Pals August Blog Hop: Iris Technique with Tree Builder, Triple Banner and 1-3/4″ Circle Punches

2015badge-2Welcome to the Pals Blog Hop for August.  This month we are showing off our favorite crafting tools – those Stampin’ Up! tools that we just can’t live without.  We hope you enjoy our projects.

You may just be starting the blog hop or may have come from Shawn de Oliveira at ShawnStamps, number 7 on the Pals Hop.  If you get off track at any time, the full lineup below will help you move along from blog to blog so you see all the projects.

Hop pic with mark

Hop #2 pic with markSo what tool or tools can I not live without? This was a tough challenge! Everything is my favorite. Literally! But I do looooove our Stampin’ Up! paper and cardstock. And I absolutely LOVE, LOVE, LOVE our fabulous line of punches. So here’s a technique that uses some of my “can’t live without” items: Stampin’ Up!’s cardstock, DSP and the Tree Builder, Triple Banner and 1-3/4″ Circle Punches.

This is the Iris Technique. By layering strips of cardstock behind a punched circle, you create a beautiful patchwork of color with dimension and texture. It’s a great way to use your paper scraps, too. The video tutorial to follow shows you how to create this card featuring this interesting technique.

Thanks for visiting Amy’s Inklings! The next stop is Michelle Gleeson at StampinMojo, number 9 on the Pals Blog Hop!  Thanks for visiting; I hope to see you on next month’s Pals Hop!

  1. Debbie Mageed at Secret Stamper
  2. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  3. Lynn Kolcun at Stamping with Avery’s Owlery
  4. Lisa Pretto at InkBIg Academy Stamps!
  5. Nicole Watt at Pixel Maven’s Retreat
  6. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin’
  7. Shawn de Oliveira at ShawnStamps
  8. Amy at Amy’s Inklings
  9. Michelle Gleeson at StampinMojo
  10. Candy Ford at Stamp Candy
  11. Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs
  12. Sherrie Gross at Stampin’ Sunshine
  13. Kalyn Shubnell at The Stamping Chronicles
  14. Pamela Sadler at
  15. Jennifer Michalski at Stamping Serenity
  16. Debra Simonis at Deb’s Stampin’ Grounds
  17. Jane Knudsen at see jane stamp
  18. Jackie Diediker at Stampin’ Jackie
  19. Katy McGloin at Just Fun Stamping
  20. Deb Cozzone at Deb Cozzone’s Stamping Zone
  21. Sue Becker at RnR Stamping
  22. Jennifer Spiller at Westside Paper Creations
  23. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty



10 thoughts on “Pals August Blog Hop: Iris Technique with Tree Builder, Triple Banner and 1-3/4″ Circle Punches

  1. Great card and I love the technique! I’m always look for what I call “scrap cards” for all those little pieces. Found one!


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