This week our challenge for the SUO blog, was to create something from our favorite discontinued set. I really don’t have a favorite, I have a multiplicity of favorite sets. Every year I go into mourning for a while after they discontinue sets… and so I chose ONE of my favorite all time sets, this 2 step tulip. Since I was on a blast from the SU past role, I decided to also style my card around a style that was my old go to at the time this set was in it’s prime. I use to constantly use this layout at workshops with new stampers. So simple, yet I think it has a wow factor. Especially when used with a great set like this one, which I ask you why did they have to discontinue this great set,,,,and why dont’ they come out with more totally awesome 2 step flower sets like they used to have? Boo hoo, watercolor garden, watercolor garden 2, DD hydrangea, and dd sunflower, just to name a few of my favorites……boo hoo hoo hoo. So it was fun to take a walk down memory lane and use this old set, in this old style, with a brand new color, Poppy Parade to wake the whole thing up!! Because Poppy Parade, could wake the dead!! LOVE this color!! That’s my blast from the past for today! So take out those old stamp set, blow the dust off, and make a good old fashioned card today!! Happy Stamping everyone!!

What do you think?

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  • Carol Dee
    March 8, 2011

    I still have my set! Time to dust it off. Mom has been feeling blue, she loves tulips. I need to get these inked and make her a card to lift her spirits. TFS the great blast from the past! Hugs….

  • TrishG
    March 8, 2011

    Wow, Karen – BEAUTIFUL! Love the vibrant red! Gorgeous stamp set to use for this challenge!

  • Heidi Baks
    March 8, 2011

    This is beautiful! I love this old style of fuzzy-lines artistic flower stamps!

  • Peggy
    March 8, 2011

    I know that I used this set many times, several years ago. Your blast from the SU past card is absolutely beautiful. Awesome eye candy!

  • Anonymous
    March 8, 2011

    This is one of myh favorites from the past – with an "updated" version. Thanks!

  • Director
    March 10, 2011

    Wow this set looks great with that color combination. It was always one of my favorites, too. Guess I will now have to dig it out of the Tag Sale box!

  • Wanda Cullen
    March 10, 2011

    So good to see this old set…I've always loved this set, too! It really packs a wow in these colors!

  • Unknown
    March 10, 2011

    Yeah, that was a great set, wasn't it? I hung on to the Daisy set … that's my fav oldie but goodie.

  • Becky Spinks
    March 12, 2011

    Karen, this is just gorgeous….I've not seen that stamp set before but I love it! Also love the RED….gorgeous!!!

  • Vicki Dutcher
    March 12, 2011

    What a great set to use for this challenge — mine is so dusty I wonder if it would stamp– lol

  • Toni Campana
    March 22, 2011

    Definitely remember that set and the others you mentioned. Definitely great sets! Your card is great…there's something to be said about the oldies (considering I'm one myself, lol!)

  • Edna Morrisedie
    March 25, 2011

    I love a good blast from the past, great to see!

  • Gail
    April 28, 2011

    Catching up on some blog surfing. Totally agree with you on the DD sets! I would add Pretty Peony to the list – love it! Now I'm off to dig out my Watercolour Garden stamps.

  • Gail
    April 28, 2011

    I'm just catching up on some blog surfing and when I saw this post it was an "AH-HA" moment! I had been thinking about this set that was one of the first I ever bought. Now I definitely will have to dig it out. And I totally agree on your other choices – I have most of them. Would also add the DD Pretty Peony – love it!