Friday, August 4, 2023


The Ringed with Nature Stamp set has so many different stamps in it that for today's card I decided to see how many of the different stamps I could use.

Stamping' Up! used to have a couple of dies that were called "Picture This".  These dies cut multiple openings in a piece of cardstock that created little "windows" to see what is behind the window.  These dies are no longer available, but a similar effect can be achieved with the Tree Rings dies.  I used the Tree Ring Hybrid Embossing folder and coordinating die to cut the openings in a piece of Pecan Pie cardstock.  The added feature of this Hybrid Embossing folder/die is that not only does it cut the "windows" in the cardstock, but it also embosses the cardstock at the same time!

After laying the die cut Pecan Pie cardstock on the Crumb Cake card front and marking the position of each opening lightly with a pencil, I chose different stamps from the stamp set to stamp a design with stamped-off Crumb Cake ink in each opening.

I then chose several other images (flowers, mushrooms, the little house, & hearts) from the stamp set and stamped them on Very Vanilla cardstock in a variety of colors I had chosen for the card.  I based my color selection of Calypso Coral, Crushed Curry, and Lost Lagoon on the colors in the Inked Botanicals designer series paper that I decided to use in the center of the card.

After stamping the images, I started fussy cutting.  Unfortunately, there are not dies in the Tree Ring Dies set that coordinate with every stamp, but most of these were extremely easy to fussy cut.

I also die cut some stems from Shaded Spruce and Crushed Curry.   Once I had all the elements ready, I started arranging them in the various tree ring circles, and I used the "leftovers" to decorate the center sentiment strip.  Even with all of these different images, I still did not manage to use every image, but I had fun trying.  This stamp set has a total of 22 different stamps!

A double bow of Linen Thread on the sentiment strip completed the card front. 

After all this detail, I decided to leave the inside of the card clean and simple.  We don't want to overdo a good thing, right?

I'll be honest, I'm still deciding how I feel about this card.  Sometimes, I need to set a card aside and come back in a day to two and look at it again.  Do you ever have that happen when you create a card?  I'd love to hear your feedback.  Thumbs Up?  Thumbs Down?  

You can use this link to download a detailed tutorial. What, if anything, would you do to change the card?

A list of the products I used is shown below.

Product List

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