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veryvintagehostsetstampinupcandyrattrayHave you noticed Very Vintage host stamp set in the Stampin' Up! annual catalog?  I love it!  Here are 2 cards I made on Facebook Live at facebook.com/sweetstamper.  I made the striped one for my sister-in-law's birthday, and the checked one uses identical supplies except for the different pattern of paper and the bow.

Host stamp sets aka Stampin' Rewards are only available when placing a minimum $150 order.  That can be your own purchase or a group of friends ordering together.  That $150 order generates $15 in Stampin' Rewards aka free money to spend on Stampin' Up! products!  While you can use your free money on anything at all, I like to use it on the host only stamp sets.  Very Vintage is only $13.50.  That is an amazing bargain as it's a $27 value.

I have the pdf tutorial for you here.  This is actually a quick and easy card made special with sponging and a really gorgeous stamp set! I'll point out just a few things about my cards:

  • Champagne Foil Sheet is my go-to for really elegant shine.  It's softer than Silver Foil Sheet and not yellowy like Gold Foil Sheet.  I think it's pretty perfect!
  • I opted for Basic Gray vs Black for both my ink and cardstock.  Gray is softer and more in keeping with the effect obtained through sponging.
  • My focal piece is not centered.  Placement is a key element in design, and center is not always best.  Play with placement when you are working on your own cards, particularly when you are the very end of designing.  Sometimes doing something a little different than your original plan is the perfect finishing touch!

All Stampin' Up! supplies are listed and linked below for your convenience.  Be sure to go to facebook.com/sweetstamper and like my page so you can see my weekly Tuesday's @ 2 Facebook Lives for weekly card ideas.