I decided to use some of the stamps from the SCRIBBLE CHRISTMAS CLEAR STAMP SET CL5181 to create some backgrounds for not only Christmas cards but for Halloween, fall, and birthday cards. I auditioned the large and small solid circles first, stamping many of each and trying different ink colors on a variety of white and colored cardstock. I then went back with the large and small scribble circles and added those lines around the stamped circles.
I think this Halloween card is one of my favorite finished cards. After stamping the black circles with Memento Tuxedo Black ink on a sunflower yellow notecard, I used the largest scribble circle stamp and MementoLuxe Love Letter red ink to make halos around each of the black circles. They looked like eyeballs to me so I just had to add an assortment of wiggly eyes to complete the look.
I cut both the HARVEST PUMPKIN OVAL FRAME 99525 and the PLUMP PUMPKIN 99521 from Mango dot paper and the Plump Pumpkin leaf from Key Lime dot paper. By cutting the large pumpkin from its frame, I was able to pop dot it over the smaller one and adhere the oval in a slightly different orientation, tucking the snipped ends behind the pumpkins. A little Hero Arts Cup O' Joe brown ink smudged on the pumpkins and some black ribbon tied in a bow at the top finished this card.
What about the large circle and the large scribble circle to make a moon? I framed the black moon using the FOREST OVAL FRAME 99497 cut from black cardstock and pop-dotted on a large black cat (cut with an older Poppystamps die). I then trimmed the image and mounted it on Licorice dotted paper already adhered to a white notecard. (I actually made this card several times with different ink colors for the moon/sun--a deep yellow-orange and a fiery red.)
I think the most successful Christmas cards were the ones using the small circle and the large scribble circle stamped in MementoLuxe Love Letter red on a white notecard with dark green cardstock holly leaves cut from the HOLLY HOLIDAY CORNER 99590. I added three sparkly red berries, brushed some green Wink of Stella on the leaves, and tied on some pretty red ribbon with a bow. The "happy holidays" sentiment stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black ink is from the same Scribble Christmas clear stamp set.
And for a birthday card? How about white cardstock, Tide Pool ink (Hero Arts) and Pool dot paper with a little blue ribbon? The sentiment is from the "Love and Laughter" set, a Memory Box STAMPtember clear stamp set SSS101668 available only through Simon Says Stamp.
So, take another look at your stamps and see how you might repurpose them for an occasion other than that for which they were intended. Happy crafting!