Just Wanted to Say: Love You Tons!



Hello! May Flaum here to share some ideas for stamping with the cute new Dear Lizzy stamp set! A basic heart is always a welcome stamp in my collection and I had some fun with it making both a card and a scrapbook page.

Now I know I could have simply stamped with it – but I thought I’d pull out some UTEE and make myself a seal. Doing this is really easy – especially if you have a meltart pot!

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1. Heat some clear UTEE and a little white UTEE in the pot. Pour out into a circle (it’s ok if it isn’t perfect!) and squirt with perfect pearls in pearl to add some pearlized color to it.

2. Set the stamp on the center of the hot UTEE and leave it for a few minutes. Once it starts to cool, you should be able to lift the stamp right off. This works best with a simple design.

3. If you’d like to color it, you can use paint or other liquid mediums. If it won’t set, just use a heat tool for a moment which will warm up the UTEE and help the color soak in and set.

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It can be a lot of fun – and using a non-stick craft mat you can make a lot of these at once then save them for future cards and projects.

Speaking of cards – I made this one with my heart seal.


I paired the heart and chevron stamp set with some distress ink, a Simon stamp set, and in a few minutes I had this card. Such fun!

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The rest of the how-to for the card is:

  • Cut a strip of white cardstock on the ends so that it is like a banner. Then coat with liquid adhesive and distress glitter.
  • Stamp a square of cardstock with the chevron stamp and tear the edges.
  • Use distress stain on a piece of 4×5 cardstock, leaving the edges white.
  • Adhere that stamped square, the glittered banner, and the seal to the 4×5 cardstock.
  • To finish the card, stamp the ‘just wanted to say’ and ‘love you tons’ stamps on cardstock and add them to your card.

I had so much fun making this card – I decided to keep the glitter and stamps out, and make a layout!

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First day of school definitely deserves a layout – and combined with some more Simon exclusive stamps and my big #1 stamp (Tim Holtz) I knew I could make a layout where stamps were the star – and only embellishment needed!

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First I took a 4×6 and 4×3 photo, some cardstock, and my main stamps and made a plan.

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Some notes on how-to for my page:

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The layout is finished off with black stitching, and some computer printed journaling on thick white cardstock. Simple – and my stamps were my embellishments which I love!

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I had a lot of fun being a part of this celebration here at Simon! Please do pop by my blog today for a post featuring more of the new Simon exclusive stamps.



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  1. Oh I love what you did with the Utee and of course such pretty glittery hearts! Do you have to ink up your stamp before putting it into the Utee? This looks like such fun. Great layout.

  2. That little heart embellishment is awesome! Will have to try that. Would it work with a clear stamp also, or just rubber stamps?

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