Welcome Crafty Friends to Day 2 of our July Release Countdown! Today we are sharing 2 new stamp sets which are Octagons and Arrows! 2 of my new favorite stamp sets! To say that I had fun creating with these sets is probably in understatement as you will see. 🙂



Inspired by Stamping Octagons and Trendy Circle Sentiment Card

For my first project today, I wanted to create a project that really showed how these octagons shapes can shine on their own and this CAS card does just that!

Inspired by Stamping Octagons Card (2)

I randomly stamped the octagon shapes on opposing corners of my white cardstock front using 4 vibrant and different colors. I then added a pleated row of ribbon with a 4 layered bow and button.

Inspired by Stamping Clean and Simple Card

I added this pretty sentiment from our Trendy Circle Sentiments using Black Memento ink.

Inspired by Stamping Octagons, Cute Circles, Fancy Labels 2 Card

My next project features my favorite stamp sets, Fancy Labels 2 and Fancy Circles with the new Octagons set.

Inspired by Stamping Octagons - Shabby Chich

With this new set comes our free cut files for the Silhouette or any other cutting machine as shown in this photo. I then stamped each octagon with coordinating inks that matched my patterned paper.

Inspired by Stamping Octagon Card

After adhering the octagon shapes to the ribbon with a little piece of adhesive, I ran the sewing machine over all edges of my card front.

Inspired-by-Stamping-Octagons Cover Plate

Introducing Octagons Cover Plate for your Silhouette or cutting machine! Size 4” x 5.25”. Perfect to fit on top of all your cards. Here are some examples using our new cover plate!

Inspired by Stamping Octagon, Happy Occasions, Creative Tags Card

For this card, Happy Occasions was paired up with the Octagons set! Click Here if you missed yesterday’s post featuring this set! I didn’t use the entire cover plate as shown above and trimmed off the excess with my scissors.

Inspired by Stamping Joanna Munster Card

Here’s a great close up of the cover plate and all the different patterns that this set comes with! There are a dozen different patterns with this set to choose from!

Inspired by Stamping Creative Tags Card

Creative Tags fit perfectly under my blue seam binding bow. 🙂

Inspired by Stamping Card

Here’s a card using the Octagons Cover Plate!  With this card, I randomly added octagons in varying patterns using soft romantic colors.

Inspired by Stamping Vintage Banners Card

I also used our new Arrows set and Vintage Banners set (this will be featured tomorrow)!

Inspired by Stamping Octagons Card

Here’s a great close up of the octagon front cover and octagon patterns that come with this set!

Inspired by Stamping Vintage Banner and Octagons Card

For my finishing touches, I added some hemp twine and also a little bow!



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Remember this card?? I shared it a few days ago for our WHW Tutorial on how to make this frame. Click Here for all the details!

Inspired by Stamping Hearts and Arrows Stamp Sets

This arrow and sentiment is from the new Arrows set! For us shabby girls, I designed this arrow stamp with a vintage twist and distressed it! On each corner of my card, I sewed on some washi tape from our Washi Tape Stamp Set.

Inspired by Stamping Hearts Stamp Set

After creating my frame, I added this Vintage Banner stamp set (come back tomorrow to see this set featured) and a Love Heart from our Hearts set.

Inspired by Stamping Arrows and Vintage Banners Stamp Set

I just had to create this Shabby and Chic CAS card featuring the shabby arrow and Vintage Banner sets! Two great sets that create a vintage feel!

Inspired by Stamping Vintage Banners Stamp Set

Banners are so on trend at the moment and when I designed this set I wanted a classic feel and look. It pairs up so nicely with the “friends forever” sentiment from the Arrows Set.

Inspired by Stamping Vintage Banner Card

I grabbed some scrap paper and a doily for my base. I then added Cream Crochet Trim on top. Three flowers from the store was added at the top. I then lifted my arrow with foam dimensionals which points to my “friends forever” banner.

Inspired by Stamping Arrows and Birthday Wishes Stamp Sets

For my next card using the Arrow set, I grabbed two of our smaller arrows and the “love” sentiment.

Inspired by Stamping Arrows Card (2)

Vintage Crochet trim creates such a beautiful border along the bottom of my card. I also added this perfect bow with a little yellow button.

Inspired by Stamping Birthday Wishes Stamp Set

I cut out this Polaroid shape from my Silhouette.  This great frame that the arrows rest on is from Birthday Wishes stamp set. No need to fussy cut this frame as it is available as a free download cut file.

Inspired by Stamping Arrows and Everyday Tabs Stamp Sets

My last card today is all about this Arrow stamp set! I also matched it up with our Everyday Tabs (featured tomorrow) and Little Phrases II.

Inspired by Stamping Arrows and Little Phrases Stamp SEts

To start this card, I randomly stamped arrow shapes on some white cardstock. After cutting out two different border shapes along the bottom, I sewed on top of them.

Inspired by Stamping Everyday Tabs Stamp Set

To finish my card, I added a strip of ribbon and then glued on a black button, a bow and added a pink flower.

I hope that you enjoyed today’s cards! Please take a moment and let us know what you think about our new sets today! We love hearing from you!


Please leave a comment below for a chance to win the Octagons and Arrows stamp sets that were featured today!

DEADLINE IS: 5pm Brisbane time or 2am EST,  Wednesday, July 10th to be eligible to win. Only one comment per person please. One randomly selected winner will be announced on our Winners Page no later than 7pm.

Thank you to everyone for leaving a comment and sharing with us our excitement! We look forward to reading your comments!



