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Sentiment Strip Tips + STAMPtember! + BIG GIVEAWAY

Hi! Today I am sharing several techniques and tips for using sentiment strips. I am also celebrating the beginning of STAMPtember® over at Simon Says Stamp with a HUGE giveaway!

Sentiment Strips Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

[All supplies are linked in the text below and in the thumbnails at the end of this post. Compensated affiliate links may be used at no cost to you.]

I like adding sentiment strips to my cards because they can easily be added anywhere… and you can make them any size. My video shares tips not only for making the perfect strips, but also for using them creatively on your cards.

My first card is made almost entirely of sentiments! On the background, I stamped various greetings from the Simon Says Stamp Spiritual Sentiments and Uplifting Sentiment Sets with Simon Says Stamp Fog Ink. I then cut lots of strips with the new Simon Says Stamp Sentiment Labels Dies from scrap pieces of colorful cardstock. On them I stamped sentiments from various sets including the new Simon Says Stamp Beautiful Flowers 2 and Tiny Words Stamp Sets. I also added a stacked black Simon Says Stamp Big Friend die cut.

Sentiment Strips Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

This design is a great one for using sentiments from many different sets together. You can make it for any occasion… and use up colorful scraps!

Sentiment Strips Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

My next card incorporates sentiments strips into a dimensional background of die cuts. The sentiments are again from the Simon Says Stamp Beautiful Flowers 2 and Tiny Words Stamp Sets… all cut to the same width and white heat embossed. Next, I stamped and colored many leaves from the Simon Says Stamp Beautiful Flowers 2 Stamp Set and cut them out with the coordinating dies. I used the dies to also cut from craft foam and adhered them together for dimension. I assembled all the pieces together on my card.

Sentiment Strips Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

The craft foam gives GREAT dimension!

Sentiment Strips Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

My next card shows creating “negative” sentiment strips. I used the Simon Says Stamp Sentiment Labels Dies to cut openings from the white cardstock. Sentiments from the Simon Say Stamp Tiny Words Stamp Set are then white heat embossed behind the openings on a pink notecard. The flower is from the Simon Says Stamp Beautiful Flowers 2 Stamp Set.

Sentiment Strips Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

By the way, I stamped the background with the My Favorite Things Radiating Halftone Stamp and Simon Says Stamp Fog Ink.

Sentiment Strips Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

I know many of you like one layer cards… and it is possible to create faux sentiment strips with no dimension. My videos shows how I used masking to create faux strips with stamped sentiments… be sure to watch it! I also added a line of grey marker under each strip for a shadow.

Sentiment Strips Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

The flower is again from the Simon Says Stamp Beautiful Flowers 2 Stamp Set and those sentiments are from the Simon Say Stamp Tiny Words Stamp Set.

Sentiment Strips Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

STAMPtember®

Today starts a month of celebrating our love of stamping! Simon Says Stamp has been doing STAMPtember® for many years and it is always SUCH fun. I am proud to be friends with the folks at SSS – they are a BIG part of why this industry has grown so much and has so much heart.

Today’s video shows many of their new products. See all the new goodies HERE.

I have lots planned for this month, as many of my favorite companies will be involved.

SALES

Also, don’t forget to check out my Labor Day Sales Post HERE.

GIVEAWAY

How would you like to win a $100 gift card to Simon Says Stamp? For your chance, leave a comment below by 11:59pmEST on 9/15/18 telling me your favorite of the newest Simon Says Stamp products. You can see them all HERE. (To leave a comment, head to blog, scroll down to the bottom of this post and click the green “leave a comment” button. The winner’s name will be randomly selected, emailed and posted on my “Winners page” after the giveaway closes. International folks are eligible, too! Prize personally donated.)

SUPPLIES

Want to find the products I used? I have listed them below. (Compensated affiliate links used at no cost to you. Thank you! Affiliate and product disclosure can be found here. All products were personally purchased except those with an asterisk or SSS branded. As always, this post was NOT paid for or sponsored.) Click on the icons below each product picture to go to a favorite store.

