Shana Gaff
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Saturday, May 25, 2013

Just Believe

I am so sad to see this set retire. It has been one of my favorite flower sets and I absolutely love it. The challenge at SUO Challenges is to use your favorite retiring stamp set, so this was a perfect chance for me to use it one last time.  I also used the challenges at Create with Connie and Mary and The Play Date Cafe.
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I used these same colors with this same stamp set recently, but I don't care. They work perfect with it!  They are so bright and cheery and make me happy looking at them. And who says you can't do repeats anyway? ;) There are no rules when it comes to crafting! Well, unless you are doing a challenge I guess but that is not a rule on any of these challenges, or any challenges I have seen for that matter. lol

I decided to also use my favorite retiring embossing folder, Lacy Brocade. I still can't believe they are retiring this one. I have always wished it was a vertical folder though because I do a lot more vertical cards than horizontal cards and it is not symmetrical this way, which bugs me a bit. :) Looking at this stamp set now, I just realized that these are pretty much the only two images I ever use out of the set!  I hate it when I do that. I need to be more conscious of that and start using all of the images in my set so I feel like I am really getting my money's worth!

Stamp Set: Just Believe
Cardstock: Daffodil Delight, Midnight Muse, Vellum, Whisper White
Ink: Daffodil Delight, Gumball Green, Midnight Muse
Tools: Lacy Brocade Embossing Folder
Accessories: Daffodil Delight Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon, Floral District DSP


  1. This is really pretty! I do love these colors together! And I love how you used the vellum! So clever! Thanks for playing the challenge at Create with Connie and Mary!

  2. Love the colors that you chose to highlight this retiring set (one of my favorites as well)! The vellum is perfect for the sentiment and I will miss having the Lacy Brocade EF in our current catalog...Thanks for sharing with us at SUO Challenges!

  3. Beautiful. The vellum overlay softens the bright colors just enough. And I am in agreement on the horizontal design of the embossing folder. So glad you joined us this week at Create with Connie and Mary.

  4. So gorgeous! I love your use of the sentiment on vellum over the lovely flowers. Beautiful color scheme! I'm with you on the Lacy Brocade folder too!! Thanks for joining us this week for the sketch challenge at Create with Connie and Mary!

  5. What a sweet card! I love your flowers and the vellum overlay, makes for a very classy card.

  6. So sweet and classy! I love the vellum layer.

  7. Ooooooo...I love how you used the vellum on this...soooo wonderful! And your colors are just delightful! Thanks for playing along this week in the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge!

  8. Very pretty use of the vellum over the gorgeous background! Thanks for playing along with the sketch challenge this week on Create with Connie and Mary!

  9. So clever how you used the vellum as a layer. Love the way the stamped images peek through. Thanks for joining us this week at CCMC!

  10. Such pretty layering. Thanks for hanging out at The Play Date Cafe this week, good luck! :)

  11. Very pretty card-lovely colour combination and a great take on the sketch :)
    Thank you for visiting my little blog-and for taking the time to leave a comment,i really appreciate it :)
    Best wishes,Nessa xx

  12. Such a lovely card! The way you've added the sentiment to the vellum gives it such a delicate look. Love how it overlaps the flowers. So glad you could join us in the Play Date Cafe!