Retro stamping

I found a new challenge!  It’s one that I love the purpose of!!  It’s the Retro Rubber Challenge Blog.  They issue a challenge and you HAVE to use old stamps!  Why do I love this so much?  Because I have a craft room that is absolutely FULL of stamps!  I have gotten rid of many but I love the ones I have kept and it’s a lot.  So I love the idea that this blog challenges us stampers to dip in to these stashes of ours.  I love getting new stamps just as much as my fellow stampers out there – but if all I do is get and use new new new – I’m wasting a lot of money and really not getting my money’s worth out of them.  Here is the current challenge  RRCB73

retro challenge

And here is the card I’ve made for my first time diving in!

card 7

The stamps are from the “Carved and Candlelit” stamp set by Stampin’ Up! in 2004.  Holy cow!!  13 years old?!  And the little “Boo” tag up in the left corner?

card 8

That is from a tiny tag set that must be at least 4 years old and dare I say it?  I don’t think I’ve ever used that set :/ yikes.  But that’s the goal here!  Get creative with the stamps we already have right?  It made me search in to the old stuff  and I love it!

Excited to keep taking this challenge and making fun cards from stamps that I’ve kept because I love them.

Hugs and smiles!




8 thoughts on “Retro stamping

  1. Hello Kellianne: I’m so happy you found our RETRO RUBBER challenge blog and that you are sharing with us for the first time, I hope you will continue to join my teammates and me in our gallery.
    Your card is beautiful and fun, love these pumpkins with those funny faces.
    This challenge is perfect for crafters like us who love keeping our old stuff but sometimes we forget a bit about those beloved stamp sets that have not seen ink in a while.
    Love all the details on this images and the awesome way you framed them.
    Thank you for sharing with us for the first time and we hope you come and play with us very often.
    Maria Rodriguez.


    1. Thank you so much ladies!! I’ll definitely be playing along LOTS with your challenges! This challenge is so awesome – encouraging us stampers to get the old stamps we love inky again!


  2. Welcome to Retro Rubber, Kellianne! I am so happy you found us!! Your Halloween card is adorable! I love those cute Jack-o-lanterns and the Boo is the perfect touch. I still have some of those paper clips somewhere… LOL I need to get them out since they are perfect for this time of year. Thank you for playing with us at Retro Rubber and look forward to seeing you in our gallery soon!


  3. Yay! So glad you found us. Love your card and that tiny tag is super cute, so glad that it got an outing Thanks for playing with us at Retro Rubber, now you have found us, I do hope you’ll play again. Claire DT


  4. Welcome aboard! I felt exactly the same with discovering Retro Rubber, even though at that stage I didn’t have that many older stamps. I’m so glad you found us as your card is wonderful! I love your attention to details: the stitched edge, the wavy edge on the next layer, the coloured border on your sentiment. Fabulous card! Thank you for joining us at Retro Rubber this week and I look forward to your next creation.


    1. Thank you Jan! Such a nice detailed compliment on my card. Looking forward to continuing the challenges! I’ve got oodles of old stamps. I’ve been stamping for 24 years ha ha! 🙂


  5. I only missed this stamp set by 1 year… oh, pooh! So adorable. Love the white on white layer… gives lots of interest! Thanks so much for sharing with Retro Rubber this week. Hope to see you in our gallery often!!


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