Simple Stamping with Comfort & Hope

Hello and welcome to the June edition of the Stamptastic Friends Blog Hop! This month our theme is ‘Simple Stamping’. Simple Stamping is a phrase used a lot in the Stampin’ Up! world and it means just using Stamps, Ink and Paper (Cardstock). These projects are great for beginners, those without a die cutting machine, or for times when we need a beautiful card quickly! For my project I decided to pair Simple Stamping with Comfort & Hope, a brand new Stamp Set from the Stampin’ Up! 2020-2021 Annual Catalogue. I hope you like it!

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If you would prefer to watch me create the card, simply scroll to the end of this blog post where you can watch my video tutorial.

Simple Stamping Comfort & Hope Card by Helen Chapman Handmade Crafts

Let’s make it…

The (standard A6) card base is created from Crumb Cake cardstock. This is followed by a layer of Whisper White cardstock measuring 10 x 14.4 cm, which forms the main card front.

Simple Stamping Comfort & Hope Card by Helen Chapman Handmade Crafts

I have stamped the ‘twine loop’ in Crumb Cake ink onto the right hand side of my card front. The ‘grass’ image is then stamped repeatedly around this to form a loose wreath. I have used Mossy Meadow and Pear Pizzazz ink and used multiple generations of stamping to get a range of colour tones.

The sentiment is stamped in Mossy Meadow ink onto Whisper White cardstock which is trimmed to 2.1 x 7 cm. I have also decorated the sentiment piece with the ‘grass’ image and the ‘gems’ image, both stamped in Pear Pizzazz ink. This is layered onto a piece of Crumb Cake cardstock measuring 2.6 x 8 cm.

Simple Stamping Comfort & Hope Card by Helen Chapman Handmade Crafts

The final touch is provided by the ‘rhinestones’ image which is stamped in the bottom left corner in Mossy Meadow ink.

What do you think to my Simple Stamping with Comfort & Hope?

I hope you like my card. I love the Stampin’ Up! Comfort & Hope Stamp Set. It contains a wonderful mix of background stamps, some gorgeous sentiments and great focal images. I think the inclusion of stamps which look like rhinestones and gems is inspired! They are a fabulous finishing touch without adding thickness or weight to your project!

If you have any questions or comments, please leave them below or email me at

Would you like to create this card? You can purchase any of the supplies used (or any other current Stampin’ Up! products) by clicking here or on the individual product links below. 

If you don’t have a copy of the Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalogue, you can request one here.

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Happy hopping and happy crafting, h x

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