Frugal Friday: Frugal stamp sets for Spring and beyond

Public Service Reminder:

Day Light Saving Time is here ~  Set your  clock’s AHEAD 1 Hour  Saturday night ( March 13, 2010)  before you  go to bed … that’s assuming you live in a state that observes daylight savings time of course – LoL!

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Hi All,

Frugal Friday has morphed into Savings Saturday for most of you though actually here in Oregon its still Friday as I post this late but here on Friday none-the-less…. but other than that the routine is still the same – lol!  Lots of links to inspiring examples for every level of stamper and of course all sets featured in the Under $20 category as usual.  For a complete listing of stamps and wheels Under $20 check my sidebar or SCRIBD document file.  There are separate lists for the IBC and the Occasions mini. 

Abbreviations:  W = wood    CL  = Clear Mount

For a close up view of pictures click on the image.

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Upsy Daisy – #111710, $18.95, pg.95 IBC

Various versions also available in vinyl wall décor as Décor Elements – #117566 (one of many)

With multiple texts and images that can be dressed up or dressed down this is one versatile stamp set.  And add to that basically gender neutral.   Depending on the color combo’s and embellishments you use this set works for guys and gals equally well.    So many different techniques possible from  embossing to brayering to bleaching as well as all the usual.   Add a few butterflies or birds from other sets and you have nature at its best. 

Somehow I always tend to see this set used as a sunrise card and expect to see the dew dripping off the flowers as they reach for the sun with a kitty creeping along through the stems.  

Links:

SCS Gallery: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/showgallery.php?cat=14638

Stampin’ Addicts Gallery: http://www.stampinaddicts.com/gallery/showgallery.php?cat=862

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http://stampingtoshare.blogspot.com/2010/02/34-sweet-sixteen-celebrations.html

http://clairedaly.typepad.com/sisterhood_of_the_travell/2009/06/inspired-by-nature-and-upsy-daisy-.html

http://vanessawebb.net/blog/?p=839

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1LCcnwPVgIE – embossed Upsy Daisy video

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mSs7E2hkHSg&feature=related – Upsy Daisy Décor element video

http://www.stampthat.com/blog/stampin-up-card-class-with-upsy-daisy/

http://www.marelletaylor.com/2009/04/upsy-daisy.html

http://kareninks.com/blog/?cat=24

http://www.kreativejewels.com/my_weblog/2009/07/upsy-daisy.html

http://www.papertreelane.com/?tag=upsy-daisy-stamp-set

http://www.scrapnextras.com/scrapnextras/2009/02/upsy-daisy-weekend-sketch-set.html

http://www.ruthstamps.com/?p=1321

http://www.stampingwithmary.com/seaside_inkspirations/upsy-daisy/

http://www.stampinpretty.com/2008/08/stampin-up-sy-daisy.html

http://funstampin.blogspot.com/2010/03/bermuda-bay-upsy-daisy.html

http://clairedaly.typepad.com/sisterhood_of_the_travell/2010/02/upsy-daisy-and-dazzling-diamonds-and-the-winner-of-the-punch-.html

http://www.createwithpaper.com/createwithpaper/2009/07/upsy-daisy-birthday-in-a-class.html

http://www.paperscissorsinc.com/2009/12/9-days-left-upsy-daisy-tile-wall.html

http://ustamp4fun.com/upsy-daisy-embossed-card/

http://www.handstampedbyheather.com/2009/07/kids-craft-program-upsy-daisy-journal.html

http://danniesdesigns.typepad.com/my_weblog/2010/03/viva-la-verve-birthday.html

http://stampinwithstacey.blogspot.com/2010/03/curtain-call-color-challenge-act-20.html

http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1639783?&cat=14638

http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1637879?&cat=14638

http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1637879?&cat=14638

http://trinitydesignstudio.blogspot.com/2010/03/stamping-411-saturday-sketch-challenge_12.html

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Razzle Dazzle – #116714, $18.95, pg.94 IBC

Also available as a Digital download brush set – #118841, $3.95, online store purchase only

Designed to coordinate perfectly with our Razzleberry Lemonade Designer Series paper, this set opens up even more creative options. Whether you’re creating a card, page, gift, or favor, you can add an accent in just the right spot and in just the right color with this versatile set.

