Monday, August 26, 2019

Kindred Stamps August 2019 Release

Hi, everyone! I hope you're excited about the August release from Kindred Stamps! I used the new Hang Around stamp set to create a fun interactive swing card! Be sure to watch my video tutorial at the end of this post! It's hard to explain in words! Haha!

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I started with one of my favorite Kindred Stamps stencils - the Chevron stencil. Seriously I love this one! I stenciled two pieces - one with a light gray ink and one with colorful inks. I knew I wanted the little possum from Hang Around to swing at the top of my card, so I needed a frame to cover up the swing mechanism.

After I was done inking and stenciling I used my nested rectangle dies to cut a frame from the colorful ink blended piece. I lined up the light gray inked panel behind my frame so that the pattern matches up exactly and cut off the excess cardstock.

I used a small circle die to cut a circle out of the top of the gray inked piece to be the base of my swing mechanism. To see just how I built the mechanism be sure to watch my video! I added a slider disc to the back of the die cut circle, added a round foam circle on top of that, then a piece of acetate, another foam circle, and a second slider disc.

I glued my stamped and colored possum from Hang Around onto the bottom of the acetate strip and trimmed off any excess acetate. Then I added foam tape to the back of the gray chevron panel and added it to my card base being careful not to let the foam tape interfere with the swing mechanism. I added another layer of foam tape behind the frame piece and added that to my card and stamped a sentiment into the center of my card. A super tip for you! If you recreate this card add lots and lots of foam tape! I did a single layer behind the gray piece and a single layer behind the frame. If I do this again I will definitely add a double layer behind both pieces!

I had an extra stenciled panel, so I decided to create a simple accompanying card! I do this all the time with the extra bits and pieces I have left over! Here's my video tutorial!

Thanks so much for watching!


  1. The stamp set is adorable, and your cars is awesome!! Online opossums! I actually just saw one this morning.

  2. I love the swinging mechanism you created. And I really like the bright background you stenciled. Great idea to use the cut out piece as for another background rather than throwing it away.

  3. So cute!! Your card sparked a whole conversation with my husband about the difference between possums and opossums. He always thought the ‘o’ was silent

  4. So cute with the possum and I like the colorful chevrons.
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