Stampin’ Up! Stamparatus Trick

Today’s project features the Stamparatus with a fun trick I can’t wait to share. This card also showcases the Bokeh Dots Stamp Set and Beautiful Blizzard Bundle.

The Stampin’ Up! Stamparatus was a life saver when making this project, especially since participants were making multiples, as part of my recent Winter/Holiday Cards Stamp-a-Stack.

Check out this fun trick with the Stampin up Stamparatus and the Bokeh Dots Stamp Set! Also featured here is the Beautiful Blizzard Stamp Set and a custom inked Spectrum Pad.

Creating this card was super easy once I discovered how to make it using the Stamparatus.

I tried to create this card freehand a few times and had a really hard time lining up the stamps. I decided to try the Stampin’ Up! Stamparatus and started off skeptical that it would help. In the end, it was exactly what was needed to make this card a piece of cake to create. It was so easy that I ended up using it for one of my OnStage Live card swaps. Here’s a photo of my card swaps in progress:

Check out this fun trick with the Stampin up Stamparatus and the Bokeh Dots Stamp Set! Also featured here is the Beautiful Blizzard Stamp Set and a custom inked Spectrum Pad.

So you might also have noticed that I’ve used a spectrum of colors on my stamped background.

Here are a few basic project details:

  • Use an Uninked Spectrum Pad and add the following colors to it in the order here: Balmy Blue, Pacific Point, Blueberry Bushel, Gorgeous Grape, and Highland Heather.
  • Stamp the image three times across the front, starting with stamping the first image so that it is centered, side to side and top to bottom. I used my Stampin’ Up! Stamparatus to stamp these three images. The first time I stamped my background images I stamped freehand and there was much more overlap than you see here.
  • Stamp the sentiment piece in Pacific Point Ink, mount on a piece of Pacific Point cardstock and attach to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • Wrap the ribbon around the backside of the stamped piece and attach with glue dots. Tie another piece of ribbon around to create a knot on the front left of the card. This is called a faux tie.
  • Die cut the snowflakes from the Blizzard Thinlits and attach the snowflakes with glue dots or with the Fine Tip Glue Pen. Add a small, medium and large Rhinestone Jewel, to the center of each respective size snowflake.

Here’s a close up of this card so you can appreciate some of the detail. I call this my Bokeh Sparkle card:

Check out this fun trick with the Stampin up Stamparatus and the Bokeh Dots Stamp Set! Also featured here is the Beautiful Blizzard Stamp Set and a custom inked Spectrum Pad.

I’ve left some key details out of my quick tips above simply because it will be so much easier to understand with a video tutorial.

You’ll find the best tricks and tips for using the Spectrum Pad and Stampin’ Up! Stamparatus, in my video tutorial just ahead.

Check out this fun trick with the Stampin up Stamparatus and the Bokeh Dots Stamp Set! Also featured here is the Beautiful Blizzard Stamp Set and a custom inked Spectrum Pad.


Check out my Video Tutorial Here:

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I hope you’ve enjoyed my project today! You’ll find a complete supply list and dimensions for this project just ahead. In case you’re not aware, you can order from my Online store 24/7!

PLUS, you might also like to know that a special Stampin’ Up! Stamparatus Carrying Case is coming out very soon!

It will be available for customers to purchase on December 5th and would make an awesome present for Christmas. I ordered mine already and can’t wait to get it! Demonstrators are able to order early! This is just one of the many perks of being part of the Stampin’ Up! family!

Here’s a flyer showing the new Stamparatus Bag:

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Happy Crafting!!!

Melissa 🙂


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Project Dimensions:

  • Card Body in Balmy Blue: 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″
  • Focal Piece in Whisper White: 3-3/8″ x 5-1/2″
  • Sentiment Piece in Whisper White: 1″ x 2-3/4″
  • Sentiment Backing in Pacific Point: 1-1/8″ x 2-7/8″

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