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DistINKtive Stamps!

The definition of distinctive is possessing a characteristic of a thing that distinguishes it from another.  One of the unique things Stampin’ Up products is that they have a created their own patent pending DistINKtive Stamps.  What makes these stamps distinctive is their ability to lay down the ink in a unique way that gives you shading and dimension by just inking up your stamp and laying it down on paper.  Today’s card is made with the Painted Seasons stamp set, one of DistINKtive set of stamps that was offered during Sale-A-Bration.


I used two stamp sets for this card: Painted Seasons (for the flower and leaves) and Life is Grand (for the sentiment)

Here are a few close ups of the stamp and the of the stamped image.  See how different it looks from the “Hello” stamp on the right?  The distINKtive stamp is finely detailed and stamps like a photographed image!  That is what makes  this stamp different or distINKtive.  

And with one simple stamp and a few minutes, you can create a card that looks like it took hours.


So why am I telling you about a DistINKtive stamp set that is not available?  Because April’s Paper Pumpkin includes and is featuring a NEW DistINKtive stamp set!  So you could own your own distINKtive stamps!  You could have photo-realistic images with just one stamp!  What could be easier?  This is Simple Stamping at it’s best!


While the contents of each Paper Pumpkin kit are always a secret, they do give hints each month…which I am passing along to you!

  • Makes 9 cards (3 cards of 3 designs)
  • Includes an adorable gift box—in addition to your 9 cards
  • Coordinating colors: Basic Black, Calypso Coral, Flirty Flamingo, Gray Granite, Mint Macaron, and So Saffron.

But you need to hurry (if  you aren’t already a Paper Pumpkin subscriber) and subscribe no later than tomorrow, April 10th!  Click HERE to subscribe or learn more about Paper Pumpkin and to check out some of the videos of past kits.

If you have the Painted Seasons Stamp set and would like to make this card, This is what you’ll need:

  • Painted Seasons Stamp Set (for flower/leaves)
  • Life is Grand Stamp Set (for sentiment)
  • Call Me Clover Cardstock – Cut 5 1/2” x 8 1/2”; Scored at 4 1/4”
  • Whisper White Cardstock – Cut two pieces 5 1/4” x 4” (one to stamp the front, the other for the inside)
  • Ink: Night of Navy and Call Me Clover
  • Night of Navy Gingham Ribbon
  • Snail Adhesive
  • Glue dots

Here is one last parting shot of the inside of my card where I stamped the bottom right corner of my card with one last flower….

Happy Stamping!


Only a two days left to subscribe to get the APRIL PAPER PUMPKIN KIT!  Paper Pumpkin is a month subscription crafting kit that contains all the materials you need to create that month’s projects from paper to a unique stamp set and even an ink spot.  It’s a great way to collect a variety of stamps and colors of ink as you begin your crafting journey!  Remember you only have until Wednesday, April 10th to subscribe to get the April Kit!


Product List – These are the products that I used to create my card.  Some of them are now retired….but I used scraps, so just use what you have!  If you don’t have any scraps….yet….head on over to my online Stampin’ Up! Store and place an order today so you can get stamping and creating!  You can click on any of the items below or click on the the Let’s Go Shopping button below.  Thank you for choosing me to be your demonstrator and please use the Host Code below (write it down and then enter it in when prompted during check-out!)



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