Stampin’ Addicts 2016 Retiring Stamp Sets Blog Hop

2016 Retiring Stamps Sets

Hello and welcome to the Stampin’ Addicts Retiring Stamp Set Blog Hop! We are excited to be featuring some of the stamp sets that will be retired at the end of May. You may have arrived here from Betty Traciak’s Blog where she featured Corner Garden or perhaps Heidi Bak’s Blog (if you are going backwards), or you may be starting here. In any case, all of the blogs link together in a circle so you won’t miss a stop!

I am excited to be featuring the Epic Alphabet stamp set. I love the fun font and great shapes in this stamp set! They can be used to make personalized cards or not, as shown in the fun love cards below.

Epic Love by Yapha

Stamps: Epic Alphabet
Ink: Crumb Cake, Melon Mambo
Paper: Crumb Cake, Melon Mambo, Whisper White, Love Blossoms Designer Series Paper Stack
Other: Melon Mambo 3/8″ Stitched Satin Ribbon

My second project is one that I made for Craft Project Central last June. (It is still available if you want to subscribe, but only until the end of the month.) I used one of the empty stamp cases to create a stationery kit for my daughter to take to camp.

Camp Stationery by Yapha

Stamps: Epic Alphabet
Ink: Cucumber Crush, Watermelon Wonder
Paper: Cucumber Crush, Crushed Curry, Watermelon Wonder, Bermuda Bay, Cherry on Top Designer Series Paper Stack, 2015-2017 In Color Envelope Paper
Other: Wood-Mount Stamp Full Case, 2″ Circle Punch, 2 3/8″ Scallop Circle Punch, Cherry on Top Washi Tape

Thanks for joining us on our Retiring Stamp Sets blog hop. Your next stop is over at Heidi Bak’s Blog, where she will be featuring Everything Eleanor.

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You Are My Sunshine

The theme challenge over at The Card Concept this week is “You are my sunshine,” so of course I had to use the retired Sunshine stamp! (Note: You can find this stamp and more over on my page of retired stamp sets that I am selling.)

You are my Sunshine by Yapha

Stamps: Sunshine
Ink: VersaMark
Paper: Thick Whisper White, Night of Navy, Gold Foil
Other: Gold Embossing Powder, Circle Framelits, Sunburst Thinlit

In addition to the theme from The Card Concept (I used their Clean & Layered style), I also used the sketch from Sunday Stamps and the colors from Can You Case It.

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Not Your Ordinary Box of Cards for Craft Project Central

Check out this “zigzag” card set! This tutorial includes four cards, custom envelopes and beautiful box to hold them. Each card uses the same template design for the inside but they are all so different and one is even a shaker card. If you have the Envelope Punch Board, then making the envelopes and matching box is easy. If you don’t have the Envelope Punch Board…get one from your favorite Demonstrator because there’s so much that you can do with it! This foursome includes a Sneak Peek from the new Catalog with In Colors, stamp set and the new product to make shaker cards. Love it!

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This great project comes to you designed by Carole Anne Patterson.  To get the instructions for Carole Anne’s project, just subscribe to May over at Craft Project Central.  And if you have a minute, please leave Carole Anne a comment on her project.

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Thanks a Bunch!

There is a fun challenge over at SUO Challenges this week, to feature some of the Designer Series Paper that we will miss. I chose to use the Farmer’s Market Designer Series Paper and the coordinating Market Fresh stamp set, both of which will be unavailable after May 31st.

Thanks a Bunch

Stamps: Market Fresh
Ink: Archival Basic Black, Blackberry Bliss, Mossy Meadow, Crumb Cake
Paper: Blackberry Bliss, Mossy Meadow, Very Vanilla, Farmer’s Market Designer Series Paper
Other: Oval Framelits, Blackberry Bliss 3/8″ Stitched Satin Ribbon

I also used this week’s challenge from Stamp Ink Paper to have just one main element on the card.

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Stepper Box & Card Gift Set for Craft Project Central (My Project!)

