Let's Get Hopping Round 12.

Hello and Welcome to Round 12 of Let's Get Hopping, whether you have just hopped over from  Diana Tillery's blog or you are starting your journey here, I am so happy to have you visit.

Today's hop theme is ""Your Go To Technique" and although I tend to find a technique that I enjoy and stick with it until I use it to death, the background stamping is something I always use.

I have made this matching card and envelope masculine, because I tend to always go for the more feminine projects. The new "Broadway Bound Suite " from page  68 -69 in the Annual Stampin Up catalogue,  was perfect for this project, I had just purchased this set, and I have been itching to give it a go.

The subtle background stamping on both the envelope and card, is subtle, but also breaks up the background to give it added interest. The wink of stella pen also makes this set, by given the word "WISH" a lot of shine and sparkle.

I hope you have enjoyed today's project, to continue the blog hop, click on the "next blog" arrow, the very talented Jennifer Frost has an amazing technique for you.

Until next time,

Tracy x


10 x 8 1/4" Pineapple Punch card
10" side - scored at 1 & 5 1/2"
8 1/4" side - scored at 3/4 & 6 3/4"

Blueberry Bushel grosgrain ribbon - 27"
Pineapple Punch card - 3 1/2 x 1"
Blueberry Bushel card 2 pieces of 3/4 x 3/4"
Whisper White card - 2 x 4 1/2"
Call Me Clover card - 4 x 2"
Silver Bakers Twine

Whisper White card base
Pineapple Punch card 3 7/8 x 5 1/2"
Call Me Clover card 4 x 2"
Blueberry Bushel card 2 x 2"
Whisper White card 3 1/2 x 2 1/2"


Broadway Birthday Photopolymer BundleCall Me Clover Stampin' PadPineapple Punch Classic Stampin' PadBlueberry Bushel 1/8" (3.2 mm) Grosgrain RibbonSilver Baker’s TwineBlueberry Bushel A4 CardstockPineapple Punch A4 CardstockWhisper White A4 CardstockCall Me Clover A4 CardstockStitched Shapes Framelits DiesScalloped Tag Topper PunchEnvelope Punch BoardMetallics Sequin Assortment


  1. I love it Tracy! Great technique, adds so much interest, and your card and envelope are beautiful😊

    1. Thank you Nina, it is a great way to stamp more I suppose, and I don't feel guilty buying stamps because I use them a tonne.

  2. Love it Tracy. I have to admit I don't think to do background stamping very often but you've inspired me to starting doing it more often.

    1. Thanks Tanya, I can't wait to see what you come up with.

  3. I don't do a lot of background stamps but I think I need to pull them out again. love your card thanks for sharing.

  4. Yes! I guessed background stamping. It's a really fun, simple but so so effective technique that you've used to perfection here. Love the colour choices and this stamp set. It's fast become one of my fav birthday bundles from the catty too.

    1. Thank you Jenn, I do tend to love bright colours with cards, and as simple is my style, this was perfect. Thank you for your comments.

  5. I know I'm so late to comment on your blog... sorry! BUT, I LOVE your cards and especially love your background stamping! Since I discovered DSP I rarely do it - but you've inspired me to do it again! :)

    1. Sorry Diana for the late reply, I didn't get a message to let me know, Ahh DSP, I love it, and hoard it, I find I struggle to use it. But my challenge for myself this year, is to use what I buy.... I am trying!!!!