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Word Backgrounds

There seems to be a big trend in stamp sets with lots of words/greetings that you can build together. These words are great for so many techniques. But the best? Creating backgrounds.

For this simple window card, I used the new Holiday Subway Art stamp set from My Favorite Things. Aren’t those holiday greetings fantastic?

I started by drawing a diagonal pencil line towards the top of a white notecard. I then started stamping the greetings directly under this line… filling in the entire space. I used four of my favorite of the My Favorite Things Inks: Blu Raspberry, Jellybean, Wild Cherry and Razzleberry.

When I finished, I used a medium heart from the My Favorite Things Heart Stax die set to cut the window. (I held on to the heart it cut for a future project!) I then die cut a small red heart and white heat embossed the word “joy” from the My Favorite Things Ornament Banner Builder set. Finally, I added the small heart to the inside of the card with a foam dot.

Clustering words together like this a great way to create a background! Here is a look at the Holiday Subway Art stamp set from My Favorite Things. It is perfect for creating your own chalkboard/subway art that is popular right now…

What would you use this stamp set for? Would love to hear your ideas.


Below are the products featured above. To find them at Simon Says Stamp, click on the SSS below the thumbnails. For Ellen Hutson, click on EH and for My Favorite Things, click MFT…

MFT Holiday Subway Art Stamps (MFT|SSS)


MFT Ornament Banner Builder Stamps (MFT|SSS)


MFT Heart Stax Dies (SSS|MFT)






Versamark (SSS|EH)


White Embossing Powder (SSS|EH)


Hero Arts Milwaukee Heat Gun (SSS|EH)


Vagabond Die Cutting Machine (SSS|EH)


Sizzix Vagabond Solo Thin Die Adapter (SSS|EH)