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Stampin’ Addicts Retiring Stamps Blog Hop

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Welcome to another blog hop courtesy of the stampers at Stampin’ Addicts!!  If you just came in from Kim Bolzenthal’s Stitchin’ and Stampin’ on Paper, I just know you are re-thinking your Last Chance order!  Her projects with Friends 24-7 are amazing!!

I am the last stop on today’s hop and my stamp set today is All Holidays.  It has been a favorite.  In fact, if you don’t have it I don’t know what you have done without it!  This has truly been a go-to set for me.  I have chosen three of my favorite stamps (well, really four but you can’t see one) to make my projects today.

My first card today uses the most wonderful focal image stamp!  I just love this sentiment and there are times when this one says it all.  I used the retiring Elegant Soiree DSP (one of my all time favorites) as a basis for the colors and accented the oval with flowers from Vintage Vogue.  I have some more details on the ribbon technique for you and will post more information about this card on Tuesday.  The sketch for this card is from a relatively new challenge, Try Stampin’ on Tuesday.

My next project uses the little “for you” phrase and this one has been a workhorse!  The beautiful font and the perfect size have insured heavy rotation since I first bought this set!  Today I have a Mini Milk Carton (cut with the Big Shot) decorated with the retiring Greenhouse Gala DSP.  I loved Daffodil Delight from the moment it was introduced in the 2010-11 Catalog and this paper features it prominently.  I love that I can stamp a little flower, pop on the sentiment and have a perfect tag ready to go!

Last, but certainly not least, is the “Peace Love Joy” stamp.  I have used the words together, I have used them separately (inked with a Stampin’ Write Marker)!  It isn’t the Christmas season unless this stamp has ink on it.  If you own little Dasher (and you should!), this font is a perfect combination.  I pulled out the last of my Deck the Halls DSP from last year’s Holiday Mini (retired) and some Cherry Cobbler and Early Espresso.  I also made a double bow using the retiring Early Espresso ribbon.  You probably heard the sobs at your house when I read that the ribbon was retiring.  Thank heavens there are more lovely choices on the way!!  But I ordered some extra “just in case” and I suggest you do the same.  *smile*  Inside the card, I stamped the “Merry Christmas” sentiment because it, too, has been a staple.

It has been nice having you stop by today.  If you started in the middle or with me, you can go on to Tanya Boser at Tinkerin in Ink for a fond farewell to From the Crypt.  She is stop number one on the hop!  Just wait until you see her pop-up boxes!  Where ever you began, just follow the loop around until you have seen all the awesome projects!  Don’t forget to drop back in on Tuesday for more information on my projects or you can subscribe to make sure you don’t miss a post (just look at my sidebar for more information).  Have fun hopping!



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