Inspired by Stamping Octagons and Trendy Circle Sentiment Card

Stamps: Octagons (available July 10th), Trendy Circle Sentiments

Paper: Light Pink and White Card Stock

Ribbon: Light Pink Seam Binding Ribbon

Inspired by Stamping Octagons, Cute Circles, Fancy Labels 2 Card

Stamp Sets: Octagons (available July 10th), Fancy Labels 2, Fancy Circles

Dies: Fancy Labels 2 Die

Ribbon: Scallop Border Crochet Trim, RicRac Ribbon

A Touch of Glam: Buttons and DMC Floss

Inspired by Stamping Octagons, Happy Occasions, Creative Tags Card

Stamps: Happy Occasions & Octagons (available July 10th), Creative Tags

Octagon Cover Plate/Screen (available July 10th)

Ribbon: IBS Crochet Trim, Blue Seam Binding Ribbon

Inspired by Stamping Card

Stamp Sets: Octagons, Arrows, Vintage Banners (All available on July 10th)

Octagon Cover Plate/Screen Die Cut (available July 10th)

Ribbon: Hemp Twine

Inspired by Stamping Hearts, Arrows, Washi Tape Stamp Sets

Stamp Sets: Arrows & Vintage Banners (available July 10th), Hearts, Washi Tape

Dies: Fancy Labels 2

Inspired by Stamping Arrows and Vintage Banners Stamp Set

Stamp Sets: Arrows & Vintage Banners (available July 10th)

Ribbon: Cream Crochet Lace

Flowers: IBS White Roses, White & Pink Medium Flower, Little Leaves

Paper: Kraft Cardstock, Doilies, Scrap Paper

Inspired by Stamping Arrows and Birthday Wishes Stamp Sets

Stamp Sets: Arrows (available July 10th), Birthday Wishes

Paper: White Card Stock, Scrap Paper

Ribbon: Vintage Crochet Trim, Yellow Satin Ribbon

Misc: Buttons

Inspired by Stamping Arrows and Everyday Tabs Stamp Sets

Stamp Sets: Arrows, Everyday Tabs (available July 10th), Little Phrases II

Paper: White and Kraft Card Stock

Ribbon: Sage Green Ribbon, Light Pink Seam Binding Ribbon

Flowers: Shabby Pink Flowers

Misc: Buttons

47 thoughts on “Introducing Octagons + Arrows…

  1. Liz O says:

    Two more fabulous sets Joanna! I am loving the geometric stamps and cover plates, gorgeous inspiration by you and your DT, thanks for sharing and for the chance to wn!

  2. Benzi says:

    Joanna, such fun cards with the octagons and arrows. I am especially fond of those arrows and there are so many ways to use them.

  3. Robyn Oliver says:

    OOh the new octagon stamps are so cool, really popular just now and WOW the cover plate is perfect – can see some great uses in my head and lots of ideas from you DT cards, thank you

  4. Pooja says:

    These cards are just gorgeous and as you have said the octagoan stamps are gr8 for making CAS cards.I loved the bgs created with stamps both arrow n octagon !

  5. Janis says:

    Amazing cards!! All of them are so lovely. I am crazy abt those patterned octagons!!!
    <3 J

  6. Vithya says:

    The octagons are soo trendy, and perfect for CAS, which I seem to be loving a lot lately. And thank you so much for a cover plate too 😀

  7. Denise Bryant says:

    Fabulous cards! Love the octagon designs and the die plate! Wow! And the arrows set looks fab too! Great new items!

  8. Michelle H says:

    Joanna – I am falling more in love with your stuff each time I see it! The stamps & dies are so great together and so many possibilities with them as well. I love such versitale sets!

  9. jaya says:

    OMG!! I’m in love with these gorgeous creations.. love this octagon stamp set…looking at the beautiful projects here is a treat to the eyes..i’m in love with the card making style of the design team members ^-^…:)

  10. lisascreativeniche says:

    LOVE the octagons and the matching plate, this is so fun!!! Beautiful cards today too! Thanks so much!

  11. Vicki says:

    Another beautiful eye candy day! I so need a silhouette machine!

    Spotty service. I will get links all caught up when I get home. Won’t let me do it from my iPad sorry

  12. Hussena says:

    Wao!…All the cards are just gorgeous Joanna!….I am so in LOVE with that octagon die that you designed…Its one of my favorite shapes till now !
    Thank you so much for a chance to win 🙂

  13. Phi says:

    Beautiful cards Joanna. Especially loved what you did with the octagon set. And that 4 layer bow is just stunning.

  14. Carol Lucas says:

    Wonderful, beautiful, gorgeous cards today, Joanna! I’m loving that octagon shape.

  15. kavitha vadhri says:

    gorgeous cards with awesome stamps. lovely inspirations. beautiful colorful octagons and arrows are perfect pointing towards sentiments. great ways.thanks for the chance.

  16. lisa808 says:

    Love the cutting plate you created to go along with the fun octagons. Your card with the stitching is my favorite.

    I just finished yesterday’s hop. Now on today’s fun.

  17. Cheryl Wright says:

    Oh my gosh, these are soooo gorgeous! I love the way you’ve given the vintage arrow a distressed look! Absolutely loving all these new stamps!

    • Joanna M. says:

      Hi Debra, thank you for your comment. I designed & created the octagon cutting die to match our new IBS Octagon stamp set. To answer your question, the brand would be Inspired by Stamping. 🙂 Joanna xx

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