Friday, June 17, 2011

Stampin' Addicts Retiring Stamp Sets Blog Hop 2011


Welcome to the Stampin' Addicts Retiring Stamp Sets Blog Hop for 2011!

You've likely arrived from Betty's lovely blog  Kitty Stamp where you saw adorable designs with the Blowing Kisses stamp set. Such a CUTE set!  Should you get lost or need a list of the participants, you can see it at Stampin' Addicts.

I'm actually featuring two great stamp "sets" for the hop. (Thanks for allowing me to do that fellow hoppers!) The Simple Birthday Thanks background (page 142) and Birthday Bliss (page 57) were both favorites of mine for kids cards (and thank you cards of course).  The Simple Birthday Thanks Stamp was inadvertently skipped for the Retirement list. Stampin' Up! confirmed that the stamp is NOT on a carryover list and IS retiring by phone.

First up is this gift card holder.....I can't swear I haven't seen it before, but I didn't knowingly copy.  Well, I did copy a birthday cupcake I'd seen intentionally, and I was trying to match some of the colors in the balloon gift card. I love the intense boyish blue of the icing on the Simple Birthday Thanks stamp, and imagine what color your tongue would be after eating such a cupcake in real life! The tag punch shaped "make a wish" candle image makes a quick and easy way to attach the top/icing with a flourish. "Ice Cream and Presents and Cake Oh my!" makes a grand statement for the front of the cupcake liner area. I'll list a step by step tutorial (no pictures-sorry) on Monday, though you probably don't need it-I just used a Pumpkin Pie card base, stamped it, cut it out and cut off the icing.  A thin line of sticky strip on the sides and bottom---Quick and Easy.


This Fancy Favor is cute for giving a gift of 3X3 cards and envelopes.  I have a friend who really enjoys getting handmade cards for her birthday.  Luckily, I really enjoy ~making~ cards!  This set features the new 2011-12 designer series paper "Just Add Cake".  It is an usual color combination, but it is a lot of fun!

I made this cupcake card to match this fun wrapping paper.  I just did some cutting with the paper cutter for the squares and rectangles and punched the circles and half circles.  I also made some curlicues and attached them with mono multi/green lid glue.  I stamped Birthday Bliss from the Birthday Bliss stamp set for a vibrant sentiment.  A little ribbon completes the card.

Now it is time to continue on to Holly's Rubber Redneck blog where she'll show you lovely creations with the Always stamp set. We're going to miss that set!

 


22 comments:

Kim said...

What a great way to showcase these stamp sets Rhonda! I'm going to miss using the giant cupcake stamp in my birthday classes.

Heidi Baks said...

I love what you did with the cupcake stamp! Love the hinge card and LOVE the homemade confetti!

Holly/Rubber Redneck said...

Way too cute!! You did a great job!! Love the hinged card and the confetti!!!

Adriana Benitez said...

Hooray for BLUE icing :) Truly, the hinge giftcard holder is a wonderful idea - tfs!

Regina said...

yummy cards! Your gift card holder is a clever and super idea!

Tanya Boser said...

These are so fun! Love all the colors and patterns. That is what really makes a great birthday card :)

Holly / InkPaperStamps said...

How festive, Rhonda! That cupcake giftcard holder is fantastic. . . .

Betty said...

These are so fun Rhonda! I especially love the custom toppings on the last cupcake- super cool!

lisa808 said...

Awesome cupcake gift card holder.

Melissa said...

Great ideas for these sets!

Deb B (Debadoo) said...

You did a great job showcasing this set! I'm with everyone else, really love the hinged card and the confetti!

sharon said...

Such a great presantation. Thank you.
Sharon L

Lisa Young said...

That cupcake gift card holder is a wonderful idea! What fun projects, each and every one!

Jen Timko said...

Great projects! Your first one is particularly clever....looking forward to the tutorial.

Cheryl said...

Great job, Rhonda!

Yapha said...

Great projects! I love that gift card holder! Fabulous idea!

Sara Mattson-Blume said...

Awwww. Love the projects---sooo cute!

Twila said...

Rhonda, great set of cards. I love the last one and the way you made it match the paper.

Twila said...

Rhonda, great set of cards. I love the last one and the way you made it match the paper.

Ret said...

Hi Rhonda, what great projects you made! I really liked that big cupcake stamp, but guess we have to make room for the new ones! Your prjects are adorable!

Mickey Roberts said...

Love all the fun elements you included in all your projects! The gift card holder is my favorite. What a fun idea!

Susan said...

wonderful creations! is there a template for the cupcake shape?
Susan