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Skittl1321 04-19-2006 05:29 AM

I have too many words. Help me pick a good basic set to use with them!
I am placing an order soon and want to get 1 stamp set (and some CS and ink!) I have no idea which set to get. Take the poll to help me decide, please.

Here's the deal. I've just started stamping in January, and feel that I have more words than “things” and therefore have a tough time putting a card together because there is no picture. I think the sets I picked will help me with the picture part. Which do you think is the most versatile and will go with the things I have? Do you have another suggestion of a must have, non-word set?

And to help you know what I need it to match, I have: Sincere Salutations, En Pointe, Mini Messages, Loads of Love, LoL Accessories, Curvy Verses, Friend to Friend, half of Love ya Bunches, Made from Scratch, Terrific Tags, Too Terrific Tags, Gently Falling.

Thanks for the help! I'd love it if you leave your explanations for your choices in the comments.

JanTInk 04-19-2006 06:05 AM


A Little Love and Little Hellos have their own words. You can always omit them, but you said you had a lot of words already.

Background Basics and Fresh Fillers are filler sets...they'd go with everything, but I assume you are looking more for an image set.

So it's between Festive Four and Perfect Petals. Perfect Petals is nothing BUT flowers, whereas Festive Four has four nice different images for different holidays. Since you said "versatile" that's what I voted for.

stampinamy16 04-19-2006 06:10 AM

I'm a sucker for flower sets and own way to many of them (but keep buying them and I do use them all...)

buttons2 04-19-2006 06:13 AM

I guess I'd go with PP since I'm a flower person and you have words to go with it. Just my .02 worth. HTH

lgulotta 04-19-2006 06:34 AM

My advice would be a set not listed, but is extremely versatile for both creating backgrounds and also focal images--Petal Prints. Check out its gallery! I know that set is a bit more expensive than the ones you listed, so my second "non-list" set would be All Natural, which can be used for both masculine and feminine cards, and is a classic. To choose one of your sets listed, I would pick Little Hellos, because it has a lot of choices of images and they are bigger than those in a Little Love (which I find harder to use). You have to like coloring for either of those sets, though. One other thought--if you could find Occasionally in the BST forum (it's not in the catalog) that may work as it has 8 different choices and can either be colored in or left just stamped.

fionna51 04-19-2006 06:36 AM

I'm going to toss in my .01 worth...
I agree with JanTink...pick something versatile...but limiting yourself to holidays doesn't allow much of "just a note" or "thinking of you" or "with sympathy" types of things.
My suggestion is to take another look at the catty. Find a set that gives lots of options for style--take a look at the gallery for the sets you think might work. You need to like the style of the set, and you need to be able to do more than 2 or 3 things with it. It would be good if you can eke something masculine out of the set too!--that is a bit harder! Also think about whether you will get tired of it really quick!
My personal choices for floral sets are thinks like Petal Prints or something similar. The leaves can be used for men's cards with some background and words. The flowers can be done multitudes of ways...just see the gallery!

Saints 04-19-2006 06:52 AM

I also agree with JanTink and voted for festive four.

Onita76 04-19-2006 07:09 AM

My vote would be for a set not on your list too! :) (sorry to complicate things!) I would say "All Natural" or "Shapes and Shadows" From your list I would say Festive Four :)

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