Sunday, April 29, 2018

Retiring Products Blog Hop



It's that time of year! The Last Chance Retirement Lists are out and  we have to say goodbye to some of our favorite Stampin' Up! products. Join us on this fun blog hop as we share creative ideas and projects to inspire you. You may have just visited Rachel's blog or perhaps you are starting your journey here. I hope you enjoy our projects.


Masculine cards are often a challenge, so I decided to showcase the wonderful Guy Greetings stamp set from the 2017-2018 Annual Catalog, which is sadly retiring. The images and sentiments in this stamp set are perfect for a wide variety of occasions and I love the vintage feel of the images. The wonderful thing about this stamp set is that it is available to order in Wood Mount (item #128748) Clear Mount (item #138828) and Photopolymer (item #137178). Something for everyone. 


With Father's Day coming up soon, I thought I would create a clean and simple card design featuring one of the sheets of Eastern Palace Specialty Designer Series paper (Retiring item #144147). I love the Tranquil Tide pattern and how it looks paired with the Dapper Denim cardstock card base. I stamped the vintage car image onto a Very Vanilla cardstock circle that I die cut with the Layering Circles framelits dies and matted it onto a Dapper Denim cardstock (Retiring item # 141414) circle that I die cut using the same dies, just one size larger. I attached the circle to the card base using Stampin' Dimensionals.

The sentiment has been stamped onto a 1"x 4" piece of Very Vanilla cardstock and heat embossed with Copper embossing powder. I then layered it onto a piece of 1 1/4" x 4" piece of Dapper Denim cardstock (Retiring item #141414) and attached it to the card front with Snail adhesive. As you can see, with just a few supplies and a few simple steps, we have a wonderful masculine card ready to give to that special person.


For my second I card, I use a similar layout to create this card. This time I chose Tranquil Tide cardstock for my card base and used the reverse side of the sheet of Eastern Palace Designer Series Paper (retiring item #144147) that I used for the first card. Isn't it amazing how different it makes the card look? 

Once again, I used the Layering Circle Framelits dies to die cut a circle out of Very Vanilla cardstock and Tranquil Tide cardstock. I heat embossed the anchor image onto the Very Vanilla cardstock using Copper embossing powder and I also embossed the sentiment onto a scrap of Very Vanilla cardstock. Using the Tailored Tag Punch, I punched out the sentiment and then punched out another shape from a scrap of Tranquil Tide cardstock. I cut this piece in half and attached one half to the top of the Very Vanilla shape and the other half to the bottom with Snail adhesive.
To finish the card, I cut a piece of Tranquil Tide Finely Woven Ribbon (retiring item #144136) and attached it across the bottom of the designer series paper layer, about an inch from the bottom. I then attached the designer series paper to the card base with Snail adhesive. Using Stampin' Dimensionals, I attached the circle image to the top section of the card and I attached the sentiment, centering it over the ribbon. 

I love that I can create these wonderful masculine cards using just one stamp set and there are so many more amazing possibilities to create with it. The pattern designs in the Eastern Palace Specialty Designer Series paper pack are so versatile and work wonderfully for masculine card designs. I am sad to see it retire. 

I hope you have enjoyed my projects today and I hope it inspires you to start creating your own masculine cards with these amazing retiring products before they disappear forever. 

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Now it's time to visit Jamie's blog and see what she is sharing with us today. Just use the links below to navigate your way along the blog hop to see everyone's creative projects. 


Until Next Time.

Happy Stampin',
Tricia Butts
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19 comments:

  1. Awesome you do really well with guys cards...I am very challenged with them!

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    1. Thanks Deb. I love creating masculine cards. This stamp set makes it easy as it has everything you need in one set. :)

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  2. Such a great set for masculine cards, love your projects!

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    1. Thanks Nina. It is a wonderful stamp set for masculine cards. I love that it contains both images and sentiments. :)

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  3. This has to be one of the best masculine sets SU ever had. Great job Tricia!

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    1. I agree Karie. It has been my go to set for masculine cards. It is such a versatile stamp set. :)

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    1. Thank you Janey. So glad you like them. :)

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    1. Thank you Michele. So happy you like my cards. :)

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  6. I love the simplicity of your card. I am going to miss that set. I have used the old car so many times.

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    1. Thanks Brenda. I love creating clean and simple card designs, especially for masculine cards. :)

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  7. Great masculine cards Tricia, thanks so much for sharing

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    1. Thank you Libby. I love creating masculine cards and am happy to share them to help inspire others. :)

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  8. The Eastern Palace DSP is so pretty and you have paired it so well to create some great cards

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    1. Thank you Rochelle. I love the Eastern Palace Specialty DSP because it is so versatile. The patterns work great for masculine and feminine cards. I will miss it when it retires. :)

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  9. Love the simple design of your cards Tricia. Showcases the stamps & DSP to perfection

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  10. Thank you Vicky. Clean and simple designs are my favorite, especially for masculine cards. So glad you like them. :)

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  11. I love your anchor card!! It looks great with that DSP! Good job with the masculine theme!

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