Farewell Old Friend: Lovely as a Tree

Ladies and gentlemen, Stampin’ Up! and the rest of us are finally saying good bye to Lovely as a Tree.  This stamp set was released in 2001 and after 18 years, it’s leaving us for good.  I must confess, when I joined Stampin’ Up! in 2003 and first saw this stamp set, I called it “Ugly as a Tree”.  I know, I know, that’s very rude, but it just didn’t speak to me.  There were so many other stamp sets that were calling my name, so I ignored it….

Stampin' Up! Lovely as a Tree, Stampin' Studio

….until….I stated seeing samples created with it.  This stamp set more than any other in the history of Stampin’ Up! is the “GO TO” set for stunning techniques and simple stamping.  It’s fool proof for beginning stampers, and a comfort for the casual stamper and amazing for the avid stamper.  I looked through boxes and files for some of my card samples using Lovely as a Tree and couldn’t find a single one, so I googled it and came up with some stunning creations made by others.  I am not taking credit for any of these, I just wanted to share all it’s lovely-ness with you.

Stampin' Up! Lovely as a Tree, Stampin' Studio

Honestly, this is as simple as it gets…paper, stamps and ink.

Stampin' Up! Lovely as a Tree, Stampin' Studio

Kicking it up a notch with some patterned paper and ribbon but still just a black ink pad.

Stampin' Up! Lovely as a Tree, Stampin' Studio

For those who like layers and techniques, check this out ….

Stampin' Up! Lovely as a Tree, Stampin' Studio

….or fabulous techniques like the “mirror image”.

So now you can see why I think Lovely as a Tree is a must have in every stamp room, stamp table, stamp box, or where ever you create.  If you don’t own it yet and feel a need to add it to your list please shop my store.

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