Welcome to the Retiring Stamps Blog Hop!

Welcome to Stampin’ Addicts‘ blog hop showing off — one last time — the stamp sets that will be retiring from the Stampin’ Up! catalog on May 31.  I challenged myself by choosing Flight of the Butterfly (page 108) because it’s hardly seen ink since I bought it several years ago.  I channeled my guilt into fun stamping!

I’m smack in the middle of the hop lineup, so you may have arrived here from Rubber Stamping & Card Making with Yapha and enjoyed her ideas (the owl!!!) using Season of Friendship.  (BTW, she designed the adorable blog hop banner you see at the top of this post — click it to see the entire hop lineup.)

(Please click the images to enlarge the pictures below.)

My first project is this Butterflies and Pearls card for our beautiful, very smart granddaughter as she graduates from high school in a few weeks.  We share a love of purple (I drove a purple car when she was little), so I know she’ll understand why I chose this color scheme.  I hope you can see all the shimmer on the card base.

Debra Burgin Butterflies and pearls

Next is a card we’ll be making in my May stamp camps.  I’ve been thinking about Butterflies and Dots since Stampin’ Up! released the Retiring Stamps List.  It uses the Ghosting technique I’ve written about in this blog.  Butterflies on top of butterflies — dots, dots and more dots — this card is so fun IRL!

Debra Burgin 1205 Butterflies and DotsTwo cards with three butterflies each — let’s double the fun and make a Double Triplet card!  This is my take on the May sketch challenge I gave my stampers in my April newsletter.  Does it qualify?  I’ll know when I see theirs in a few weeks!

Debra Burgin Double TripletFinally, I was inspired by Angie Kennedy Juda to make this little Butterfly Box, then put my own spin on the idea with ribbon stamped with StazOn ink (works beautifully!).  The main butterfly was stamped with the Baby Wipe technique.  What might be under all that filler?  A chocolate butterfly (or two or three) sounds perfect to me!

Debra Burgin Butterfly BoxDid you spot all the retiring accessories I used?  Please come back next week to see details on my projects and I’ll clue you in.

Moving on?  On your next stop on the hop you’ll visit Shelley at Miss Mad Stamper.  She’s using Fifth Avenue Floral; I’m pretty much helpless to resist anything floral, but her projects have to amaze just about anyone!

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21 Responses to Welcome to the Retiring Stamps Blog Hop!

  1. sue says:

    The thank you box is darling 🙂

  2. Heidi Baks says:

    Love the layers on the ghosting card, and stamping on ribbon? Pretty cool!

  3. Great projects; I especially like the favor box. Love how you stamped on the ribbon.

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  5. Yapha says:

    Fantastic projects! I love how you used these butterflies! The purple card is absolutely lovely!

  6. Shelley Z says:

    Marvelous! Not sure which is my fav, they are all fantastic! Stamping on ribbon is so pretty!

  7. Rhonda G says:

    Gorgeous projects Deb! The purple butterflies are fantastic! So elegant and pretty!

  8. What sweet projects! I love how you stamped the ribbon to match..and really..that’s my favorite ribbon. So sad to see this one go!

  9. Debra, I think you did a wonderful job showcasing this stamp set by using it with different techniques!

  10. Twila Davis says:

    Debra, Debra! What an amazing group of projects. I think my fav has got to be the first card though. It’s just beautiful, and so are all your projects. I’m really going to miss this stamp set. I use it all the time.

  11. Kim says:

    I love this set. I’m such a butterfly nut. As I scrolled through each one was my favorite. 🙂 I love them all.

  12. Deb B (Debadoo) says:

    You did an amazing job with this set!! Love the flowers and pearls on the first one. (I’m a purple freak too)! The ghosting one so pretty and the dd one! Love the box too. Only thing better than purple butterflies, is chocolate butterflies!!

  13. Adriana says:

    This well-loved ink may get a few more taps before retirement, thanks to you. So many creative ways to use this set; it never once occurred to me to stamp on ribbon….and it looks great! TFS

  14. Susan B. says:

    LOVE the box and how you stamped on the ribbon TOO CUTE!!!

  15. Tanya Boser says:

    Definitely a Flight of Butterflies! Love all the techniques you used here, especially the baby wipes butterfly, so pretty 🙂

  16. maida says:

    Great looking butterflies.

    Loving Scrapper101

  17. Oh, wow! Love all the projects, but the box has to be my favorite. Love the butterflies stamped on the ribbon.

  18. Betty says:

    Wow! What a WONDERFUL grouping! I can not believe all the different techniques you have here! Offered together these would make a fun, fun class. I especially like the stamped ribbon!!

  19. Love them all but I pinned the card for your granddaughter because I love the little flowers and the pearls in the center of the butterflies.

  20. I am going to miss this one! I love the graduation card’s pearls in the centers…the polkie dot card, and the box–so very cool. I never tried stamping on satin ribbon!

  21. Carmen says:

    Wonderful projects!! Love the last 2 the best!! So cute!

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