Bon Voyage Retiring In Colors! You will be missed!
Welcome to The Remarkable InkBig Blog Hop! Today we are saying a final farewell to the Retiring 2016-2018 In Colors of Dapper Denim, Emerald Envy, Flirty Flamingo (moving to a core color), Peekaboo Peach, Sweet Sugarplum. The retiring color products always sell out fast, so if you have them on your wish list, I suggest you order soon so you don’t miss out!
With a Stampin’ Trimmer, cut a piece of Crumb Cake Cardstock to 4 1/4″ x 11″. Score and fold at 5 1/2″.
Cut a 2nd piece of Crumb Cake Cardstock to 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″.
Stamp the sentiments and floral image (from the Birthday Blooms Stamp Set, Retiring) in Versamark Ink. Cover with White Stampin’ Emboss Powder. Set with a Heat Tool.
Color the floral image with Blender Pens and the following retiring In Colors: Emerald Envy, Peekabook Peach, and Sweet Sugarplum.
Wrap Linen Thread around as shown and secure with a Bow.
Adhere to the card base with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
The beautiful Birthday Blooms Stamp Set (available in Clear or Wood Mount) is also retiring, sniff, sniff… I love coloring this stamp set and am sad to see it go, but I promise you, the oodles of items available in its place will not disappoint!
This was an extremely simple card to create. I didn’t fussy cut anything (can you believe it?) It’s a quick stamp, sprinkle, heat and color and you are done! I love the look of white embossed images on Crumb Cake Cardstock, what do you think?
Those lovely Glitter and Clear Epoxy Shapes are also soon to be gone! (another sniff, sniff…) I have enjoyed using those as a final touch to several of my creations. They are subtle and give just the right step-up to a paper craft project.
Thanks for taking part in our blog hop, there are so many amazing ideas and inspiration you don’t want to miss. Remember that currently, you are on my blog – Stesha Bloodhart @ Stampin’ Hoot!, so check the blog hop line up list to see who is next on the list.
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The Year-End Sale featuring Select Stampin’ Up! Items at a Discounted Price is now LIVE! Remember, some of these items (noted with an asterisk *) are from the 2017 Holiday Catalog and Retiring! They are only available While Supplies Last and/or January 2nd, 2018.
Popular items from the 2017 Holiday Catalog that are NOT discounted / on-sale, but RETIRING are also While Supplies Last and/or not available after January 2nd, 2018! If you have had your eye on them, now is the time to buy! You never know when they will sell out!
My December Free Hoot Loot item is my FAVORITE tool: The Paper Snips! Best Fussy Cutting Tool on the Market! You can see details on how to earn my Monthly Hoot Loot HERE!
Here is a look at a few of the projects I have created with Year-End Sale and Retiring Items:
A Scrapbook Layout with Sunshine and a 10% Off Bundle!
I just love making scrapbook pages! I have to say, I have fabulous subjects! They are both Sunshine in our lives so I had to make a page to reflect that. My two son’s, Preston and Parker, make it so easy for me to create eye catching scrapbook pages. On Sunday, April 23rd, we were able to attend a Twins Game at Target Field! The weather was beautiful! Sunny and warm for an April day. Afterwards, we headed to my Sister-in-Law’s house so the boys could get some play time together. Parker was nice enough to play around and allow me to take some photos of him. I was so glad he did cause the photos were perfect for a scrapbook page.
Scrapbook Layout Details:
Layout Base Pages: 2 Sheets from the Moroccan Designer Series Paper. This DSP has been discontinued and is currently marked 30% off the retail price (while supplies last or until May 31st).
Layers: 2 Full Sheets of Very Vanilla Cardstock and 2 Pieces Cut to 2.5 in x 4 in for journaling.
The circle was created by cutting a piece of scrap cardstock, shaping by tracing a round item and cutting with the Paper Snips. I then glued the two pictures down with Fast Fuse Adhesive. I turned the over so I could see the circle and then cut the photos to match.
