I am a true Strampin' Up! snob, in a good way. I love Stampin' Up! products and tend to stick with everything they offer because the ink matched the paper which matches the ribbon which matches the eyelets, brads, and markers.
I found myseld in a pickle when I wanted to make a card for a couple at our church who are expecting their first child and I didn't have anything from Stampin' Up! that met my need. You would think with all the stamp sets I have I could find something but I didn't so I reached for the only stamp I had. The only Stampin' Up! product on this card is the cardstock, designer paper, and ink/markers. and the new lace punch.
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