Simon Says Stamp Sentiment Labels Dies
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Simon Says Stamp Beautiful Flowers 2…
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Simon Says Stamp Tiny Words Stamp Set
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Simon Says Stamp Great Things Stamp Set
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Simon Says Stamp Spiritual Sentiments…
[ SSS ]
Simon Says Stamp Uplifting Sentiments…
[ SSS ]
Simon Says Stamp Big Friend Dies
[ SSS ]
My Favorite Things Radiating Halftone…
[ SSS ]
Koh-i-noor Bristol Cardstock
[ SSS ]
Gina K Jet Black Amalgam Ink
[ SSS ]
Simon Says Stamp Fog Ink
[ SSS ]
Hero Arts Soft Granite Ink
[ SSS ]
VersaMark Ink
[ SSS ]
MISTI Stamping Tool
[ SSS ]
MISTI Creative Corners
[ SSS ]
MISTI Mouse Pad Insert
[ SSS ]
MISTI Bar Magnet
[ SSS ]
Tim Holtz Tonic Glass Media Mat
[ SSS ]
Gina K Connect Glue
[ SSS | GNK ]
Glue Stand
[ ETS ]
Altenew Adhesive
[ SSS ]
Flush Wire Cutters
[ SSS ]
Tim Holtz Trimmer
[ SSS ]
T-Ruler
[ SSS ]
Avery Removable Adhesive Sheets
[ AMZUS ]
Zig Clean Color Real Brush Pens
[ SSS ]
Copic Multiliner 0.1 Black Pen
[ SSS ]
C5 Copic Marker
[ SSS ]
Sketch Copic Markers
[ SSS ]
Lawn Fawn Guava Cardstock
[ SSS ]
Therm O Web Purple Tape
[ SSS ]
Sizzix Big Shot Express
[ SSS ]
Anti Static Powder Bag
[ SSS ]
Gina K Fine Detail White Embossing…
[ SSS ]
Hero Arts Heat Gun
[ SSS ]
White Craft Foam
[ SSS ]
3M Foam Tape
[ SSS ]


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570 thoughts on “Sentiment Strip Tips + STAMPtember! + BIG GIVEAWAY”

  1. My favorite from the Stamptember release is the Ornate Ornaments. I can’t wait to get a chance to play with those lol. Thanks for always giving so much inspiration and tutorials, I’m learning as I go and you make that so much easier.

  2. Thanks to SSS for all the fun new product, the inspiration, and thanks for the giveaway!! My favorite products are the SSS Nature Mandala stamp and the SSS Harvest stencil.

  3. I’m usually drawn towards Christmas stamps and love the Gina K Stamptember set, but after watching the sentiment video you just posted, I think I really need the Tiny Sentiment stamp set. I am totally inspired to make a bunch of cards now!

  4. Brilliant advice, many many thanks for all the time you took in this video to give out much needed helpful ways to get my sentiments printed out better, I ruin tons of cards trying to pop sentiments on top of my images. The new tiny words set looks like it’s going to be a fabulous addition to my stash, so many words on a tiny set. Thank you for all the videos you do, please keep them going.

  5. I really enjoyed your video. My favorite from the new release is the Ornate Ornament stamp and die set. It’s getting me into the Christmas crafting mood.

  6. Awesome cards! Thank you for all of the ideas! My favourite from the new release is “Beautiful Flowers 2”. Thank you for the chance to win!

  7. It is so incredible of you Jennifer to be doing this! Your cards, passion for card making and your support of businesses are so inspiring. From the Stamptember collection my absolute favourite is Gina K Designs Joy of the Season stamp set. I love Christmas and I just can’t get over how beautiful this set is. Thank you

  8. I love the Uplifting Sentiments stamps and the picture book dies. Actually I’d love the entire release! Thanks, Jennifer for all of your videos.

  9. So many gorgeous card designs, but I think the leaf one is my favourite. I’m really enjoying Stamptember and love the Beautiful Flowers 2 stamp set. Thanks for the chance to win 🙂

  10. So many fabulous products in this release!! I think my top favourites would have to be the mod stripes stencil and the plank background stamp along with the beautiful flowers 2 stamps and dies set. It was hard to pick though!

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