Set Quantity: 5

You may also notice that this set bears a strong resemblance to the Folk Flowers Décor stencils on pg.18 of the Occasions mini.   Another set that lends itself to multicoloring with the direct to stamp technique using markers on the rubber.  You also have the option to dissect the block stamp into its individual strips or leave them whole and color only the strips you want.  You can also stamp the block on the paper then cut the strips for individual use.  All the creative decisions are yours!

Links:

SCS Gallery: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/showgallery.php?cat=17301

Stampin’ Addicts Gallery: http://www.stampinaddicts.com/gallery/showgallery.php?cat=3113

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http://www.tiffanyscardtique.com/2009/07/dazzle-your-monday-with-stampin-up.html

http://linmeiyap.blogspot.com/2009/11/give-em-new-razzle-dazzle.html

http://stampingjill.com/razzle-dazzle-card-ideas

http://www.marelletaylor.com/2010/02/bit-of-razzle-dazzle.html

http://www.stampinbliss.com.au/blog/?p=500

http://www.stampingwithmary.com/seaside_inkspirations/razzle-dazzle/

http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1578232?&cat=17301

http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1571728?&cat=17301

http://www.impressionsbyday.com/2010/02/razzleberry-left-overs-and-more-gold-at-the-olympics.html

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Spring Song – #115074, $15.95, pg. 102

Another set available as an Sale-a-Bration freebie through March 31st

If W.C. Fields was a stamper this would probably have been his favorite….My little Chickadee…get it?  Okay maybe I’m showing my age or at least my interest in old cinema with that idea but really can’t you just picture Mae West in the middle of Scrapbooking when she says come up and see me some time…if that was the setting I bet W.C. would have been surprised!   Oh well either way  this is also a favorite stamp set of mine.  One of the earliest I acquired in fact.  Probably because of the Hummingbird.  Hummingbirds and my cats have a long history. Remind me to tell you the story sometime!  

Whether you color these images or simply emboss them you can’t help but see and feel the touch of spring when you see this set in use.  I have noticed one thing though.  That single bird on a branch sometimes looks incredibly angry in some cards.  Other times its just an I’ve got my eye on you kinda look.  Maybe its my imagination but I can’t help wondering how that happens.  I’ve never really thought of chickadees as particularly moody birds but this little guy sometimes seems to be.

Links:

SCS Gallery: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/showgallery.php?cat=12553

Stampin’ Addicts Gallery: http://www.stampinaddicts.com/gallery/showgallery.php?cat=820

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http://melissahuie.blogspot.com/2010/03/spring-friendship.html

http://www.stampinchic.com/2010/01/snow-bird-for-ppa.html

http://www.stampingbyrachel.com/2010/01/spring-song.html

http://www.jaydeestamping.com/weblog/2010/02/spring-song.html

http://thestampinbunny.blogspot.com/2010/01/spring-song-stampin-addicts-sale.html & http://thestampinbunny.blogspot.com/2010/02/horizontal-pocket-card.html

http://www.stampinsmiles.com/2010/02/stampin-up-spring-song-card-idea-variation-by-stampin-smiles.html

http://www.juliabettencourt.com/blog/?p=5740

http://www.stampingbyrachel.com/2010/01/spring-song.html

http://amycelona.com/?p=142

http://home-and-garden.webshots.com/photo/2974903780051862220saLEHr

http://www.stampingatcatscorner.com/stamping_at_cats_corner_t/2008/01/simple-little-c.html

http://www.carlas-scraps.com/2010/02/spring-song.html

http://www.stampinchic.com/2010/02/breath-of-spring-for-ppa.html

http://dotdotstamping.com/2009/04/17/spring-song/ – check out the juxtaposition of the cat in the banner with the bird on the card…hmmm….trying hard to ignore each other don’t you think? – LoL!

http://www.kellystamps.com/2009/11/triangle-box.html

http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1600839?&cat=12553

http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1597358?&cat=12553

http://facetsofcardmaking.blogspot.com/2009/07/morning-song-in-grass.html

http://clothpaperstamps.blogspot.com/2010/02/httpcreataliciouschallengesblogspotcom.html

http://clothpaperstamps.blogspot.com/2010/02/its-been-so-long.html

http://clothpaperstamps.blogspot.com/2009/11/i-can-make-this-myself.html

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Eastern Influences – #111628, $18.95, pg.104

Another gorgeous Asian set though one of the images is so similar to Asian Artistry I find myself getting faked out when looking at some card designs.  However I could never miss the other images in the set!  The two birds and the character are my favs in this set.  On the whole very reminiscent of the cherry trees I grew up with around the Potomac in D.C.  I’ve seen these images used in the larger Simply Adorned Charms to great effect.

