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Stampin’ Addicts Retiring Colors Blog Hop

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Welcome to the Stampin’ Addicts Retiring Color Blog Hop!!  I am joining in with my friends from Stampin’ Addicts to bid a fond farewell to colors that are retiring in the Color Refresh at Stampin’ Up.  We have all chosen a focus color and you will have a great time hopping around for inspiration!  If you are coming in from Cindy’s blog Heart’s Delight Cards, I know you are amazed by her gorgeous projects with Baja Breeze.  Her flowers are amazing!  Let’s take a moment of silence for one of my all time favorite colors, shall we???  *smile*  Yes, I do really love Baja Breeze!

My color for the hop is Riding Hood Red.  This is a lovely vintage red and pairs so beautifully with browns and grays.  I particularly love it with Early Espresso!

SA Color Refresh Hop - SailboatI think is is wonderful for boy cards so I created a birthday card using the sailboat from Moving Forward (the RMHC set).  I added in a little bit of Storytime DSP and a sentiment from Teeny Tiny Wishes.  The sketch is courtesy of Fab Friday Challenges.

Another fabulous use for this rich red is for Christmas cards so I pulled out one of my favorite new sets from this year’s catalog, Rejoicing with You.

SA Color Refresh Hop - AngelI wanted to really show off the angel so I kept all the accessories as subtle as possible.  This red takes on a real elegance when paired with the Lacy Brocade Embossing Folder.  I topped it off with a shabby bow tied up with a Vintage Faceted Button and some Linen Thread.  Little sentiments from the same set were punched with the Jewelry Tag Punch and tucked under the button.

I hope that you have enjoyed my Riding Hood Red projects.  Next up on the hop is Debbi at Come Stamp With Me.  She is focusing on Bravo Burgandy and I know you will love her work!  Thanks so much for stopping in.  If you have any questions on my cards, I will post a little more detail tomorrow (Monday).  See you again soon!

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I love both of these cards, Jennifer! I’ll miss RHR — it’s not as bright as Real Red and it’s not as rich as Cherry Cobbler — it was a good “neutral” red (if there can be such a thing). And I too am in mourning over Baja Breeze! I love that color — it goes so well with everything vintage. Hopefully, there will be a great blue in the new in-colors!

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