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August 2021 Technique Squad Blog Hop

Welcome to the August 2021 Technique Squad Blog Hop! I’m so excited to be part of this fun collaboration with fellow demonstrators. This month’s technique is hinge-step stamping with the Stamparatus.

I started my card with a usual 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″ piece of Soft Succulent Cardstock, scored at 4-1/4″ and 5-1/4″. This is a really simple book-binding fold, where the far left one inch is sealed together. I added a colorful strip (7/8″ x 5-3/8″) from the In the Wild Designer Series Paper (DSP) to the left panel.

Hinge-step stamping allows you to create a number of unique looks. One of my favorites is being able to perfectly space a repeated sentiment. In this case, I opted to call out all the colors in that first strip DSP on the far left: Merry Merlot, Soft Succulent, Cajun Craze, Evening Evergreen, and Crushed Curry. I hinge-step stamped them toward the right side on a Basic White Cardstock panel (3-1/8″ x 5-3/8″).

I added another strip of DSP on the left side of the white panel, and then die cut a tiger from another sheet of DSP. Finally, the new Decorative Matte Dots in the July-December 2021 Mini Catalog include Evening Evergreen in five gradient shades and three sizes, so I added the darkest, middle, and lightest — one in each size — to the top of the white panel.

Select the NEXT button to head over to Mackenzie Grimme’s blog to see her awesome project! The complete list of participants is below.

August 2021 Technique Squad Blog Hop Roll Call


  1. Nice card, I still need to try the book binding card.

  2. Mackenzie G

    Love the colors on your card!

  3. Vy

    Wild & wonderful! I need to get a book binding card too!

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