Hi friends- Eileen Hull here from sunny and warm Virginia! Yesterday it hit 70 degrees out and it seems I caught a touch of spring fever. I decided to make a thank you card in pretty pastels to celebrate spring. Thank You Card designed by Eileen Hull featuring Sizzix and ClearsnapUsing Dies to Make Stamps
I don’t know about you, but nothing makes me happier than finding multiple ways to use my dies.  I decided to go through my Thinlits collection and create stamps from some of my favorite elements. I also used a frame shape from the Trinket Box die and was happy that it fit perfectly on the front of an A-2 card! Such a fun way to use your dies. My ColorBox Blends inks by were used to stamp the design – Blends are an applicator, inker, and re-inker all in one. They have ten times as much ink as a stamp pad. Blends are a Crafters Ink and are permanent when heat set. There are so many ways to use these inks!
Now let’s make our card… Sizzix Dies by Eilleen HullSupplies:

Eileen Hull Sizzix DiesInstructions:

  1. Die cut a matboard frame from the Trinket Box die.
  2. Die cut a bird and wing shape from white cardstock.
  3. Add a sheet of Therm O Web iCraft Easy-Cut double-sided adhesive to the back of a piece of craft foam. Die cut two each of the floral arch, flowers, and bird from foam, keeping adhesive closest to die. (NOTE: I find that doubling up the foam makes a nicer cushion to press on, but one layer works fine too) Therm O Web Double-Sided Adhesive Sheets
  4. Trim clear packaging into sizes to fit foam shapes. Peel off release sheet and adhere to packaging. You have a stamp!
  5. Stamp on the white matboard frame shape using Blends inks. (Mine can work in either direction- portrait or landscape)Sizzix Frame Die decorated with Clearsnap ColorBox Blends
  6. Add flatback pearls where desired.
  7. With mister, spray a puddle of water on a non-stick mat.  Dip sponge of Blends ink in water and create a background on the watercolor paper. When dry, write or stamp your message on the watercolor paper and trim to fit under the frame. Bump card layers up with foam squares. Clearsnap ColorBox Eileen Hull Blends ink
  8. Tie a piece of seam binding around the frame and tie a bow.Detail picture of a Thank You Card designed by Eileen Hull | Creative Scrapbooker Magazine
  9. Color bird and wing. Position on the frame. Detail picture of a Thank You Card designed by Eileen Hull | Creative Scrapbooker Magazine
  10. Center the piece of patterned paper on the card base and adhere. Position the frame on top of the patterned paper and adhere. That’s it!Thank You Card Designed by Eileen Hull | Creative Scrapbooker Magazine

I hope you enjoyed creating these stamps and card from products you probably already have in your craft stash.

Here’s a Facebook Live I did showing how to make stamps: https://www.facebook.com/eileenhulldesigns/videos/250398788945544/ If you liked it, please let me know!

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  1. Gorgeous card and great post Eileen. I also made my stamps a few times from dies when I didn’t had a stamp that I had in mind to use. I had 1 mm craft foam and that was to thin to stamp but 3 times die cut stack on top of each other and it went well! I even made a opposite one from one of the dies so I had two stamps from one die.
    Thank you so much for sharing and have a great day.

    • Henriette- yes I find the double or triple layers of foam make a nice impression too even though it’s a little more cutting. Love the idea of a negative stamp as well! Great idea- will have to do that too 🙂

  2. Love this card…the pastels for a Spring card look amazing. Going to try this! TFS! Great tips!

  3. Eileen, so happy to see you sharing your wonderful ideas here! This card is beautiful. I love the spring colors and making stamps from some of your favorite diecuts is an awesome way to stretch our supplies! Thanks for sharing!