Today a few friends and I are hosting a mini blog hop, spotlighting two Papertrey stamp sets: Garden Variety and Year of Flowers Mini. Turns out we all had one or both of these sets, and they weren't seeing as much love as we expected when we bought them. Or, in my case, no love at all. So, we all agreed to pull these sets out, play around with them, and all post on the same day.
I started out how I normally start with a new or challenging stamp set. I find an expert and CASE!
My first card was inspired by this card by Maile Belles:
This next card was inspired by this card by Dawn McVey and is also my submission for this weeks CR84FN84 challenge to use Chartreuse, Gray and Lavender.
This card was inspired by this card by Erin Lincoln:
After CASE-ing three cards, I felt like I could fly solo, and created the following two cards. Lucky for me, my daughter was around, so she colored the flowers on these cards with Copics.
I'm eager to see what my friends have created with these sets. I must say that I was going to put them up for sale if I couldn't come up with any good ideas after really trying to use these sets. I am happy to report that I think I'll keep them. And, after I see what the others have created, I will probably have even more ideas about how to use these sets. Please hop on over to these blogs, and see what they have done with Year of Flowers Mini and Garden Variety. And, if you have either of these sets, and want to join in the fun, please do so. Just post a card, and let us know in the comments, so we can come visit you.
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