Stampin’ Up! has the perfect description:

Invite the scented breezes and delicate beauty of the orient into a moment of a friend’s life with this elegant stamp set. Perfect for watercoloring with Watercolor Wonder Crayons or Stampin’ Pastels—or even used as pleasant background images—these stamps can take your mind on a journey to a peaceful paradise.

Set Quantity: 4

Links:

SCS Gallery: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/showgallery.php?cat=14610

Stampin’ Addicts Gallery: http://www.stampinaddicts.com/gallery/showgallery.php?cat=625

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http://www.yvonnesstampingplace.com/2010/01/top-3-swap-shares.html

http://twosnappystampers.com/2010/02/eastern-influences-with-a-little-razzleberry-lemonade.html

http://mirrorimage.typepad.com/caroleannes-1st-blog/2009/11/eastern-influences-on-to-candles-created-set-with-card.html

http://zindorf.blogs.splitcoaststampers.com/2009/07/13/dream-gardens-tutorial-234

http://dotdotstamping.com/2009/04/20/some-watercolouring

http://addinktivedesigns.blogspot.com/2010/02/just-add-ink-challenge-3.html

http://clairedaly.typepad.com/sisterhood_of_the_travell/2009/07/mojo-monday-93-vintage-eastern-influences.html

http://mytherapymycreations.blogspot.com/search?q=eastern+influences

http://www.stampingwithmary.com/seaside_inkspirations/2009/01/embracing-asian-life.html – combining two Asian sets

http://cindycoutts.com/?p=2713

http://rainy.blogs.splitcoaststampers.com/2008/09/30/beates-tuesday-inspiration-challenge-25/

http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1608135?&cat=14610

http://karenbarberstamps.blogspot.com/2009/12/god-is-and-all-is-well.html – 4th project on this post

http://mirrorimage.typepad.com/caroleannes-1st-blog/2009/10/estern-influences-into-challenges-on-sunday-morning.html

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Forest Friends – #113748, $14.95, pg.109

Also available as an SAB freebie this set first appeared in last years Occasions…hm…sounds like we should be singing happy birthday to this fun quartet as it’s one year old.

The animals have a Disneyesque Bambi movie quality but the tree always makes me think of the Tree of Life drawings so prevalent in Shaker art and design.  Whether for kids or for grownups, colored or plainly inked this set is well worth the modest price.   The tree in particular lends itself to inking then thumping with markers of various hues.  A perfect set for scrapping kids pages, creating kids cards and more.  Add a little paint and you could stamp the walls of a nursery too!

And given that Easter is around the corner this has one cute little cottontail that might work for your Easter projects.  Owl and Bunny are the perfect size for peeking through a movers and shapers cut out.  You might even place your die cut right in the trees umbrella then on the inside of the card stamp the tree again with the owl in it so he peeks out through the front cut out. 

One friends comment: This deer is too cute to shoot! (and for a venison lover that’s saying something!)

Links:

SCS Gallery: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/showgallery.php?cat=16599

Stampin’ Addicts Gallery: http://www.stampinaddicts.com/gallery/showgallery.php?cat=899

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http://creationsbyheather.com/2010/01/04/forest-friends-baby-boy-shower-invitation-thank-yous/

https://jlfstudio.wordpress.com/2009/09/14/saturdays-stamp-camp-projects – 3rd project in post

http://www.jakheath.com/2009/05/forest-friends-stamping-up.html

http://www.2stampis2b.com/2009/04/forest-friends-swap.html

http://www.juliabettencourt.com/blog/?tag=forest-friends-stamp-set

http://www.facebook.com/note.php?note_id=110295779837

http://oh4theloveof.wordpress.com/2009/06/05/forest-friends-tree/

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nE2VJfYNkKU&feature=related & http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Msi3WmdQy_s&feature=related  Card Video parts 1 and 2

http://www.elisabethstewart.com/bethinking/forest-friends/

http://chicnscratch.typepad.com/chicnscratchlive/2009/08/forest-friends-fancy-favor-box.html – video also with example of the thumping technique

http://creationsbyheather.com/2010/01/04/forest-friends-baby-boy-shower-invitation-thank-yous/

http://www.barbstamps.com/my_weblog/2009/04/forest-friends.html

http://www.ilovepapercrafts.com/my_weblog/2010/02/forest-friends-easter-basket-.html

http://funstampin.blogspot.com/2009/04/welcome-to-occasions-mini-blog-tour_26.html

http://stampinbuzz.com/?p=111 – Wow!!

