Monday, 15 May 2017

Stampin' Dreams Blog Hop - Retiring Products

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Welcome to the very first Stampin' Dreams Blog Hop.
This hop will be the held on 3rd Thursday of every month.
You are currently visiting me Kim Oliver from Australia.
 I hope you enjoy my project today showcasing 'Retiring Products'

It's always a sad occasion saying good bye to some of the gorgeous and loved catalogue items 😢

BUT Please don't be sad.
We all get to play with the new products that are being released in the Annual Stampin' Up!® catalogue in June!
Now that always makes me smile, how about you?

I am saying goodbye today to two favourite Stamps sets. 
One stamp set belongs to the Fruit Stand Suite which and the other is the Gorgeous Grunge background bits.

Here is my card
This card design is great for #Loveitchopit and is perfect for using up your retired DSP. 

Strawberry Delights



#Fruitstandsuite #KOCreationscards #Happybirthday #Rubberstamping #Loveitchopit #Stampinup #Gorgeousgrunge #SDBH


For this card I used the double sided fresh Strawberry DSP from the retiring Fruit Stand Suite. 
I used one side (the striped) for the background and the opposite (the strawberries) for the matted images. 
The card base is Real Red card stock (still available) and the background stripes has a layer of vellum (also still available) over the top. This helped tone down the red just a little.



For added interest and texture I have embossed the splatter from Gorgeous Grunge in gold. 
The sentiment is from the Fresh Fruit stamp set and has been double stamped once in real red and then embossed in clear. I then again stamped over this in clear embossing ink and sprinkled with gold embossing powder. I made sure I off set the second layer so that the red ink peeps through just a fraction.

Here is the card just on a slightly different angle, so you can really see the gold shine a whole lot better.



#Fruitstandsuite #KOCreationscards #Happybirthday #Rubberstamping #Loveitchopit #Stampinup #Gorgeousgrunge #SDBH


For the inside layer I added a piece of thick whisper white and cut two thin strips of the DSP top and bottom to carry the  strawberry theme through. This also left a clean area to write a personal message.



Please click the name after mine to continue through the hop. Or if you are at the end, then I do hope you have enjoyed my project and everyone elses too.











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Did you know that you can still purchase some of these items! They are available util the 31st of May or until stock runs out!

If you are in search of some of the items I used to create this set then please look in the carousel below.
Don't forget the MAY Hostess Code if purchasing from me.

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Thank you for visiting my blog today. 
Have a wonderful day.

25 comments:

  1. So many details to make a beautiful card! Well done, Kim :-)

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  2. You're right Kim! It's a perfect way to use your designer paper. This card is a great one to CASE.

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    1. Thanks Sara :) you have amde my evening xx

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  3. Very sweet card Kim....great way to use up that DSP.....love it

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  4. I always look forward to your cards, Kim - they're always exceptional! Here you've used papers that I'm not keen on and turned them into a fabulous card that I just love!

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    1. WOW Stephanie, I don't know what to say other than thank you xx

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  5. You are a very talented crafter and this card is gorgeous! Really like the inner card layout you have done too :)

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    1. You are so very kind Lorin..I love carrying a theme through to my cards insides.

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  6. So cute makes me want to go eat strawberries Kim

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  7. An inchie card with a twist! I love it Kim. I really like how you've toned down the stripes too. The whole card reminds me of a strawberry sundae! xo

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  8. Interesting layout and great use of the Dsp and vellum :) Jay

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    1. Thanks Jay was having one of those...'what am I gonna do' days...Just so happy it turned out as pretty as it did :)

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  9. OMG so cute! Thank you for playing along with the first Stampin' Dreams Blog Hop! xx

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  10. Such a lovely card, I love that paper xx

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  11. Very sweet card Kim. Well done.

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    1. Thank you so very much Vanessa :)

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  12. So pretty, Kim! I love all the little details. I haven't been able to bring myself to cut into the strawberry paper yet. :)

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    1. I think this is my fave from the whole set Sarah lol I had to use it though! Or it will sit and sit and sit some more hahaha. Thank you for your lovely comment x

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