Hello and thank you for visiting my blog today. I am hopping with some fabulous and talented Stampin’ Up! demonstrators from around the world. The challenge for today’s blog hop is the Retiring Annual/Mini Catalog. Yes, it’s that time of the year to say goodbye to some of our favorite items.
For my card, I choose two products that are retiring – the Celebrate Sunflowers stamp set and Mango Melody card stock. My heart broke when I saw these items on the list.
My card base is Cajun Craze which I adhered two panels – Pumpkin Pie and Mango Melody.
I heat-embossed the sunflower images on the Mango Melody card stock.
I stamped the large sunflower stamp in VersaMark™ ink in two corners and then in the small spaces left. I covered the images with White Stampin’ Emboss™ powder and heat embossed using my Heating Tool.
Using my paper trimmer, I cut the Mango Melody card stock in half, both lengthwise and heightwise. I popped each panel up using Stampin’ Dimensional™. Tip for you: make sure your images are lined up correctly prior to pressing everything into place.
I stamped the sentiment in Memento™ Tuxedo Black Ink and cut it out using my paper snips (still need more practice in fussy cutting…lol). I also popped up the sentiment using the Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals.
I do hope I have inspired you to add the Celebrate Sunflowers stamp set and the Mango Melody card stock to your collection. Don’t wait too long to purchase them.
Now to continue along our Retiring Annual/Mini Catalog blog hop, click on the next button to see what my friend Candi has made. I know you will like it.
- Card base – 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 scored at 4 1/4
- First Panel – 5 1/4 x 4
- Second Panel – 5 x 3 3/4 – cut at 1 7/8 and then each panel at 2 1/2 (after you have embossed your image).
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Until next time