Creative Uses with Debby Hughes Combining Stamp Sets


Hi readers! TGIF!! I’m always delighted to welcome back the fabulous Debby Hughes to our blog for guest designing, and starting this month and going forward, she will be adding video tutorials on her monthly features. Yay! Read on and enjoy!


Hello, Debby here and for this month’s look at stretching your supplies I’ve a nice and simple project combining two of the stamps sets from the recent Reason To Smile release. The Melody’s Easter and Spring Flowers sets are absolutely adorable for all your Easter and Spring projects but it’s great to get more mileage out of them throughout the year. Little Melody has the perfect outstretched hand for holding the Easter basket from the set but she could equally be holding the string of a balloon or in this case a wand. Using one of the flowers and stem images from Spring Flowers along with a star from the Lots of Stars set and sweet Easter Melody is now an all year round fairy.

I have a video below so you can see the process – stamping and masking the elements in Simon Says Stamp Intense Black ink on Neenah Solar White and then simple Copic coloring before stamping the sentiment from Best Hugs in Spring Rain and Intense Black inks.

Such a simple way to extend the use of a stamp set. The finished panel is foam mounted on a white card base and then I added a good sprinkling of sequins and some Zig Wink of Stella for a nice sparkle :D

Thanks for joining me today and I hope you take a fresh look at your supplies and make them work for you all year round. Have fun!

Watch the video:



Thanks so much for reading today, and to Debby for this fun idea!


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  1. SQUEAL!! This is BEYOND BEAUTIFUL!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE this idea and the way that the Flower looks like Fairy Wings!! Such a NEAT Idea!! =) THANKS SO MUCH for sharing the Video too and I’m SO EXCITED about the New Videos to come each Month!! EEKKK!! Looking forward to EVERY AMAZING Design Idea and Tutorial!! =) Have a FABULOUS WEEK!!

  2. You’re brilliant!! What a clever way to turn Melody into a fairy! Your card is adorable! And I learned SO much from your video too! Thank you for taking the time to put it together.

  3. Thanks, Debby. Love seeing ways to extend using supplies I have. I’m not an “outside the box” thinker; sure glad you are.

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