Sunday, May 13, 2018

2018 Kre8tors Blog Hop Goodbye Occasions Catalog


Welcome to the 2018 Kre8tors Blog Hop for the month of May. This month we are saying goodbye to the Occasions Catalog and the products that will be retiring at the end of May. You may have just visited Amy's blog or perhaps you are starting your blog hop journey here. I hope that you will enjoy our projects and be inspired to explore the ideas we have shared in your own creations. 

The card I created today features the retiring stamp set, Lovely Wishes (item #145924), from the Occasions Catalog. I love the organic feel to this stamp set and it looks amazing when heat embossed with Gold embossing powder. This set has a variety of images and sentiments in it that makes it easy to create a project using just this stamp set.


The colors I chose for my card come directly from the Painted With Love Specialty Designer Series Paper (item #145580). Did you know that each pack of designer series paper has a list of the colors that used in the designs? This list of colors makes it easy to choose what color cardstock, ink and embellishments to use to create your project. For this card, I chose to use Rich Razzleberry for my card base and for the narrow cardstock strip that I used to matte the strip of designer series paper. The top layer of the card is Melon Mambo cardstock and I embossed it using the floral folder from the Petal Pair Textured Impressions Embossing Folders (item #145656). I attached a piece of Gold 1/8" Ribbon (item #134583) along the edge of the Rich Razzleberry cardstock to embellish the card. 

I used the Layering Circles framelits dies to die cut a circle from Whisper White cardstock for the sentiment and a scalloped circle from Rich Razzleberry cardstock to use as a matte. The sentiment and floral design were embossed with Gold embossing powder and I used Powder Pink Classic ink to stamp floral images.




To embellish the sentiment, I colored three small Basic Pearls using the Dark Rich Razzleberry Stampin' Blends Marker and added them to the Whisper White cardstock. I then matted this circle onto the Rich Razzleberry scalloped circle and attached it to the card using Stampin' Dimensionals. 

Both the Lovely Wishes stamp set and the Painted With Love Specialty Designer Series Paper are retiring. The designer series paper is available only while supplies last and the stamp set is guaranteed availability until May 25th, and then while supplies last until May 31st, 2018. 


I hope that this card has helped to show how easy it is to create projects with designer series paper. It can really take your project to the next level and helps take the guesswork out what colors to use. I hope this will inspire you to explore using designer series paper in your next project. 

Now it's time to visit Jackie's blog and see what she has created this month as we say goodbye to the Occasions Catalog. Just click the Next button below to visit her blog or use the Blog Hop Roll Call list below if you get lost. Enjoy the rest of the blog hop. 



May 2018 Kre8tors Blog Hop Roll Call


Melissa Tennison Amy Grendel Tricia Butts Jackie Lawless Sandra Roberts Sue McDonald Jacqui Lawrence Cheryl Taylor Tracy Marie Lewis Rebecca-Jo Unwin Jo Blackman Su Mohr Deb Naylor Linda Handford Kirsteen Gill Laura Kate Mackie Jan Musselman Alexandra Rauf Kathy Maurer Cheryl Hamilton Becky Browning Hiske MacKay Maria Calia


Until Next Time.
Happy Stampin',

Tricia Butts


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18 comments:

  1. I love your project Tricia! Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Thanks Jan. I love this DSP and it was fun coming up with this card design. :)

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  2. This is such a pretty DSP, great card

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    1. Thank you. I love the splashes of gold in this DSP and how you can use gold embossing to embellish to coordinate. :)

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  3. Lovely card, thank you for sharing.

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    1. Thank you Jo. I am happy you like it. :)

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  4. Lovely card. Sorry to see the papers go

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    1. Thank you. I agree, I will be sorry to see this retire. The designs are beautiful. :)

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  5. Beautiful card! Great use of this pretty designer series paper.

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    1. Thank you Kathy. This designer series paper is so versatile and so much fun to create with. :)

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  6. Beautiful card using the retiring designer paper!

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    1. Thank you Hiske. I am trying to make the most of this paper before it retires. It's one of my favorites. :)

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  7. I really like how you used this paper in a very different way than what I've seen done!

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    1. Thanks Pryl. It's a great way to use up the scraps of designer series paper you might have left over. :)

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  8. I really like how you stamped Lovely Wishes in the circle, Tricia! Great job!

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    1. Thank you Su. I fell in love with this stamp set when we were at OnStage in November. It is has beautiful images and sentiments and I will miss it when it retires. :)

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  9. Fabulous card Tricia - I love the layout and that DSP. I wasn't sure about it at first but adore it now and am going to really miss it!

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  10. Love your unique way of using the stamp set and DSP! TFS

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