Stamp What?! ~ Wanda's Wit and Wisdom!

Hi friends!

Today's card is from a Stampin' Up stamp set,

literally pulled off a shelf by my son 

 lovingly called my Old Dusties collection :)

THIS is how it all started and I'm. so. glad. it. did!

It's the second year of Stamp What?! and I love that we share this  

My son encouraged me to grab my old, forgotten Stampin' Up sets

and put them to good use as a challenge - so I did!

And, because my friends are always up for a challenge, 

I enlisted the other duo of the popular trio - Barb and Jeanette.

So we 3 pick any of our old Stampin' Up sets and make a card.

As always, I ask him to go and pick one off the shelf at random 

and then I ask him ....

Me: "So what made you pick this one?!"

Him, this month:  "It reminded me of the pandemic."

Awwww - yeah ... me, too :)

January's stamp:  Wanda's Wit and Wisdom 

circa 2004

My card is MEH

but she still cracks me up!

But it was a busy weekend and I have been recording for my YouTube

and my brain is mush!

How it's updated ... the gor-juss gingham paper is from recent SU

and the dies are all from MFT Stamps and just a few years old.

I also popped the top speech bubble up on foam for dimension.

And that's it!

You can see Barb's card here and Jeanette's card here.

I actually JUST THIS WEEKEND had an epiphany

that maybe I might unmount all my old stamps.

I think I'm the last one on the planet to keep them on the wood

becuase I LURV it! 

I'm a very tactile person and I just love the wood stamp in my hands

but ooooof - the lack of space is definitely hard :)

There's none in my house, lol.

I'll think it over and that might be one of my goals in '21.


Thanks for stopping by!


  1. This is a fun card with that great old image, but you're not alone. I have not unmounted my old stamps either! LOL Love the speech bubble above this image - it's totally fun!

  2. First of all, your card is adorable! Just perfect for these challneging times we are all going through right now.
    You are not the only one who still has stamps on wood blocks. I gave a whole bunch of them away, but I kept somem of my favorites. I have them in a cabinet in my craft room, there were 4 drawers of the wood stamps that I kept. I spent many hours taking the stamps from one of my drawers and removing the wood. It is time consuming (at least I thought so)...but I did gain a whole drawer of space. The newly mounted stamps took up very little space. So eventually, I hope to do more...but I can't bring myself to break up my SU stamp sets yet. I like the sets together in the clam shell. I have about 24 sets. They would be the last ones that I would take off the wood.

  3. fabulous card Kelly
    gr karin

  4. Such a fun image and a super sentiment, love your design and colours Kelly, Kate x

  5. Such a fun CAS, Kelly! I have never seen these stamps before!
    I removed the wood from my stamps to store them easily, but then... I haven't had the courage to trash the blocks!!! Oh my!!! LOL :D

  6. Such a fun card and so appropriate for the times we are in! I have 5 drawer systems of Stampin' Up wooden mounted stamps. I've often thought I should unmount them, but what a job that would be.

  7. Oh my goodness... your son is right. Wanda is perfect for the pandemic. Love his help (and his idea for this series) and love your card, too. It's so cute with the bright papers and great design!

  8. Love this old dusty Kelly - yup, so appropriate for these times! wonderful card too - love how you used the cloud die as a speech bubble.
    Stay safe