The sun rays were created by cutting pieces of Daffodil Delight Cardstock into random, uneven widths. They were then cut down and adhered to the scrapbook layout with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
The letters that make up SUNSHINE are from the Stamp Set Letters for You. They were stamped on Very Vanilla Thick Cardstock (available June 1st) using Dapper Denim Ink. They were then cut out using the Coordinating Large Letters Framelits Dies with the Big Shot and Magnetic Platform to keep them in place. The Letters for You Bundle is available until May 31st, 2017 for 10% Off ($14.80 Savings).
Additional Stamps Sets used on this layout are: Scenic Sayings (Oh Happy Day and Love You Sentiments), Balloon Adventures (Here’s to Another Year Full of Adventures Sentiment), Cool Treats (Your’re), Labeler Alphabet (our), Project Life Date It (Spring 2017), Epic Alphabet -Retired- (parker and heart), Tabs for Everything (Wonderful, Sun, Adorable, and Amazing small words).
The small wood bubble window is from the Project Life Moments Like These Accessory Pack, which is discontinued and marked 20% Off. It was adhered with the Fine-Tip Glue Pen, my Free Hoot Loot during the month of May! Check out my Hoot Loot Page to see how you can qualify.
I finished off the page by adding Enameled Shapes that coordinate with the page colors.
I would love to hear your comments! Feel free to contact me with any questions you may have, I am more than happy to help!
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Baby Thank You Cards! A Perfect Gift for a New Mommy!
Have a friend or family member that is a new mommy? Since most new moms / families get showered with gifts for the new baby, they end up writing a lot of thank you notes. What better way to help them out by gifting them a set of handmade baby thank you cards, a perfect gift they can send out to show their gratitude. A dozen of these were whipped together, as well as coordinating envelopes & a box to hold them, and sent to my son’s teacher when she had her baby. This was back in October 2016, so the pictures below were dug out of the archives (hence the different backgrounds).
Several items used to make this card are retiring on May 31st (or while supplies last). Don’t miss out on these fabulous stamp sets that both coordinate with the Baby’s First Framelits Dies. I think it is always a bonus when framelits dies coordinate with more than one stamp set. A double bang for your precious buck!
The card base is Whisper White Thick Cardstock cut to 5.5 in x 8.25 in and scored / folded at 4.25 in.
The Baby Onesie from the Made With Love Stamp Set was stamped on Watercolor Paper with Basic Black Archival Ink and colored with an Aqua Painter and Pool Party Classic Ink. It was then cropped out by zipping it through the Big Shot with the coordinating die from the Baby’s First Framelits Dies.
The Polka-dot Tie from the Something for Baby Stamp Set was stamped in Pool Party Classic Ink and also run the Big Shot with it’s matching die.
The Thoughtful Banners Photopolymer Bundle (available for 10% Off through May 31st) was used for the Thank You Sentiment.
I LOVE! all the Mettalic Thread Stampin’ Up! has available. I used the Basic Black to coordinate with this set. #lovethemetallicthread
The splatters of black dots behind the onesie, is from the fabulous Timeless Textures stamp set. Another staple in my stamp collection.
Night of Navy Classic Ink was used on the Tie for the box decor and the congratulations sentiment was cropped out perfectly with the Classic Label Punch (A MUST HAVE!),
The Polka Dot paper is not a Stampin’ Up! Item, it was from my collection that has been collecting dust for ten years 🙂 (I rarely use Non-Stampin’ Up! products).
I think these three colors pair very well together! I will use them again on future creations!
Unfortunately, I did not write down instructions or dimensions for the box I created to hold the thank you cards. I will do another in the future and add the details.
The following items shown below are retiring May 31st or while supplies last.
Get them while you still can!
Made With Love Photopolymer Set (Retiring)
Something For Baby Clear or Wood-Mount Stamp Set (Retiring)
Baby’s First Framelits Dies (Retiring)
Thoughtful Banners Photopolymer Bundle Available at 10% Off Through May 31st!
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Welcome to the Pals Blog Hop for May 2017. We are thankful you stopped by to take a look at our 2017 Blog Hop monthly themes. This month we are featuring projects that are “stepped up” by using textures or fun techniques. We hope to provide you with lots of ideas and that you enjoy our creations.
