Welcome to the Stampin’ Addicts Retiring Stamp Set Blog Hop!

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Welcome to Stampin’ Addicts‘ latest blog hop, saying “so long and farewell” to stamp sets retiring from the 2012-2013 Stampin’ Up! annual catalog.

Perhaps you’ve just come from Debbi’s blog featuring Word Play.  It was all I could do not to use that on my own projects here!  A great sendoff, Debbi — I love that card made with block stamping!

My featured set is You Are Loved (page 24).  I confess that I bought this set when it was introduced in a mini catalog — then never used it.  Gulp.  I was happy it appeared in the next annual catalog and I promptly inked it up!  My challenge for this set was to use it for occasions other than Valentine’s Day.

I recently heard another stamper extolling the virtues of Pool Party Stampin’ Up! Embossing Powder on black, so I tried it here.  I cut out the image with one of the Hearts Collection Framelits, then adhered punched circles around it.  (I enjoy that kind of detail work!)  I don’t ever seem to be able to capture the true color of Pool Party, so please try this for yourself and be prepared to be stunned!

Debra Burgin You Are Loved Pool PartyI haven’t made a rosette in … I can’t even remember when.  So when I saw one atop a Stampin’ Up! embellishment container, I knew I wanted to make my own version of a little gift box.  Lots of retiring product here, but the concept is easily executed no matter what you use.  Don’t throw those containers in the recycle bin — they have more life in them!

Debra Burgin You Are Loved ContainerThis card is a You Are Loved version of a card I did for a blog hop last year.  That card has been pinned and re-pinned a lot, perhaps because it’s so simple and fast to make.  I think this makes an excellent sympathy card — pretty, but restrained.  The true color is Not Quite Navy.  I will really miss this ribbon!

Debra Burgin You Are Loved SimplyI didn’t start out seeing how many gray cards I could make, it’s just that I really like working with Basic Gray and now (or soon!) Smoky Slate, which is the card base here.  And Crisp Cantaloupe?  Yummy!  Look closely and you’ll notice that the Cantaloupe panel has been stamped with the heart image from this set.  So subtle and pretty.

Debra Burgin You Are Loved Cataloupe

I hope you’ve enjoyed this fresh look at You Are Loved!  You’re now on to the first blog in the loop to see Yapha’s creations using Build a Blossom at Rubber Stamping & Card Making with Yapha.  I appreciate her work (check out the fish bowl!), as this is a set I resisted buying.

Please come back next week to learn the details of these projects — now enjoy the rest of the hop!

(Remember, the blog hop is a loop.  Just follow the link at the bottom of each stamper’s post to get to the next blog; eventually you’ll end up back where you started.  And if you ever lose your way, come back here and click on the banner above to see the complete lineup of blogs.)

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13 Responses to Welcome to the Stampin’ Addicts Retiring Stamp Set Blog Hop!

  1. sue says:

    I especially love the box and the Valentine card, the colors are fabulous! I can’t wait to see that Cantaloupe in person!

  2. adriana B says:

    Oh my gosh, you are so clever. So many pretty details on your projects and I cannot wait to transform some of the embellishment boxes! I knew they would be good for something 🙂
    p.s. the embossed vellum is gorgeous!

  3. RhondaG says:

    LOVE your projects Deb! I’m going to make an embellished round container with my little daughter-TFS! The Pool Party ~is~ amazing embossed on black, and your color and design choices have really shown the versatility of this set!

  4. Mary says:

    Love the container. Great Idea. Beautiful things.

  5. Tanya Boser says:

    These projects are all do beautiful, I just don’t know where to start! Love the Pool Party on black, and the Smokey Slate with Crisp Cantaloupe, and the embossed vellum, and everything! I think you hit it out of the park 🙂

  6. Debbi says:

    Wow, Debra, these are awesome projects! Little circles to make a scallop border – brilliant! Altered embillie containers – now why didn’t I ever see that before? You did a great job showing the versatility of this set.

  7. Sara Mattson-Blume says:

    With each card, I ohhed and ahhed. There are so many details to love–the colors, the layouts, the use of the set simply and then fancy… love them all.

  8. Katherine says:

    What beautiful cards! I really love the last one, all those layers look fabulous!

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  10. Yapha says:

    Oh Debra, these are such amazing projects! I love the Pool Party embossed heart, and yes, that Not Quite Navy card is a stunner! Just lovely, all of them!

  11. Beautiful projects Deb! Love the gray with the Cantaloupe on the last one. And the Pool Party Embossing Powder on the black is gorgeous.

  12. Heidi Baks says:

    Beautiful colors choices… I really like the last two cards!

  13. Kim says:

    You created lovely projects with this set. I too love Pool Party EP on black. Stunning up close.

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