Woo hoo! I did it! I managed to use all of the stamps in the Lawn Fawn Simply Celebrate Winter stamp set with a Sparkle Blend from Doodles Paper Playground. I was excited to create this challenge for myself, and I am so thankful that many of you cheered me on and enjoyed the cards I created. If you missed any, you can check them out here: Card #1, Card #2, Card #3, Card #4, Card #5. The last stamp I had to use from this set was the presents. I saved them until the end because I knew they could work at any time of year because they’re perfect for any kind of present. Plus, January is happens to be my birthday month, so I thought it was perfect to feature it this month.
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I went through my Sparkle Blends to see what I haven’t worked with in a while, and I saw the pretty colors of the Flutter By Butterfly Blend and I knew that was the one. I love the vibrant pinks, Colombian Emerald green, and shades of purple. So I colored my presents according to the Blend, adding in yellow and turquoise.
I found a fun background from Doodlebug for the back of my shaker window, but I wasn’t sure what to do with the foreground. So I chose to use the Bitty Rays stencil from A Colorful Life Designs. I took some lavender cardstock and inked the stencil with Picked Raspberry Distress Oxide Ink. Since it’s got some opacity to it, I knew the pink would cover the purple nicely. I also added my sentiment from the Party Animal set from Lawn Fawn in Twilight VersaFine Clair ink. It’s my favorite color ink to use when I don’t want to use black.
I truly enjoyed this series. It was a no-stress, fun way to use an entire stamp set, as well as some of the gorgeous Sparkle Blends that haven’t been used much. I have the original Simply Celebrate set, so I may just do this again. Or perhaps, I may just use a different style of set entirely. What do you think? Is this type of personal challenge something you’d enjoy doing? I did sign up to do another challenge this month, which is the “Just Stash January,” from my friend Virginia. You can check out the original post HERE, or search the hastag #JustStashJanuary . The idea is that you only use stuff from your crafty stash…no buying new stuff except for adhesive. I think I can do that!
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