Will You Keep Calm?

I was green with envy the day I saw this stamp on cards everywhere and I didn’t have one.  Why was I so envious?  Because for a hot minute Stampin’ Up! discontinued this awesome hostess set because of some legal issues a guy in Europe put a trademark on the iconic words.  There were some illegal sales going on at eBay at the time for this highly coveted stamp and it was going for nearly $250.  All I could say was, “there’s no way!” So, now that I have it, I made my first card for Pals Paper Arts Challenge #141.

If you are wondering what the heck the little white balls are on the top of the card… they are small drops of Crystal Effects to give it a little rain drop effect.  LoL… I kindly ask that if you think I hit the mark please leave a comment below.  Your comments keep me going and they mean a lot to me.  Thanks a bunch!

I was dreaming of the day the stamp set was brought back and I decided to use it now.  It reminds me of the time I was learning to drive and my mom (who drove for a short period in her life) said to me in Spanish the first time I drove in the rain… “Keep Calm.”  She’ll never know how nervous I felt after that.  I drove with “white knuckles” and didn’t even know that’s what it was called… LoL.  Hilarious now that I think about it.  The cool thing is that I now love the rain and have no issues driving in it… LoL.

I bought my Starter Kit back when it cost $175 and I am now envious of the new offer of only $99, but you truly get $125 in product.  When I got my kit I did’t have a choice with some of the stamps and paper that it came with.  What’s makes the new offer different?  You pick ANYTHING you want.  If you have no idea what you want, Starter Kit Suggestion is available.  Or you can let me help you by telling me what type of themes you think you would like to do.  All of this just for taking a Test Drive regardless of where you live in the U.S.  Money back guaranteed to have NO STRINGS ATTACHED!

Handmade Card Ingredients

Stamp Set:  Carry On
Paper: Gumball Green, Soft Suade, Whisper White, International Bazaar
Ink Pad:  Gumball Green
Accessories: Basic Pearls, Crystal Effects

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About Maggie

I'm a Graphic Art Designer and Greeting Card Maker. It's a form of therapy and I love what I do, so I never have to work a day in my life. It's my win-win situation after a 25-year Air Force career as a hospital administrator.


  1. Absolutely adorable, Maggie! I LOVE these colors together. Of course, the pearls are the perfect touch!

  2. Maggie, I love your card… it is very soothing with your selected colors thus the Keep Calm… and I DO like your crystal effects raindrops… Nicely done!

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