I {heart} Hardwood

OK, so you know how there are always stamps in the catalogue that aren’t immediate must-haves. You try and be good and then those creative types (i.e. SU demos and customers) go and post their creations online and then you fall in love… hard! The next thing I knew, the Hardwood background stamp was on its way to me in a big brown box.

I had an idea for a workshop that involved everyone’s current favourite – the Hardwood fence – combined with a stepper box (sometimes called a fantasy box). Where to start? What colours to use? I googled away thinking there must be someone who has come up with the perfect colour combinations, but I couldn’t find any. I pulled out all my neutrals and got stamping. Yep, I’ve done the hard work for you! You can see my results below.

Colour combinations for Stampin' Up!'s Hardwood background stamp. Details @ www.thepapercaper.com.auNow I have a quick reference, I can create projects a little faster. On with the stepper box. My Baked Brown Sugar on Baked Brown Sugar fence wrapped around my Pool Party box to mimic a fence and sky. How else to decorate than adding some flowers and butterflies and what better paper than the Gingham Garden designer series paper. It’s so bright and cheery. Here is my finished stepper box.

Stampin' Up! Hardwood fence stepper box. Details @ www.thepapercaper.com.au


Now I was on a roll. I had the cutest idea using another one of my ‘cannot resist’ stamp sets, Baby We’ve Grown. Those owls are A-DOR-A-BLE! Here it is in all its cute simplicity.

Stampin' Up! Hardwood meets Baby You've Grown stepper box. Details @ www.thepapercaper.com.au

Oh bless!

Hope you’ve been inspired to try some stepper boxes (I used this tutorial) as well as the amazing Hardwood stamp!





16 thoughts on “I {heart} Hardwood

  1. This is wonderful. I was just getting ready to order this wonderful stamp & looks like I will now also be ordering a few ink pads that I don’t have. This is a perfect chart & I appreciate the time you took rk put this together for us.

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