Fancy Friday-Flashback

 Hello, and happy FANCY FRIDAY!!! This month we are doing a flashback. . .

The challenge this month is to use one of our favorite sets from the past in conjunction with new and current Stampin' Up! Products to create something all new. Hmmmm. . . this was very challenging for me because I have TONS of retired sets that I absolutely love and picking just one was very difficult! But, I finally found a way to make the decision easy. . .


Yup. I have a free giveaway! I apparently loved this set so much that somehow I ended up with two of them! So, I have one in my retired collection, as well as an unused, unmounted set to giveaway! How can you win this gorgeous set? Simply leave a comment and let me know your favorite retired Stampin' Up! stamp set. Then, be sure to check back next Fancy Friday (the last Friday of each month) to see if you are the winner! Yup, it's that easy! And, if you want to participate in this month's Fancy Friday challenge, leave me a link to your blog post featuring your creation and I will put in 5 extra chances for you to win!

I LOVE the new blendabilities, and thought this image presented a perfect opportunity to use them! Because these are alcohol based markers, it made blending the lightest of the Soft Sky and the lightest of the Rich Razzleberry (though I am thinking perhaps I should have used the Wisteria Wonder) super easy to create the look of a hydrangea. Check out this card:


Not a fan of all the junk and layers? Like a more trendy, modern, clean and simple card? Don't write this set of just yet! Use some bright colors paired with black and white space and you change the look of  the set completely! For this super quick note card, I simply stamped the splatter image from the Gorgeous Grunge set in three different colors, and then stamped to flower over them in black. Easy peasy!

Wanna see more cards created with this set? Be sure to check out this post and this post for cards from the past!

That's it for me folks! Now, let's head In The Cat Cave and see what Cathy's fav set is, shall we?!

Supplies used for Thank You card: Because I Care stamp set (retired); Memento Tuxedo Black ink pad; Rich Razzleberry ink refill; Soft Sky and Rich Razzleberry blendabilities; Blackberry Bliss, Rich Razzleberry, Naturals Ivory, Whisper White, Soft Sky, and White Vellum cardstock; Typeset DSP; cardboard; Aqua Painter; Spiral Border Edge punch; Honeycomb embossing folder; File Tab Edgelits; Linen Thread; White Jute Ribbon; white craft paint; needle and thread.

Supplies used for Because I Care card: Because I Care (retired) and Gorgeous Grunge stamp sets; Melon Mambo, Pumpkin Pie, Pear Pizzazz and Memento Tuxedo Black ink pads; Basic Black, Whisper White, and Melon Mambo cardstock; Gold Glimmer Paper; Stacked With Love washi;Metallic Gold Baker's Twine; stapler.


  1. I loved Daring Adventures and Extreme Elements.... liked the worn/antique look.

  2. These cards are both gorgeous and speak straight to my heart. I love everything you make! Every time I look at one of your creations it makes me want to run to my craft room and create.

  3. I really like the Voila stamp set, but this one is right up there of the ones I wish I had grabbed.

  4. Natural Beauty, I have done lots of different scrapbook pages with this set!

  5. Wow...that is a gorgeous retired set. My FAVE retired set right now is Toucan of Love as I am in the valentines mode!

  6. I don't have that many retired sets, but I have one that is a large circle background stamp.

  7. My favorite SU stamp that is retired is Medallion. I don't have it though ;(

  8. Oh my goodness talk about showing the versatility of a stamp. I love both cards though completely different. A favorite retired stamp set I wish that I had snagged was off the grid. So glad when my mailbox starts filling up with Fancy Friday post. You are all awesome.

  9. My all time go to for that 'what can I do for this occasion', is Sketch It. This is a set from way back when, but can be adapted to so many different occasions and I've used it on album pages. Thanks for bring back the oldies. Love both of your cards today and will going to the table with these ideas.

  10. Wow, your card is gorgeous. My favorite set is Kimono Kids, it was my first set that I ever purchased too.

  11. Love love love these cards - especially the gorgeous grunge one!! My favorite retired one that I still use a tot is friendly phrases. Love the sayings and the font. Hated to see that one retire. My favorite masculine set is need for speed and I used it last Friday to make a card - funny timing ;) here's the link: http://hollyshobbs.blogspot.com/2015/01/sweet-sixteen.html

    1. Thanks for sharing your link Holly! Your card is AMAZING! I agree, they should have kept Need for Speed! It was such a great set for guy cards!

  12. my fav stap is the Medaillon stamp!