http://www.createwithpaper.com/createwithpaper/2010/02/forest-friends.html

http://www.createwithpaper.com/createwithpaper/2010/02/valentines-for-kids.html

http://www.marelletaylor.com/2009/11/12-cards-of-christmas-card-12.html – Bambi as Rudolph!

http://kirrilymatthews.blogspot.com/2009/08/forest-friends.html

http://silvanas-stempelecke.blogspot.com/2010/03/bald-ist-ostern.html – hit your translate button for this one

http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1638241?&cat=16599

http://www.impressionsbyday.com/2010/02/forest-friend.html

http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1626219?&cat=16599

http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1616477?&cat=16599

http://nelliesnest.blogspot.com/2010/01/mini-valentine-tucks.html

http://sunshinesmilesstamps.blogspot.com/2010/01/thanks-for-owl-you-do-dcbd161.html

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It’s Beautiful Jumbo Wheel – #111201, $8.50, pg.106

A scattering of flowers that will add that air of Spring to almost any card or create your own fun background papers, decorate envelopes to cheer the postman (and the recipient – lol!) or created stationary with borders.  So many possibilities with Stampin’ Up! wheels.  Lots of possibilities for paper piercing too with this design.

Links:

SCS Gallery: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/showgallery.php?cat=12518

Stampin’ Addicts Gallery: http://www.stampinaddicts.com/gallery/showgallery.php?cat=705

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http://needmoretimetocraft.blogspot.com/2009/02/butterfly-pearls.html

http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1172163?&cat=12518

http://sleepyinseattlestamps.blogspot.com/2010/03/free-standing-pop-up-card.html

http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1480871?&cat=12518

http://myworldofstamping.blogspot.com/2009/06/dimensional-flower-3.html

http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1258639?&cat=12518

http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1296298?&cat=12518

http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1196915?&cat=12518

http://needmoretimetocraft.blogspot.com/2009/02/butterfly-pearls.html

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Of the Earth (Level 1 Hostess set) – #115336 – free when you meet hostess requirements, pg. 13 IBC

Can’t get more frugal than free right?  And the grace and delicacy of this set of stamps will get your stamping mojo moving!

Create a stunning card or home décor project with graceful silhouette images from our Of the Earth set. These elegant, delicate nature images will add a unique look to your projects that will please and captivate all who see them.

Set Quantity: 4

Coordinating Product:

And,  if the bird image has captured your heart as it has mine you’ll be happy to know it’s also available in our Décor Elements line.

Songbird Tile Décor Elements – #119523 (medium), $9.95, Definitely Decorative catalog

Bring the outdoors in with our Songbird Tile Décor Elements. Use one alone or combine several to create a tile effect. This looks great on walls, but it also looks wonderful on 3-D home décor items, such as vases, jars, and–you guessed it–ceramic tiles.

■ Dimensions: 12″ x 12″
■ Dimensions (HxW) are approximate
■ Available in a variety of colors
■ This product may affect the paint on some surfaces and wall coverings

Links:

SCS Gallery:  http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/showgallery.php?cat=17491

Stampin’ Addicts Gallery: http://www.stampinaddicts.com/gallery/showgallery.php?cat=3186

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http://www.stampinpretty.com/2010/01/so-shelli.html

http://www.jaydeestamping.com/weblog/of-the-earth/

http://mrsboz.blogspot.com/2010/02/of-earth-sc268.html

http://stampcrave.blogspot.com/2010/02/stippled-wet-inks.html

http://zindorf.blogs.splitcoaststampers.com/2010/02/10/in-the-mountains-tutorial-304/

http://www.sandimaciver.com/sandi_maciver/2009/07/flower-fancy-stamp-set-mojo-monday95.html

http://myfigments.blogspot.com/2010/03/acetate-effects-4.html – Video tutorial here – http://myfigments.blogspot.com/2010/03/video-acetate-effects.html

