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

  1. My guilty pleasure – and please no “she’s crazy” faces! – I LOVE my mother-in-law’s fruitcake! It is delicious!!!

  2. I also am a Hallmark Channel Queen. I love to have a fire going and a Bailey’s over ice. Another pleasure is your blog.

  3. Well, I try not to feel guilty about pleasure – even the brownies I can only make at Christmas – or I really would feel guilty about eating them, they are that good and that rich! Thanks for making this give-away possible!

  4. On Christmas Eve, with everyone tucked in bed, I make a cup of tea and enjoy the fire and tree lights….soft christmas music in the background! With hubby beside me, very romantic and relaxing!

  5. I LOVE Toile so much. I have looked at it DOZENS of times. My guilty pleasure is eating the pretty wrapped Cela Cherries I put in a bowl in my Great room! They are so pretty in their red and gold foil. Tasty, too!
    Thanks for the chance to win

  6. I also love watching Christmas movies. I tune in every day to Hallmark Movies and watch one …sometimes two! Hallmark is the best for Christmas movies 🙂

  7. Mine is candy cane Hershey kisses.
    Mmmmmmm white chocolate and peppermint…I’ll literally eat them till I have a headache lol!!

  8. I love all things Christmas, so it’s hard for me to pick one guilty pleasure. I really love turning off all the lights and relaxing by the lit Christmas tree with my hubby.

  9. A Christmas Story is by far my fav Christmas movie. Also love Emmett Otter’s Jug Band Christmas. A lesser known Muppets creation from my childhood.

  10. On Christmas Eve I set my table with all my special Christmas linens and tableware- I call it my “Martha Stewart” Christmas Meal. AFTER I sit by myself enjoying the beauty of it and take a picture, I invite my husband and boys to sit down and mess it all up :). Thank you for the chance to win!!

  11. I think my guilty pleasure has to be the joy of being able to take a decent amount of time off of work during and after Christmas. I usually spend it in my pj’s, which makes it an even better guilty pleasure. 😉

    And your cards look fabulous! I love your creativity! 😀

  12. We watch “The Sound of Music” as a family–which is a huge undertaking since there’s over 140 members in the family during Christmas! Our grandmother loves the movie so we all gather around her and watch it…

  13. Definitely Hallmark Christmas movies! I have watched several already! Your cards are fabulous! Thank you for sharing all of your wonderful ideas!

  14. Gorgeous cards! I think my holiday guilty pleasure is spending more time crafting than usual with excuse that it is for other people. Hhich it is, but I love it too!

  15. Watching Christmas movies and listening to Christmas songs are my guilty pleasures! Andrea Bocelli’s Christmas album is simply perfect!

  16. Stuffing my face with all kinds of “holiday” treats! Yes, I love holiday eating but I sure feel guilty..especially with the inevitable weight gain.

  17. my holiday guilty pleasure is spending hours upon hours with my silhouette cameo creating christmas greeting cards in box sets to give to my friends as handmade gifts. So I would be very lucky if I had your stamp set on hand.

  18. My guilty pleasure is probably the extra coffee and desserts that I consume during the holidays! I also love making Christmas tags!

  19. I looove peppermint mochas- I especially like to have one in the crisp evening air (as crisp as it gets in LA) and steal a chat with my best girlfriend. Thanks for sharing more samples- it’s a great set and again, Toile is amazing!

  20. I would have to say playing Christmas music, I don’t care how early they start! Oh and driving around to see Christmas lights and decorations.

  21. I wait all year for Starbucks gingerbread flavoring…I have them add it to a vanilla bean frappaccino…a little bit of heaven! The calories are enormous, but I manage to fit in 2 of them between Thanksgiving and Christmas!

  22. These are so beautiful!!!
    My guilty pleasure is eating too many of the cookies I make for friends & family!! Eek. I do live those hallmark movies too though!!
    Thank you for the inspiration & the chance to win such a pretty set!

  23. Love the font in the ‘Joy’ stamp!

    My guilty pleasure is watching ‘Love Actually’.

    Thanks for the giveaway and have a great rest of the week!

  24. eggnogg… reading Christmas books…making gift tags…guess I don’t really feel very guilty though! lol thanks for the chance to win and for sharing your lovely cards and ideas!

  25. I love Christmas movies too! and the Christmas music/carols and cooking. I am also known to love the decorating part of Christmas! The list goes on!!! Thanks so much for the chance to win. Love your creations.

  26. So many to pick from; i’d go with the decorating and all the movies & holiday specials. I can’t miss rudolph or the year without a santa clause!

  27. My guilty pleasure is watching White Christmas (and singing along very poorly) while wrapping Christmas gifts. My mom has the Hallmark channel on when we come home for Christmas and you can easily get sucked in, especially when the story involves a dog.

  28. OMGorgeous! Fabulous stamps and absolutely stunning cards! Love that you share the recipes with us! Favouite holiday guilty pleasures: I still love the Rudolph animated Christmas special (Yukon Cornelius, the *Bominable*…timeless!), and christams cookies…shortbread…yummers! Thanks for asking, sharing and inspiring!

  29. I try to get Quality Street chocolates from England. Growing up we had them every year. It’s actually funny because we are Italian and live in MA. But it is a fond memory.

  30. My guilty pleasure is sitting near the Christmas tree late at night and just enjoying the beauty of the lights.

  31. We have a family rule that no one can buy anything personal for themselves from Thanksgiving to Christmas. Last year on Black Friday a pair of boots in my size just appeared at the check out counter. The year before a wool coat in my favorite color was rung up faster than I could say “Christmas elf!”

  32. My holiday pleasure is a peppermint candy cane bathing in the a cup of hot cocoa while is relax and just sip away. Yummmm!

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