There is a wonderful challenge at SUO Challenges to use your favourite retired Stampin Up set. You should go and check out all the wonderful cards there and see which sets people miss.
My favourite is definitely Wild About You.
I also saw a colour challenge at ColourQ and knew I had to combine the two challenges and make a card with my favourite old set.
You know these are actually cookies? Aren’t they gorgeous!
It is a wonderful colour combination, I used Tempting Turquoise instead as I don’t have Cool Caribbean.
Stamps : Wild about you
Card : white, black, turquoise, daffodil delight, pumpkin,
Ink : pumpkin pie
Other : button (retired), pumpkin ribbon, turquoise ribbon (ret.), big shot, circle punches, timeless type junior alpha, square lattice
As well as loving this set because you can make a great card for anyone with it, it makes me smile every time I look at these stamps.
I started as a Stampin’ Up demo in August 2008. I got a few stamps with my kit but I wanted more of course. So I asked my sisters if they would buy me some things from the catalogue for my birthday in September. I wrote them a little wish list of different ones I really needed to have and one of my sisters bought me this one. So when I got it I was very excited but was good and put it on my stamp shelf, unmounted, to be saved and not used till my actual birthday.
Well my birthday arrived and my husband and daughters gave me a birthday card they made with this set! They had put so much time and love into it, it was sweet. I then remembered though that I hadn’t even mounted it! And this was back when the stamps weren’t cut for you already!
This is how it looks now:
The way he had mounted it was by cutting the rubber into rectangles the size of the blocks, stamped them onto the wood with choc chip and then stuck the rectangle of rubber onto the block.
When I laughed he just said “well that’s how you do it isn’t it?”
I had to pull all the rubber off the block and try to cut it when it was very sticky. Put it back on the block and hope it still stuck and then put the stickers over his stamped images.
There’s no way I’ll ever part with this set. (And probably no one would want it looking the way it does anyway!)