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Blog Hop: Favourite Retiring Products

Dear Crafters,

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Today I bring you another AWHT blog hop with some of the awesome ladies in the Art With Heart Stampin’ Up! Team. Today our focus is on  our Favourite Retiring Product!

You have come to my blog from the lovely, Jenny Van Dijk.

Now let’s get started!

For my project, I have used my all time favourite stamp set, Stippled Blossoms Stamp Set and the I Love Lace Background Stamp.

I was so upset when I saw that Stippled Blossoms was retiring as it was the very first Stampin’ Up stamp set that I purchased. I cannot tell you just how much I love it and I am certainly going to miss creating with it (sniff, sob). It was so popular that it also sold out within days of it retiring, so unfortunately it can no longer be purchased.

Stippled Blossoms & I Love Lace

I have used Crisp Cantaloupe as my card base. I stamped the I Love Lace background stamp with Versamark Ink onto Crisp Cantaloupe card stock and applied gold embossing powder being heat setting it. How gorgeous does it look? Check out that shine!

Stippled Blossoms & I Love Lace

Next I Inked up the solid Stippled Blossom image with Crisp Cantaloupe ink onto the coordinating card stock, using the Masking Technique. Then I applied Versamark ink to the second image and using the Stamp-a-ma-jig, stamped it on top, before applying more gold embossing powder and heat set it with my heat tool. This is the first time I have ever embossed this image, but it gives a real special effect and I wish I had thought of it sooner! I fussy cut the flowers with my paper snips.

The leaves are stamped with Old Olive and Baked Brown Sugar inks onto Whisper White card stock and fussy cut.

Stippled Blossoms & I Love Lace

I added the Baked Brown Sugar stretch ruffled ribbon around the edge before gluing it to the card base.

The images are added with dimensionals as is the sentiment. This was punched out with the Word Window punch.

I think this is the perfect card for this occasion.

Thanks for visiting today. Don’t forget to email me at to get a copy of the new Annual Catalogue or to ask about joining the Art With Heart team.

Let’s keep this blog hop hopping. Next up we have the amazing, Rachel Woollard.

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If you find a broken link or have come to this blog hop from a different entry point, you can view the participants below:

1. Judy May
2. Tina Gillespie
3. Genna Gifford
4. Ros Davidson
5. Claire Daly
6. Nikki Sadler
7. Kathryn Mangelsdorf
8. Kayleen McLean
9. Kathryn Ruddick
10. Jenny Van Dijk
11. Kate Morgan (that’s me!)
12. Rachel Woollard
13. Barbara Lindsey

7 thoughts on “Blog Hop: Favourite Retiring Products”

  1. I can’t believe we are losing both of these sets from the catalogue – I have been using them stacks lately . . . oh well, two more for my permanent (not so secret) stash . . . Love the embossing!


  2. Your card is beautiful Kate. Stippled Blossoms is one of my favourites too, though it caused my class ladies no end of problems, they prefer one step stamping, two steps proves too much for some of them. I love the colour combinations you can achieve with this technique. The I Love Lace background is stunning.


  3. Such a pretty card, Kate, so feminine. I think of you whenever I see this stamp set because it was the set you used to make your Convention swaps the first time I met you at Claire’s. xx


  4. I thought you might use this set. Isn’t it devastating it’s retiring? Maybe we will need to have creative sessions using it during the year ‘just because’ as it’s a set I will be keeping for sure. This is such a beautiful card. The embossing and attention to detail is so amazing.


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