Stampin’ Up! Woodgrain

Stampin’ Up! Woodgrain

Stampin' Up! WoodgrainI get the best ideas from my friend Susan.  She’s amazingly creative, and her projects are always worth copying.

The other day, she had a card on her blog that used the Hardwood stamp as a fence.  I meant to buy that set, but – well, it’s a long story, and I ended up buying the Stampin’ Up! Woodgrain background stamp instead.  You see, I didn’t have my catalog, so I just used the search feature in the Stampin’ Up! store.  And I typed in “Woodgrain” instead of “Hardwood.”  Now, don’t get me wrong.  I like the Woodgrain stamp, but any time I buy a Stampin’ Up! background stamp that’s been out for awhile, it retires.  So I’m hoping my luck changes and Woodgrain stays around for me to enjoy another year.

Meanwhile, I wanted to make a fence, so I decided to try it with the Woodgrain stamp.  It looks like the boards in Hardwood are about 3/4″ wide, so I stamped Woodgrain in Early Espresso on Crumb Cake card stock, then cut it into 3/4″ x 2-3/4″ strips.  I picketed the tops with the hexagon punch, and sponged all the edges.  (The two horizontal boards need to be a bit longer, and instead of picketing them, I corner rounded them.)

I added a flowering shrub with the Petite Petals stamps and punch and the Little Leaves sizzlet.  I tore a piece of Pear Pizzazz for grass, then decided it needed a little more texture, so I fringed another strip of Pear Pizzazz and added it over the bottom of the fence.

I was going to totally copy Susan and add a word bubble cloud with the Word Bubbles framelits and Just Sayin’ stamp set, but it was a bit much for the front.  I added the cloud inside the card, with a couple more flowers and leaves.  word Bubble

So there you go – an ordering mistake redeemed.  And, a little side note, you can bundle the Petite Petals stamps and punch, and the Word Bubbles framelits and Just Sayin’ set and save 15%!  Both come in wood and clear mount.

Thanks for stopping by Stamping with Buffy.  Have a beautiful day!

About buffycooper

Among other things, I am a musician who enjoys papercrafting (specifically with rubber stamps), a Stampin' Up!® demonstrator, Christian, wife and mom to two great boys.
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9 Responses to Stampin’ Up! Woodgrain

  1. Susan Horr says:

    Your card is much prettier than mine! Love it!


  2. Susan Horr says:

    I was starting to get worried because you hadn’t sponged or ripped for a while now!


  3. cncdesigns2013 says:

    Your card is absolutely beautiful! Love it!


  4. Sheri Hogan says:

    Thank you for taking the time to call me! I can’t wait to start on my new projects you’ve inspired me to do.


  5. Pingback: Fenced Birthday | Stamping with Buffy

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