Sometimes silly little things bother me. For example, this sentiment from the Fa-la-la Friends stamp set says Fa-la-la-la-llama. Cute, right? But the song has more syllables than that! Scroll down for a simple way to add the missing Las.



Here’s what I made:

These two cards are the same except for the two layers of Designer Series Paper (DSP) and the card stock layer underneath.


Here’s how I did it:

The song has nine syllables. The stamp has six, so we need three more. The stamp has three (La-La-La) in the middle, so you just need to stamp those twice. Here’s how:

First ink up “Fa-La-La-La-” and leave “Llama” clean. Stamp the image, then clean and dry the stamp. Next ink up “-La-La-La-Llama.” Line it up with the first image and stamp. The see-through photopolymer stamp makes lining it up a breeze, but you could also use a Stamp-a-ma-jig to get it straight. For these cards, I stamped the sentiment in Memento Black ink onto Whisper White CS (card stock) then cut it out with a die from the Project Life Cards & Labels Framelits.

Both card bases are Cherry Cobbler CS. The one on the left has a Whisper White CS layer, and the right one has a Basic Black CS layer. The next two layers on both cards are different patterns from the Warmth & Cheer DSP (Designer Series Paper) Stack.

The cacti are cut from Garden Green CS with a die from the Fiesta Time Framelits. I used a Sponge Dauber to ink the edges in Garden Green ink.

I stamped the llamas from the Fa-la-la-la Friends stamp set in Memento Black ink onto Crumb Cake CS and cut them out with another die from the Fiesta Time Framelits. I used Stampin’ Write Markers in Cucumber Crush, Real Read, and Pacific Point to color in the lights.



I tied a piece of Real Red Solid Baker’s Twine around each llama’s neck. I attached a cactus and a llama to each card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals, then tied the other end of the twine around the cactus.

The final touch was to attach the sentiment with Stampin’ Dimensionals.


Here’s what I used:



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