Stamp Of Approval Adoring You – The Keys by Janet

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Hi, it’s Janet with two cards using the new Stamp of Approval Adoring You collection. This is the latest SOA collection for January and it is amazing. There is a limited amount of the boxes and add on dies in stock.  In the collection are four clear stamps, one red rubber stamp and one die. The latest Stamp Of Approval collection is called Adoring You, but it’s not too Valentine themed and can be used for many different occasions -from birthdays to congrats and new homes.


There are coordinating dies for three of the stamp sets and one stand alone die available as Add Ons.  I have two videos using the Backsplash die coming soon on YouTube.

Stamped Background

When I saw The Keys stamp set I knew I had to use it straight away! I have a great collection of old vintage keys (and passed this interest onto Jeni – she loves old keys too).  Using The Keys stamp set, I have two cards to share that use minimal supplies, which will be linked to the shop in the supply list below.


(Jeni and I trim all our card stock to A2 size and store them in Avery Elle storage pockets to make it super quick and easy to grab a piece of card when you are crafting).


Make sure you stamp over the edges of this card, as this will help make the card look like it has been cut from a larger sheet of patterned paper. I place the lock clear stamps randomly on an acrylic block, stamping with Twilight ink. Rotating my acrylic block so all the stamps are randomly over the card.


With Icing On The Cake I stamp and diecut three keys on white card to use as hanging elements. The sentiment is from the same The Keys stamp set. It reads “If it doesn’t open it’s not your door” and is stamped in Sand Castle ink. Also, I stamp three keys that I want to be hanging from behind the sentiment. For the three keys to dangle, I use some twine with a thin line of scor tape on the back of the key pieces down the length of the key and pressed the twine to this scor tape.

Position the keys on the card where I want them to dangle, I press down on the scor tape on the back of the sentiment strip to ensure the keys were firmly adhered. Then place two strips of foam tape all over the back of the sentiment strip. (Make sure your keys are facing the right way). I then adhere this to an A2 cardbase.



White On White Background

For the second card, I will use the coordinating dies of all the locks die-cut from white card. On an A2 sized panel, I randomly adhere all the locks and keys, and even the hearts and also the small pieces from the centre of the locks.  Remember to go off the edges so that it looks as if the page has come from a larger piece. I will stamp the sentiment ‘ It’s Usually the last key that opens the Door’ onto white card, and cut this to 3×3.5cm.


Adding Elements

Deciding where to place the three stamped keys, I adhered one to go slightly under the sentiment panel flat to the panel.  I will pop up the other two keys with foam tape. Cutting very thin long strip of foam tape to fit on the back of the key and the key head, to give some dimension.   I will adhere the two other keys to the card in a visual triangle. Then adhere this to an A2 sized card base.


We’d love to see what you create with yours over at TLPTreehouse Tribe on Facebook.  Use the hashtag thelittlepapertree on social media so we can find and like your projects.



Catherine Pooler Designs –

The Keys Stamp Set

The Keys Add On Die

Inks – Twilight, Sand Castle and Icing on the Cake

Premium White Cardstock

 White Pre-Scored Card

Be Creative Scor Tape

3M Foam Tape

Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue

Lawn Fawn Acrylic Block

Cuttlebug Diecutting Machine

Fiskars A4 Trimmer

Twine from stash


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