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Welcome to the Stampers Dozen Blog Hop!  This month we are focusing on Tools.  Sounds like an easy one but I found it difficult trying to decide.  So many tools came to mind, some I use every time I stamp  and others are only used in certain situations but are lifesavers.  


Yup, I chose my Paper Snips.  It is an essential tool and I use them every time I stamp.  I use them to cut my Stampin' Dimensionals to just the right size.  I use them to grab embellishments and place them on my projects.  I use them to cut out DSP images that do not have a coordinating die.  The list goes on and on.  They are sharp and cut all the way to the tip making it easy to fussy cut.  Lately I have been using them a lot to cut out sentiments like the ones found in the Biggest Wish and the Create with Friends stamp set.  I love the fonts and since there are no dies for these stamps I fussy cut them out using my Paper Snips.


I inked up the large flower from the  beautiful Artistically Inked stamp set in Gorgeous Grape ink and the center in Crushed Curry.  I marvel at how the stamp is created to achieve this look.  I added a few Mint Macaron leaves and die cut the flower and leaves using the Artistic Dies.  I added a few loops of silver cord using the Simply Elegant Trim and some Metallic Pearls in silver.


I embossed the happy from the Biggest Wish set using White embossing powder on Vellum.   I partially stamped birthday in Versamark on vellum, embossed it using White embossing powder and did a little trimming with my Paper Snips so it says day.   I attached the words to the flower using glue.  I applied the glue behind the embossing so it doesn't show through.  

Be sure to check out all the stops on the hop.  I am looking forward to seeing what is everyone's favorite tool is.

Stamper's Dozen June 2021 Blog Hop

  1. Joanne Cantrell – Keep It Simple, Stampers
  2. Rachel Yurkanin – Rachel’s Stamping Place
  3. Debbie Naylor – Unfrogettable Stamping!
  4. Bonnie O'Neill – Bonnie Stamped
  5. Donna Burk Schneidtmiller – Donna Stamps
  6. Rose Grunewald – Country Cards by Rose
  7. Jodi Petersen – Jodi’s Card Designs
  8. Patty Chenail – Stamp-Patty’s - Stamping in My Flops
  9. BJ Peters – Create & Feel Great
  10. Judy Garza – Creativity Released
  11. Sharon Hashimoto Burkert – As the Ink Dries
  12. Carol Payne – Carol Payne Stamps

Thank you for stopping by and I would love to know what your favorite tool is.  Let me know in the comments.



Jodi Petersen


Carol Payne

Beautiful card, Sharon!

Debbie Naylor

This card is beautiful and I wholeheartedly agree that the Paper Snips are a must-have tool in your crafting collection. TFS!!


Absolutely beautiful Sharon! How would we ever cope without our paper snips?!!

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