Welcome to the inaugural Stampin' Dreams Blog Hop. You are currently visiting Stephanie Fischer from Australia. I hope you enjoy my project showcasing Retiring Products. Please remember to click on the next person in the line up at the end of my post to continue enjoying all the wonderful projects in the hop.
|There's an old-fashioned feel to this finished project: chintz sofas or Royal Albert china|
Deciding which retiring products to showcase required no thought for me - I so love the Botanical Builder dies. I will really miss those and the Curvy Keepsake die. So I combined them to create a matching set of gift box and card. I really went overboard with the flowers - but why not ... it's a last hurrah!
|The Blooms & Bliss Designer Series Paper has also been one of my favourites|
To create the Sahara Sand base for the flowers, I drew around the inside of the die and cut it out with my snips.
I then partially cut with the small strip die from the Retired Balloon Pop-Up thinlits to create a matching slit to fit over the box handle. This could be done with a pair of snips though.
|Fitted to the box|
|The finished slot|
|The back of the box with extra flap|
I used the retiring In-Colour Mint Macaron for the card base and a layer of Blooms & Bliss Designer Series Paper followed by a piece of Sahara Sand to show the pink flowers to best advantage.
|Some of the flowers are attached with Stampin' Dimensionals|
The greeting banner (from Basket For You) is also retiring and has been a real go-to greeting for me for the past year! I stamped it in Basic Black ink onto Island Indigo card and cut it out with the matching die from the Bunch of Banners framelits. I then added some highlights to the banner with the retiring Stampin' Chalk Marker.
The flowers are all cut with the Botanical Builder dies from a mix of Blooms & Bliss paper, Sahara Sand, Sweet Sugarplum and Rich Razzleberry cardstock and sponged with Rich Razzleberry ink. The centres are Rich Razzleberry and Sweet Sugarplum Enamel Shapes. The leaves are cut from Mint Macaron and Tranquil Tide (new In-Colour) cardstock and sponged with Tranquil Tide ink.
|The matching flower inside the card uses the Botanical Blooms stamp set, |
Sweet Sugarplum, Rich Razzleberry and Basic Black inks
The birthday greeting inside the card is from the retiring Cottage Greetings stamp set.
|A heart-shaped Enamel Shape in Sweet Sugarplum forms the centre of the flower|
Then, of course, I had to make a deep envelope to accommodate all the flowers on the front of the card!
I hope the projects you've seen here on my blog today have inspired you & brightened your day. You are currently visiting Stephanie Fischer. Please hop through all of the people on the list below to see all of our projects. You don't want to miss any!
'Til next time!