Friday, May 11, 2018

Inky Friends Stampin' Up! A Fond Farewell Blog Hop

Welcome to the Inky Friends' Stampin' Up! Retiring Stamp Sets Blog Hop!  

You may have arrived from Mary's Center Stage Stamping Blog where she highlighted the Sweet Cupcake set with fantastic cards.  If you'd like to see the complete list of participants click here: A FOND FAREWELL BLOG HOP

I chose to use Basket of Wishes which is one of my favorite fall stamp sets.  Typically I've enjoyed this set in the fall with a card like this one from 2016:

This time I wanted to make something different. I had in mind to make a strawberry birthday card with this set for my friend who loves strawberries. Then, while on a girls' trip last weekend, I saw some striking socks with strawberries in a basket with a black background.  Since she lives in another city, and I don't see her on her birthday anymore. I bought the socks for her as a funny, and now I can't wait to send the matching card on her birthday. The Basic Black, Pool Party and Real Red make such a striking Color Combo.

I colored the rhinestone bling with the light Cherry Cobbler blends, but I can't wait to get the new Red Rhinestones in the new catalog in June.  The new Call Me Clover ink and ribbon were perfect since I really wanted matching ribbon on this card.

The socks are by Hot Sox.

Now, it is time to continue to Sara's Lily's Ink Pad blog for some great designs with the Garden In Bloom set.

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Tanya Boser said...

Ha!! You really can find inspiration everywhere :) Those sweet berries in the berry crate are my favs!

Mickey Roberts said...

How fun that you matched the card to the gift, Rhonda! Your friend will really be feeling the love!

Mary Haugen said...

Great cards! I love the one inspired by the socks! The socks are fantastic, too.

Sara Mattson-Blume said...

I love your inspirational socks and how you use that for this card. SO MUCH FUN!

Paper Fairy Kris said...

Great idea to show your 2016 card and how the stamp set is still just as versatile two years later. I love how the card matches the socks! Your friend is going to love it!

Cindy said...

Oh my gosh, I squealed when I saw that matching cards and socks! And I’m sure your friend will when she gets them, too. So darn CUTE!