Live, Laugh, Love - May Pals Blog Hop

It's the Pals Retirement Party Blog Hop! Today the Stampin' Pretty Pals are sharing some fabulous cards and projects showcasing our favorite retiring products! You've probably hopped over from Beth Beard at My Little Craft Blog, I'm stop number 15 on the Pals Hop and I'm glad you’ve hopped in! I'll help you "hop along" from blog to blog where you'll find great ideas for retiring Stampin' Up! products from the Stampin' Pretty Pals! Should you hop off course, simply click on any of the links in the Pals Hop Line-up below and you'll be back on track!

My project this weekwas pretty quick and simple. I layered Just Add Cake DSP on top of Pear Pizzazz cardstock, sponging all the edges as I went. I decided I wanted to use ONLY retiring product so I stamped my sentiments directly onto the DSP. I sure will miss this stamp set! A few more layers of DSP topped off with three blossoms, also sponged, and added glimmer brads to the center using my paper piercing tool. A few snippets of ribbon to finish it off and I can say (sadly) goodbye to the 2010-2012 In Colors. They sure have been fun! If you like them as well, get them while you can on the clearance rack because while the stamp set will be available to purchase until May 31st, the other items will not be restocked once the current supply is exhausted! 

Supply List:

Paper:                   Cardstock - Pear Pizzazz

                              Designer Series Paper – Just Add Cake

Ink:                        Classic Ink Pads – Pear Pizzazz, Blushing Bride, Peach Parfait, & Poppy Parade

                              Stampin’ Markers – Poppy Parade

Stamps:                 On Your Birthday

Fibers:                   ½” Stitched Poly Ribbon in Pear Pizzazz & Poppy Parade

Embellishments:    2010 In-Color Glimmer Brads



Paper Trimmer

Blossom Bouquet Triple Layer Punch

Paper Piercer

Sponge Daubers


Clear Block I

Snail Adhesive

Stampin’ Dimensionals

I was inspired to combine the idea of using retiring product with a sketch from Freshly Made Sketches. Their wonderful design allowed me to use up some of my retiring DSP! Thank you to Jen Mitchell from I Create for the wonderful design this week.

Now hop along for more inspiring ideas from Susan Lankford at Stamp and Scrap with Susan , stop number 16 on the Pals Retirement Party Blog Hop! Thanks for "hopping" by!