Stamping on Project Life Tutorial by Patricia Roebuck

Patricia Roebuck (Blog: Patricia Roebuck | Instagram: @patricia_roebuck | Pinterest: @paroe | Twitter: @NiHaoPatricia) is going to show us in a step-by-step tutorial how she adds stamping to her Project Life spreads!

Patricia Roebuck


Supplies: Pair Paper (366821) – Amy Tangerine Plus One, Sand Box Paper (66756) – Dear Lizzy Daydreamer, Duet Paper (66817) – Amy Tangerine Plus One, 6×6 Paper Pad (366767) – Dear Lizzy Daydreamer, Cardstock Stickers (366776) – Dear Lizzy Daydreamer, Sticker Matchbook (366778) – Dear Lizzy Daydreamer, Alpha Sticker Book (366841) – Amy Tangerine Plus One, Bits Cardstock Die-Cut Shapes (366849) – Amy Tangerine Plus One,  Puffy Matte Stickers (366842) – Amy Tangerine Plus One, Clear Acrylic Stamps (366856) – Amy Tangerine Plus One, Washi Tape (366839) – Amy Tangerine Plus One, Enamel Dots (366785) – Dear Lizzy Daydreamer, Clear Acrylic Stamps (366797) – Dear Lizzy Daydreamer, Copilot Paper (66810) – Amy Tangerine Plus One, Wood Mounted Rubber Alpha/Number Stamps (59173) – Amy Tangerine, Yes, Please, Pattern Brayer Set (366606) – DIY Shop

After I pick and print my photos, I place them along with papers to see how I like the colors and arrangement. Once I pick a few papers for cards, this will set the color choice for the rest of the spread.


Then starting with each card, I work from left to right adding stamping, embellishment, and/or journaling.


The Plus One label stamp is perfect for journaling spots. Stamp on patterned paper then type your journaling, trim, and adhere.

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Add weekly ephemera to a 3×4 card, the customized label stamping, then stamp the geo tag, fussy cut, and adhere.

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Because the arrangement of photos and papers are laid out, choose ink colors to complement the spread.


Stamp directly on your matte finished photos. Let the stamping fall off the edges.


Add partial stamping to create texture and frame photos. Stamp directly onto stickers to add more details.


For more journaling options and to not take away from the pattern paper, I stamped on vellum with chalk ink. (TIP: Can use StazOn as well. For chalk ink, just pass a heat gun over it to set it. It will be permanent on any surface.) Then type your journaling.


I continued adding stamping details to frame cards, die cuts and stickers, and/or journaling where needed.  (TIP: Keep embellishments and details light, you can always go back and fill in where needed.)

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The stamped hearts on 3×4 card did not come out as expected, so I cut out the middle with a kraft knife, then backed with patterned paper. 


Then, I stamped on patterned paper, fussy cut, and adhered it to the card for more detail, making my own design for a 3×4 card.


The patterned brayer added more color and texture to this 4×6 card patterned paper. As the ink dried, it lightened. (TIP: Keep adding darker colors after ink has dried to get desired look.)

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Once each pocket is complete, I go back to see if any other details, especially journaling or more of a repeating color, need to be added.


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So many fun ways to use stamping on your Project Life pages!