Sunday, 12 May 2019

#CTC228 Favourite Retiring Stamp Set

The Crew have a few options this week when they CASE their favourite retiring stamp set.

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Yes, I have many to choose from, but in the end picked one that has had a lot of love and you'll find it on page 138 of the annual catalogue:

I decided to push the boat out a little more and take on the Stampin' Up! demonstrators May #simplestamping Challenge. 
Criteria:     Theme - Anything
                  Supplies - Stamp, Ink, Paper
                  Twist - Feature your favourite retiring stamp set
#simplestamping does not come easily to me, I seem to always add just a little more, but not this time!!

I've chosen another retiring Stamp set - Wood Words for the foliage stamp which is so tiny and detailed. I've used Crushed Curry ink and stamped in the middle of a piece of Whisper White cardstock. I've then used Black Memento ink with the fabulous bee image and greeting from Dragonfly Dreams. I've matted that piece with Crushed Curry cardstock and added Stampin' Dimensionals to attach to my base. It was #seriouslysimple!! 

I felt like I was cheating a bit when I was done, even though I'd left this to the last minute! So I made another using just the Dragonfly Dreams stamp set:

Thanks for stopping by, and I hope you'll be inspired to join the challenge this week. Make your card and post to our Facebook page using the link over to the right.  Before that - please pop over and visit the fabulous Bec and her lovely project using another of my favourites:


  1. I also struggle with simple stamping but your card is stunning yet simple!!

  2. Love the simplicity. The combination of the bee and flowers is just gorgeous. Great cards Sandra!

    1. Thanks Julia, love my bees and can't work out why I procrastinated for so long! x

  3. Thanks Bec, can't believe how long I struggled with what to do! Soon as I picked one, it came to me!!

  4. You've rocked the #simplestamping challenge, Sandra!

  5. Simple but so beautiful! Love it

  6. #simplygorgeous I think we all struggle with #simplestamping but you've nailed it Sandra.