August 2021 Technique Squad Blog Hop – Hinge Step Stamping Technique

Aug 19, 2021 | Technique Blog Hop

Welcome to the August 2021 Technique Squad Blog Hop! I’m excited to be a part of this fun collaboration with fellow Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators. This month’s theme is the Hinge Step Stamping Technique featuring the Stamparatus. Keep reading to see my project below, then make sure to hop over to the other blogs to check out more great projects featuring the Hinge Step Stamping Technique.

Hinge Step Stamping Technique

This technique is done by using the Stamparatus.  Once you get your paper and stamp lined up on the Stamparatus, you can stamp evenly across your paper by moving the clear plate over (or down, depending on which side you are working from) one notch on the “hinge” and stamping each time.


To begin, I lined up a 5-1/4″ x 4″ piece of white cardstock in the corner of the Stamparatus.  Then I lined up my sentiment stamp (from the Lovely You stamp set) along the top and picked it up with the clear plate and stamped it with the Petal Pink ink pad.  Next, I moved the plate down one notch and stamped again with the Flirty Flamingo ink pad.  I repeated this process along the length of my cardstock switching ink colors as I went (Polished Pink, Melon Mambo, and Real Red are the last three colors).

Since my sentiment stamp fits in a 1/2″ space and the notches move the plate 1″, I had to go back through and stamp again.  I just needed to reposition my stamp to fit between the images already on my cardstock.  Then repeat the same process with the same ink colors.

Once my cardstock was stamped, I adhered it to a Polished Pink card base.  Then I used some of the floral images and stamped them on a circle of white cardstock (the second largest circle from the Layering Circles Dies).  This piece is layered on a Polished Pink scalloped circle (the second largest scalloped circle from the set).  I glued the circles together and added them to the card using Dimensionals.  To finish it off, I added a few silver Metallic Pearls around the circles.

My second card shows the same idea, just with a foliage image rather than a sentiment.  I used Soft Sea Foam, Mint Macaron, Old Olive, Garden Green, and Shaded Spruce ink for the foliage image.  Since this image fits in a 1″ space, I only needed to move the plate one notch each time and didn’t need to go back like I did with a smaller stamp.

This stamped layer is added to a Mint Macaron card base.  I stamped the sentiment on a strip of white cardstock and punched the end with the Lovely Labels Pick A Punch.  This piece is layered on a slightly larger Mint Macaron strip also punched with the Lovely Labels Pick A Punch.  These pieces are glued together and added to the card with Dimensionals.  Then, to finish it off, I added a few silver Metallic Pearls around the sentiment piece.

While this was not a new-to-me technique, it was fun getting out the Stamparatus again to make some cards!  There are so many neat things you can do with this great tool.  

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Here’s a list of all the other demos participating in this hop. Check out all of their posts for more great projects.

August 2021 Technique Squad Blog Hop Roll Call

Happy making!


Mackenzie Makes

Hi, I'm Mackenzie! I'm a lover of all things crafty, and an Independent Stampin' Up!® Demonstrator. I'm here to inspire you to make stuff, so let's get making!


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  1. JoAnn Pollock

    Beautiful cards and I love the slider view of how to do it.

  2. Vy

    Beautiful cards! You are always so thoughtful in presenting different samples of the technique, and they’re so lovely!



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