MSS Sneak Peek DAY 3: Candy Stripe

YAY! Last day of peeks today! I know you guys can't wait to see these new sets in full! Just one more sleep! 

Today we are sneaking two sets on the MSS blog- a new background called Candy Stripe and a sweet little mini stamp set called Blessings in Disguise. I have a peek of the Candy Stripe set and I'll have a project featuring Blessings in Disguise for our Block Party on Friday! WOOHOO!


Here are the details of the release (all this can be found on the MSS blog, too!)
  • The March release stamps will be "sneaked" on the MSS blog Monday-Wednesday at 7PM Central Time!
  • The full sets will be revealed on Thursday night!
  • Stamps will be available for sale following the reveal Thursday night!
  • The March release stamps will be 15% off in the store for an entire week following the release!! Want all of the sets? If you order the whole release they'll be 25% off for an entire week!! Can't beat that!
SO- today a have a treat for you! While playing with the new Candy Stripe background I discovered a fun little trick and I'm going to walk you through it step-by-step! I used this great diagonal background to make a really cool herringbone pattern to use on my card! It creates a really fun and masculine look!

How about a look at the card first! 

Cool, huh!? I am IN LOVE with this new background- SO easy to use and so VERSATILE! You can achieve so many different looks with this one background stamp!

Let me take you step by step through how I made this herringbone pattern layer- it's really simple once you see how it's done- sorry in advance for all the photos! LOL!

You'll need two different ink colors, the background stamp, two sheets of cardstock (mine are 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"), and extra scrap sheet of cardstock, adhesive, and a paper trimmer.

Ink up the stamp with your first color- in my case, it's Navy Amuse Studio ink.

And stamp the image onto one of the cardstock pieces. Easy peasy!

Then, simply turn your background stamp 90 degrees to the right and ink it up with your second ink color- I used Slate Amuse Studio ink.

Stamp the image onto your cardstock like this so that the diagonal stripes will be slanted to the right (opposite of the first way you stamped in blue!).

See what I mean? The blue stripes are running down and to the left and the gray stripes are running down and to the right!

Next, take the blue striped piece and place it on the paper trimmer. Cut the cardstock down the long side of the paper every 1/4". You can make this any width you like- I made mine 1/4"!

Then, take the gray striped paper and cut the excess off.

Turn the cardstock so the stripes are running down and to the right and cut 1/4" strips, just like the blue striped paper!

You'll be left with these pretties! Nice little strips of diagonal lines! 

Take a scrap sheet of cardstock cut to the size you want for your design and cover it in adhesive. Then, carefully tape the strips of paper down, alternating the colors to create a cool zig-zag/herringbone pattern! When it's covered, trim the edges with your paper trimmer or scissors!

And here's what you'll have!  A really cool pattern that is really SIMPLE to make, but will also have people asking, "How'd she make THAT?!" Tricky, tricky! HAHA! 

Here's the card again!

Thanks for stopping by tonight! I hope you find this tutorial helpful! I'm having so much fun with these new sets- I can't wait to see what YOU all make with them once you get them!

Please stop by the Market Street Stamps blog to see what all the other designers have created with this set and also the new mini set Blessings in Disguise!  

Have a great night!



  1. Beautiful!
    I absolutely love this herringbone pattern...
    especially in navy!! :)

  2. Love this card, and a great technique! Thanks so much for the step by step instructions!

  3. Thanks so much for the fabulous tutorial on your brilliant card!

  4. Adored the tutorial. Always nice getting a quick look on how to re-create a project! Thanks for sharing! :D

  5. WOW!!! Tricky!!! Thanks for the detailed instructions...never would have thought of that....love it!!!


  6. Pretty card and loved how you pieced the background together.

  7. WOW!!! Beautiful effect! Thanks for the tutorial! Gonna have to try this for sure!


  8. How cool! I can't wait to get this stamp. Stunning card!

  9. Great card!!! Thanks so much for the step-by-step! I'm going to have to get this background stamp to try that!

  10. that is just way to cool...love it...thanks for sharing.

  11. VERY cool! I love how this looks. And I loved the picture tutorial too. Awesome job! Hugs- Glora

  12. Super cool technique, Steph! Loving that candy-stripe turned herringbone. Fabby card!! :)

  13. Stunning.....thanks for the tutorial. I'm inspired. Thanks.

  14. Wow love this card with the stripes...I also really like your tutorial so helpful. ...hope I can be still considered for the giveaway. I tried going on your blog but it never showed the Wednesday post until this morning (Thursday). Not sure why?

  15. Stephanie, this is fabulous, the idea of the paper strips is awesome ,thank you for sharing.
    Have a great day!

  16. great card! thanks for the tutorial!


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