Every month I check out Shelli Gardner’s (CEO and co-founder of Stampin’ Up!) creative challenge, but I have yet to participate. Until now.

For August, Shelli has challenged us to get back to the basics and use only stamps, ink and paper — no embellishments at all — in our creation. I also challenged myself to use a stamp set in my stash that I haven’t used yet. Here’s what I came up with:

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Don’t you just love the new In Colors? My favorite by far is Rich Razzleberry – it’s a gorgeous, rich berry, wine color.

Have a super day!

Stamps: A Happy Heart
Ink: Crushed Curry, Rich Razzleberry
Paper: Whisper White CS, Razzleberry Lemonade Designer Series Paper
Misc: Scallop border punch, dimensionals

Edited to add: I also used Melon Mambo CS!