Friday, May 10, 2013

Stampin' Addicts 2013 Retiring Stamp Sets Blog Hop

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.
 



14 comments:

Adriana Benitez said...

Adorable projects. Great colors and layouts and I love the idea of decorating the candy the way you did. (Vs making a box, etc.) This set is so cute- I'm going to miss it!

Lisa said...

Very cute!

Mary Trautner said...

I really love the rick Rack and Chevrons on the Graduation card. All great Cards

Tanya Boser said...

OK, first off, that graduation card is adorable! I love how you modified the stamp to make it work. And the treat holders are cute too! This is another of the sets that I will miss.

Sara Mattson-Blume said...

Such a great idea to mask off that heart for a graduation card! Your projects are too darn cute for words.

Debbi said...

Cute cute cute! Love how you altered the valentine image to fit a graduation. Very clever!

Katherine said...

These are great projects. That gingham stamp is a cute touch. I love love the graduation card. How clever!

Yapha said...

Oh these are super cute! I love that graduation card, and the treat holders are adorable as well!

Paula said...

Adorable. All of them. You are making me sad that I never purchased this stamp set. Great Job!

Heidi Baks said...

Too cute! I just love the graduation idea!!

Mickey Roberts said...

These project are so darn cute! I love how you incorporated the new in with the retiring, too.

Kim said...

Just adorable. You did a wonderful job showcasing this set. Love the treat holders.

WebDeb said...

The strip of gingham on the candy holders is perfect! But I really love the teacher card!

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