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5.15.2018

Birthday Memories

Hello! Welcome back to another Blog Hop with the Stamping Symphony team. So glad you decided to pop in! Today we are again sharing with you some retiring product... there's not much time left (and not much left) from that long list of retiring goodies. If you've waited this long though, some items have gone on sale! Be sure to pop by my online store (www.hofkissed.stampinup.net) to check it all out before May 31st!

So on to the projects I'm showcasing today - the Birthday Delivery Stamp Set & Birthday Memories Designer Series Paper. I loved this set when it first appeared and still love it so much that I think it'll stay with me for a little while longer. ;)

Anyway, these were the cards we made last week in my "Mommy & Me" class. It was for women & children to celebrate Mother's Day. Each made these three cards and we had lots of fun. Check them out:


I did a lot of extra prep because it was a big group and I had children attending. These would normally not be cards they'd make in my Kids Club classes, but wanted them to be special, so we did a few fun things. This first one eased them in, with very little stamping.


This next one was a definite favourite of the night. It had a fun popped-up element and then an unexpected surprise on how it opened. Everyone loved the bright colours.



Lastly, who wouldn't want a card with cupcakes and a poodle?!


I punched a couple of half circles in my card base using my 1/2" Circle Punch, 3/4" of the way up from the bottom. This allowed the ribbon to tie nicely and I really loved how it turned out. Will definitely do that again.


I really loved all the bright colours from this suite of products and the Designer Series Paper isjust spectacular!! It was one of the items that went on sale and I HIGHLY recommend you order some. You won't regret it! ;)

Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to check out the other bloggers:



1. A La Cards (Leena)
2. Lolly & Sand (Sandy)
3. justBstamping (Barb)
4. Stamping with Jen (Jen)
5. Hofkissed (Steph) << You Are Here


Until next time, stay crafty!

Steph 

To check out the products in more detail, click on the links below. Don't forget, many of these items are retiring and are only available "while supplies last", or until May 31, 2018.

Product List
Big Shot
[143263]
$136.00


4.15.2018

Rose Wonder for the Win!

Hello! I'm currently writing this post during an ice storm here in Ontario. Apparently the worst is yet to come, so hopefully we still have power by the time you're reading this. ;) It's messy out there, so it's a good excuse to stay in my comfies and create!

This month we're chatting retiring products. I focused on the Rose Wonder stamp set & coordinating dies. It's a set I didn't use nearly enough, but it's fabulous! I love sets that have both images & sentiments and if you follow me on Instagram, you'll notice I've been doing a lot with it lately!


It's a fairly simple card, really, but has a few layers to it. I love how the layers are poking through the vellum flower. I heat embossed the outline by stamping in black ink and then quickly dumping Clear Embossing Powder over top and heating. DID YOU KNOW: You can get just about any colour of embossing with coloured ink and clear powder?! BUT... I'm happy to announce that Stampin' Up! is bringing back Black Embossing Powder in the 2018/2019 Annual Catalogue... going live on June 1st!


After heat embossing, I cut the floral image out and then coloured with my Blends. If you're bummed about them not being orderable right now, don't fret. They will return late May or early June and there are also plenty more being released in the new Annual. I'm over-the-moon excited about that!!


To add some extra pizzazz to the card, I added hints of gold with a metallic doily and the specialty paper from the Eastern Palace pack. I always tend to hoard paper, but since this awesome stuff is retiring also, I didn't hold back when adding two layers to my card front. I really love the way that looks.


To finish things off, you can't forget the inside! I did a little bit of stamping and added a 3/4" strip of paper over top to bring in that gold again. There's still plenty of room for writing, but if you didn't want as much space, fill up more of it with stamping. ;)

Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to check out the other bloggers:





1. A La Cards (Leena)
2. Lolly & Sand (Sandy)
3. justBstamping (Barb)
4. Stamping with Jen (Jen)
5. Hofkissed (Steph) << You Are Here



Until next time, stay crafty!
Steph 

To check out the products in more detail, click on the links below. Don't forget, many of these items are retiring and are only available "while supplies last", or until May 31, 2018.

Product List
Heat Tool
[129053]
$40.00
Big Shot
[143263]
$136.00