You may just be starting the Blog Hop or may have come from the previous link from the Line-up on the Pals Blog Hop listing shown below. The full lineup will help you move along from blog to blog so you may see all the projects.
For today’s “stepped up” by using textures or fun techniques theme, I created a card using the watercolor wash background technique. This technique is trending and I am so happy because I love using it. A vast variety of my creations use a watercolor wash background. This one just happens to feature a New 2017-2019 In-Color: Lemon-Lime Twist, my personal favorite!
A visual of the products needed are always nice to have. Below are the few things you need to created a watercolor wash background.
Here are the Supplies Needed to create a Watercolor Wash Background:
A few tips for you to help create a watercolor wash background as shown above:
1) Start Light; stay light on the ink, heavier on the water; apply with aqua painter to a wide area of coverage to start.
2) Add Debth: slowly add more ink with the aqua painter; lighter on the water this time; apply to smaller areas of coverage, working your way out; stopping about 1/2 in. before the edge of the previous layer.
3) Tip: you can always add more color as needed; it’s nearly impossible to take color away
Retiring and 40% Off: I used the Pop of Pink Specialty Designer Series Paper as part of the background layers and the envelope. Black pairs so well with the new In-Color Lemon-Lime Twist, this was the first thing I grabbed to go with my card.
Stampin’ Up!’s Watercolor Paper paired with the Aqua Painter are a must for the watercolor wash background technique. It allows you to easily blend and spread your colors to your liking, I highly recommend them to get a good result.
The Banner Triple Punch makes cropping the flagged end of the black banner a breeze.
The splash of black dots over the watercolor wash background was created using a stamp from the Gorgeous Grunge Set. This set is retiring May 31st, so scoop it up while you can! I will miss it in my collection.
The final pop to this card was added using the Metallics Sequin Assortment, which is retiring and also marked down 40%.
Thanks for visiting. To continue with the hop, please refer to the Blog Hop Line-up below. We hope to see you on next month’s Pals Blog Hop!
A Fun Birthday Card using the Balloon Adventures Bundle!
My son was pretty excited to attend a birthday party for his friend today. I was excited because it gave me one more reason to use the Balloon Adventures / Party Animal Suite prior to it going away on May 31st. This Suite it fantastic! I love all the coordinating elements it has to offer. The bright and bold combination of colors (Crushed Curry, Emerald Envy, Pacific Point and Tangerine Tango) make the creations pop! I hope the 8 year-old recipient enjoys this fun birthday card using Balloon Adventures.
For this card I chose to use the three colors from the diagonal striped sheets of designer series paper included in the pack of Party Animal DSP.
The card base uses my go-to of Whisper White Thick Cardstock cut to 5.5 in x 11 and scored/folded at 5.5 in to make a square card (sound familiar? I use this size quite a bit in my creations).
The piece of diagonal striped DSP from the Party Animal Designer Series Paper was cut to 5 in x 5 in and adhered to the card base with Fast Fuse Adhesive.
A piece of Whisper White Cardstock was cut to 4.75 in x 4.75 in. I stamped two balloons in Crushed Curry Classic Ink on the base, along with all the balloon strings and the It’s Your Birthday sentiment, all from the Balloon Adventures Photopolymer stamp set. I added some coordinating colors of Enamel Shapes sporadically on the card and adhered it to the DSP with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
I stamped two more of each balloon in Emerald Envy and Pacific Point Classic Inks and cropped them out with the coordinating Balloon Bouquet Punch. I adhered a couple to the card with Fast Fuse and a couple with Dimensionals to give the balloon bouquet a 3-D feel. The banner was stamped and cut out with the Paper Snips then adhered to the card with Dimensionals.
I love leaving some white space on the card. I think it helps to draw your attention a little more towards the focal point. This is a preference of mine, you can change it up to whatever suits your style! With this suite you really can’t go wrong.
Here is another card I made with this suite. I used Crumb Cake as the card base added some of the Party Animal Washi Tape and used Tangerine Tango instead of the Pacific Point. Which is your favorite?
Balloon Adventures Photopolymer Stamp Set – Price: $26.00
Balloon Pop-Up Thinlits Dies – Price : $33.00 – $16.50
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