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Throwback Thursday – Nativity Christmas Punch Cards

Punch cards have been a customer favorite for many years.  For Throwback Thursday, I had to revisit an old version from a stamp camp in 2011.

Baby Jesus lying in his manger…complete with some hay.

This year, I created a companion piece for the nativity…the Three Wise Men.

I love our glimmer and foil papers – they were perfect for the crowns.  The phrase comes from the Star of Light stamp set.  My customers loved this card, and it was a big hit as a swap at the Madison OnStage event last weekend.

Doesn’t this card beg for you to start singing Christmas carols…We three kings of Orient are…

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Throwback Thursday – Classic Pick-Up Trucks

I live in a house full of men.  Yeah, sounds great, but sometimes not so much.  But I love them, even down to their grease monkey ways.

When Stampin’ Up! has a car-themed stamp set, I am usually ordering it right away.

Classic Pick-Ups is a stamp set from the early 2000s, and I still have it.  When my boys were younger and wanted to make me really happy, they would create birthday cards for their dad and other brothers with this set.  Here is an example of one of our creations:

Now Guy Greetings has a great classic car in the set.  Some stampers have a tough time with this stamp set as there are some images that are not easy to work a card around.  Try using the stamp set with a collage format, and you will love it.

However, I kind of stuck to the same type of image – the Model T.  Of course now we have my all-time favorite tool, the Big Shot.  Lots of Labels framelit set and silver paper help this card pop more this time around.


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Throwback Thursday – National Pink Day Warhol Technique

Did you know that June 23rd is National Pink Day?  I know in our Stampin’ Up! world, “pink” sounds boring – but Melon Mambo gets me excited to stamp!  I made this meme a while back – still true!

Pink is Boring

Pink is Boring

Today’s throwback is to a stamp set called Touch of Nature and the Warhol Technique.  I created this card in 2007.

I did a little update today and used more pink to celebrate National Pink Day!

Hard to see in the photo, but on the Pink Pirouette panel, I colored the flower in with Wink of Stella.  The stamp set is Perfectly Wrapped – the phrases in this stamp set are fun to use!

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Throwback Thursday – Strawberry Fields Forever

My sister asked on Facebook this week to go strawberry picking.  Believe it or not, I have never done it.  During the summer, we try to do little jaunts because we are both so busy during the school year.  So we are planning to go next week.

In the back of my mind, I remembered the Tart N Tangy stamp set which included a strawberry.  I knew I had some samples of this long-retired stamp set which would be perfect Throwback Thursday.

Here is a sample from 2008:


Yeah.  That’s about right.  Loving that Green Galore and Real Red.  Still miss those brads.  Notice I didn’t even put a watermark on this one.  No threat on internet stealing of this idea, right? Ok, enough looking back. We have a brand-new catalog with fabulous new stamp sets and accessories to gush over.

Here is my updated card using the new Fresh Fruit stamp set and coordinating designer series paper.

Colors used were Pear Pizzazz and Watermelon Wonder with Whisper White.  I did use Wink of Stella on the strawberries, scored the bottom of the Pear Pizzazz piece, and added two sizes of pearls.  Fresh Fruit is a two-step stamp set and is made of photopolymer so two-toned stamping is easier than using markers and huffing on the stamp like the older card.

Which one do you prefer?  Thanks for looking back with me!  Can’t wait to go strawberry picking next week!

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