Thursday, April 19, 2012

Party Hearty Card Making

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.

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