Hello, Stampers! I have been taking some time off and have been itching to get back in my craft room! The time off was wonderful and revitalizing though and hope you will like my projects that I will be showing you.

Today is a new color inspiration challenge with Retro Rubber. Isn’t this photo beautiful? I want to be on that boat! LOL The challenge is to use the colors you see here and make a card, using your older stamps. We love reading about your stamp and why you picked it and how you acquired it in the first place, so please feel free to share with us!


Birthday Blossoms, Flower Shop, Sassy Salutations


I may have cheated just a little bit but not too much. The sentiment is from an old stamp set, Sassy Salutations, which I have loved but not used for a very long time. My daughter loves this stamp set! I also pulled out the Flower Shop stamp set and coordinating punch (gotta love that, right?) and inked it up with Rose Red, a color that is also overlooked. After inking up the flowers, I realized that I had just gotten the new stamp set, Birthday Blossoms, that would be perfect for this card. The flower and leaves were inked up and I fussy cut the leaves. Did you happen to notice the background? That is a new stencil that Stampin’ Up! came out with in the new catalog. I just daubered a little Pool Party over the stencil then cut it out with the Big Shot. Then the sentiment was punched with the Banner Triple Punch (an absolute “must have” on your list) and the last thing was to add just a few embellishments – Designer button with baker’s twine, Candy Dots and the new Metal Rimmed Pearls. I keep wanting to fill in that upper right corner with something but have resisted thus far. What do you think?? I also played with the inside of the card and thought you would enjoy seeing how pretty the new stamp set looks there as well.

Birthday Blossoms, Flower Shop, Sassy Salutations Inside


I hope you’ll stop by and check out the rest of the Design Team inspiration over at Retro Rubber Challenge Blog.  We would love for you to join us before the challenge closes on Friday, July 31st.

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