STAMPtember® Creative Uses

Hi readers! TGIF! I’m always happy to be back with another creative uses post from the amazing Debby Hughes! Her creativity really does know no bounds!


Well hello! It’s Debby here with this month’s look at stretching those new supplies just that little bit further. It was a bonus month for me with so many gorgeous new STAMPtember products to delight the eyes but I’m always a sucker for cute critters so I zoned in on the Trick or Treat set.


Such a fabulous Halloween set, but Halloween is here and gone in a flash so what else can this set be used for? I was struck by the masked cat; with his cloak he is all set for trick or treating but peeking through a window (or perhaps out of a hole) then he becomes a bandit or burglar! I stamped him in Memento on some Neenah solar white card and coloured with Copics before trimming him out. I separated his tail so that I could raise that up a bit and get it to peek out the window die cut. The paws are actually from last years Halloween set where this cute kitty was peeking out of a pumpkin; again stamped, coloured and trimmed out. Once the window frame was in place in a panel of patterned paper it came down to what was this kitty going to be stealing? Cookies perhaps or how about a little bag? Hmmm, the pomegranate die from Sweet Fruits looks just like a little bag!


I was thinking of putting a $ sign on there but then when you get the die out of it’s packaging it is attached to the tiny heart from the set with those little metal nubs. Usually you get your tin snips out and separate all the dies from a set but as I opened the packaging and was faced with this little heart already perfectly placed then the kitty must be stealing someone’s heart! The die is cut from Neenah desert storm, a little Frayed Burlap distress inked around the edges, backed with some Lipstick Red card and then tied up with some May Arts twine :D The sentiment is made up of the You die cut along with some Lawn Fawn alphabet stamps.


Moving on to the other main image from the Trick or Treat set – the mummified pup. When I used the set for the first time a few people commented on how the puppy could be used for a get-well card. He reminded my sister of when her mischief-maker had got hold of a roll of toilet paper! So yes, lots of other uses for this puppy. For my card he’s stamped in Memento tuxedo black on Neenah solar white card and cut out with the matching die before colouring with Copics. Then he’s mounted onto a patterned paper panel stamped with the ‘Ruff day?’ from You are Pawesome and the ‘feel better soon!’ from More Sketchy Banner Greetings.


Thanks for joining me today and I hope you will take a look at your holiday stamps to see if you can use them all year round too :D


Thanks for reading today, and thanks to Debby for being our always inspiring guest!

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  1. Debby, you are absolutely brilliant. I adore your card making style.
    Thank you so much for sharing your talent! Cheers.

  2. These cards are just so cute, I just wish I could afford this stamp/die set. Unfortunately at the moment I can’t

  3. These are by far the most creative cards I’ve seen that feature stamp and die sets used in a completely different way to stretch your stamps! Simply remarkable!!

  4. I am especially drawn to the starry sky background on the masked kitty card. I think the colors are beautiful and I could use that on a christmas card for the night sky… beautiful! Great use of this stamp set. (I confess, I first thought- I don’t send halloween cards….and sort of bypassed this set.)

  5. I love love love seeing how this Halloween-themed set can be used non-traditionally! The cat card is just the cutest (love the heart in the bag!) and the dog card is so clever! Thanks for sharing!

  6. I absolutely LOVE your card! The kitty in this stamp set is SO cute, and as the mama cat to 5 kitties, I’ll probably have to get it. Winning some goodies would be nice, too!

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