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Getting the most out of small stamps

Hey, so glad you popped along today. I am taking part in another blog hop with some fantastic crafty ladies on Facebook. The theme for today’s blog hop is: small stamps.

When you by a stamp set you can get an array of stamps varying in size. But sometimes we can struggle in coming up with ways to use the smallest stamps. Well, we will be showing you how you can create beautiful projects with just small stamps. These projects are a great for those crafters with only a few stamps sets and want to try and get more from their stash. So, hopefully you will be inspired with some project ideas along the hop. For my part of the hop, I created a background with a small stamp and from this turned it into three projects! 

Materials required for:

  • Small stamp – this star is the smallest star from the MFT Stars above stamp set
  • Card base
  • Coloured card stock
  • Embossing powder and ink
  • Heat gun
  • Sentiment stamps
  • Vellum
  • Ribbon
  • Adhesive
  • Fun Foam


  • Clear Tonic Nuvo drops for embellishing
For links to some of these products, see the end of the post.

Small Stamps card details

Before these cards came together, I created one 6″ x 6 background on a piece of coloured cardstock. I used the smallest star and repeatedly stamped this in embossing ink. The trick for a great background with a shape like this, is to rotate it for variety. Also stamp off the edge too for a more professional and complete looking background. I covered the background in copper embossing powder and heat set this. 

Thank you Small Stamps card details

The first card I created, was a Thank you card. I trimmed a panel from the background and foam mounted this onto the card base. Don’t you just love the contrast between the blue and black colours?!

I stamped the main sentiment onto matching card-stock, and foam mounted this onto another square. To tie in with the sentiment,  I heat embossed the edges of this square. To lift the sentiment panel out from the background, I matted it onto a black square. The secondary sentiment was heat embossed directly onto the card stock. Lastly, I added Tonic nuvo drops for embellishments. 

Hello you Small Stamps card details

When I trimmed the background panel for the Thank you card, I was left with two off cuts. I used the largest of the two off cuts for this card. I added a strip of embossed card-stock and vellum to the card, varying the length for interest. The sentiment was heat embossed onto vellum and adhered on the back of the background strip to hide the adhesive.  Once more, I used Tonic Nuvo Drops to embellish the card. 

Small stamps gift tag

I had one small off cut left and I didn’t want it to go to waste. So, I decided to make a cute little gift tag. Whats more, I used the same layout as the previous card, but just on a smaller scale so it came together in no time! I heat embossed a sentiment onto a flag end strip of card-stock and foam mounted this onto the front. To finish, I punched a whole to thread some black ribbon through and added some clear Tonic Nuvo drops. 

Did you like this project? Why not pin it and save for later? It will be there for when you need it!



Feel free to leave me a comment below, I would love to hear what you think of the card!

From this one small stamp I was able to create 3 projects…you can make it as simple and easy as this too! Remember to hop along to the next blog for more crafty inspiration, just hit the big arrow above!

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*this post was NOT sponsored, requested, or paid for; I have written it because I wanted to. The information provided is based on my own personal experience. I am not an expert and I do not work for these companies. 

About Me

Hi, I am Verity and I live in the UK.  I love to create beautiful projects whenever I can. My main passion lies with Papercrafting, however, I will always turn my hand to a new project or craft any chance I get.


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