http://facetsofcardmaking.blogspot.com/2009/07/anniversary-card-ours.html

http://nelliesnest.blogspot.com/2010/02/up-and-running.html

http://www.stampthat.com/blog/vintage-voque-on-the-remarkable-blog-tour

http://stampingwithlisa.com/featured-demonstrator-of-the-month-for-march-part-1 – 4th project card

http://www.stampinpretty.com/2009/07/hostess-of-the-earth.html

http://jackiestamps4fun.wordpress.com/2010/02/20/february-stamp-club-projects  – greeting is from this set

http://stampwithkriss.com/tag/of-the-earth – also uses forest friends

http://glitternfool.com/2010/03/01/blog-hop-day-3-plus-blog-candy.aspx

http://simplysaidwithkaren.blogspot.com/2010/03/sun-shines-brightly.html

http://stampscrapdiva.blogspot.com/2010/03/its-hip-to-be-square-challenge-on-scs.html & http://stampscrapdiva.blogspot.com/2010/03/little-birdie.html

http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1635386?&cat=17491

http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1627875?&cat=17491

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Folk Flowers Décor Stencils – #118139, $12.95, pg.18 Occasions mini

Perfect for walls, furniture and of course cards, scrapbook pages and even canvas totes, tee shirts and more.  And remember you don’t have to use the entire stencil.  Find a cool little section and just use that.  Some stampers who only do small projects are even cutting up their stencils into their favorite sections.

Stampin’ Up says….Add a delicate floral accent anywhere using our Folk Flowers Décor Stencils. Our stencils can be used on most surfaces so you can add a flower or two–or more–anywhere you can imagine. Our high-quality plastic stencils can be used again and again.

■ Dimensions: 6-5/8″ x 5-3/4″ (largest image 5-3/4″ x 5-1/2″ (smallest image
■ Dimensions (HxW) are approximate
■ Set of two stencils

Links:

SCS Gallery: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/showgallery.php?si=Folk+Flowers+stencil&x=26&y=11

Stampin’ Addicts Gallery: http://www.stampinaddicts.com/gallery/showgallery.php?cat=3338

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http://myfigments.blogspot.com/2010/02/stenciling-with-folk-flowers.html

http://stampwithtami.com/blog/2010/03/stencil-folkflowers – video

http://www.stampingwithbluemooncreations.com/my_weblog/2010/02/purple-folk-flowers-stenciltoday-is-my-birthday.html

http://sunshinesmilesstamps.blogspot.com/2010/01/shimmer-stencil-with-hint-of-color.html

http://www.mystampingstudio.com/mystampingstudio/2010/02/stencil-a-card.html

http://twosnappystampers.com/2010/03/hi-stampers–i-am-still-battling-bronchitis-so-i-thought-i-would-share-a-card-i-received-from-leslie-may-via-a-recent-swap.html

http://wickedlywonderfulcreations.blogspot.com/2010/03/happiness-always.html

http://stampwaltitude.com/2010/01/06/love-you-much/

http://unfrogettablestamping.typepad.com/my_weblog/2010/02/february-scrapbook-club-layouts.html

http://www.mariestamps.com/2010/01/technique-thursday-stippling.html

http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1598251?&si=Folk Flowers stencil

http://alattestampin.blogspot.com/2010/02/lastbut-definitely-not-best.html

http://alattestampin.blogspot.com/2010/02/would-you-like-to-see-more.html

http://alattestampin.blogspot.com/2010/02/different-versions.html

And of course if you are stencil crazy like I am there are a number of other stencils available in both the Occasions mini and Definitely Decorative catalogs.  You can check them out by clicking on the appropriate catalog image in my sidebar.  SHhhh……here’s a hint…there’s a gorgeous new one coming up in the new Summer mini…SHhhh!

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That’s it until next time when Tightwad Tuesday will look at all the under $10 stamps to be found in the Occasions mini.

Hugs and Blessings – Jean

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4 Responses

  1. Hi my friend
    another great list of fabulous stamps and examples for us to drool over. I love some of the stamp sets that you have chosen to highlight and the fact that some of them are free in SAB is awesome!
    I know it takes so much time for you to put this list together, so on behalf of all of us, THANK YOU!
    Thank you also for honoring me by choosing to call out a couple of my examples.
    Hugs
    Jaydee

  2. i think your web site is awesome and i love it as i find such awesome ideas for my card making .

  3. i love your website i look atitall the time

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