What should you be looking for when you buy a new stamp set? Versatility is the key factor. You want the most bang for your precious hobby money. So a versatile stamp set is a must in order to be able to use it as much as possible in multiple different ways.
Firstly apart from being well made by a reputable company like Stampin’Up! a versatile stamp set will cover at least five tick off points.
- Must be able to be used for a multiple of card occasions eg. birthdays, Christmas, get well, thank you, hello.
- Be able to be used for general purpose, female or masculine cards.
- Be able to be used with different techniques.
- Have a range of greetings.
- Coordinating product will increase the versatility of the set.
My card above was created using such a stamp set. The Arrange a Wreath stamp set is in the Annual catalogue and the samples shown there will give you some good ideas. My card is my Valentine’s Day card to my hubby. I could have made it without the addition of the dies however having the matching dies increases the versatility of the set greatly.
The Arrange a Wreath stamp set can be used for best wishes, birthday, Christmas, Easter, thank you. Five occasions right there! Add in the 21 piece die set Wreath Builder and your versatility increases exponentially! Thus fulfilling the criteria for a versatile stamp set.
I made the card size as a 4×4 inch card front. Shimmery White was used for the card front for stamping the vine image with Shaded Spruce ink. This gives the card a bit of shimmery bling without having to add any more to it. The die images have been cut from Shaded Spruce and Real Red card.
So go ahead and check out the Arrange a Wreath Bundle for fitting the criteria in what to look for when buying a stamp set. Buying the stamp set and dies at the same time as a bundle will save you 10% off the price of ordering them individually.
Happy Valentine’s Day for Sunday the 14th!