How many of us have items in the cupboard that we don't use?
A few years back (five or more maybe) my Mother-in-law brought a stamp set from one of the TV shopping channels, (QVC maybe!) She never used them and some while later she passed them onto me. This stamp set turned out to be a wooden box full of wood mounted stamps.
At the time I wasn't into card making and these stamps really lend themselves to cards (...I thought!) They were packed away in the top of a wardbrobe and came out once or twice a year when I organised an all day crop. Recently I went through the box and pulled out some that I thought I could use on cards. Then on Friday afternoon I had another look through this box and pulled out some more.
A few scraps of paper and this is the outcome.
I am definitely a less is more kinda girl and although they don't photograph well (that could be me!) they do all look lovely.
These are close up's of the stamps used.
Who'd have thought that I had a Rugby stamp hidden away in the wardbrobe for all these years. .
Many of you know that every Sunday morning, today was no exception, I stand at the sidelines watching my three play Rugby. Last week my son brought a rugby card for his friends birthday. I had to smile when I read the card and his reason for picking it....it said....
"Football is a game played by boys running around pretending to be hurt.
Rugby is a game played by boys running around pretending not to be hurt."
With this stamp I have no reason to buy another Rugby card again!
This stamp will stay out of the box, It may even make an appearance on future Rugby layouts.
Have a think and if you have anything hidden away....get it out,
you never know with fresh eyes you may see the potential.