Hello, welcome to the Stampin’ Pretty Pals’ Blog Hop! This month our Design Team’s theme is “Fun Ways to Use Your Stampin’ Up! Products” where we show our favorite product tips. We hope you enjoy and will be inspired by them! Don’t forget to leave comments! We love hearing from you. At the end of my post, you will find the full line-up to help you “hop” along from Pal to Pal.

When I thought about fun ways to use my Stampin’ Up! products, there’s so much I can write about.  Narrowing it down, I came up with a few.  I have fun layering die cut images.  I love to “splatter” ink (as I call it – some call it “sprinkling”), I enjoy stamping on Designer Series Paper.  Lately, I’ve been sponging ink with our Decorative Masks, using them as stencils. Now, that’s fun!!!

I created a shaded polka dot background on a Basic White layer with a sponge, the polka dot Decorative Mask which is one of the Basic Pattern Decorative Masks, and ink.

  • Rather than inking the entire layer,  I scored the edges of a 4″ x 5 1/4″ Basic White card layer 1/4″ from the edge on each side.  This gave my layer a frame.
  • I covered the scored edges carefully with low tack tape and set my masking stencil in place using low tack tape.
  • Starting from the bottom I sponged Poppy Parade, Flirty Flamingo and Petal Pink ink over the mask, adding a little more ink and pressure in the center. Below is a photo of my finished stenciled layer.  The low tack tape worked nicely to keep the edges clean.

  • I stamped the sentiment with Poppy Parade ink using my Stamparatus. This helped me get a crisp, dark image on my newly created DSP!  I also stamped a few ink “splatters” or “sprinkles” with a stamp from the Color & Contour stamp set.

  • With my Pierced Bloom Dies and Poppy Parade, Flirty Flamingo and Petal Pink cardstock, I die cut some flowers and attached them with Dimensionals.
  • I couldn’t resist adding that die cut bow.

I hope you enjoyed this post and are inspired to try Decorative Mask ink stenciling. The patterns in both sets of Decorative Masks are beautiful and versatile.  They’re on page 128 in the Annual Catalog. I know you’ll have fun with them.

So, pull out your Decorative Masks, ink up your sponge or Blending Brush and create your signature DSP!

…the only limitation is your imagination!

More inspiration awaits! Use the Blog Hop Line-up below to visit the rest of this month’s Design Team. My fellow Pals are excited to show you what they’ve created! Mark your calendars for our next blog hop on July 14th for “Wonderful Cards from the Garden” when our Design Team creates a project with flowers or scenes from the garden. Don’t miss the fun! Until then, have fun in your craft space.


  1. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty!
  2. Su Mohr at Aromas And Art
  3. Jennifer Roque at Stamp Camp with Jen
  4. Ann Murray at Murray Stamps INK
  5. Deb Walker at Deb Stamps Life
  6. Debbie Crowley at expressively deb…
  7. Stesha Bloodhart at Stampin’ Hoot!
  8. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  9. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  10. Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs
  11. Debbie Mageed at Secrets to Stamping
  12. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  13. Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
  14. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
  15. Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards
  16. Lori Webb at Clever Copies
  17. Rae Harper Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts
  18. Windy Ellard at Windy’s Wonderful Creations