Saturday, April 15, 2023

Stamping With Friends April Blog Hop Retiring Products

Welcome to the Stamping With Friends April Blog Hop as we say goodbye to our favorite retiring products from the 2022-2023 Annual Catalog and January-April 2023 Mini Catalog. Our wonderful Design Team members will be sharing their projects and ideas with you as we say goodbye to our favorite retiring products. These retiring products are available only while supplies last, so if you see something that you like, make sure to order it soon to avoid missing out.
My card design today features retiring products from both the 2022-2023 Annual Catalog and the January-April 2023 Mini Catalog. I love being able to mix and match different products to create unique card designs. The Fancy Flora 6"x6" Designer Series Paper has beautiful color combinations and fun patterns that work well with the more modern feel of the Hello Beautiful stamp set and coordinating Beautiful Shapes Dies. I love the feel of this stepped up clean and simple design and I will be sad to see these products retire. 
Products Used:
Hello Beautiful stamp set (item #158041) Retiring
Beautiful Shapes Dies (item #158046) Retiring
Fancy Flora 6"x6" Designer Series Paper (item #160413) Retiring
Orchid Oasis Cardstock (item #159267)
Basic White Cardstock (item #159276)
Fresh Freesia Classic Ink Pad (item $155611)
Versamark Pad (item #102283)
Metallics Embossing Powders (item #155555)
2021-2023 In Color Opal Rounds (item #159185) Retiring
Stampin' Dimensionals (item #104430)
Orchid Oasis Cardstock
Card Base - 8 1/2" x 5 1/2" (Scored at 4 1/4")
Hexagon Frame die cut with the Beautiful Shapes Dies
Fancy Flora Designer Series Paper
Card Front - 4" x 5 1/4"
Basic White Cardstock
Large Hexagon die cut with the Beautiful Shapes Dies
This card design is simple to create and is easy to assemble. To create the focal image, I stamped the large background image from the Hello Beautiful stamp set using Fresh Freesia Classic ink, onto the large Basic White hexagon. I then heat embossed the sentiment with Silver embossing powder on top of the stamped background. For the card front layer, I die cut the window with the medium size hexagon die towards the right side of the designer series paper. Using both the large and medium hexagon dies, I created a frame for the window using Orchid Oasis cardstock and then I attached the frame around the window. To assemble the card, I lined up the sentiment label with the window and attached it to the card base. I then attached the card front layer to the card base with Stampin' Dimensionals, making sure that the sentiment is inside the window frame. To complete the card design, I added some 2021-2023 In Color Opal Rounds for a touch of bling. 
Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog. I hope that my card design will help inspire you to take a look at the retiring products from the Annual and Mini Catalogs to see all the wonderful possibilities. These products will only be available while supplies last, so don't wait too long to place your order.
Please take the time to visit with my fellow Design Team members by using the Roll Call List below to visit their blogs. We would appreciate it if you would leave us a comment and let us know what you enjoyed about our projects. 

If you live in the U.S. and do not have a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, please contact me and I would be happy to help you with your creative projects. You may also visit my Online Store to place your order and have it shipped to you. Don't forget to take advantage of the Last Chance Sale to save up to 60% on select retiring products, available while supplies last. 

Until Next Time

Happy Stamping,

Tricia Butts
Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

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  1. Really fun project. Love the texture of the paper and then the heat embossing too! Wow!

  2. Fun Hexagon window and use of DSP. It really looks like a painted canvas.

  3. Lovely card Tricia, love this dsp x

  4. Great card Tricia. I didn't' use this bundle enough