4 Seasons of Crafting; ONE Stamp Set!
Hi readers! Happy Tuesday! I hope your week is starting off wonderfully! I’m always in AWE of what the always awesome Debby Hughes makes for her monthly creative uses posts. This month, she’s showing us how we can use a cone stamp all year long! I love it! Read on and enjoy!
Hi Debby here. We all know the Cone Building set is perfect for summer with cones and sundaes dripping melted ice cream in the heat of the sun :D However, with a simple rotation of 180 degrees the cone from the set quickly becomes a fabulous graphic tree for all seasons!
Thinking ahead to when the heat of the summer fades into the crisp fiery colours of autumn leaves, I stamped the cones in Lipstick Red, Orange Peel and Sunshine inks and die cut with their matching die. I used one of the small triangle shapes from the Cone Building set to stamp the tree trunks in Sparrow ink on a Giving Thanks die cut and then foam mounted the colourful trees on top. A little twine and a few enamel dots finished off my autumn card.
Moving on to the chill of winter and I chose icy colours of Cloudy Sky, Caribbean Blue and Soft Navy paired with a swoosh of embossing paste through the Falling Snow stencil and glittery Maryanne Snowflakes. Shhhh, but I think this one might be my favourite!
Once the snows of winter have melted and the first shoots of spring appear the colours change from icy blues to the sherbet pastels of Rosie Cheeks, Catkin and Melon. The trees are mounted on a Large Tag blended with Sea Glass ink and die cut with the sun from the Hello Sunshine Frame. This tag is in turn mounted on a second tag blended with Duckling ink to give the sun some colour and I added a Wavy Scallop Stitches hill too. Finally the sentiment comes from the Abby’s Spring Showers set and is stamped in Sparrow ink and trimmed in to a banner.
Before you know it it’s time for the ice-cream again and you’ve used the Cone Building set all year and got lots more value out of your initial purchase :D Thanks for joining me today!
Thanks for reading and thanks again to Debby for this fantastic inspiration!
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Awesome way to think outside the box and use our stamps/dies for dual purposes! Love the use of the cone for the trees!
Such clever ideas
Awesome cards! Love all of them.
These are Awesome cards!! Way to stretch our stamps!!
WOW! Great way to strech the suplies. Thanks for the inspirations.
Really helpful the stretch you stamps!
Wow! That is so darned clever! Thanks for the inspiration!!!
What a fabulous way to keep on using your stamp sets through out the seasons!!
Wow, what a fantastic way to use that cone stamp! Love your seasonal “trees”.
Love these–so creative & beautiful!
What a great stamp, so versatile x
Great, love more ways to use products I have. Thanks for sharing.
love multiple use making us think versitility
Just loving these new SSS inks! Can’t wait to get the next 12!
Awesome versatile use of the stamp set! Love it!
Pure genius…I am always impressed and inspired by Debby’s creative use of stamps!
These are just beautiful! What a clever use for these stamps!!
clever use of stamps and dies!
I love the spring tag. I would never have thought to use those colors
Nice, luv the Christmas one. I’m a big fan of all christmas
It’s never to early to think holidays, and you’ve done it in such a beautiful way
Great cards! Love to see the versatility of stamps and dies! Thanks for sharing!
How clever to turn the cone around! I never would have thought of that! I like the winter card the best also.
Beautiful cards and tags. Thank you for sharing.
Wow! You are so imaginative. I only see what the stamp is and not what it could also be. I will have to look at my stamps in a different way now. Thanks for the ideas and the card ideas!
Thank you for the great suggestion! Your colors are perfect on each card!
The winter one is my favorite.
What a great way to get more use out of our stamps. Very clever!