Yay!!  It’s my day to have my project up on Craft Project Central for this month! I am so excited to show it to you! This delightful box is called either a Stepper Box or a Fantasy Box. No matter what you call it, though, it is a fun way to package a variety of small items, including jewelry, chocolates, or other small trinkets. This project features the lovely Birthday Bouquet Designer Series Paper and includes a matching card. It can be used for many different occasions including birthdays, Mother’s Day, and more. Once you learn how to make this box, you’ll want to make it for every occasion simply by changing the Designer Series Paper! Great for clubs, classes, or crafting with a friend.

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To get the instructions for this project, just subscribe to May over at Craft Project Central.  Or, you can win a free month’s subscription. Just leave me a comment on this project (not here, over at Craft Project Central) by the end of the day Saturday, May 14th and I will pick one lucky winner!

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Thanks for the 2014-2016 In Colors

I really like these In Colors that are going away this month. They are great fall colors. Don’t get me wrong, I’m excited for the new ones, but these are fabulous for fall. I was glad to see a challenge featuring three of them.

Thanks Fall Flowers by Yapha

Stamps: Sunburst Sayings
Ink: Tangelo Twist, Hello Honey
Paper: Mossy Meadow, Whisper White White, 2014-2016 In Colors Designer Series Paper
Other: Sunburst Thinlet, 2″ Circle Punch, Circle Framelits

I used the colors from this week’s challenge at CAS Colours & Sketches.

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Sea Street Happy Octopus

The Sea Street stamp set, with the super cute octopus, is another one of the sets that won’t be available after May 31st. Make sure you have this adorable set before it is too late!

Sea Street Octopus by Yapha

Stamps: Sea Street
Ink: Island Indigo, Crushed Curry, Pool Party
Paper: Crushed Curry, Island Indigo, Whisper White, Cherry on Top Designer Series Paper
Other: Crushed Curry Baker’s Twine, 2 1/2″ Circle Punch, Circle Framelits

I used the colors from TGIF Challenges and the sketch from As You See It.

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Lettuce Celebrate

Did you know that the Market Fresh stamp set, with its adorable food puns, is on the retiring list? It’s cute and clever and fun to color. I would recommend getting it if you don’t already have it.

Lettuce Celebrate by Yapha

Stamps: Market Fresh
Ink: VersaMark, Pear Pizzazz, Pink Pirouette, Wink of Stella Gold
Paper: Pink Pirouette, Pear Pizzazz, Watercolor Paper, Gold Foil
Other: Black Embossing Powder, Confetti Embossing Folder

I’m not sure if you can tell from the picture, but the banner is colored in with the Gold Wink of Stella for a nice glimmer. I used the colors from this week’s Pals Paper Arts Challenge and the theme of Birthday Girl from CAS-ual Fridays


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Watercolor Wash Mini Book & Bookmark Set for Craft Project Central

Are you addicted to mini books?  Do you use your mini books as art journals, small scrapbooks, places to write your dreams and fears?  With all of these reasons to keep mini books around, now is the perfect time to learn how to make them with some simple supplies.  No special bookbinding techniques necessary!  In this tutorial you will learn how to bind a book using adhesive, paper and ribbon.  The possibilities are endless for changing up this mini book!  You can change the color scheme, change the size, or change how many pages you include.  This set also includes a matching bookmark.  What a great set to give as a gift to anyone who could use a place to capture thoughts, memories, or drawings!

Watercolor Wash Mini Book & Bookmark Set SP

This amazing project comes to you designed by Michelle Wecksler. To get the instructions for Michelle’s project, just subscribe to May over at Craft Project Central.  And if you have a minute, please leave Michelle a comment on her project.

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Rock Star with Epic Alphabet

Next Friday we will be having a Stampin’ Addicts Blog Hop show-casing some of the stamp sets that will be retiring at the end of the month. I will be featuring the super cute Epic Alphabet stamp set and I have one card to show you with it today.

Rock Star by Yapha

Stamps: Epic Alphabet, Crazy About You
Ink: Lost Lagoon, Hello Honey
Paper: Crumb Cake, Lost Lagoon, Soft Sky, Whisper White, Sweet Li’l Thing Designer Series Paper
Other: Star Framelits, Crumb Cake 3/8″ Stitched Satin Ribbon

The smallest Star Framelit is just perfect for the star stamp in Epic Alphabet. I used the colors from the Fab Friday Challenge.

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