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Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Making a Stamp Set Versatile

I am not a big fan of buying a stamp set that has one specific theme. I occasionally get sucked in by the cuteness of a themed stamp set but I try to work with it so it will allow me to use it for more than it was intended for.

I purchased the new Stampin' Up! "Happy Heart Day" set because I thought it was SO adorable. The set does have a "Thank You" that can be used with any other image from any stamp you want. The elephant, even though it has hearts on it, can be used for a friendship card. Masking off the "Happy Heart Day" on the mouse one you can use it for a lot of occasions including birthdays, Mother's Day and Get Well. So the only stamp in this set that I felt limited me was the one that actually said "Happy Valentine's Day." And that was the little tag one.

SO with that in mind I took Butterfly one and stamped my image on Very Vanilla card stock using black Staz On ink. I used my blender pen and a Ruby Red marker and colored it in. I colored the body of the butterfly in using the chocolate chip marker. I wanted a longer "thank you" on my card so I used the words from the "Artfully Asian" set.

I got the layout for this card from Kwernerdesign Blog. Scroll down to "tutorials" on the right and it's in that group about half way down. It's a very easy card layout. And not only is it easy, it's a quick card to make. And with that in mind I'd better quick make up about a dozen of them. I need to get them out in the mail by the end of the week!!!

I hope you all had a VERY wonderful Christmas.

Thanks SO much for stopping by,


Lorie said...

Super cute card! Love how you've made this set work for something other than Valentine's Day! I'm hoping to get this set too! :o)

Anonymous said...

This is a great card, love it!

Vivian Swain said...

Very nice card and I love the colors as they are very prtty together.

Vivian Swain

Melissa said...

Super cute Wanda!

Many Blessings,

Anonymous said...

Great card -love this layout. It is such a vesatile layout - I have sust the papers to use to make a few of these to have on hand. Love that butterfly!! You have inspired me to try it out today. TFS

kathleenh said...

This is adorable! I love how you used that butterfly stamp.