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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…
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Simon Says Stamp Uplifting Sentiments…
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Simon Says Stamp Big Friend Dies
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My Favorite Things Radiating Halftone…
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Koh-i-noor Bristol Cardstock
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Gina K Jet Black Amalgam Ink
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Simon Says Stamp Fog Ink
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Hero Arts Soft Granite Ink
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VersaMark Ink
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MISTI Stamping Tool
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MISTI Creative Corners
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MISTI Mouse Pad Insert
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MISTI Bar Magnet
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Tim Holtz Tonic Glass Media Mat
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Gina K Connect Glue
[ SSS | GNK ]
Glue Stand
[ ETS ]
Altenew Adhesive
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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
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Therm O Web Purple Tape
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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
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571 thoughts on “Sentiment Strip Tips + STAMPtember! + BIG GIVEAWAY”

  1. The Naughty and Nice Elves clear stamp set is my favorite! It reminds me of watching those stop animation Christmas movies like “Jack Frost” and “The Year Without a Santa Claus” when I was a kid…oh, who am I kidding? I still watch them!

  2. Jennifer, thanks for the great video. After watching it, I have to say the Tiny Words and the Sentiment dies are my favorites. Thanks for a chance to win a gift certificate. You are so generous!

  3. Hi! I really liked the masking sentiments idea. Of the SSS release I really liked the birthday borders. Thanks for the chance to win!

  4. I love the new “RIGHT MEOW” stamp set & die combo! I can see making a lot of cute kitty cards! All of the cats seem to have such personality! Not one boring cat in the bunch!! Thanks for coming out with great new stuff to keep the mojo going!! ♥

  5. Oh how I love the rainbow sentiment card you made!! It seems that I can never have enough sentiment stamps. I really like SSS’s “Good Things” stamp set. Very uplifting.

  6. Thanks Jennifer for sharing such awesome videos using the new goodies from Simon Says Stamp! One of my favorite items from the new release is the Hip Gingerbread set. It cracks me up how you can dress him up in different outfits. Thank you for giving one of us the opportunity to win!

  7. I love the stencils. Your video showed using them in ways I would never have thought. I really like the 2nd set of flowers, they are so classy. I always have a problem finding sentiments, these stamps are great! You are great! I have to share one story (I’m not sucking up to win either!) . You Tube will just continue with your videos unless you stop it. My son walked in my room one evening last week and said, “you are still watching these? You were watching them this morning when I left? Do you even watch regular Tv anymore?” It’s true, I can watch your videos non-stop! You are the best!

  8. It’s such a great new release and I love your cards! My favorites from the new release are the Mod Stripe Stencil and that Picture Book Hippo. Thanks for the chance to win!

  9. Thanks so much for your classes and ideas. I love the Flower stamp and will like that Amalgam ink, because I can use it for any type of markers. Thanks again.!!

  10. Everything in this release is amazing but I LOVE the Festive Trees and the Beautiful Flowers – especially the Festive Trees!

  11. Such nice cards, congratulations. I am hard pressed to pick a favourite product… I think the most versatile are the tiny word stamp set… but I love the birthday numbers too.

  12. Hi Jennifer, Awesome cards you made as always, I am just always amazed how you keep coming up with new ideas. Girl, when does that crafty brain of yours run out or slow down, lol. My favorite from this collection is thr ornament stamp/dies, I think they are so cool for Christmas cards and I love collecting different ornament stamps, one of the many stamp I collect. I also love the picture book dies, the donut and bulldog were my favorite, the picture book dies seem to always be on my wish list. Thanks for a awesome and generous giveaway!!!

  13. Straight sentiment strips are such a struggle for me that I have been avoiding this technique although I love the look. Definitely going to try these tips. Thanks.

  14. Thank you so much for your amazing tutorials. My favourite is the Beautiful flowers 2 stamp set, full of lovely designs and possibilities.

  15. I love your cards! Thanks for all the fantastic inspiration! Oh, what I could do with the Flowers 2 and the Dreams stamp sets from SSS!

  16. Do I really have to pick just ONE? Well, if I have to choose, my favorite would be Beautiful Flowers 2! Seriously, I practically broke the bank ordering from the Stamptember products! Love, love, love almost all of them!

  17. Lots of amazing things in the release but my favourite has to be the deco borders and corners stamp set. I’d love to see what you would create with this set.

  18. Such a difficult question….but I do favour the Beautiful Flowers 2. Amazing products and really beautiful cards Jennifer! Thanks so much for sharing your video! 🙂

  19. Jennifer, you’re my favorite! I am always so inspired by your creative ideas and videos. I pin them all. I’d have to say that the Tiny Words stamp set is my favorite. Such great, simple sentiments and so many!
    Thank you for this video, giveaway, and all you bring to us.

  20. I love these cards-especially the one with the craft foam leaf background. Just lovely! As for my favorite new SSS product, so many good choices, but the radiating half-tone background looks fun, and I always love sentiments!

  21. Oh wow! So many goodies in this new release! I like the festive trees and the Birthday Borders (candles). Thanks for always inspiring others to create!

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