Burlap Background Stamp Retiring from Stampin Up

The Burlap background stamp is, to put it simply, awesome.  It's more than awesome.  I have gotten more than my money's worth out of this background stamp.

The bad news?

It's retiring.  And that makes me sad.  It makes me sad because I feel like it's one that stampers don't see the true awesomeness behind it, so they won't see it for all it's worth until it's too late.

I am about to turn off my phones and convert my office into my studio to film the next issue of the Papercrafting Triple Play.  If you have no idea what I'm talking about, head over to PapercraftingClasses.com and check out all the past issues.


The Project

To share with you just how easy it is to make your cards look better with this background stamp, let me share a project with you.


Burlap Background stamp


This is such an easy card to make!  And there are only two items on this card that are retiring.  The Burlap background stamp and that pretty navy and white gingham ribbon.

Below is a step by step tutorial teaching you how to make this card, but before we do that, let's review the supplies.


The Supplies

Here is a full list of what you will need to make this card.  If you are watching your budget, I totally get that.  Be sure to grab the Burlap Background stamp and the ribbon now, the other items aren't retiring.  Just be sure to pin this project or create a list of the other supplies you won't want to forget to grab.

To order any of these items, simply click on an image below.  The Burlap is listed twice.  First for wood mount, the second for clear mount.


The Dimensions

Here is a full list of dimensions of all the layers you will need:

  • Night of Navy:  5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″
  • Crumb Cake:  4″ x 5-1/4″; 1-3/8″ x 2″
  • Whisper White:  3″ x 4″; 1-1/4″ x 1-7/8″; 4″ x 5-1/4″ (for the inside)


Step by Step Instructions

  1. Stamp your Burlap background stamp in Crumb Cake ink onto your big Crumb Cake card stock piece.  Attach to your card front.
  2. Stamp your sentiment in Night of Navy ink onto smallest piece of Whisper White.  Adhere it to your remaining Crumb Cake piece of card stock.
  3. Die cut your label on medium piece of white card stock.
  4. Swag your ribbon behind your label and use Dimensionals to attach to your card front.
  5. Secure your sentiment layers on top.
  6. The remaining piece of Whisper White card stock is for the inside of your card.  You can attach it now or after you write on it.

That's it!  Easy, right?

Look at all those layers:


Burlap Background stamp | ribbon


And I love that ribbon!


Burlap Background stamp | layers



Your Turn

Think of how many people you can make this card for.  You can change the colors, you can change the words, you can do whatever you want with it.  But it's a winning layout of a card.  Be sure to grab your Burlap background stamp and the ribbon while you still can 🙂  Click here to see the entire list of what's retiring.

Over on my Instagram page, I was recently asked about working with background stamps for those stampers that really can't hold them.  This is a video from Stamping Family (it's just one of over 500 videos!) and I share exactly how I handle background stamps.

Watch and see this tip.  If you like this video and want to see what else is in Stamping Family, click here to take a look!


Pin It

Here's a graphic just for my Pinterest lovers out there.  Go ahead and pin this idea to your I Teach Stamping with Meg board now.


burlap background stamp


Have a Wonderful Day

Thank you so much for stopping by today.  I hope you like this card making idea for using the Burlap background stamp.  Keep checking back for more ideas!

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