Welcome to the Stampin' Addicts Retiring Sets Mega Hop!

Welcome to Stampin’ Addicts’ latest blog hop — this one featuring retiring products from the 2009-2010 Stampin’ Up! Idea Book & Catalog.  I’m stop #11, so may have just visited Rubber Redneck and enjoyed Holly’s projects using Stampin’ Up!’s froggy set Hoppy for You.

Here I’ll present some projects made with one of my all-time favorite baby sets, Nursery Necessities, found on page 76 of the current catalog.  I chose this set because we are expecting a grandchild in the fall, and I’ve got babies on my mind!  I don’t know why I feel so certain that the baby is a boy — maybe just wishful thinking for DH.  We’ll find out in a few weeks, but I am proceeding “as if”!

To keep your stop short and sweet, I am omitting recipes for the projects — check back next week for the complete stories!  Click to enlarge the photos, please.

  1. My first project, Diaper Bag Tag, is designed to be tied on to a diaper bag (I know you figured that out!), but may also be useful for distracting a fussy Junior.  No chewing on this, please!  The bling on this is from several layers of Glassy Glaze (also retiring at the end of the month) and Iridescent Ice embossing powder.
  2. I think this chick stamp is too cute, and I always wanted to use it in a series.  So March of the Chicks was born!  Difficult to see in the picture is a very generous application of Smooch Spritz (Vanilla Shimmer) on the Barely Banana card base.  It is a beautiful, shimmery texture.
  3. This Sweet Little Sailboat gift enclosure uses the paper piecing technique.  If you like “fussy cutting,” this is the technique for you!  It works best with a line image, but this sailboat is solid.  I’ll explain next week how I did it.
  4. Finally — just in case it’s a girl! — I’ll be ready with this Cute Chick Dress.  I wanted to re-use the chick motif from the card above, but this time I used the same bling technique as on the diaper bag tag.  (Talk about recycling!)  I’ll post the template for the dress and pinafore next week, when I’ll give you more details.  (And sorry to steal Tanya‘s retiring set, Wanted!)

I enjoyed having you with me — I hope you were inspired! You’re now on to the next stop on the hop, Stampin’ Addiction to enjoy Carmen’s projects using the “just” sports stamp sets Just Baseball, Just Basketball, and Just Soccer.

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30 Responses to Welcome to the Stampin' Addicts Retiring Sets Mega Hop!

  1. sue says:

    These are great, everyone of them!

  2. Valerie K says:

    I love how you showcased that little chick stamp!! Super cute!!!

  3. rhondag says:

    Adorable dress and apron!! The sailboat is so sweet too!

  4. jengd says:

    Great stuff- love the dress card and that tag is fabulous!

  5. Heidi says:

    Your projects are just WOW! You saved the best for last with the dress! Can’t wait for the template.

  6. Such a sweet set of projects- that dress is adorable, so the march of the chicks! Awesome!

  7. Yapha says:

    That diaper bag tag is super cute, and the dress is absolutely amazing! Great projects!

  8. I love them all, but that dress is ADORABLE! And I really don’t mind a bit! That’s why I like that set, it is a GREAT background builder!

  9. wow! Your all your details are perfect! I love the little row of chicks!

  10. Cindy E. says:

    Oh. My. Gosh. The march of chicks card is tres adorable, but that dress card is amazing!

  11. jackie watson says:

    Your cards are adoreable, but I love the dress the most. I would love to have your template after you post it. Thanks for sharing your lovely artwork.

  12. Melissa Buss says:

    What a cute idea with the chicks! Everything else is amazingly cute too!

  13. Amy Halbert says:

    Oh my gosh…I LOVE the sailboat card! Can’t wait to hear how you did it and can’t wait to borrow the idea. I’ve been bummed that there aren’t more cute baby sets in the new catalog, but this is just the solution I needed. Thanks for sharing!

  14. mitz says:

    gosh.. they are all winners.. sooo adorable.. thanks for the opportunity…

  15. Lisa N says:

    Very adorable. I really think the dress is cute.

  16. Adriana B says:

    Adorable projects. The dress is beautiful and the vellum layer just makes it even more special!

  17. Wow adorable projects!!! I love them all too cute!!!

  18. michelle james says:

    i love, love the little dress-so cute! beautiful work

  19. Heather says:

    All of your projects are so cute! I’m definitely waiting for that template for the dress! Thanks!

  20. Linda Keal says:

    Debra, your projects are just adorable! Love them all!

  21. Chris R. from Iowa says:

    Love the projects! The dress is a little different than I have seen before. The sailboat card looks like fun to make too. Thanks for sharing!

    Chris R. from Iowa

  22. Stacy says:

    Such great ideas – I can’t wait to try these. Plus I love the idea of punching out the birds to line them up instead of trying to punch them all in a straight row. Thanks for sharing with us!

  23. Kim says:

    All so cute! Great ideas for this set. I like the dress card best.

  24. Twila Davis says:

    What a cute set of projects, I’ll miss this set. Love the little dress!

  25. Melissa says:

    Awww! Congratulations on the new grandbaby! All of your projects are just adorable!

  26. Carmen says:

    OH my each and everyone of these projects are “just” perfect!! LOVE them all!!

  27. sue says:

    Did you hear about Lois?

  28. Patrice says:

    Wow great cards I especially loved the little baby doll dress & the boat. Thanks for sharing your art with us.

  29. Joanne Travis says:

    All of your projects are really wonderful. I am going to miss a lot of this stuff.

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