Friday, April 5, 2024

Global Stamping Friends April Blog Hop A Fond Farewell

It's April, which means it's time to say a Fond Farewell to our favorite retiring products with the Global Stamping Friends April Blog Hop. Our small but mighty Design Team will help you prepare to say goodbye to the 2023-2024 Annual Catalog and January-April 2024 Mini Catalog and inspire you to get creative with products you may have missed. 
Today I decided to showcase some of my favorite retiring products from the 2023-2024 Annual Catalog that you may have forgotten about. I chose to use one of the designs from the beautiful Masterfully Made Designer Series Paper to create the background for my card design and paired it with the retiring Sending Dies and coordinating Sending Smiles stamp set for the sentiments. I love the way that Berry Burst and Blackberry Bliss look together to create this pretty birthday card. I added a touch of bling with the retiring Iridescent Rhinestones, which I am sad to see go, as they are one of my favorite embellishments. 
Products Used: 
Sending Smiles stamp set (item #158701) Retiring
Sending Dies (item #161597) Retiring
Nested Essentials Dies (item #161597)
Masterfully Made Designer Series Paper (item #161192) Retiring
Blackberry Bliss Cardstock (item #133675)
Berry Burst Cardstock (item #144243)
Versamark Pad (item #102283)
Metallics Embossing Powders (item #155555) Retiring
Iridescent Rhinestones Basic Jewels (item #158130) Retiring
Mini Stampin' Dimensionals (item #144108)
Black Berry Bliss Cardstock 
Card Base - 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" (Scored at 4 1/4")
Large Sentiment Label die cut with the Nested Essentials Dies
Small Sentiment Label die cut with the Sending Dies
Berry Burst Cardstock
Detailed Sending Sentiment die cut with the Sending Dies
Masterfully Made Designer Series Paper
Card Front - 5 1/4" x 4"
This beautiful clean and simple card is all about the designer series paper background. I love the look of the torn paper strips that add wonderful texture and detail. I wanted the sentiment labels to really pop against the background, so I chose to use Blackberry Bliss for the large and small labels to coordinate with the card base. I die cut the detailed Sending sentiment using the Sending Dies from Berry Burst cardstock and I heat embossed the sentiment on the smaller sentiment label with Silver embossing powder to make it pop. (Note that while the Metallics embossing powders are listed as retiring, they will return in a new configuration in the new catalog and with a new item number due to a change in manufacturer.) To finish off the card design, I added Iridescent Rhinestones for a touch of bling. This pretty birthday card is a great example of how you can mix and match retiring products to create beautiful projects. 
Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog. I hope that my card design will help inspire you to give the retiring catalogs a second look and check all the amazing products we are saying goodbye to. You never know what you might find that you just can't live without. Remember that all retiring products are available only while supplies last until April 30th. 
Now it's time to visit Kimberley's blog and see what she has created this month. Just click on the link below to visit her blog. We would love it if you would leave us a comment and let us know what you liked about our projects. I hope you enjoy our little blog hop.

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Until Next Time

Happy Stamping,

Tricia Butts
Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

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