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Would You Believe? ……. Vintage Stampin’ Up!

May 1, 2017

Would you believe that my daughter saved this gaudy but very lovingly made card from circa 1998?  There was a time, long long ago, when I wasn’t a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator but I was a collector of rubber stamps.  I had been attending Rubberama Expos for several years and was absolutely smitten by heat embossing.  In probably March of 1996 I attended a Stampin’ Up! workshop across the street from our home in San Jose CA.  I signed up in April ’96.  I soon purchased the Nice & Easy Notes stamp set as well as   the Everyday Expressions stamp set which first appeared in the 1998-99 catalog on this card.

Check out the card!

Believe graduation cardOh my!  Could I have used any more gold?  Or embossing powder?  Or fancy scissors?

I have to show you the catalog pages where these items originally appeared because the catalog style and stamp set styles have changed so much since 1996.

Everyday Expressions

Everyday Expressions – Believe image

 

I used Fancy Shears: Jumbo Antique Elegance for trimming every edge on the card it seems.  I used mulberry paper.  I used lots of Gold Embossing Powder because that was my stamping addiction!   And do you remember Rocket Red card stock?  That’s the card base.  I remember the clamor when it was replaced with Real Red.  What an upgrade!

Fancy Shears

Fancy Shears

Mulberry Paper

Thai Gold Mulberry Paper

 

Stampin' Emboss Powder

Stampin’ Emboss Gold Glory Powder

 

Bold Brights 1998-99

Bold Brights 1998-99

 

Believe insideMy daughter was “most impressed” with the gold embossed handwriting!

Nice & Easy Notes

Nice & Easy Notes, p. 140, 1998-1999 SU! Catalog

And how’d I do that lovely gold embossed hand writing?

Click through to see how far we've come in this vintage BELIEVE card

Emboss Dual Pen – Clear for writing

 

The back of the card…horror of all horrors…has no date whatsoever to pinpoint the event.  But it definitely has gold embossing powder!  We think the card was honoring her Master’s Degree graduation in 1998!

Andrea's card back - no date or signature

Andrea’s card back – no date or signature.  But is had gold embossing!

It’s really hard to believe that I really made such a special, commemorative card that was so very gaudy!    It’s definitely my hand writing so believe me, I did.

By the way, my non-gaudy monthly newsletter comes out tomorrow at 1:00 p.m. (Pacific time) so if you’d like to see it in your inbox sign up for my mailing list beforehand!  It only goes to members of my mailing list.

Believe.

 

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