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Retiring Stamp Set Blog Hop

Posted by on May 10, 2013

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Hello and welcome to the 5th Annual Stampin’ Addicts Retiring Stamp Sets blog hop! This is the first stop on the hop, but if you have just come from Debra’s blog, that’s okay too. All of the blogs link in a circle and you will be able to find your way back to wherever you started. The most important thing to keep in mind is that none of these stamp sets will be available after June 3rd!

I am excited to be featuring the stamp set Build a Blossom and the coordinating Blossom Petal Punch. This stamp set makes great flowers, with a variety of petals and leaves to choose from. My first card is a simple five petal flower using the biggest petal and a couple of leaves. I used a pencil to curl up the edges of the flower.

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Stamps: Build a Blossom, Beautiful Birthday
Ink: Daffodil Delight, Gumball Green
Paper: Daffodil Delight, Gumball Green, Whisper White
Other: Blossom Petal Punch, 3/4″ Circle Punch, Framed Tulips Embossing Folder, Brights Buttons

My second card starts with the same large petal stamp, but this time I used eight of them. I then added some of the smaller petals as well. This big flower is decorating the front of a twisted gift card holder. It really adds a wow to the front.

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Stamps: Build a Blossom
Ink: Melon Mambo, Pretty in Pink
Paper: Lucky Limeade, Pretty in Pink, Melon Mambo, Whisper White, Sunshine & Sprinkles Designer Series Paper
Other: Blossom Petal Punch, 1″ Circle Punch, Designer Faceted Buttons, Melon Mambo Striped Organdy Ribbon, Simply Scored

These flowers aren’t just for summer though. By using one of the medium petals, I created a nice fall flower.

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Stamps: Build a Blossom
Ink: More Mustard, Early Espresso
Paper: More Mustard, Early Espresso, So Saffron, Soft Suede, Comfort Cafe Designer Series Paper
Other: Blossom Petal Punch, 1/2″ Circle Punch, Early Espresso 1/4″ Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon

My final project isn’t a flower at all! A brilliant crafter saw the goldfish in these stamps, and I had to make a cad to show you just how adorable these fishies are! I made the bowl with the Oval Framelits. I didn’t use the punch on this one, instead I cut out the pieces after I stamped them. I also changed the saying by using my marker to ink up everything except the W, and the writing in an F.

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Stamps: Build a Blossom, Wishes Your Way
Ink: Pumpkin Pie, Pacific Point
Paper: Pumpkin Pie, Pacific Point, Whisper White
Other: Oval Collection Framelits, Bitty Banners Framelits, Mini Silver Brads

I hope that you have enjoyed this stop on the Blog Hop. Your next stop is over at Mary’s Blog, where she will be reminding you just how fabulous Circle Circus is. Remember, you only have until June 3rd to get these stamp sets.

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