Cardmaking, Essentials by Ellen Kits

3 Ways To Use Sentiment Strips

Who knew that a little die cut strip of cardstock with a few stamped words would become one of our favorite cardmaking supplies?! Do you like to use sentiment strips? Carly is here to share 3 ways she loves to use sentiment strips on her cards!

I love sentiment strips!!! And the Essentials by Ellen Sentiment Stamp & Die collection makes it so wonderfully easy to make them! You just stamp with the EBE Birthday Vibes & Positive Vibes stamps and then die cut with the EBE Sentiment Strips and *boom* you’ve got bunches of adorable sentiment strips!!!

Here are a my favorite ways to use the Essentials by Ellen Sentiment Stamp & Die collection!

With A Die Cut

My all-time favorite way to use a sentiment strip is to pair it with a die cut word or phrase. Bonus points if I can tuck the strip into the die cut like on this card.

For this card I ink blended a scrap of cardstock with Distress Oxide inks and then die cut it with the EBE Big Scripty Happy Birthday. Then I adhered the blended “happy birthday” with two plain die cuts, tucked a sentiment strip in the “y” and added it all to a card.

To Create A Background

I love to cut solid color strips (without the stamping) to create background designs.

For this card I ink blended to create the colors of cardstock I wanted. After they were dry, I die cut them with the EBE Sentiment Strips.

I adhered the strips to the front of a folded card. And then I die cut “hooray” from a cardstock panel with EBE Winning Words and adhered it over the strips.

As A Stencil

I use my dies to cut DIY stencils all the time but the EBE Sentiment Strips die actually makes a great stencil itself!

For this card I used a little low-tack tape to attach a piece of cardstock to the die. Then I ink blended Distress Oxide inks through the die. Cool, right?!


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