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Sunday, 2 June 2013

Hi and Welcome to Stampin Stars Retiring Products Blog Hop.

This is a Blog Hop that will showcase some of the stamps and other retiring products from the outgoing Idea Book and Catalogue 2012-2013 to make room for some new and exciting stamp sets and colours!
You will probably have come from the delightful  Sarah
For a full list of the participating Stars see below. I hope you will enjoy what you see and it will inspire you to 'have to have' that retiring product. In which case contact your demonstrator or Shop Here

'Toolshed' is one of the few masculine images SU have, and its going to be retired!
It is a large stamp, so you can use the whole or just a part of it.
I have used the whole stamp and I stamped it twice so I could cut out some of the images and layer them on my card. I used another retiring stamp set, 'Word Play' for the sentiment.
I layered these to a Sahara Sand (you guessed it- retiring!) card which had been partly embossed with the Woodgrain embossing folder.
I went a bit crazy and made matching gift bags and tags.

For the above card I used Crumb Cake and Black. I made it a Fathers Day card and added World's Greatest and a sentiment from Teeny Tiny Sentiments. see post April 25 for the inside of this card!

A more colourful rendition using an old favourite Lucky Limeade which is going. I have teamed it with the woodgrain embossing folder and some DSP from Tea for Two. I have sponged some Daffodil Delight, Lucky Limeade and Pretty in Pink on the stamp and the DSP. The sentiment is from Word Play.

 I had a bit of fun with this one. Staying with the Tea for Two paper and the colours I wanted to add some feminine touches.So I added some Vanilla flower trim which I ran a couple of markers across to give the flower some colour and I added Delicate Details Lace Tape.

The Flower trim and the Lace tape are in the Spring/Summer Catalogue which will end 30 June.

I hope you have enjoyed what you have seen so far  on your blog hop. Please leave a comment, as it will be much appreciated.

Next on your search for inspiration is Pip  Enjoy!


Stampin Star Blog Hop

Fiona Whitten  
Tracie Gledhill  
Sarah Bond  
Nicky Johncock
Pip Todman
Cary Buckham
Kim Gibbons Fee 
Joanne Penney


  1. Such a shame they're retiring this! Well done on all your projects, puts me to shame :)

  2. Cool use of this stamp, brilliant

  3. Nice - just in time for Fathers' Day! Hope your feet have survived the show too!

  4. Love the matching cards and gift bags. That's a lot of cutting out you did but it is a great effect, and adds that little extra.