Tuesday, August 18, 2020

Summery Tiles - Stampin' Up! Today's Tiles

   I've always tried to make my stamps as easy to use and as versatile as they can possibly be.  After using the Today's Tiles stamp set a few times I found that having all of the tiles and their matching accent stamp all attached really kind of limited how I could use them.  I like to stamp on the inside of my cards as well as on the envelopes and having the large panels that couldn't be inked individually kept me from easily doing that.  Also, I didn't always want a full panel of the tiles; I maybe just wanted to a few but to mix and match colors I had to stamp the whole panel (and clean the whole panel).  

  So I splurged and bought a second Today's Tiles set to cut apart so I can have each tile on it's own to use!  I know I will reach for this set even more now that I've made it more versatile.  

  I'm playing along with the Just Add Ink challenge which is to "Just Add T" so my tiles are my letter t item.  My colors were inspired by the closed Global Design Project challenge colors.  Aren't they a nice summery combo?


 The card base is Granny Apple Green with a layer of Whisper White embossed with the Tasteful Textiles embossing folder.  I wrapped a length of Bumblebee Twill ribbon around this panel.

  One of the best things about cutting the tile stamps apart is that now I can use up a lot of my more narrow scraps.  I stamped 3 different tiles and their coordinating accents in each of the colors on Whisper White and then trimmed them down with my paper snips.  I attached them to a Whisper White square just so if I unevenly trimmed any they wouldn't stand out so much.  Then I backed that with a Granny Apple square and popped it up with dimensionals on the card front.

  The sentiment from Itty Bitty Greetings is stamped in black and cut out with smallest Stitched So Sweetly die which reminded me a bit of the tile pattern shapes.

  Thanks for looking!  Did you stamp today?

Stamps: Today's Tiles, Itty Bitty Greetings\

Ink: Granny Apple Green, Bumblebee, Calypso Coral

Paper: Granny Apple Green, Whisper White

Accessories: Tasteful Textiles embossing folder, Stitched So Sweetly dies, twill ribbon, dimensionals


  1. This is gorgeous Amanda. Such a fun colour combo. Has such a fun, summery feel to it! Love it! Thanks for playing along this week at Just Add Ink. Rochelle xo

  2. Great colours, Amanda. So bright & fun. Thanks for sharing with us at Just Add Ink this week. x


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