Greetings my stamping friends! Wow – winter has really made her presence known today! I’m usually a stickler to the thermostat rule of “it stays at 69” during the winter season, but with this artic cold front I had to raise it to 71 and I have still been cold when it cycles off. I hope you are all warm and cozy.
After seeing my header photo, are you asking yourself “what is Mystery Stamping”? If you know what it is, then you know how much fun it can be.
If you don’t, it’s a multi-person event where you are given a list of supplies such as card stock, designer series paper, inks, embellishments and sometimes a particular stamp set, but most often you select from what you have. You are provided with measurements for cutting and/or pieces you will need to punch something out of. The host will then give you assembly instructions for step 1, 2, 3, etc. until all elements of your project have been used, but not how exactly they are to be laid out. When everyone is done, you then share photos of your projects (or if done through Zoom, you hold it up to your camera). It is fun and amazing how so many people, given the same instructions on supplies, come out with completely different project designs.
Today’s project that I am sharing with you was a Mystery Stamping card from my leaders during our monthly Zoom meeting this week. We were provided with the following information:
- 1. Choose a DSP that you really like both sides!! Cut it 4 x 10-½. Score at 5-¼ and 9-¼.
- 2. Choose cardstock that coordinates with the DSP. Cut three pieces: 4-¼ x 5-½,
3-1/8 x 5, and 2-½ x 2-½.
- 3. Cut basic white/very vanilla (whichever goes with your DSP) 2-7/8 x 4-¾ and
1-½ x 3.
- 4. Choose word stamp that will fit on 1 ½ x 3 basic white/very vanilla piece.
- 5. Pick a punch that will punch out your word image.
- 6. Choose a punch to punch out piece to go behind your punched out word image. This will be punched from the 2-½ x 2-½ cardstock from #2.
- 7. Pick out small stamps and inks to stamp on 2-7/8 x 4-¾ bw/vv.
You’ll also need:
- Tear & Tape
- Bone Folder
- Stampin’ Seal
- Multipurpose Glue
- Ink to coordinate with DSP choice
After being given each step for creating our project, here is what my card looked like:
The finished project is called a “pocket card” and is a quick and easy way to send someone a short note to let them know you are thinking about them. You would simply write your message on the card that fits into the “pocket”.
Here are the Stampin’ Up! products that I used in the design of this project, along with the convenient thumbnails with hyperlinks to add them to your shopping cart:Product List
NOTE: The Flower & Field Designer Series Paper and the A Touch of Ink stamp set are both Sale-A-Bration items and are only available while supplies last, or February 28, 2021.
If you have any questions about this project, please do not hesitate to ask.
Do you want to join me for a “Mystery Stamping” event? I would be happy to host a “Mystery Stamping” event through Zoom. If you would like to be part of this fun event, let me know and I will schedule a time within the next month to stamp along with you.
Thank you for stopping by today. I hope you leave here inspired to put stamps to ink to paper. Until next time, stamp on my friends.