Tuesday, January 31, 2023

SOS489: Love is in the Air

It's two weeks before Valentine's Day, so you will likely not be shocked to find that this fortnight's challenge at Shopping Our Stash is to make something with a looooooooove theme; whether that be a Valentine, Galentine, Wedding or Anniversary card. Mine looks a bit like this: 

I love (and collect!) vintage typewriters, so when I saw this Penny Black "Just My Type" mini set at Paper Anthology a couple of years ago, OF COURSE I had to have it. Slightly more puzzling (and embarrassing, lol) is the fact that it is only just seeing ink NOW. But that's what's great about SOS challenges, they're specifically designed to make us look through our older stash items and actually USE them! I've paired the stamps with a bunch of XOXO's diecut with Tim Holtz/Sizzix Typo Lowercase Die from a scrap of pink and red gel print set on top of a piece of text paper from one of my somewhat-falling-apart vintage typewriter books. The background is another gel print (I'm totally inspired by the way Stephanie uses her gellies!) and the heart was pre-die-cut from a piece of ancient patterned paper which just happened to match pretty well. 

There's a whole lotta love awaiting you at Shopping Our Stash, in the form of beautifully inspiring cards from the design team. I hope you'll go have a look, then start planning what you'll link up with us this fortnight.


  1. So glad you remembered this cute typewriter set and dug it out!! Way to go shopping your stash!! Your card has so many great elements and offers great inspiration to those who decide to play along with our new "love is in the air" challenge over at Shopping Our Stash!! #SOS489

  2. I too am in AWE of how Stephanie's makes and uses her gelli prints, and yours are just as beautiful as is your card. Fabulously designed. Love it.

  3. Thanks for crediting me with use more gel prints in your designs ... I have been on a *kick* lately ... mostly because I'm running out of storage for my gel prints, so I need to use them to make room to create more. Love this card so much.

  4. A fantastic collection of prints and patterns showing how to use these creations.


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