Saturday, July 22, 2017

One Little Stamp Set

I was thrilled to see the re-release of Close To My Heart's Word Puzzle stamp sets.
Let me tell 'ya a quick story .... {I'm not good at quick storytelling but I'll try!}

The December Word Puzzle was one of the first stamps sets I ever purchased.
At the time I hadn't even so much as inked anything ... ever! My purchase was prompted by:

  • A desire to expand and improve my papercrafting skills.
  • An online episode of Art & Soul with none other than Jeanette Lynton herself demonstrating how to make lovely Christmas cards using the December Word Puzzle.
  • A wonderful CTMH consultant and teacher by the name of Brenda Rose whom I had met earlier in the year at a craft vendor event in St Paul, MN 

All I had to do was call Brenda, order the supplies I needed to recreate the cards I saw Jeanette make. Before I knew it, there I was in my basement {cellar dweller that I was} inking, stamping, and making my first ever cards! 

Over the course of the next year, I purchased Word Puzzles until I had all twelve. I have them to this day and they are used often for both cards and scrapbook pages. 

Just a little side note ... these Word Puzzle sets sold for $26.00 each back in the day! That was a lot of $$ for me to spend at the time but I was right in thinking they were worth it!

So that's my story about how one little stamp set, one acrylic block (it was 2x2), three ink pads (Cranberry was one of them), one paper pack (Everlasting), and some Colonial White cardstock opened up a whole new paper-love adventure for me!

Here's a simple card I made using the very same little trees that Jeanette showed me how to stamp all those years ago:

Heat Emboss those little trees, stars, and sentiment so they pop right off the paper!
{just one of the many tricks I've learned since that first Christmas card!}


Brenda and I became quick friends after meeting up all those years ago. I joined her Rose Blossom Team six years ago and we've enjoyed crafting, planning, traveling, chatting over a Starbucks, and solving world problems into the wee hours of the night! It's the little things that make all the difference.

FYI ...
The Word Puzzle Stamps are only available until July 31st
Sold individually for $17.95 each ... buy two, get one FREE!
Buy the entire set of 12 for $143.60!


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  2. Oh, how I love this post! Thanks for sharing your story, and for that darling embossed card!


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