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Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Using Stamps with your Kiwi Lane Templates

Howdy! I'm here today with a few tips for using stamps with your Kiwi Lane Designs templates.

I know you’ve seen all the cute cards, pages and projects over the years with stamped sentiments, titles, journaling spots or other images. But, have you ever wondered what the process would be to use your stamp stash with your templates? While we all have a little bit of our own spin to the process, I’m going to share a few tips and tricks to help you create your own stamped template shapes.

The first step (and the most time consuming) is matching a stamp and a template shape. This is where the translucent property of the templates comes in handy. You can place your template directly over the stamp to see if it’ll fit, like this:
Once you have your template matched with a stamp, you can start Playing to Create using your Kiwi Lane templates. Here’s my framed card:
To get a perfectly centered stamped image, first stamp the image on your paper. Make sure you leave enough space around the image to accommodate the template you want to use. Once your stamped image is dry, place the template over the image (again- the awesome translucent property at work!) and trace like so:
Next, cut out your shape:
And now you’ll continue building your card as you normally would- tracing, cutting, inking and adhering- until you have your finished card:
Here are a couple more cards that I made using the same process: 
And a quick note- the stamped tickets on the cupcake card are removable coupons for hugs- how cute!!

I hope this little tutorial helped! Now you can work some stamping into your projects when you use your Kiwi Lane templates and the Play to Create System!!

Do you use stamps in your scrapbooking? Have you already begun combining stamps and Designer Templates? If so, please share in the comments section below!

Templates used:
Celebrate 2,3,5
Tiny Celebrate 2T
Delight 3
Tiny Shapes 4T,6T
Tiny Floral 2T
Card Strips

All paper is Simple Stories. Stamps by Making Memories, Studio G, 3 Bugs in a Rug.

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