As soon as I saw the Snail Mail Everyday Sentiment stamp set, my head was spinning with ideas of ways I could use that fantastic grid stamp.

I have two techniques to share with you today. The first is a gate fold peek-a-boo Halloween card. The second is a watercolor wash technique to make an easy and colorful thank you card!

For the first card, I created two panels. One panel uses Color Hive Fog ink to stencil the fabulous Caught in my Web image for a subtle look to the front of the card.

I stamped this with that grid stamp and then used my craft knife to cut along the top, bottom, and center (ish) line created by the grid stamp. I gently folded these two “gates” back.

The second panel has eclipse black and Coronation Purple ink blended on to the card. Then I used the Carls Bat Cavern slimline stencil with my Pluto kaleidoscope powder to give these bats a shiney and bright look on that dark background. This was attached to the back of the gate fold panel so it peeks through the gates of the front panel!

I added a pair of magnets to keep the panels closed. I also ink blended that fog and a hint of purple on the inside of the gates. This gave a finished off feel. I also added two Halloween sentiments from the All Seasons Sentiment papers to finish off the card.

For the second card, I heat embossed the grid stamp on to watercolor paper and then used the Color Hive neon inks that I have with a different color in each grid rectangle.

I stamped and die cut the flowers and leaves on white scrap cardstock. Then I created a floral cluster in the lower corner. I added a sentiment and lots of Crown Jewel Gems in a variety of colors. I love how softly colorful this card is!


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