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Happy Saturday friends! It’s Carly and today I wanted to share with you 3 reasons every stamper needs an alphabet set. And this is also really 3 reasons I adore Honey Bee’s Color Me Alpha!

#1. custom sentiments

Honey Bee has a truly awesome collection of sentiment stamps, I mean have you seen the Blah Blah Blah or the Kindness sets? So wonderful!!! But sometimes you just need to create your own sentiment. For this card, I stamped “sending love & a” with the Color Me Alpha. To complete the sentiment, I used the “latte” die from the Perfect Blend set.

 

 

 

#2. backgrounds

Use letters to create patterns for backgrounds. Xs and Os are the perfect background for a lovey card.

 

Try drawing light pencil lines to help with letter spacing. And a quick tip, heat set pigment inks before erasing the pencil lines.

 

 

#3. unique designs

Combine letters with other stamps to create unique images & accents. The open design of the Color Me Alpha is especially awesome for this.

 

For example, I stamped Country Blooms in black, then I stamped  & embossed “LOVE” over top so some of the blooms would be inside the letters.

 

 

 

Adding a little color inside the “LOVE” creates a focal point for my card and a unique design.

 

 

Thanks so much for stopping by! Hugs!

 

 

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Honey Bee Stamps, Color Me Alpha

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Honey Bee Dies, Color Me Alpha

Honey Bee Dies, Coffee Cup Card

Honey Bee Dies, Perfect Blend

Honey Bee Dies, A2 Double Stitched Frames

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5 responses to “Three Reasons Every Stamper Needs An Alphabet Set!!”

  1. Pooja says:

    Carly you have convinced me that I should own alpha stamps !! Awesome cards you have created using them 🙂

  2. amy says:

    eep! These are all FABulous!

  3. Rosy Newlun says:

    Thank you so much for sharing all these ideas for using alpha stamps. I ♥ Honey Bee!!!

  4. Marjorie DUMONTIER says:

    I can’t agree more since I’m French and it’s impossible to find French sentiments !
    [margessw(at)icloud(dot)com]