Since my craft room is getting so filled with supplies, I've begun to ask myself before I buy a new stamp set or tool, "How many times will I use this?" before making a purchase. I do the same thing when I'm buying new clothes, especially if they're more expensive items or just for a special occasion.
At stamp club this month I saw a really cute set of stamps which included an image of a vintage typewriter and six sentiments that you could stamp onto the sheet of paper sticking out of the typewriter. Immediately, I decided that I'd order them online. By the time I got home and online I'd forgotten them! LOL!
Today, I saw the stamp set again in the catalog and I decided it would be simple to duplicate with clip art. Using Google Image search I found a typewriter that I liked, saved it as a jpg. file and imported the file into my card making software. It was a simple process to resize it and add the text onto the paper in the typewriter.
Now that I have it saved and set up, I can print it any size I choose and easily change the text too. Not only did I save myself the cost of the stamp set, I now have a lot more options open to me using the images.
The paper I used on these is from a Paper Studio pack named All Seasons II. It's one of the stacks my friend, Anita, gave me yesterday.
The top hat with the shamrock was cut using A Child's Year cartridge and Design Studio.