...but I knew I really liked the Elegant Trio Stencil when I first saw it:
So, tonight I was making some simple wrappers to go around some large mouth plastic containers that I use on my desk at work (each holds one class period's worth of large colored tongue depressors, each with the name of a student in that particular class period, so I can randomly draw a stick to choose a student to answer a question - helps me to not always choose the kid with their arm up). I have a LOT of retired designer series paper, so I thought using some of it to decorate these containers would be a great idea. I happened to grab the plastic 12x12 scrapbook storage box that had some of my old favorites in it - Afternoon Tea, Bali Breeze, Petal Patch, Western Sky, Le Jardin and Enchante, to name a few. Le Jardin and Enchante (same paper, different color schemes) coordinates with one of my favorite retired stamp sets, Carte Postale:
As I'm thumbing through the packs of Enchante and Le Jardin, I started to focus on this particular sheet:
Notice anything? There's that gorgeous flower from the Elegant Trio Stencil! Upon further examination, I also noticed the Fleur-de-lis on the paper, which of course matches the stamp set, which also matches the stencil:
Do you know how happy I am that I don't get rid of retired Stampin' Up! products?! Next time I am working with the Elegant Trio Stencil, guess which papers I'm going to grab? Your first two guesses don't count... :) I'll post a picture of the finished canisters tomorrow as I only brought one home with me.