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Tell me I’m not the only one who stands inside of stationery stores and fawns over the prettiness. Even when I go to Target, I treat myself to a few minutes in the stationery aisle. Off the page greetings are a trend I’ve seen in a lot of printed card designs, but being the DIY-er that I am, I figured it was high time that all us stampy stampers had the chance to create something similar.DIY Off the Page Sentiments | Damask Love Blog

So…along with the Toile Gift Guide, I released a limited edition stamp set called Over the Edge: Joy that provides an off-the-page stamped sentiment that is perfect for those holiday cards. There are still some sets left if you’d like to add it to your collection! I’ve been stamping with it like crazy.

Hopefully you’ve had a chance to dive into the Toile Gift Guide and see the samples showcasing Over the Edge: Joy. Today I have two more cards, showing how this set can be used along with other holiday stamp sets…particularly, the Heartfelt Holiday stamp set by WPlus9.

DIY Off the Page Sentiments | Damask Love Blog

The large size of the Joy sentiment in Over the Edge: Joy holds up nicely next to the banner and bough images in Heartfelt Holiday. Here, I double stamped the large sentiment to create a shadow and added some shading to the banner to create depth.

DIY Off the Page Sentiments | Damask Love Blog

DIY Off the Page Sentiments | Damask Love Blog


INK: Memento Luxe Ink in Espresso Truffle |Memento Luxe Ink in Love Letter | Versamagic Pigment Ink in Spanish Moss  STAMPS: Over the Edge: Joy | Heartfelt Holiday


Stamp the Joy sentiment in Espresso Truffle Ink // Then, without reinking, stamp again slightly off to the right of the sentiment to create a shadow effect. // Stamp bough images in Spanish Moss Ink // Die cut, stamp and shade the banner image then adhere with dimensional adhesives.

DIY Off the Page Sentiments | Damask Love Blog

One of my favorite ways to use this big ol “Joy” sentiment is to remove the “o” and replace it with a cute image. This is a technique that I used in the gift guide and can be easily applied to this particular stamp as well.

DIY Off the Page Sentiments | Damask Love Blog

{1}  Place the large Joy sentiment onto a Fiskars Stamp Press and apply Espresso Truffle Ink (can you tell that I’m mildly obsessed with this color). The stamp press makes it super easy to apply even pressure and get a nice impression.

{2} Use a wet wipe to remove all ink from the “o” in Joy.

{3} Stamp the sentiment and use the same double stamping technique from above to create a shadow effect.

For this particular design, I stamped a subtle watermark background with Fair Isle Background Stamp Set and I filled in center of the sentiment with the mug image from Heartfelt Holiday.

DIY Off the Page Sentiments | Damask Love Blog


INK: Memento Luxe Ink in Espresso Truffle |Clear & Simple Stamps From an Anonymous Source Watermark Ink |   STAMPS: Over the Edge: Joy | Heartfelt Holiday | Fair Isle Background Stamp Set


Stamp the fair isle background in watermark ink // Place ink on Joy sentiment then use a wet wipe to remove ink from the “o” // Stamp the Joy sentiment in Espresso Truffle ink, then stamp again without reinking to create a shadow effect //  Stamp the mug image and color in the heart with a red marker // Stamp the remaining sentiment on a banner flag  then adhere with dimensional adhesive.

DIY Off the Page Sentiments | Damask Love Blog


And don’t forget! You can still order your Over the Edge: Joy set by clicking any of the links and you can save 10% on your ENTIRE Ellen Huston purchase by using the code DLTOILE13. The code is valid until January 31, 2014.


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128 thoughts on “Design Inspired: Off the Page Sentiments & GIVEAWAY!

  1. I love eating *last year’s* candy canes. I buy up a bunch on clearance at the end of the season and let them sit in the pantry until the next year. They get all nice and chewy!

  2. Gorgeous cards…very stylish. Guilty pleasure…cheapo dark chocolate covered cherries (the really goooey ones), the whole box with lots of glasses of water.

  3. It would have to be Red Velvet Cake. I only make it once a year because I shouldn’t eat sugar. But it wouldn’t be Christmas Day without Red Velvet Cake with crystal sugar sprinkles and silver non-pareils.

  4. Christmas music & Hallmark movies 😉
    Love your card–so cute with the coffee mug! Thanks for the giveaway 🙂

  5. I have lots of Christmas guilty pleasures. We have a radio station that starts playing Christmas songs on Nov. !. I always have that on in the background. I love all the kiddie Christmas specials—The Grinch, Charlie Brown, Mr. Magoo’s Christmas Carol, The little drummer boy etc. Can’t wait to break out those bad boys. I love the sound track of Love Actually more than the movie!!

  6. Cool cards! I especially love how you added shading to the banner. Will have to keep that trick in mind. Even a 000 Copic marker on a white banner would add some dimension.

    I’d have to say my guilty pleasure is almond roca. I have to make at least 2 batches because I’ll eat one myself! I know…it’s my kryptonite.

  7. I love this time of year because it’s the only time I do any real baking. The amount of candy and cookies I will consume from now until the end of the year is sinful. Your cards and stamps are beautiful!

  8. I could watch “Christmas Vacation” about a hundred times every year and still love it! I also bake cookies that I love and overindulge…I only feel a little guilty about the cookies though.

  9. My favorite Holiday guilty pleasure is watching all the old animated Holiday specials like the claymation Rudolph from when I was a kid!

  10. Where have you been all my card-making rubber stamping life?!! Love your work. It is wonderful. My guilty pleasures–don’t feel guilty at all, but watching A Christmas Story is a must as is listening to Christmas music. (Anything retro or vintage– 40’s-70’s –tickles me silly and giddy.) And I love those best when I am in my craft room creating holiday goodies.

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    We have had othewr pets since Maggie and faced the same end-of-life decision years later with our two springer spaniels.

  12. The book is broken down into chapters based on style, color, and theme. Each section has a few different projects with photos, instructions, and templates included in the back of the book. The instructions are very clear and easy to follow, so even if you don’t have a lot of experience designing your own projects, you can do it with this book. I also recommend you source for Animal pattern images. It is full of beautiful inspiration for those of us who want to design our own cards.

  13. I really like Sentiments & GIVEAWAY. It’s a great way to connect with people and share your thoughts, feelings, and ideas. I’ve been using it for a few weeks now, and it has been very helpful. I would suggest outlaw lucky to my friends. I love how easy it is to use the app – just write a message and press send. It’s so much easier than Twitter or Facebook or anything else I’ve used before!

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