Tightwad Tuesday: Featuring the set “Introducing”

Hello my friends… and welcome once again to Tightwad Tuesday where Stamps and wheels under $20 are featured for your enjoyment.   And added to that read on down to the bottom and you’ll find an informal contest with a card as the prize.

For a full listing of frugally priced under $20 stamps and wheels check out my right hand sidebar for  lists from the main catalog and the Holiday mini that you can view and print or download to your very own computer for future reference.

Todays featured set is Introducing.   This set is a reasonably priced set of stamps for creating Invitations and more.  Also available as a My Digital Studio Download file for use with MDS and other graphics based software like Photoshop, Microsoft Word and Microsoft Publisher.

For close ups of the samples I borrowed from SU sources click on the picture.  The one on the right is from New Zealand so disregard the page number reference.

Introducing Sample - Stampin Success     Introducing Sample from NZ spring catalog

 

Introducing stamp set

Introducing ( #114443, $15.95, pg. 146)        Set of 4 stamps.

Make introductions and invitations with these images, which are versatile enough to use for baby announcements, weddings, birthdays, and more.

MDS version # 118839, Under $2.20       *These and many other images are available as part of the standard install of the My Digital Studio software. If you already have the software, you already have these images.

This set was just a bit tricky to research as all Google searches returned everything but the stamp set itself (after all SU and bloggers alike do a lot of “introducing”).   Good news is that this set is frugally priced so you can create your own samples and projects…and…also included in the new MDS or available as a separate download so you can do dual duty with or without stamps and still be under $20 with both combined.    While SU has and has had many similar sets for creating invitations few are so reasonably priced and yet cover a wide range of possibilities.  Save the Date cards are increasingly popular in our busy lives and Introducing….has lots of possibilities from new kids, new kittens, new spouses as well as activities and more  for cards and scrapbooks, tags and even posters or flyers.  And of course You’re Invited is the heart of the set.   Think of all the many things besides invitations you can use this for…..

You’re Invited….to clean up your room (note for a teenage son perhaps) or on a more positive note….You’re Invited to a driving lesson!

You’re Invited….to join me for some fun and frolic after the kids are asleep (perfect for letting your hubby know you are in the mood :D)

You’re Invited….to acknowledge Jesus as Savior and King (perfect for holiday card or other appropriate moments)

You’re Invited….(fill in the blank)  

Tip: If you are in need of a journaling block of lines you can ink up just the dots on the invitation block by themselves to create a series of lines to keep your writing straight.

Tip: I recently used some acetate and the various Movers and Shapers dies SU sells to create a set of stencils.  It occurred to me that several of the shapes (star, heart, bird, etc) would make a perfect stenciled shadow piece underneath the Save the Date or You’re Invited from today’s featured set.  Using a stamping sponge or sponge dauber and a light touch you can create a unique  shape  image to stamp over.  Depending on the shape you use you could highlight the theme of the invite – Wedding/Engagement (heart), Baptism (bird), Birthday (star), etc.

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Links:

SCS Gallery:  http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/showgallery.php?cat=16136

http://www.ilovepapercrafts.com/my_weblog/2009/09/introducing-build-a-bearbaby-boy-birth-announcement-.html

http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1252645?&cat=16136 &

http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1252644?&cat=16136

http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1307639?&cat=16136 & http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1307638?&cat=16136

http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1465021?&cat=16136

http://creativecucina.com/?p=820 – ribbon weaving and an invitation

http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1369316?&cat=16136

http://courtneysstampingcorner.typepad.com/courtneys_corner/2009/05/hello-all.html

http://jill031070.blogspot.com/2009/09/another-party-invite.html

http://jill031070.blogspot.com/2009/09/blog-tour-day-4-get-your-party-started.html – Halloween invite

http://jill031070.blogspot.com/2009/08/off-and-running-and-invite.html

http://jill031070.blogspot.com/2009/04/big-shot-baby-carriage.html – Big Shot Baby Carriage invite

http://jill031070.blogspot.com/2009/03/its-zoo-out-there.html – childs birthday party

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Don’t forget to tune in Friday for another Frugal installment featuring some stamps I think you will find a surprise (surprised me too since I forgot to put them on the list :D).   Just to make it interesting the first person to leave a comment with their correct guess as to what the featured stamp(s) will be will receive a copy of my Cardinal Christmas Card from the recent SAS featured  here).

Until then Happy stamping, hug the ones you love and please, please pray that my scanner can be resurrected – I have so many finished projects to share with you and my scanner refuses to turn on!  Unfortunately a new one isn’t in the budget so I’m praying God will resurrect whatever connection isn’t working so I can continue to use the current one.  I know it sounds optimistic but if you don’t ask you don’t see miracles right??

funny-pictures-cats-play-rock-paper-scissors

What my cats have been doing under my stamp table lately (though these cute critters are actor/stand-ins since the pit under my table is too dark for pictures).

Hugs and Blessings – Jean

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