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Tuesday, May 04, 2010

Julia/Julie Stamp Set Challenge 1

Ok, I headed on over to my bookshelf that holds 3/4 of my stamp sets. I have a smaller one that holds the rest on and a shelf on the wall that now holds my clear mount stamps. They are all over the room!!!

SO I pick up the first stamp in the stack and it's the "Happy Winter" one. A retired set that I decided I would be selling. I went to the web store to enter in the information and I didn't know my password so I had it sent to me and I'm still waiting on that. I'll be talking to the webmaster tomorrow and get it straightened out so the set will be in the store. It's easier to sell it through the store because it figures out the postage by reading your mailing address. It's just SO slick (when I can get into it).

In the meantime I will share with you the card I made, which will be going with the stamp set in the mail!!!

I surprised myself on this one. I actually used every stamp in the set. That was not my intention when I started the card but I was glad I was able to do that.

The base of my card is made using Always Artichoke. Inside I added a piece of white card stock. On the front I have a piece of retired decorative paper from the "Summer Picnic" package. I still have a few pieces of that fun paper left. I'm sure I'll be finding other things to do with it. Hmmmm, maybe my next challenge should be to use the retired papers in all of my cards and get it used up! Do you ever use up all of your decorative papers??

I had stamped the tree on the bottom left of the card and that made the top so empty looking so I took the Snowflake punch and some white card stock and added a snowflake to that area. It's just what that space needed. I used a light blue rhinestone in the center of the snowflake. The card needed a little bling!

The set has some fun little snowflakes so I stamped them above and around the snowman. I also stamped them in the area inside the card that you see when the card is closed. If you click on the photo you will see that in more detail.

I colored in the scarf, buttons and added a bit of Bashful Blue to the words and that was pretty much it. It was actually a pretty quick card to make. This is a set I had used quite a bit when I got it and then other winter/snowmen sets have come along and I have ignored this one. As I was looking at the card this horrible thought came to mind. "Maybe I should just keep the set." I'm such a snowman lover. But it really is time to say goodbye to it. It it's posted in the web store now. There is no photo posted there yet but the description and other details are all set up. Here is the link to the web store. You can always get to it too by looking to the right of the blog in the side bar, it's the first item listed.

Tomorrow is the Sketch Challenge at SplitCoastStampers. I may use the next set on the shelf but I'm leaning towards one of the newer sets in the mini catalog for that. I do need to keep a variety or I could loose interest in the project!

Thank you SO much for visiting today,


mudmaven said...

Very cute. I love this little set. ~chris

Lisa Mala6 said...

Great card. Love snowman too.

Janine A said...

Awww thats cute!!!

PepPop said...

Now if that was me I would have made the card and then put the stamps back on my shelf. No wonder OH tells me we need to declutter all the time. :) Great card and love the idea of sending it with the stamps. Jaqui x