Welcome to the Stampin' Addicts Retiring Stamps Blog Hop! Join us as we offer a last hurrah to our favorite stamp sets that are retiring this year. If you are following the hop in order, you've arrived from Kim Bolzenthal's blog, Stitchin' N Stampin' on Paper on which she highlighted the French Foliage set. If not, don't worry you can make it there by clicking through the stops or by visiting the Blog Hop Thread on the Stampin' Addicts website.
I chose the Greeting Card Kids set for a couple of reasons...I needed to make the projects I made, and I thought the set was SO adorable that I'm going to keep it.
This card is for my daughter for her Fifth Grade Graduation. I made it in the school colors (Red, White and Blue), but I used Pacific Point to brighten it a little. The little scholar's diploma (I masked off the Valentine heart in her hand.) is just typing paper, and her hat was made using the large Itty Bitty Banner framelit and punching it with the 3/4 inch circle punch so that it followed the shape of her head. I made a trapezoid for the top, but decided against a tassle. I was afraid I wasn't up to the challenge. Blender pen was used for her dress and shoes while markers were an easy choice for the remainder of the coloring. Chevron for a background with some rickrack from the Tasteful Trim Bigz XL die made it look a little more fun. The "Happy Graduation" sentiment is from Teeny Tiny Wishes.
This card will be cute for the Fifth Grade Graduation page of her scrapbook too.
Next, we have our favorite students with the "teacher" sentiment from another retiring set, Family Reunion. It is so nice to have all those words available when they are needed. The Thank U (rather than Thank You) from the A Round Array set is sort of funny for a teacher card, but it was the perfect "Thank You" for this great layout, MOJO292 from the MOJO Monday blog.
Next, I decided to make Reese's Peanut Butter Cup holders for the teachers, but I thought I'd make a Christmas design to show you all as well. I love the new In Color, Pistachio Pudding cardstock with Real Red and also with Pink Pirouette. I rolled the new Gingham wheel on the main layer to add old fashioned charm. The new Artisan Label punch is perfect to fold in half for the pull tab as well... The Thank You is from the new 2013-2014 hostess set, Express Yourself. These great new items aren't available until May 31st, but I think you'll want to buy them because they are so versatile!
I hope you've enjoyed visiting the Greeting Card Kids with me. Now it is time to enjoy Tanya's handsome and energetic creations with the "I Dig You" set on her blog, Tinkerin in Ink.