I Have Enough Stamp Sets…Oh Look, More Stamps!!


How seriously fun is Stella Stamper?? I purchased this stamp set from someone who was selling all of her stamps and thought “This is a CLASSIC!” Had to have it and today’s challenge from The Paper Players to color was the incentive to pull this girl out and color her up!! CAS(E) this Sketch has a great layout and here we are, it all just came together so easily!!


  • 1999. This stamp set is 18 years old and inked up perfectly! Now that is Q.U.A.L.I.T.Y.
  • There isn’t anything hard about this card, I just stamped Stella with Tuxedo Black Memento Ink and pulled out my Stampin’ Write Markers!
  • I must have 25 markers strewn all over my work space, so I’m not going to list all the colors. Some are current and some are retired.


  • I do remember that Stella’s dress is Powder Pink (I seriously love this pink) and her smock is So Saffron. These are regular markers, not alcohol markers, so some lines do show when coloring, especially when coloring large areas like her smock so I just added squiggles in after the fact. Now it just looks like it’s been well loved!
  • I love the cord from her heat tool dangling out of her bag…she’s so excited to stamp she just threw everything in higgily piggily!
  • For those who are new to Stampin’ Up!, that’s a Stampin’ Wheel in her hand. We used to be able to purchase different stamp designs wrapped around a wheel so we could use them to stamp borders 🙂


  • She who dies with the most stamps wins…in Stella’s case it looks like she who dies with the most INKS wins!
  • I colored the ink pads in all different colors, I love how there are smudges of ink everywhere, we must be honest here, stamping IS messy!!
  • I backed my colored image with Basic Black and Fresh Fig card stock and added an itty bitty bow to the sentiment in Linen Thread.
  • The envelope flap is covered in Wood Textures Designer Series Paper.

Today’s card is a reminder to let your hair down and have fun with your hobby! Stella is and I am too! Hope you make something fun today!!

Thank you to both The Paper Players and CAS(E) this Sketch design teams for always providing such great inspiration!

Blessings to you!


Price: $110.00


  1. Barbara says:

    I agree with Kathy that the stamp set should never have retired. My friend or I would win hands down if there was a contest.

  2. Claire Broadwater says:

    Shannon, this is fabulous! I love how you reinvented Stella! I agree, this is classic. Your coloring is fantastic, too! I think I may be in the running for the one that dies with the most stamps! LOL So happy you joined us at The Paper Players this week! XX

  3. Roberta Sullivan says:

    Love Stella! Love the card you made… Now I will have to go through my stash and find mine. I didn’t realize she was 18 years old. Always fun to go back in time and make a fun card like this one.

  4. Joanne James says:

    Shannon what a fabulous card – Stella is a real treasure! So glad you gave your marker pens a work out. This set is a great find – I’d have snapped it up too. Thanks for sharing your card in my CAS colouring challenge over at The Paper Players this week!

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