A Stamp Off New Year

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It is hard to believe it is Friday again so soon.  I am not sure where all the time goes but it sure flies!  Friday is always my favorite day of the week because it is when Buffy, Jackie and I do our Stamp Off Challenges.

This week Buffy gave us a New Year’s theme challenge.


I actually had a hard time with this one.  I don’t really have any stamp sets that say Happy New Year but then I remembered that you can use other sayings to celebrate the holiday.

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The “happy” came from a set of Thinlits called Hello You and the numbers are a must have set of Framelits called Large Numbers.  Everyone needs that set because it can be used for so many occasions (graduations, anniversaries, birthdays, etc.).  The “let’s celebrate” and the banner are a stamp from a set that will be in the 2017 Occasions Catalog called Balloon Adventures.  It is such a fun set.  Of course, you have to have some sparkle on New Years so I used the Blushing Bride Glimmer Paper.

Now let’s go check out what Buffy and Jackie did with this challenge.  I am sure their creations will be awesome, as usual!

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Marquee Messages Part II

Yesterday I showed you a couple of cards made with the new stamp set called Marquee Messages.  It was the set everyone got at the Stampin’ Up! convention called OnStage.  Here are a couple of more cards made with the same set.

This first card also uses a stamp set called Number Of Years.

Marquee Messages, Number Of Years

I made the background of this second card using a Watercolor Effect.  I first sprayed some Watercolor Paper lightly with water and then stamped some flowers.  The water made the colors spread around and soften.

Marquee Messages

Now you can see how one stamp set can be used to make a variety of cards.

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Marquee Messages

Marquee Messages

This is one of the card we made at our monthly stamp club.  Marquee Messages is a stamp set from the new 2016/2017 Annual Catalog.  It is also the stamp set that all Demos received at OnStage in Salt Lake City.  When we were there, the staff of Stampin’ Up! showed us a card similar to this one.  This is why you see this card in different colors all over the internet.  I think this is a very cute card and apparently every other demo did too!

I decided to use it on other cards to show everyone that this stamp set can be used in other ways other than the one above.  Here is another card I made using this set.

Marquee Messages

Now you can see how one stamp set can be used to make two totally different cards.  Tomorrow I will show you a couple of more cards made with this set so you can see how versatile it is.  The background lines were made with another new stamp set called Thoughtful Banners.

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