Hello, Stampers! I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend! I hope you had a chance to see all of the wonderful cards from the last challenge and congratulations to the Fab Five! It’s now time for a stamper’s favorite challenge – Anything Goes!! All we require is that at least one of your stamps be over a year old – and please note that they do not have to be “retired” stamps. Any stamp, either current or retired, is eligible for our super fun challenge so they can see some love (and ink) once again! Take my card as an example, The background stamp, Sunflower, came out with the 2011 Annual Catalog and retired in 2014. The sentiment came from So You, a stamp from the 2015 Occasions catalog, and the little flowers in Grateful Bunch are from this year’s Occasions catalog and still available to purchase till May 31.
This card started when my daughter asked me to help her make another banner for her college apartment. It’s finally time to take down “Let It Snow”! LOL She loves sunflowers and I remembered this background stamp. It’s one of those stamps that I “just had to have” but never found an occasion to use it. In the end, it was too big for her needs but there it was – just looking at me, begging for ink and paper! I am not too experienced with background stamps so you will have to be kind with your comments. I hate covering them up! I tried finding smaller flowers that would go with them and finally settled on the ones in Grateful Bunch. It sure helped that the three smaller ones have a coordinating punch! The sentiment is from a Project Life stamp set and this card proves that you can use them for more than memory-keeping.
It’s All in the Details
- Stamp Sets: Grateful Bunch (OC), Sunflower, So You
- Paper: Botanical Garden DSP (OC), Hello Honey, Soft Suede, Very Vanilla
- Ink: Soft Suede
- Tools: Balloon Bouquet Punch (OC), Washi Punch
- Finishing Touch: Hello Honey Quilted Cotton Ribbon, Neutral Designer Buttons, Linen Thread, Neutral Candy Dots
Please stop by and check out the rest of the Design Team inspiration over at Retro Rubber Challenge Blog then get your much loved older stamps out and play along! Do you remember when you got them? Please tell us because we love hearing your stampin’ memories! Please join us before the challenge closes on Friday, April 8th.
So, I hope you liked my card today! If you did, please take a minute and leave me a comment! I love hearing from you! Ready to shop? I offer prompt customer service when you shop with me. AND you can earn FREE stamps with my Secret Stamper Rewards Program. Learn more HERE. And don’t forget to look at the new Weekly Deals! Looking for any retired stamps or Stampin’ Up! Stamps or products. Go HERE to see what I have available! If you don’t see what you are looking for, just email me and I will check if I have it or will try to find someone who is willing to sell to you.
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