I have challenged myself to take out a different stamp set each day this week and make new cards. I have several new sets I have not used yet, but I decided to go retro. I think getting the list from Stampin' Up! telling us what stamp sets would be retired from the line on May 31 made me realize how many sets I have that I have not used or seldom used.
I have to say thanks to the contributors at Splitcoast Stampers for providing some inspiration. I came up with the idea of searching under certain stamp sets on the Stampin' Up! gallery, to determine whether I would find enough inspiration to make the decision to buy a certain stamp set or not. I had a particular set in mind, and after looking at the cards that were posted, I determined that it did not have as much versatility or appeal for me to buy it. That's where I also got the idea to search my old stamp sets for card ideas. I found lots of inspiration for the stamp sets I have, and was truly inspired to create. I did not actually CASE any cards in particular, but took inspiration from several to create my own.
I had several ideas in mind as to what I wanted to make this week, like card sets for the craft sale we have coming up in a couple weeks. I have alot of individual cards made, but would like to make some sets. So, I worked with an old set called Party Hearty. I like that this set makes cards that could go either to a child or adult. I had alot of fun making these cards, but spend much too much time trying to match colors to the paper I planned to use. I just have to let go when things don't match perfect, and just look for complimentary colors. I do like the way these turned out, and hope you do, too.