The In the Trees stamp set is has a lovely tree and lots of things to build scenes with. There are several things to hang between two of the trees, but how do you get the spacing just right? Enter the Stamparatus. This set was made to use with this amazing new tool – not that you have to us it, but it sure makes things a lot easier. See, the Stamparatus has hinges, and the plates (there are 2 reversible ones) come out and can be moved down one hinge space at a time. So with this stamp set, you stamp the tree, then step down 3 hinges and stamp again. Now the hammock, lights, etc. fit perfectly between the trees!

If you didn’t get a Stamparatus during the November and December reservation windows, don’t fret. It will be in the 2018-2019 Annual Catalog that goes live June 1. Can’t wait that long to play with one? Come to one of my Stamparatus Classes, April 13 or May 11.

In the Trees stamp set © Stampin' Up!

In the Trees stamp set © Stampin’ Up!


Stamparatus Class with Stamp Candy


Here’s what I made:

Stampin' Up! In the Trees stamp set hand stamped hammock card made by Candy Ford of Stamp Candy

Stampin' Up! In the Trees stamp set hand stamped hammock card made by Candy Ford of Stamp Candy

Stampin' Up! In the Trees stamp set hand stamped hammock card made by Candy Ford of Stamp Candy


Here’s what I did:

Cut and scored with my Stampin’ Trimmer:

  • Old Olive card stock (CS) cut to 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, then scored in half at 4-1/4″
  • Early Espresso CS layer cut to 5-1/4″ x 4″
  • Whisper White CS layer cut to 5-3/16″ x 3-15/16″ (the same as the Early Espresso layer, then cut 1/16″ off the width and off the height.
  • Whisper White CS cut to 5-1/4″ x 4″ for the inside of the card

Stamped with the In The Trees stamp set:

  • tree in Old Olive and Early Espresso inks – once at the far right of the Whisper White layer, and again 3 hinge steps to the left
  • hammock in Crumb Cake ink between the trees
  • sentiment in Early Espresso ink onto the front of the card base
  • NOTE: If you don’t have your Stamparatus yet, I recommend stamping one tree, then the hammock, then the other tree.

Colored using a Blender Pen:

  • filled in tree trunks with Early Espresso ink
  • filled in hammock with Crumb Cake ink
  • NOTE: I mostly just spread around the ink from the stamped images.

Assembled the card:

  • burnished the fold in the card base with a Bone Folder
  • Whisper White CS layer glued onto the Early Espresso CS layer
  • Early Espresso CS layer glued onto the front of the card base
  • Whisper White CS glued to the inside of the card base


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Here’s what I used:

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