclusive Stamptacular sets—Love Life, Card Chatter—Sympathy, and Card Word Puzzle—to create a one-of-a-kind celebratory layout.

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The Card Chatter—Sympathy and Card Word Puzzle stamp sets are the last two exclusive sets included in our Stamptacular sale. These stamp sets each feature a variety of sentiments and phrases that are easy to mix and match to great effect in your projects, as you can see in the two cards below.

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These five sets are just the tip of the iceberg, friends! With so much stamping fun and such great deals to be had, make sure you don’t miss our great Stamptacular sale, going on right now and through the end of the month!

Do you have a favorite stamp set? Let us know, old or new, retired or current, which one you absolutely love or can’t craft without in the comments below.


4¼” x 5½” Thanks Card (Vertical)
C1473 My Acrylix® Remarkable Wreath Stamp Set, X7253B Spruced Up Paper Packet, X9011 Mix-in Paper Packet, X6046 French Vanilla Cardstock, Z6516 Sangria Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad, Z8003 Espresso Exclusive Inks™ Pigment Pad, X7253E Spruced Up Die-cuts, Z4191 Silver Glitter Gems, Z4196 White Ribbon, Z2475 Brown Grey TriBlend™ Marker, Z3562 Silver Stickles™ Glitter Gel, Z2089 Glue Dots® Micro Dots, Z2060 Thin 3-D Foam Tape, Corner Rounder

12″ x 12″ Live Laugh Love Page
D1482 My Acrylix® Love Life Stamp Set, X7252B Celebrate Today Paper Packet, X6039 Carolina Cardstock, X5984 Pixie Cardstock, 1385 White Daisy Cardstock, Z6508 Bluebird Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad, Z4189 Intense Black Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad, Z6510 Nectarine Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad, Z2844 Pixie Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad, Z2812 Raspberry Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad, Z3562 Silver Stickles™ Glitter Gel, Z3515 Black Journaling Pen (.01), Z3342 3-D Foam Dots, Cricut® Art Philosophy Collection

Cricut® Shape:
Art Philosophy

12″ x 12″ Hip Hip Hooray Layout
D1482 My Acrylix® Love Life Stamp Set, D1491 My Acrylix® Hooray Bouquet Stamp Set, C1494 My Acrylix® Card Word Puzzle Stamp Set, D1476 My Acrylix® Card Chatter—Sympathy Stamp Set, X7252S Celebrate Today Paper Packet + Sticker Sheet, X9011 Mix-in Paper Packet, X6029 Julep Cardstock, X6044 Peach Cardstock, 1385 White Daisy Cardstock, Z2841 Glacier Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad, Z2823 Goldrush Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad, Z6510 Nectarine Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad, Z6502 Peach Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad, Z2851 Saffron Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad, Z4189 Intense Black Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad, Z3566 Julep Loose Sequins, Z3515 Black Journaling Pen (.01), Z2089 Glue Dots® Micro Dots, Cricut® Art Philosophy Collection, 1″ Hole Punch, ½” Hole Punch

Cricut® Shapes:
Art Philosophy

 4¼” x 5½” You Make Me Smile Card (Vertical)
C1494 My Acrylix® Card Word Puzzle Stamp Set, D1491 My Acrylix® Hooray Bouquet Stamp Set, X9011 Mix-in Paper Packet, X6036 Ballerina Cardstock, 1385 White Daisy Cardstock, Z4189 Intense Black Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad, Z4191 Silver Glitter Gems, Z4213 Silver Embellishing thread, Z2481 Coral TriBlend™ Marker, Z2486 Dull Green TriBlend™ Marker, Z3554 Pink Taffeta Stickles™ Glitter Gel, Z3515 Black Journaling Pen (.01), Z2089 Glue Dots® Micro Dots, Z2060 Thin 3-D Foam Tape

4¼” x 5½” Just Thinking of You Card (Vertical)
C1494 My Acrylix® Card Word Puzzle Stamp Set, D1482 My Acrylix® Love Life Stamp Set, D1476 My Acrylix® Card Chatter—Sympathy Stamp Set, X9011 Mix-in Paper Packet, Z6511 Julep Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad, Z4189 Intense Black Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad, Z3507 Julep Glitter Gems, Z3609 Julep Shimmer Trim, Z3630 Watercolor Pencils, Z2089 Glue Dots® Micro Dots, Z2060 Thin 3-D Foam Tape

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