I was just sitting here thinking about another idea for yet another Christmas card design. Then it hit me, I have actually been designing a set of cards around one stamp set lately, Seasonal Sayings. I have joined two card swaps over on Facebook. One was completed this month (August) and the other isn't due until September 15th. As most Stampin' Up! fans know, they retired almost every stamp set having to do with holidays in the new 2013 - 2014 Catalog. This meant for my fall and winter holiday cards I would have to purchase new stuff from the Holiday Catalog to swap with current supplies. I did purchase a couple of Christmas/Winter things, but the funds are tight right now and I just couldn't stretch it out far enough to include the fall stuff yet. Well, I wanted to join in all the great swaps going on. I sat and searched through the stamp sets I have for the ones that did not retire. Luckily for me, I have quite a few that stayed current. As I was looking, Seasonal Sayings caught my eye. It is still current! For the first swap it was Halloween. Seasonal Saying has a "Happy Halloween" sentiment. I had purchased some of the new designer series paper when it was on sale and some of the Venetian Romance seemed close enough to use. I had the Chevron embossing folder. I had a design.
Now there is a Fall/Thanksgiving swap coming up. I went back to Seasonal Sayings and used the "Thanks Is For Giving" sentiment. I paired it with my Autumn Accents Bigz Die and my Square Lattice embossing folder and I loved it.
Now I am looking at this set again and thinking about the Christmas stamp and Celebrate! and Love You. I could create a Christmas card with this. Celebrate! could be a birthday or New Years card. Love You could be an anniversary or Valentines' Day card. I can create 5 more cards in this series. So many possibilities with this set. Keep an eye out. I now have a plan for when I walk into my craft room. I want to finish this series of cards.