Hand Knit Lamb for Retro Rubber 60 Baby Critter Challenge

It’s time for a new Retro Rubber Challenge Blog theme!  This one is all about baby critters!  I used the stamp set Hand Knit because of the sweet lamb… it just looks like a baby to me. And it might be because my Libby has always reminded me of an sweet innocent little lamb. Now that she is blind, we protect her like she is a newborn…. but enough of that.

Hand Knit was released in the 2010 annual catalog by Stampin’ Up!  I was still knitting quite a bit during that time. During our vacation trip last week, I finished a blanket block.  And, it has renewed my desire to knit.  This stamp set was purchased to provide hand made note cards that would accompany my knitted gifts.  How can you  go wrong with that combination?

Hand Knit, Stampin' Up!

I used five of the six images provided in the Hand Knit stamp set on the front of this card.  The colors were chosen to coordinate with the Affectionately Yours Specialty designer series paper from Stampin’ Up!’s 2016 annual catalog.

Hand Knit, Stampin' Up!As I was considering how to use this stamp set, I placed the little lamb as the focal image in a note card size.  I want to share this “prototype” card as it was so cute!  It is so much fun to play with colors, images and bling.  I also scored a couple of lines above and below to add additional texture.

Want to play along with us this week?

Guidelines for a Retro Rubber Challenge Blog challenge entry…
  • One of your stamps must be at least one year old.
  • You must tell us how long you have had the stamp or its age.
  • Do not link your new project to more than 9 additional challenges.

Remember, the primary purpose for this blog challenge is to use and breathe life into our older stash of stamp sets. Many of these are retired and unavailable for purchase except through individuals who wish to sell their retired stamp sets. These stamps were purchased originally because there was something in the set that spoke to our heart. You can give them a chance to speak once again.

RRCB # 60 color inspiration challenge starts today and ends on April 21st.  Have you been by the challenge blog to see my teammates inspiration projects?  Come on by! We are so looking forward to seeing you in our gallery.

If you have any questions about my project, please let me know by comment or email.

Have fun stamping,



10 thoughts on “Hand Knit Lamb for Retro Rubber 60 Baby Critter Challenge

  1. Debbie M

    Such a sweet card, Katy! I still have this stamp set which is either because I want to make the knitted note cards with my knitted gifts or I love that lamb so much (can you guess which is the most probable answer?). Your combination of stamps, colors and design is perfect and I will CASE this card whenever I get my knitting back out (hopefully before I forget how)!

  2. janclothier

    So lovely! I haven’t ever seen this set before – so adorable. I like your prototype note card too. That twist of Navy twine looks great.

  3. Claire Grantham

    This is a great card, I love the way you have chosen to ‘display’ your stamped and coloured images. The background paper is lovely and the ribbon and the imagery really stand out against it. I really like the prototype card, the twine is a nice touch, I am a sucker for twine. Clairex

  4. Maria Rodriguez

    Katy, I love this little baby lamb, I do not remember this set either, darn it!!!
    All of this images are so sweet and perfect for making gift cards for knitted projects.
    Love the colors and your layout, just beautiful.

  5. Neva Cole

    Katy- It is great that you shared both the projects you created and gave the personal history for the stamp in you stash! How fun! The little lamb is sweet and you have show cased him well!

  6. Jane Knudsen

    Katy! What a great card! As you could guess, I had a hard time choosing but in the end it was your other images that I couldn’t resist any more than that lamb! You have such a talent for taking beautiful papers and mixing with the images!

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