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Playing with old and new stamps

I love being an Independant Stampin’ Up! demonstrator and using all the various products I have accumulated over the years. Some may be retired but they never go out of style. I always enjoy seeing the wonderful new products each catalogue brings, but I use my retired stamps as well. Whether you are a beginner or an avid crafter, I invite you to become Independant Stampin’ Up! demonstrator so you can enjoy purchasing discounts while accumulating your own stash of Stampin’ Up! products.

How does that work?

During Sale-a-bration which begins August 3, 2021, I invite you to join my team by purchasing a starter kit. You CHOOSE whatever products you want, for a total value of $165.00 worth of products but you pay just $135. It gets even better though. Just for signing up, you can also choose any one of the Stamp and Die bundles from the list below for even more saving!

  • Arctic Bears Bundle – $64.75
  • Beauty of Tomorrow – $68.25
  • Christmas Season – $73.75
  • Christmas to Remember – $81.75
  • Frosted Gingerbread – $66.50
  • Gorgeous Leaves – $60.25
  • Nature’s Harvest – $72.75
  • Peaceful Cabin – $72.75
  • Peaceful Deer – $48.50
  • Penguin Place – $42.25
  • Sweet Little Stockings – $64.75
  • Whimsical Trees – $70.00

Did you know, as a demonstrator, all future purchases will save you 20% or more? By purchasing the Starter Kit, there is no obligation to purchase anything more, no requirement to sell or hold events/parties, and no penalty if you decide to stop. So mark your calendar and join my team during Sale-a-bration by clicking here. Then it will be time to shop and choose all those wonderful products!

So today I would like to share a few of those cards I’ve made recently with both old and new stamps

My husband recently asked me to make a couple of golf themed cards. The reason being, his buddies forgot to add him in, when booking a tee time (he was able to add himself later). Anyways, they give each other the gears all the time when golfing so he wanted two cards so he can add his own “dig” to the card before handing them out. It’s all in good fun and these cards will do the trick.

I used the retired Clubhouse Golf die set for the silhouettes and the coordinating DSP. I also used the Ornate Thanks Stamp set for the sentiment “So Grateful” inside and the front sentiment is from the new Arctic Bears Stamp set coming out in the new Mini Catalogue. They worked perfectly together.

These cute penguins are also from the new mini catalogue along with the Evergreen Forest embossing folder from the Annual Catalogue. It’s a simple card and I look forward to making other designs because they are just so darn cute!

Although you may not see the embossing in the picture, it makes a really nice background. I think next time I’ll have to sponge a little colour over the embossing to bring out the design a little bit more.

This is another example of using new and older stamps.

For this card I used the Arctic Bears stamp set from the new mini catalogue for the rugged shoreline. It just called for me to add the lighthouse from the Sailing Home stamp set in the Annual catalogue.

After all, lighthouses are there to warn sailers about rugged shorelines, right? A little sponging and masking and the card is complete.

Speaking of the Arctic Bears, how cute is this card?

I am loving these polar bears and decided not to add any colour with just a little highlighting to add some depth and seriously how cute is that little bear cub?

This set also includes many other stamps and dies and I cannot wait to make more cards using the more icy components.

If you don’t have a lot of crafting supplies, than card kits are the way to go. Each kit comes with everything you need to get started including artistically designed projects, step-by-step instructions, pre-cut pieces, and more. It’s a great way to build you stash! Choose the kit that’s right for you from an assortment of options designed for a variety of occasions and styles. New kits are added regularly but are only available while supplies last.

Below is an examples of a few card kits. As you can see, each kit is unique. If you want to see all the kits available and their details, please visit my online store by clicking here. There are both card kits and crafting kits to choose from and they change regularly so check back often as each kit will disappear when it is sold out.

I hope you have enjoyed this post and it inspires you to create! Whether you use card kits, crafting kits or your own personal stash, crafting is happy therapy and presenting someone with a card is the perfect way to bring a smile to someone’s face.

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Until next time, happy crafting!

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