Day 5 100K Celebration & Stampin’ With Sami Lesson: Shapes with Backgrounds

Happy Saturday! Today is DAY 5 of my week long 100K Celebration! And have I got THE giveaway for you!
Each Saturday, I hope to have a Stampin’ With Sami (SWS) Lesson for you -in the form of a tutorial with step-by-step photos. It will either be a fancy technique or a cool new way to use a product. The purpose of me bringing your these mini workshops is to hopefully convince you to become one of my lovely customers :O)

But before we get to today’s tutorial, I want to show you what’s up for grabs!!!


Today, I am giving away a Stampin’ UP stamp set called Wings of Friendship. This is a hostess level 2 stamp set so it can’t be purchased, only earned as hostess benefits. Hostess benefits are free goodies that you get when placing an order of $150 or more!! Hostess benefits start at one level 1 stamp set AND $15 in free products of your choice and they go up with the amount of the purchase!! It one of the many great things about Stampin’ UP.

International readers MAY participate in my giveaways all week long :O)

I am going to start with the smallest giveaway (Tuesday) and then the giveaways are going to get bigger and better each day :O) so be sure to stick with me for the whole week! HE HE HE I have lots to giveaway, people!!


  • Very simple, become a follower and leave me a comment on this post!! Then you will be entered for this giveaway.

This giveaway will end at 9AM EST on Jan 10th. Be sure to check back tomorrow at 9AM EST for another chance to win. Remember, we are going to celebrate ALL WEEK LONG!! All my winners will be posted at the end of the week long celebration!!

Now let’s get on to the tutorial for today:

Today, I want to teach you how to layer two stamps together to make your own “background” if you will. . . I thought of this because I am loving playing with the new Stampin’ UP Dot Dot Dot polka dots stamp. I have so many ideas for how to use this awesome stamp.

This same technique could be applied with various shaped stamps and various background images.


  • I Heart Hearts stamp set (the solid bold stamp)
  • Dot Dot Dot stamp (single stamp)
  • Melon Mambo Classic Stampin’ Pad
  • Close to Cocoa Classic Stampin’ Pad
  • Whisper White Cardstock
  • Hobby Blade

1. Stamp the solid heart from the I {Heart} Hearts stamp set on Whisper White cardstock using the Melon Mambo ink.

2. Stamp over the heart using the Dot Dot Dot stamp with Close to Cocoa ink. Be sure to get the heart centered underneath the background before you stamp so that your heart image is completely covered in polka dots.

3. Trim around you heart with a hobby blade.

4. Add your finished image to your project. My project is shown below:
Full card details will be posted later today :O)

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76 thoughts on “Day 5 100K Celebration & Stampin’ With Sami Lesson: Shapes with Backgrounds

  1. Samantha, You have a very cute card there but you always do. I would love to have that stamp set. I hope to win today. I love the tutorials. Thanks A Bunch!!!!!

  2. I really love your cards!! You are really inspiring me to try and make some cards… I really LOVE that stamp set!! I love the bird and the flourish swirls!!! Thanks for the chance to win those BEAUTIFUL stamps!

  3. I love your card! One question, is this like stamp kissing? I’ve only heard about it (and it’s description) but I’ve never seen it before! Thanks for sharing!


  4. Wow! I’m first. Yay!
    This is a great tutorial, I’ve been thinking about doing something like this lately, so I’m really glad you showed me.

    I would love to be entered in to win.

    Love your tutorials!

  5. Very cute card! Thanks for sharing.

    What an awesome giveaway – I hope I win! 🙂

    I’m hoping to place an order in the next week or so – just have to figure out what to buy as I’ve never purchased SU. Not sure which color ink pads to get but am definitely going to get the Well Scripted clear mount stamp set.

  6. Super cute!!! I have been the first to comment like everyday!! I am never going to win now!! LOL!! I am so glad to have found your blog… your projects are inspiring!! I can’t wait to go scrap today!

  7. Sam! Your card is beautiful! Congrats for the 100K!!!!!! You are so much fun! That SU! kit is gorgeous. Oh, the things I could make with that… ~hugs~ Heidi

  8. Hi. I’m up early today- had to drive my neighbors to the airport. Would love to win the bird stamp set. I made a card using this set at a card making day and just loved it. Thanks for the opp to win. Have a great day.

  9. I just love that stamp set! I have been obssessed with birds on branches…sounds silly but they are just to darn cute. They can be used for practically anything. Love the colors of this card.

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